Happy hour should be a plural situation that includes multiple hours that a working person can actually get to on a normal day. We are always on the look out for happy hour spots, but also bars that have good food so even on the days we get out of the office later (read: every day), we can have something tasty to accompany our cocktails.
One of the spots we like to frequent, if we can find an open table, is the bar at One Market, unsurprisingly located at one Market Street. It has pretty decent happy hour specials on wine and beer, but the food is the real highlight. The Michelin star-rated One Market is known for creativity in the the food department. Even Michael Bauer once listed the tongue as one of his favorite dishes.
Despite the accolades, we have yet to make it into the main dining room, instead opting for the delicious bar bites, especially the savory cheese donuts.We have tried several of the bar bites and while we can vouch for the polenta fries, homemade tater tots, mini corndogs and several other dishes, we definitely have a soft spot for the cheese donuts. Warm, fluffy and covered in cheese, they are served with habanero cheddar and bacon aioli, so there is a little spice and bacon goodness to accompany the pillow-y materpieces. They are so good, we keep going back despite not being able to find seats on multiple occasions, or sometimes not being able to flag down the waitress for a second round. The savory donuts are definitely worth the trip and the wait.