Betty Danger's goes Mexampton
The latest grown-up playland disguised as a restaurant from Leslie Bock of Psycho Suzi's and Donny Dirk's is officially here. Betty Danger's Country Club — a self-described "country club on crack"— opened last week at the site of the original Psycho Suzi's in northeast Minneapolis. Although the lights to Betty's conspicuous Ferris wheel are on, riders will have to wait until spring for that carnivalesque dining/drinking experience — ditto the inaugural round of mini golf on the 8½-hole course. Until then, sip a cocktail with "Mexampton" fare — a mashup of Mexican cuisine, comfort food and presumably whatever it is people eat in the Hamptons — which ranges from tacos to pot pie.
2501 Marshall St. NE., Mpls., 612-315-4997,
New Year's Eve again
When the bar's nine-deep with bad-tipping partyers, New Year's Eve isn't too fun for service-industry staffers. So for those who were stuck working (or anyone who wants to do it all again) the Pourhouse and GenerationNOW offer a NYE-style night out Sunday. The belated Make Believe It's NYE Bash features music from DJs Mad Mardigan, Ben Quam and Dudley D and a $40 open bar option.
9 p.m., Sun., 21-plus, free, 10 S. 5th St., Mpls.,
Ready your refresh buttons, beer fans. Ticket packages for the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild's 2015 beer festivals — including its intimately awesome Winterfest — will go on sale at noon Monday. This year's Winterfest is spread over two nights at St. Paul's Union Depot, with different brewery lineups Feb. 27-28. Monday's four-pack release includes tickets to both Winterfest nights, Duluth summer fete All Pints North and the Autumn Brew Review for $200. Tickets to the 14th annual midwinter bash include dinner, educational seminars and all the stouts, barley wines, etc. you can sample.
7-10 p.m., Feb. 27-28, 21-plus, $75-$200,
214 4th St. E., St. Paul, www.mncraftbrew.org