Sometimes less is more, or so the saying goes. But isn’t “more” more fun? We think so, and so do some bar managers who tempt patrons with dollar-stretching drink packages. Leaving the pub with extra wallet cushioning is always a plus, but enjoying these killer combos is even more gratifying.
2528 Nicollet Av. S., Mpls. • 612-276-6523 • www.icehousempls.com
This Eat Street bar/restaurant/music club loves its late-night deals. On Tuesdays Icehouse goes south of the border with its tequila and taco special. Between 10 p.m. and midnight, five bucks is good for (you guessed it) a taco and a tequila shot. If you can’t handle the sweet agave spirit on a weeknight, substitute a Pacifico for the shot.
1601 W. University Av., St. Paul • 651-647-0486 • www.turfclub.net
Midway’s favorite rock club isn’t big on gimmicks. Accordingly, the Turf offers a straightforward shot-and-a-beer special all day, every day for just $5. Cash in an Abraham Lincoln at the bar for an Old Style and the whiskey shot of the moment, ruggedly billed as a “cowboy special.”
Nomad World Pub
501 Cedar Av. S., Mpls. • 612-338-6424 • www.nomadpub.com
This West Bank bar and live venue also parlays beer and booze for an alcoholic value-add. Tipplers can either take down a PBR and Jameson shot or a “Chicago Fire” — an Old Style and Fireball cinnamon whiskey — for $5 anytime. This hipster-preferred prix fixe long came with a throw-in cigarette, but we’re told a license change recently cut the bonus butt.