Bar: Pat's Tap. Kim Bartmann's neighborhood bar in south Minneapolis offers two happy hours, plus free palindromes. They call the specials the "party boobytrap" (forward and backward). Fascinating.

Deal: $3 rail cocktails and house wine, plus $2 off tap beer. Pints of Summit Saga are $3 during August (while supplies last).

Hours: 3-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and 10 p.m.-close Sun.-Thu. Also: Two-for-one Bloody Marys 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Info: 3510 Nicollet Av. S., Mpls. 612-822-8216.