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Explore 5 downtown neighborhoods and sample some freebies

Enjoy a complimentary cocktail at Third Bird by participating in the Explore Downtown Field Guide Tour.

Enjoy a complimentary cocktail at Third Bird by participating in the Explore Downtown Field Guide Tour.

If you've been eyeing the sprawling, sexy downtown landscape with apartment units that seem to be multiplying by the day, here's a neat deal:

Explore Downtown Living is making it so you can check out about two dozen properties, open-house style in one fell swoop (well, two fell swoops — the event will be held on Saturday and Sunday, September 19 and 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) in five different downtown neighborhoods. What's more, they want you to make a day of it by offering special food and drink deals like twofers, discounts, and comps at the following downtown food and drink establishments: 

Black Sheep Pizza , Eggy’s Diner, Isles Bakery, Kieran’s, The Local, Mason’s, Pizza Luce, Red Cow, Rock Bottom Brewery, Sisyphus Brewing, the Third Bird, and Corner Coffee. 

To partake, you must sign up for a free "Field Guide" here. 

There are enough two-for-one pints and complimentary cocktails to get pretty boozy on the tour, so this could be a fun way to spend the afternoon, and there are food offers, too. For the full roster of events and other participation details, go here. 

Happy drinking/apartment shopping. Word of advice: Don't sign the lease on the penthouse until you've had a moment of sober reflection.