You could come to this bustling Japanese-inspired basement bar’s happy hour (6 to 8 p.m., Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays) just for the half-price cocktails. But then you’d be missing out on one of the finest dining deals in town: a three-course meal from a two-and-a-half-star restaurant that includes a Tiger beer and a shochu shot, all for a mere $23. That takes happy to a whole new level.

820 W. Lake St.,