Crashed specials Downtown St. Paul gets an energy boost Saturday from the Red Bull-sponsored Crashed Ice championships and the Beer Dabbler, both coinciding with the St. Paul Winter Carnival. Get your own boozy boost before and after with these drink deals.
111 E. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul • 651-224-2019 • www.senorwong.com As Crashed Ice winds down at 9 p.m., happy hour at Señor Wong is just heating up (9 p.m.-midnight). Flee the mayhem near the Cathedral for $1 off taps, $2 off wines, $3 off sake and $5-$8 select apps at this Lowertown fusion spot. Easing your flight, a free shuttle service to and from Crashed Ice stops at the bar.
Bullpen Sports Saloon
395 Robert St., St. Paul • 651-340-0583 • www.bullpensportssaloon.com Not far from the Beer Dabbler’s (3:30-7:30 p.m.) St. Paul Farmers Market site, this newbie sports bar (and Crashed Ice shuttle station) is a prime pre- or post-gaming pub. Seamlessly slide to and from the beer-tasting and ice-racing events with $3-$4 beers and mixed drinks, and $5 top-shelf cocktails from 2-6 p.m. and 8-10 p.m. Just don’t pillage your palate before the Dabbler, rookie.
360 St. Peter St., St. Paul • 651-223-7000 • www.pazzaluna.com With the downhill ice cross races falling on a full moon, this upscale Italian restaurant will have its lunar-linked specials in full effect. Pazzaluna will run its normal 4-6 p.m. daily deals all night in honor of the post-waxed space rock. Take advantage of $3-$5 beers, select $3 drinks, $4-$5 wines, $6 signature drinks and discounted appetizer combos. Michael Rietmulder