Happy-Hour Hit list: Side pockets

The Side Pockets franchise sprinkles the metro with cheap beer and plenty of pool tables. Get your balls rolling at one of these fine, locally owned locations.• Side Pockets Lenexa (13320 West 87th Street, 913-888-7665). Get domestic bottles for $2.75 all day. Free Texas hold ’em starts at 7 p.m. This strip-mall joint is open from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.• Side Pockets North (600 Northwest Englewood Road, 816-455-9900). Right off U.S. Highway 169, it’s happy hour all day. Drink two-for-one wells, $2.50 domestic draws, $3.50 import draws and cherry bombs, $5 Jager bombs and $11 domestic buckets.• Side Pockets Independence (4470 South Noland Road, 816-350-9000). This location has more than 35 pool tables, and happy hour runs from 4 to 6 p.m. with $2.75 wells, $2.25 domestic bottles and $6.50 domestic pitchers. After 6, service-industry folks get $2 wells and domestic pints. — Berry Anderson

Mon., Aug. 9, 2010