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Happy Hour Scene: Baker Street Pub

Barring an act of God, we never thought we'd go back to Baker Street Pub in Rice Village after our 22nd birthday. But, an act of God found us there last Sunday, when $2.50 Ice Picks lured out friends back to the former college haunt.

On Saturdays and Sundays, Baker St. has a happy hour from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., featuring half-price starters and baskets, $2.50 call drinks, and $2 domestic pints. On Sundays, the drink specials last all day. Besides $2.50 call drinks and $2 pints, you will find $2.25 Killian's and Shiner pints and $2.50 house wine.

We went through a variety of fried finger foods to help soak up our Ice Picks and beer. The french fries were the best choice, with the spicy buffalo wings coming in as a close second. Next time, we'll pass on the chicken fingers and jalapeño poppers, though. Something went miserably wrong with what we thought was just a two-step process of heating and serving these pre-packaged bar snacks.

At Baker St., you usually don't have to fight for a spot in front of the big screen. When we were there, it was half full, and we actually had a seat for the Texans game and did not have to spend precious time yelling for the waiter. Granted, we found ourselves drinking beer next to someone's mom scarfing down her fish and chips instead of a rowdy Texans' fan, but maybe that's why we'll be back.

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