Wine connoisseurs assert that novice tasters should never pair red wine with fish, white wine with red meat, or excessive wine with jury duty. Lap up today's Groupon in moderate proportions: for $20, you get a bar night for two at The Slug (up to a $45.50 value). The bar night includes:
- Two pints of draft beer (up to a $5.50 value each)
- Two glasses of wine (up to a $9 value each)
- Two hand-mixed shots (an $8.25 value each)
The Slug flanks its high brick walls with 17 flat-screen TVs as bartenders fill glasses with a range of premium beers, wines, and innovative imbibables. Begin with one of the Slug's bubbly brew selected from a range of draft beers, anointing lips with the golden hue of Hoegaarden or lavishing palates with a local dose of hops with a Cigar City Jai Alai. Bouquet buffs select between red or white wines, such as Sycamore Lane merlot or Kendall Jackson chardonnay. Meanwhile, spirit-slingers pour tempting concoctions into awaiting shot glasses—the White Gummy Bear fuses raspberry vodka and peach schnapps with a citric dose of sour mix, and orange and whipped cream vodka mingle with razzmatazz and bubbly Sprite in the Fruity Pebbles shot, forging a recipe ideal for reenacting childhood grocery store tantrums. The bar fills aural cavities each Friday night with live local music and every Saturday with a DJ, saving Sundays to showcase the day's football games on a collection of colorful screens.