Beer is a refreshing way to consume grains while making new friends, like starting a new career as a barley farmer or keeping your bread in a stranger's freezer. Enjoy ale's myriad mirthful properties with today's Groupon to Cans Bar and Canteen. Choose between the following two options:
• For $7, you get one food item and two 12-ounce beers (up to a $15 value).
• For $14, you get one food item and two cocktails (up to a $27 value).
At Cans Bar and Canteen, a river of more than 50 canned American beers ripples from the vibrations of juke box music, and classic arcade-game light floods the interior. Sidle up to the glossy wood bar to moisten your glass with a Miller, Corona, Rolling Rock, or other domestic or import brew (a $3.50–$4 value). Or order one of Cans' signature cocktails, such as Feelin' Dirty, which combines super-frosty Level vodka with a splash of olive juice and liquefied panache for a classically classy beverage (a $10 value). Declare victory in Head-to-Head Tetris or Ms. Pac-Man before replenishing with something from the grub menu, such as the bite-sized cordon bleu, which wraps crispy fried chicken around cheese sauce and ham (a $6 value). In the Kick Ass Margarita, a glass rim encrusted with shimmering salt crystals embraces raspberry liqueur and lime juice—like a football player embraces an area of painted grass—in a sea of El Tesoro Anejo tequila and triple sec (an $8 value on the rocks; a $10 value up).
While The Breakfast Club or another classic ‘80s film rolls on one of 12 televisions, imbibers can nibble a lemon wedge perched on the glass of The Palmer, where Stoli Peach sprouts new flavors in an orchard of iced tea and lemonade (an $8 value). The pizza pie's doughy canvas hosts a delicious relief painting of pepperoni, sausage, or plain cheese (a $7 value), which, in the event of rain, can be draped over a holey umbrella.
Lower East Side
1815 E Kenilworth Pl.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202