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The Succulent Seven: Burger and Beer Bargains in Minneapolis

We want a burger, a beer without breaking the bank.

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Few things are more satisfying than booze, beef and happy hour. Some fine area chefs seem to understand this formula, and have tied it into a neat package for our midday (or late night) doldrums. --by Mecca Bos-Williams

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The Rabbit Hole

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Leave it to the savvy kids at the Rabbit Hole not to overlook classic craveworthy delights. Their Korean street food twists on basics makes them that much more bangin', like their rotating "Chef's Burger, Brown & Brew" where $16 gets you a Ballast Point Kolsch, a shot of Jameson, and a changing roster of beef, like the current Taco Burger with chorizo oil, grilled onion, cilantro, roasted peppers and pickled jalapeno for $16.

Wise Acre Eatery

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Sunday and Monday until close as well as 9 to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturdasy are "Burger &; Brew" nights. For the locavore appetite, $15 gets you the "legendary" (single-source Scottish Highland Cattle beef from the restaurant's own farm) Royal Brie and Bacon (yeah, the bacon's from the farm too; Berkshire, natch) and a you-call-it craft beer.

HauteDish

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The one that started it all with their perpetual-award-winning Flavor Country burger, so confident in its superiority that they accept "no temps, and no substitutions, ever." It tastes like the idealized burger of a '70's kid who grew up on the Golden Arches, but way, way better, with iconic melty American cheese, and, as the menu describes "everything." During happy hour the burger is served for $10 with fries and a draught beer.

Triple Rock Social Club

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For more proletariat appetites, belly up to the punk-rock bar at Triple Rock. For an eye-popping $7 price tag you'll get a pint and a burger between 4 and 7 p.m. The patty is a straightforward affair, done how you like it, instead of some cheffed-up vision. Which can do a body good. Real good.

Nightingale

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Elegant Nightingale has an equally elegant burger that's not too overwrought but hits all the right notes with 50/50 chuck and brisket, aged cheddar, tomato, romaine and aioli. $10 from 4 to 6 p.m. everyday. Add a Hamms for a buck.

The Bulldog Northeast

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One of the original slingers of fussed-up gastropubby fare, Bulldog N.E. knows a thing or two about meats. For their Monday and Tuesday $12 special (until 4pm only) it is a loca. affair with any Minnesota pint and a house ground beauty paired with cheese of your choice. Chef Kevin Kraus recommends sticking with the theme going. Choose the locally produced Camembert from Alemar Cheese.

Victory 44

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It takes some cojones to slap a label on a menu item and call it, "The Perfect Burger," without some serious flavor to back such a claim. That's how it goes at chef Erick Harcey's Victory 44, where every day between 5:00 and 5:44 p.m. diners can order the succulent, char kissed beauty, graced with proper American cheese with a side of hand cut fries topped with bacon powder for half the normal asking price with the purchase of a beverage. Speaking of beverages, classic tall boys like Mich Lite, Miller Lite, Grainbelt Premium, Nordeast, and PBR are just $3 during Happy Hour and the restaurant honor that price on the beer for the duration of your visit.

The Rabbit Hole

Leave it to the savvy kids at the Rabbit Hole not to overlook classic craveworthy delights. Their Korean street food twists on basics makes them that much more bangin', like their rotating "Chef's Burger, Brown & Brew" where $16 gets you a Ballast Point Kolsch, a shot of Jameson, and a changing roster of beef, like the current Taco Burger with chorizo oil, grilled onion, cilantro, roasted peppers and pickled jalapeno for $16.

Wise Acre Eatery

Sunday and Monday until close as well as 9 to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturdasy are "Burger &; Brew" nights. For the locavore appetite, $15 gets you the "legendary" (single-source Scottish Highland Cattle beef from the restaurant's own farm) Royal Brie and Bacon (yeah, the bacon's from the farm too; Berkshire, natch) and a you-call-it craft beer.

HauteDish

The one that started it all with their perpetual-award-winning Flavor Country burger, so confident in its superiority that they accept "no temps, and no substitutions, ever." It tastes like the idealized burger of a '70's kid who grew up on the Golden Arches, but way, way better, with iconic melty American cheese, and, as the menu describes "everything." During happy hour the burger is served for $10 with fries and a draught beer.

Triple Rock Social Club

For more proletariat appetites, belly up to the punk-rock bar at Triple Rock. For an eye-popping $7 price tag you'll get a pint and a burger between 4 and 7 p.m. The patty is a straightforward affair, done how you like it, instead of some cheffed-up vision. Which can do a body good. Real good.

Nightingale

Elegant Nightingale has an equally elegant burger that's not too overwrought but hits all the right notes with 50/50 chuck and brisket, aged cheddar, tomato, romaine and aioli. $10 from 4 to 6 p.m. everyday. Add a Hamms for a buck.

The Bulldog Northeast

One of the original slingers of fussed-up gastropubby fare, Bulldog N.E. knows a thing or two about meats. For their Monday and Tuesday $12 special (until 4pm only) it is a loca. affair with any Minnesota pint and a house ground beauty paired with cheese of your choice. Chef Kevin Kraus recommends sticking with the theme going. Choose the locally produced Camembert from Alemar Cheese.

Victory 44

It takes some cojones to slap a label on a menu item and call it, "The Perfect Burger," without some serious flavor to back such a claim. That's how it goes at chef Erick Harcey's Victory 44, where every day between 5:00 and 5:44 p.m. diners can order the succulent, char kissed beauty, graced with proper American cheese with a side of hand cut fries topped with bacon powder for half the normal asking price with the purchase of a beverage. Speaking of beverages, classic tall boys like Mich Lite, Miller Lite, Grainbelt Premium, Nordeast, and PBR are just $3 during Happy Hour and the restaurant honor that price on the beer for the duration of your visit.

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