Best of Boston

2007 Best Happy Hour

Grendel’s Den

Since what’s traditionally known as happy hour is illegal in our great state, local establishments have been forced to get creative with the concept. Grendel’s, housed in a funky basement space in Harvard Square, puts the best spin on things: Besides the substantial beer selection and surprisingly good sangria, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. all food—a hearty mix of international specialties—is half off when you buy a drink.

89 Winthrop St., Cambridge, 617-491-1160,