Deals: Tour de Loring Park

MICHAEL RIETMULDER , Vita.mn | Updated 7/24/2013

Take pride in drinking cheap around Loring Park.

Patio at Loring Kitchen
Photo by Tom Wallace

New Belgium Brewing’s traveling bikes and beer event Tour de Fat lands in Loring Park on Saturday (see page 35). While there shouldn’t be a beer shortage at the annual bike charity benefit, there’s nothing wrong with ducking into a neighboring bar for a quickie, especially with these day-spanning deals.

Loring Kitchen & Bar

1359 Willow St., Mpls. • 612-843-0400 • www.loringkitchen.com

While LKB’s kitchen might lure you for your first meal of the day, don’t forget about the “& Bar” during brunch. Weekends from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., bottomless mimosas are $10. With its daily happy hour starting at 3 p.m., there’s no reason not to make multiple appearances.

Cafe Maude at Loring

1612 Harmon Pl., Mpls. • 612-767-9080 • www. cafemaudeatloring.com

Amid an afternoon of beer-slugging in the sun, a cocktail and an air-conditioned break could be critical. Maude’s normally singular “leisure hour” turns plural on the weekend, offering house wine and a select cocktail for $5 from 2-6 p.m. Don’t sweat it, determined beer drinkers, Maude has $3 taps for you.

Bar Lurcat

1624 Harmon Pl., Mpls. • 612-486-5500 • www.cafelurcat.com

With Tour de Fat festivities wrapping up at 5 p.m., Lurcat’s daily 4:30-6:30 p.m. happy hour makes the D’Amico affiliate a great post-Tour stop. Tap beer and well drinks are parsimoniously poured at half-price, meaning you should have plenty of coin to drop during the day on beer and merch (it’s for charity, bro).