It’s Grammy week, which means it’s time to replay all of last year’s spun-to-death songs you really wish would just die already. But hey, that’s pop culture. With Sunday being the music biz’s big night, we couldn’t help but notice parallels between some Record of the Year nominees and local bar specials.
Liquor Lyle’s — ‘Locked Out of Heaven’
2021 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. • 612-870-8183 • www.lylesliquor.com
We have it on no authority that Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out of Heaven” was a response to getting 86’d from this Uptown dive for getting too schnockered on $3.25 Jamesons and $2 mystery beers (6-9 p.m. daily and 11 p.m.-close Sun.-Thu.). But also considering Lyle’s near constant two-for-ones, doesn’t it feel like heaven?
Uncle Buck’s Party Bar — ‘Get Lucky’
26 N. 5th St., Mpls. • 612-659-9000 • www.unclebucksmn.com
Guzzling free select drinks plus $1 calls and domestic bottles Friday from 9 p.m. to midnight seems plenty lucky. But chances are afterward some wastoid bro will bring home an equally disgusting inebriate, have terrible drunk sex and later brag about “getting lucky” to this Daft Punk tune’s melody. As a society, we all lose.
William’s Pub and Peanut Bar — ‘Blurred Lines’
2911 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. • 612-823-6271 • www.williamsminneapolis.com
What rhymes with hug me? Mug me, of course. That’s probably not what Robin Thicke had in mind with his creeper anthem, but swing through William’s from 4 to 7 p.m. weekdays or noon to 7 on the weekend and grab a select liter-sized mug of beer for $6.50 ($3.50 pints). Enjoy $3.50 rails and $6 apps, too.