When your BFF texts you to go to happy hour, you know it's code for "I had a terrible day at work and need to get drunk, like, now." But when the people in your desk clump ask you to go to happy hour...not so much. The afterwork happy hour is tricky because you want to be drunk, but not too drunk since you haven't eaten since that salad you got from Chop't at noon. Here are some places where you can reach that nice, lowkey blackout and still be able to make it to that 8 am meeting without feeling like a fool.

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