3 of 5
BACK NEXT
Booze now cheaper than gas
Booze now cheaper than gas
San Diego's Parallel 33 and its sister bar, the Blue Lotus Lounge, offer customers a way to kick their blues to the curb. In June, after noticing a recession-provoked cutback in customer spending, Parallel 33 introduced its Recession Relief--Xie Xie (that's "thank you" in Mandarin) Happy Hour.

"We have directly felt the changes in business, like during the 2000-2001 dot-com bust, and now this housing-fuel crisis," says Parallel 33 owner Robert Butterfield. "People do change their dining habits based on the larger economic conditions. Businesses need to make a change as well."

From 5:30 until 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, customers can enjoy $3 well drinks and beers, as well as $5 wine. For those looking to satisfy an exotic food craving, the Duck Confit Tacos with Napa Cabbage and Tomatillo Salsa are cut-rate priced at $4.75.

NEXT: Drink away your sorrows

LAST UPDATE: Jul 15 2008 | 9:10 AM ET
Sponsored by
More Galleries
7 lifehacks to eliminate your holiday hassle Whether curating the perfect gift or finding a pet-sitter, these startups offer time-saving services that might just seem like holiday magic. More
San Francisco: The best city to make things From electric motorcycles to death shrouds, San Francisco's manufacturing sector is booming. More
6 designers shaking up fashion These designers are changing the way we dress, accessorize and shop, from custom made-to-fit dresses to smart jewelry that's actually stylish. More

Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer.

Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Factset: FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved.

Chicago Mercantile Association: Certain market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved.

Dow Jones: The Dow Jones branded indices are proprietary to and are calculated, distributed and marketed by DJI Opco, a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and have been licensed for use to S&P Opco, LLC and CNN. Standard & Poor's and S&P are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC and Dow Jones is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC. All content of the Dow Jones branded indices © S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC 2014 and/or its affiliates.