ML Happy Hour: Mamacita’s Broken Hearts Club Guide

If you like to eat, chances are you like to drink (read: a lot of you are freakin’ lushes), so I thought maybe it was time to introduce a happy hour column to the site. Every week, our Happy Hour Correspondent “Mamacita” will post about a different bar in Midtown that fits the Midtown Lunch mentality: unhealthy food, not lame (unless it’s lame in a cool way), and most importantly… cheap.

Treats Truck V Day cookies

It’s February and you know what that means. VD is lurking around the corner waiting to turn couples and singles alike into its candy colored prey. Scarlet Valentine hearts are splattered on storefronts and insipid bare butted cupids are riding any and all conceivable forms of advertising like a jockey on derby day. Sure, on Tuesday you could go home and hide out after work or you can take cupid by the balls and twist some fun outta a Hallmark holiday usually meant for lovers. Grab some co-workers (not literally) and enjoy a buzzed night out at these single or couples friendly events.

Irish Exit
Irish Exit is hosting its Free Comedy Tuesdays. The laughs start at 8pm in the Party Room. You and your guest can make it a dinner & a show for $20, which includes 2 dinners and 2 drinks, or go stag and feast on 50c wings and $4 Drafts. No cover, no minimum, no problem.

3rd floor Café
Drink away your work week and the sour memories of your ex with Fat Tuesday’s at 3rd floor Café. From 5-8pm it’s all you can eat Korean fried chicken and drink (beer) for $18. Go hungry, leave troubles at the door.

Pony Bar
The Pony bar continues to highlight some of the nations best craft brews and the master brewers that make it all happen. On Valentines the folks at Brewery Ommegang from Cooperstown, NY, will be pouring some appropriately named drafts like Adoration, Aphrodite, Chocolate Indulgence, and Cup O’ Kyndness. Starts at 6pm.

Stags Head
Stags Head is also celebrating Valentines Day with Ommegang. On the taps will be Seduction and Aphrodite Belgium ales, plus a few offerings from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project, and Chocolate-Covered Cherry Shots! Excellent offereings for those going stag or not.

Rodeo Bar
Rodeo’s Valentine’s Extravaganza is featuring the moody country music of Hope DeBates & North Forty
Their happy hour of $4 drafts, $7 margaritas, and free nachos makes sure that when you’re shedding a tear in your beer your wallet won’t be crying as well.

Bierhaus will make sure your Valentines is a sausage fest. Grab a Hofbräu and some wurst and join them as they test your knowledge of all things German. Winners get a free bier. Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s also feature the Bohemian stylings of the The Polka Brothers band starting at 6:30pm.

Foley’s Pub
Foley’s just celebrated their 8th anniversary and all month they are offering a $10 dinner special. Show that special someone how much they really mean to you. Don’t forget to order a happy hour bucket o’ beer, because you’re classy like that.

Bowlmor’s Valentine special gets you two free games of bowling when you buy a bottle of champagne and no, I don’t think they mean the ‘champagne of beers.’ Bubbly not you style? Order a white Russian and make sure you’re not over the line Smokey.

Blue Ruin
This Sunday, February 12th, Blue Ruin gets down and dirty with their 3rd. Annual Valentines Day Pajama Party. Drink specials all night, Twister contest, and the real reason you should show up: bartender Reina Terror in lingerie.

And for those just looking for a Tuesday Treat…

Treats Truck
Don’t have a date and depressed about it? While I prefer my consolation in liquid form some perfer to feed that that emptiness inside you with cupcakes. Kim’s Treats Truck is here to help with sweet seductions like heart-shaped sugar cookies, chocolate cookies, and Valentine cupcakes. Follow them on twitter for locations and tips on daily specials.

Wafels & Dinges
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, W&D shot this special video in collaboration with the Belgian National Film & Arts Guild Association Group to present their new special of the week:

 De Bloody Valentine Wafel! Check it out here.

Know of any specials we missed? Got a tip on a great deal, let us know in the comments.


  • “VD is lurking around the corner”

    I hate when that happens

  • Can we get someone else to do the ML happy hour? Mamacita sucks. When she posts something, which is rare, she barely cares. It’s so apparent by her crappy writing. Either get a new person or dump the column.

    • Wasn’t there a call for HH writers a few months ago? I guess that didn’t pan out.

    • Don’t pick on Mamacita! She doesn’t even work in Midtown anymore but still tries to hit up a new happy hour whenever she can. She has served the Midtown Lunch faithful for many years!

      As for getting a new person to take it over… we’re working on it. Thanks for being patient.

  • My offer still stands—you get Goats Drunk, Goats gets you a column…..a win win! I will at least entertain people with toilet contents and perhaps a link to an audio track of me singing….

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