Happy-hour pick: Veda

Samosa chaat at Veda, 1920 Chestnut St.

Veda, 1920 Chestnut St.
5-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 6-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday

The bar at this modern Indian bistro is tucked behind glass off the entrance, giving you views of  Chestnut Street while sparing patrons in the dining room. Happy hour brings tasty specials all year. During Center City Sips, which started last week, the margaritas (that most Indian of cocktails) come down to just $6.