MacArthur Park (607 Front St. @ Jackson) had some promise with an all-you-can-eat buffet available till 7:00 PM. It was typical bar fare, wings that had a nice kick to them, veggies and Parmesan dip, potato skins, and chips and salsa. None of it outstanding, but yet again, all of it is there for the taking and no one notices how many times you go back. The converted warehouse is at first welcoming with exposed brick walls and high ceilings, but the lighting is too harsh and the openness is ultimately a bit awkward. There are no drink specials and prices weren't listed with any of the house cocktails. A ballpark-range from our server was a bit low and we ended up with overpriced, mediocre margaritas. But if you grab a sizable group of friends take over a corner table and stick to simple mixed drinks, it's not a bad way to start the evening.
-Excerpt from Happy Hours: A Heavy Hors D'oeuvres Round-up by Genevieve Robertson
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