Happy-Hour Hit list

The Sunday-night shame spiral: leftover booze swimming in your bloodstream, weird feelings about the strange turn that last night’s hookup took, all-consuming dread regarding the start of another workweek. Cheap drinks and good company on Monday nights help us celebrate getting through it. Meet up with friends and have them tell you that everything’s going to be OK. Even if it’s not.• McCoy’s (4057 Pennsylvania, 816-960-0866). Still the go-to Monday-night place for frat boys, art kids and aging hippies alike. From 5 to 10 p.m., wash down $7 burgers and pizzas with $7 pitchers of beer; well drinks are $3. After 10 p.m., the price of pints drops from $3 to $2.50. • J.P. Wine Bar (1526 Walnut, 816-842-2660; 4311 West 119th Street in Leawood, 913-345-9444). Possibly a better choice if you’re someone whose Monday mood is more improved by putting on lipstick than, like, playing with dogs. Happy hour is a paltry two hours — from 4 to 6 p.m. — but bottles of wine are half-off all night. • Fric and Frac (1700 West 39th Street, 816-753-6102). Uh, yes, the service: We know. But they’re giving you two-for-one burgers, kids. — Annie Fischer

Mon., July 20, 2009