Working downtown, you can find great drink specials and food specials. I love going to 219 West, because there you can find both. Their 1/2 off appetizers are varied, unique and filling. Just try one of their 5 or 6 varieties of sliders! Also, they've got quite the selection of tasty and local beers on tap, and the martini shakers will definitely calm you down after a long day. Only downside is finding parking, but since I work a few blocks away, walking is just fine!
I went to Max's when it first opened was was lucky enough to get to sample many things on the menu. Stand outs for me are the short ribs (the glaze is amazing), and the fried egg sandwich, which has truffle oil in it two ways! My next trip will be for happy hour, which I understand they have great deals on some of their most popular menu items. A great place for foodies and wino's alike!