Since I've been kinda sick all week (my coworker popped his head in my office during a coughing fit a bit ago and told me to go home because I sound terrible), I was planning on spending most of the weekend hanging out at home and doing little other than watching ridiculous amounts of basketball and football. Plus, it's supposed to snow again. Who wants to be out in that shit?
However, I received an e-mail today that put a crimp in my hibernating plans. It seems that Saturday is the The Herkimer's eighth anniversary and they're celebrating with $2.25 beers all day and all night. Yeah, like I'm going to miss that.
The Herk has become my go-to afternoon drinking spot on weekends. The Future Mrs. Dirk and I enjoy their cheap appetizers and two-for-one Bloody Marys immensely. After our most recent visit to plan the Ugly Christmas Sweater pub crawl, Macho Man called us "The Afternoon Drunks." The Future Mrs. Dirk said that's better than being an all-day drunk or a mean drunk. I must say I agree.
When I moved from Hennepin over to my current abode on Lyndale Avenue almost two years ago, The Herkimer also became my go-to first date spot. Though, I haven't been there for that purpose since I met Detlef there on whim in ... June?
Given the amount of time and money I spend there, I'm actually not a huge fan of their beers. The Alt is sometimes decent and I remember liking the Schwartz the last time I had it. And I'll drink the Dunkel in a pinch. I'm just not a fan of lagers, and that's what The Herk does. But you know, those beers are a hell of a lot tastier when they're only $2.25. Especially after two-for-one Bloody Marys during Happy Hour.