Deals: Thanksgiving Eve bar specials

MICHAEL RIETMULDER | Updated 11/26/2013

Talkin' getting tanked ahead of turkey time.

Friends toast at Bar Abilene in Uptown.
Kyndell Harkness

Thanksgiving isn’t just about gluttonizing with your family. One of the best parts about the waistline-stretching holiday is going out the night before. If stuffing your face and watching football are your only responsibilities next Thursday, let loose Wednesday night with these late-night specials.


The Loop

606 Washington Av. N., Mpls. • 612-340-0010 •

This North Loop bar makes pre-Turkey Day partying a little bit cheaper with its late happy hour from 9 p.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday. Enjoy $3 wells, $3-$4 taps, $4 house wines and half-priced pizzas, and save $3 on martinis and apps. There’s no hangover a heaping pile of mashed potatoes can’t cure.


Bar Abilene

1300 Lagoon Av., Mpls. • 612-825-2525 •

Uptown’s veteran Tex-Mex joint might be more guacamole than gravy, but the quesadilla slingers can help you drink cheap before Thanksgiving’s pumpkin-pie bonanza. From 9 p.m. to midnight Monday through Wednesday, Bar Abilene knocks $2 off all drinks and pushes $1.50-$3.50 tapas. Rehash your inebriated exploits around the dinner table the next day. Or don’t.


The Herkimer

2922 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls. • 612-821-0101 •

This Lyn-Lake brewpub is padding its standard happy hour specials around Thanksgiving. In addition to the Herk’s 10 p.m.-to-close Sunday-through-Thursday routine of $3.50 taps and wells and $2-off wines, it’s offering $4 Wild Turkey and cranberry juice shots, $4 Big Gingers and an $8 beer/select whiskey shot combo Wednesday and Thursday.