targetfieldThe Twins announced Tuesday that a new a Barrio-branded bar will take the place of the merchandise shop below the Budweiser Roof Deck in the left field corner of Target Field.

Barrio, of course, is a popular tequila bar that opened in Minneapolis in 2008. The bar in Target Field will have plenty of amenities, including a 420-square foot video display circling the top of the bar.

“Given the popularity of the many restaurant and bar areas at Target Field, we know Barrio will be a draw for people who not only love baseball, but those who come to Target Field to connect with their friends, family or business associates,” Twins President Dave St. Peter said.

But the real story, at least to thirsty and thrifty Minnesotans: $2 beers and rail drinks will be a reality at Target Field, which usually sets drink prices at four or five times that number.

Yes, from 5:30 to 6:30 on Thursday nights at Barrio before games, the bar will host a “Thirsty Thursday” happy hour with drinks for just two bucks.

Fans who love to drink and love to complain about the high prices of drinks at Target Field should find some relief during that hour.

[Note: Based on the Twins' site, it appears the Thirsty Thursday promotion is also available at other locations in the stadium, including Town Ball Tavern and Hrbek's].

That said, we took a glance through the home schedule and only found five Thursday night games at Target Field all season — and just one before July, on April 30. Plan your consumption accordingly.

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