By Wednesday night, the workweek has taken its toll. Three laborious days are in the rearview, yet the weekend seems impossibly far away. In lieu of sulking on the sofa, go forth and drink, young professional. Shake your midweek fatigue with these hump-day deals.
Leaning Tower of Pizza
2324 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls. • 612-377-3532 • www.leaningtowermpls.com
A frill-less pizza bar is the perfect place to unwind on a Wednesday evening. Stroll in rocking sweats and a dead-to-the-world stare (if you’re super deflated) and no one will judge you as you funnel pepperoni slices down your throat. Plus, all wines are half-price (except house bottles) from open to close, so there’s a bargain buzz to be had.
126 N. 5th St., Mpls. • 612-224-9950 • www.theaftermidnightgroup.com
After a long day at the ranch, tie up your horse (or just park in the B Ramp) outside this urban cowboy bar. Beware of the bros, but on Wednesdays (even during Wolves games) Jack’s offers $2 burgers from 5-10 p.m., $3 Budweiser and Bud Light pitchers from 6-9 p.m., and a $3 bar bites menu from 6 p.m. to close.
923 Washington Av. N., Mpls. • 612-332-2686 • www.clubjager.com
If you’d rather sweat on the dance floor than from an intense, waistband-challenging grub session, try this North Loop pub. DJ Jake Rudh’s popular Transmission dance night starts at 10 p.m. Wednesdays, but $2.50 PBR tallboys and $4.50 “Transmission fluids” (vodka, raspberry schnapps and lemonade) run from 9 p.m. to close. You just might forget that you have to work in the morning.