1. Half-price cocktails, free hugs

The People’s Last Stand opened in Mockingbird Station in October. Every Wednesday, they offer half-price classic cocktails, and these are some fancy beverages. Try the thyme bomb, made with Ketel One, St. Germain and watermelon-thyme syrup. Be sure to go back on Saturday for “everyone is special” night with free hugs from owner Kartik.
5319 E. Mockingbird Lane, Suite 210

2. Sandwiches for men

Monday night is not for sandwich amateurs at Neighborhood Services Tavern. That’s when the kitchen staff comes up with a new “Man’wich.” Concoctions have included the fried rock shrimp and hake po’boy, the “pork 4-way” and the “barbecue collision.” They’re enormous and ridiculously delicious. The question is: Do you feel manly enough to take one on? As Dirty Harry said, “Well, do ya, punk?”
Henderson & Capitol

3. Classical open mic

Every Tuesday, talented musicians show off their stuff at Buzzbrews classical open mic night. On any Tuesday, starting at 7:30 p.m., you might catch singers, piano players, violinists, guitar players and more performing classical music. Buzzbrews also has live music starting at 9 p.m. on Thursdays.
4145 N. Central Expressway

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