That's exactly what you can get at tonight's kickoff to Jardiniére's "Mid"-Night Happy Hour, 8-10 p.m. in the J Lounge (really, that's just another way of saying Jardiniére's bar, though it sounds cooler). In the middle part of the evening (get it? Mid-night?), just about the time the curtain rises on tonight's three hour and 20-minute performance of Puccini's Il Trittico at the Opera House, you can be sucking down $8 cocktails and appetizers: Wagyu sliders and Gruyère grilled cheese, among others, and drinks like the Bay Area Burro and Tickler's Delight. The offer continues Tues.-Sat. through December, possibly even beyond. Your man parts - or, um, the equivalent if you're a lady -- will thank you.
J Lounge at Jardiniére 300 Grove (at Franklin), 861-5555