My daughter came home from work today with an assignment to plan a small birthday party for her boss after work this Friday. He is older but wants a lively bar scene with some food-small plates fine or appetizers-and a good happy hour. There will be a group of 8-10 people. Parking would be a plus. She was thinking of North Beach Iluna Basque,Mission Barbambino or Medjool, Castro/Market Mecca. Also Le Colonial,Brick,Bar Crudo if not too pricey ? Work is near Civic Center. Where would you go? Suggestions would be so appreciated. Thanks so much she is feeling desperate.