If you must go out today, some Twin Cities restaurants are making sure you stay well-fed and hydrated.
Here are discounts and freebies being offered today in honor of the coldpocalypse.
We’ll update the list as we hear of more.
$5 Irish coffees and hot toddies at Morrissey's Irish Pub (913 W. Lake St., Mpls., 612-465-8555, morrisseysuptown.com)
From their Facebook page: "As a thank you to whichever brave souls climb The Wall, battle Ymir, board Snowpiercer or saddle up their Tauntauns to get to The Pub, we'll be offering $5 Irish Coffees and Hot Toddies all day!"
Free hot chocolate at Marcus Theatres (multiple locations, marcustheatres.com)
They emailed: "While the weather outside is frightful, Marcus Theatres are warm and delightful! Given the cold temperatures, the movie theatre company is heating things up with free hot chocolate for all moviegoers through Friday, February 1. The offer is valid at all seven Twin Cities-area Marcus Theatres, including Oakdale, Rosemount and Southbridge Crossing (Shakopee) Cinemas."
Free shot of tequila at Pajarito (605 W. 7th St., St. Paul, 651-340-9545, pajaritostp.com)
From the Pajarito Facebook page: “Cold?? Need a warmup? We are open today (Jan. 30). Swing in and have a free shot of tequila to warm up on us!! Just mention you saw this post! Bundle up and warm up with us for a bit!”
All-day happy hour at 6Smith (294 E. Grove Lane, Wayzata, 952-698-7900, 6smith.com)
Going stir crazy at home with the kids? 6Smith has all-day happy hour, $8 specialty cocktails and a $5.95 kids menu.
Free Grubhub delivery for Big Bowl, Wildfire and Twin City Grill
Lettuce Entertain You restaurants are springing for free delivery if you order through Grubhub through Thurs. Jan. 31.
BOGO at Pig Ate My Pizza (4154 W. Broadway Av., Robbinsdale, 763-537-7267, pigatemypizza.com)
From their Twitter: “Pig will be open Wednesday, Jan 30. With all the school cancellations, we are offering a free Kids Cheeser with the purchase of a grown-up meal for the day. Bundle up, stay safe, and cozy in for some hot pizza with our Pig crew.”
Free chai at Hot Indian Foods (multiple locations, hotindianfoods.com)
From their Twitter: “Stay warm - no, stay HOT - today with FREE CHAI at any Hot Indian location. So stop by, say HI, and sip Chai (and eat Parle G biscuits!). #ChaiBelowZero #HIChai #PolarVortex”
Free coffee at Alma Cafe (528 University Av. SE, 612-379-4909, almampls.com)
From their Facebook: “We are opening at 9am during the polar vortex. Hot coffee is on us with pastry or breakfast purchase. Bundle up. Be safe. Eat well.”
Free bagels (tomorrow only) at Bruegger's Bagels (multiple locations, brueggers.com)
This one is not because of the cold. Tomorrow is Bruegger's Bagels' 36th anniversary, and guests get three free bagels with any purchase on Thurs., Jan. 31 before 11 a.m. There's a catch: getting the free bagels requires joining their Inner Circle membership program.