We had a lot of people who enjoyed this place, and it's something a little different for a weeknight. The Shouthouse on Hennepin Ave. has dueling pianos and $2 drinks! Also $2 off appetizers: http://www.theshouthouse.com/Downloads/mpls-menu.pdf
Doors open at 5PM, music starts at 6PM, and happy hour ends at 7. Full disclosure: it's kinda loud once the music starts, but a good time is usually had by all.
You can ask for our group at the door. If you need help finding us, you can reach me at[masked]-3466.
FYI, the doors don't open till 5pm. If you're early Kierans Irish pub also in block E is a good place to kill time & grab a snack or drink.