- Jessica Elizarraras
Skip the breakfast taco on the morning commute and stop in at Cobalt Club, offering an early morning happy hour beginning at 7 a.m. And don't knock the place as a trap for Bukowski-inspired, dawn-drinking barflies, either. We've found it to be a surprisingly regular crowd, consisting mostly of people in scrubs getting off hospital graveyard shifts. Made of ashy gray concrete with touches of the titular blue, the windowless building looks as if it were made to shelter patrons from aerial bombings. If you want to know if the sun is out, there is a latticed, enclosed patio in the back. Either way, the bar's morning menu is cheaper than most with $2.50 wells, $2.50 longnecks and $4 premium spirits. 2022 McCullough Ave.