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The holy grail of drink deals: All you can drink for $5

Rachel Andersen takes advantage of the $5 special at the Bulls Club.

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Rachel Andersen takes advantage of the $5 special at the Bulls Club.

It's the ultimate in bar deals: all you can drink for $5.

It's also like Waldo — pretty hard to find.

Tbt* looked high and low for notable $5 sink-or-swim nights around town. We found plenty for $10 — you haven't partied in SoHo unless you've tried MacDinton's Crazy Happy Hour from 6 to 8 p.m. Fridays — but just a handful at half the price.

The reason doesn't take a degree in accounting. Bars are in business to make money, and most people can swig more than five bucks worth of booze.

Still, the Bulls Club at 1251 E Fowler Ave. in Tampa makes it work with $5 sink-or-swim for ladies on Dubstep Tuesdays. Pay $5 for unlimited Bud Select drafts or single-liquor well drinks all night. Guys can get the same deal for $10 or opt for the other nightly specials: $1 drafts, $2 PBRs and $5 Jager bombs.

Presented by Wompaholics, the party has DJs playing dubstep, electronic and house, promotions and sometimes a raffle for prizes. Everyone gets free pool. Not a bad deal for college kids looking to learn a new skill.

The Ofc Tavern in Tampa experimented with $5 sink-or-swim nights on Sundays but nixed them because they got too out of hand. (Yes, we're talking fists into walls.) Instead, the bar at 214 E Bearss Ave. offers $7 sink-or-swim and $4 you-call-it drinks all day Sunday.

The Ofc Tavern's best deal, however, might be on Thursday nights, when ladies drink free well drinks and Bud Select drafts from 10 to 1 a.m. Twice a month — on the second and fourth Thursdays — Wit Improv performs from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Admission is $5 and includes a free drink.

Ladies looking for a place to put on their boots and scoot can check out the Waterin' Trough, 12333 66th St N in Pinellas Park. Entry is $5 for women after 9 p.m. on Thursdays, and includes free drinks until closing time. Guys, don't fret. You get in free after 9 p.m., and your domestic beers are $2. You can get two and a half for $5! The Waterin' Trough is spacious and homey with wagon wheels, horseshoes and plenty of room to line dance.

The holy grail of drink deals: All you can drink for $5 05/03/12 [Last modified: Thursday, May 3, 2012 4:30am]

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