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Apertif hour at Meta; late night chow at Monkey Wrench

Meta, the relatively new watering hold on the corner of Fifth and Chestnut, is rolling out a relatively new drink concept–the apertif hour. Instead of specials on bloating beer or alcohol-heavy cocktails, Meta wants downtown workers to try a sophisticated Euro-style wind-down to the day, low to medium alcohol apéritifs and apéritif cocktails.

The relatively inexpensive, quite delicious and refreshing drinks will be served Monday through Friday, 4:30-7:30 p.m., at what they are calling Aper Hours. Look for specially priced apéritif cocktails, group carafes and discounted apéritifs to enjoy with soda, with tonic, with sparkling wine, neat or on the rocks. Bar snacks will be available too.

And if work or other aspects of life keep you up and about late at night, you can now mosey on over to The Monkey Wrench, 1025 Barret Ave., to sample the new late-night menu. New dishes include The Monkey Wrench burger, a black bean veggie burger, empanadas and house-made French fries. The late-night menu will be available from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tuesday through Sunday.