Wednesday, February 11, 2009

cave of wonders

As a professional happy-hourer, I was super pleased with our Monday evening experience at Zinc Cellar Bar. Monday happy hour is billed as “$5 Martini and Movie Mondays.” A silent film was shown on a projection screen and there were 5 different $5 martinis on the menu from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

From the $5 menu, I ordered the Passion Fruit Punch (Skyy Passion Fruit Vodka, OJ, Pineapple & a dash of grenadine) while MistaG had the French 75 (Bombay Gin & lemonade, served with a champagne float.) Both drinks were strong and delicious. Well, at least mine was delicious. Gin tastes like pine tree air fresheners smell, so I can't comment on the French 75. Our waitress was cute and very helpful. She even fixed our wobbly table when she overheard us bitching about it. Bonus points.

Daily happy hour specials include a decent selection of drinks for $3.50 (the Three Olives Cherry Limeade comes highly recommended) and happy hour white and red wine. There are also five or six fancy appetizers on special for $6, including seared Ahi tuna and crispy duck eggrolls. We ordered the buffalo chicken quesadilla and were not disappointed.

Other exciting weekly happy hour deals allegedly include:

5:00-7:00 p.m. - $3.50 Fat Tire pints and Sauza margaritas, $3.50 house sangria, $4 red and white wines, $6 appetizer specials

5:00 p.m. - midnight - $7 for a pint of tap beer, pretzel and bratwurst. Count me in.

Wednesday: 5:00 p.m. - midnight - 20% off bottles of wine with free cheese platter. Yes. A whole platter of cheese. I will definitely be investigating this ASAP.

Thursdays and Saturdays offer exciting live music. Elaine and I saw a hot boy play music at Zinc once. Maybe you’ll luck out. The winter schedule is posted below.

Overall Zinc HHG: A

+ Extra credit for the informative Web site.


  1. silent films and martinis?! how classy is that!

    also, thanks for the shout-out. 505, holla. what?

    pretzel and brat night is great. we should probably go to celebrate upcoming german sausage festivals.

    wine and cheese (especially free cheese) make me happy. i'd say let's go right now, but i had some extra greasy fish 'n' chips earlier, and i'm still recovering.

  2. The title of this entry made me secretly hope it was about a vagina.

  3. Just to throw this in- the cheese platter night is awesome! We had some of the best cheeses ever! And with discounted wine you can never go wrong. :D

  4. I wondering if this blog is really such a good idea for your liver? I think not.

  5. Our livers would be getting the practice anyway... we might as well write about it! That way others can decide if they want to check out the places we go or not. All in the name of research!