You’ve finally gotten everyone to agree to meet for an afternoon drink, but no one can decide where to go. If you’re anywhere close to the Marina, the answer is usually Tipsy Pig. There’s somehow always a table open on the patio out back, the menu has solid bar food options, and you may even make friends with like-minded groups (i.e. other people who want to get drunk in the middle of the day).
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