The concept of gathering with coworkers was innovated by the Vikings, who would ruthlessly loot a conquered city's food stores, then go to a neighborhood bar and complain about the marketing department. Uphold after-hours tradition with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of classic bar fare at The Office.
The Office's spirited atmosphere belies its buttoned-up name, offering a menu of hunger-slaying noshables to peckish patrons. Tuck into appetizers such as grilled wings tossed in a choice of taste-bud-tickling sauces ($6), or move straight to a main course of butter-and-parmesan-topped oysters ($9 for 6, $16 for 12). Meatier mouthfuls include the signature burger ($7.50), temptingly topped with enough edible accessories to overflow hunger's walk-in closets. The liquid-leaning can sample a bartender-crafted beverage or a bottled brew to fill anatomical aquifers.
Satisfying sips and savory snacks are served to the sweet sounds of dueling pianists, answering gloved-slapped challenges every Friday and Saturday. Ensconced on West 8th Street, The Office is a convenient walk from many real offices masquerading as downtown bars.