Bars usually don't have much to worry about during a tough economy, but some are reaching out to their communities with the friendly gesture of a free drink. Padre's Modern Mexican in Phoenix, AZ, isn't fresh in offering recession happy hours, but it's the first to give out a complimentary beverage to anyone who brings in a foreclosure notice.
Nobody has claimed their foreclosure drink yet but Padre's has other plans in the works to attract Phoenix's penny pinchers. The next promotion will extend free round-trip rides on Saturday nights so patrons don't have to use up expensive gas. Sounds like the making of a party bus a la my college town, but this promotion doesn't make me as uncomfortable as the foreclosure free drink special.