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Deal of the Week: $5 cocktails at the W

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Downtown Minneapolis restaurants can offer all the gorgeous sidewalk seating or rooftop perches they wan't, but those things don't mean boo when the weather's dreary. Luckily, the W Hotel's two lounges (the 27th floor Prohibition and the first floor one next to Manny's) are offering an awesome, 7-days-a-week "Tantric" summer happy hour with $5 cocktails and bar bites (I think the smoking drinks cost extra...). This deal at the W would be my first choice for having post-workday drinks downtown on a gray-sky day like today. Details follow:

$5 Tantric Summer Happy Hour. When: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: THE LIVING ROOM and PROHIBITION lounges at the W Minneapolis

What: $5 Cocktails:

SERPENT FIRE spicy Sausa tequila, fresh orange and pomegranate

BLUE MONSOON white rum, Prosecco, Agava nectar, squeezed lime, cranberry, blue Curacao

INDIAN SUMMER crushed watermelon, Sausa gold, Agave nectar, triple sec, lime, pomegranate

$5 Bar Bites:

PINK TUNA TACOS chili-spiked Ahi tartar, guacamole, cilantro cream

CHILI-GLAZED PRAWNS wok'd garlic-basil jumbo shrimp, Hawaiian limu salad, charred pineapple-habanero salsa

SUSHI OF THE MOMENT rolled to order; ask about today's offering