With its marble bar top, high-backed leather barstools and smooth blues cuts playing on the stereo, 1764 Public House (39 North Euclid Avenue, 314-405-8221) is one of the swankier spots in St. Louis to get sloshed in the daytime — but it’s also one of the best. That’s especially considering the fact that the Central West End spot even has an early-morning happy hour to get you started right. From 7 to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday the bar offers half-price draft beer, $4 shots of Four Roses, half-price spritzes and $5 bloody marys. Showed up too late, or maybe money isn’t an object? Try the bar’s stellar Moscow Mule, made with Belvedere Vodka and priced at $10. Or go big and order the Mondo Mule at $105; at 168 ounces it is intended to serve several people, but with a little dedication you can surely polish it off alone. Just head to the patio, bask in the sunlight and get to work. 1764 Public House is open 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to midnight on Sunday.