What You'll Get
Most states have made drinking alcohol at home illegal due to the proliferation of home facial-tattoo machines. Enjoy alcohol in public with today's deal: for $7, you get $15 worth of bar eats and drinks at the Gin Mill Lounge on East State Boulevard.
Hunker down under the fizzling, romantic glow of neon beer signs for an evening of sports, live local music, unpretentious pub grub, and affordable drinks. The bar menu offers a classic array of meaty sandwiches, burgers, salads, nachos, and fresh pizzas with more than 10 possible topping options. Wings ($4 for six, or $7.50 for 12) can be served with five different glazes: regular, flaming, BBQ, teriyaki, and the coquettish Sassy Sauce, the newest member of the sauce ensemble. Seven-year itchers can satisfy cravings for variety with a Mill Basket (jalapeno poppers, cheese sticks, wings, zucchini, mushrooms, with pizza sauce and ranch dressing for dipping, $6.50) or Mexican Basket (five mini tacos, three mini burritos, and two taco sticks, with chips and salsa, $6). Evening eaters whose gut-Grendels cannot be slain by mere apps alone can grab a dinner plate, such as the succulent walleye ($9) or the popular seven-ounce New York strip steak ($9), both accompanied by a traveling band of potato, salad, and roll.
Live music from local groups conditions customers' aural canals with harmonic balm several nights a week, and Thursday-night karaoke offers amateurs the chance to show off all the classical vocal training they acquired at Rock Band Conservatory. For visitors who prefer physical to musical competition, the Gin Mill's roundup of rowdy televisions stands by to blast their favorite games, with NASCAR coverage on Sundays. Packed to the brim with audio and athletics, the Gin Mill's rock 'n' roll sports-bar atmosphere provides the perfect backdrop for former band nerds and sensitive jocks to rehash the glory days of '90s teen movies over some brews and chews.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 16, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may purchase multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per table, 2 per table of 4 or more. Not valid with other offers, specials or toward alcohol. Tax & gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.