Freedom is pretty cool and all, but Independence Day is actually the second most important holiday in July. It’s National Hot Dog month, culminating Wednesday with National Hot Dog Day! The feds won’t give us a day off, but save some green while honoring thy mustard-slathered mystery meat with these discount dogs.
2549 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls. • 612-872-8893 • www.thebulldoguptown.com
This long-running lunch special is an Uptown classic. Stop by this Lyndale Avenue pub from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and score a free select beer with the purchase of one of its signature wieners. Sure, technically it’s the palate cleanser that’s thrown in, but like you weren’t going to have one.
315 Washington Av. N., Mpls. • 612-333-6333 • www.dejavu.com
Is that a hot dog in your pocket or … never mind. Get between the buns at this downtown Minneapolis strip club when it rolls out a free hot dog buffet from midnight to close Friday and Saturday. Because full-frontal nudity can really work up an appetite.
331 13th Av. NE., Mpls. • 612-331-1746 • www.331club.com
You’ve got options during this rock club dive bar’s 1-6 p.m. weekday happy hour. For $5 pick a mix-and-match combo of any two brats, Polish sausages or select tap beers (including Surly). There are no hot dogs, per se, but we’re equal opportunity tube-meat supporters. Michael Rietmulder