Where to Drink in Minneapolis–Saint Paul
Collected by Susan Mason, AFAR Local Expert
50 N 2nd Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401, USA
Marvel Bar is at the center of Minneapolis’s mixology scene, with bartender Pip Hanson literally chipping ice for each cocktail. Classic and creatively crafted cocktails are served in this speakeasy setting, behind a discreet purple door and...
18 W 26th St, Minneapolis, MN 55404, USA
Eat Street Social’s new bar-within-a-bar, the Torpedo Room, serves artisanal tiki cocktails with tasteful kitsch and Midwest flair. Flavors like sweet corn cream (instead of coconut cream) and apple cider (instead of pineapple and orange juice)...
1430 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
Just a stone’s throw from Vikings Stadium, Town Hall Brewery is one of the city’s best brewpubs. It boasts a roaring fire in the winter and a sunny patio in the summer, but the main reason you'll come is for the delicious beer. After sampling...
711 NE 15th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55413, USA
I stumbled upon Indeed Brewing Company and Taproom while exploring the northeast Minneapolis Arts District last winter. It's a warmly lit, wide-open yet cozy space that welcomed me right in. Groups of friends were seated in wooden booths and...
1300 NE 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55413, USA
I visited this tap room for the first time just a few weeks ago seeking the famed Chocolate Milk Stout. (I have since returned three times.) Dangerous Man Brewing is located inside of a historic building, yet is surprisingly airy and modern. Many...
3510 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408, USA
If Pat's Tap were a person, she would be the girl-next-door with a bit of an edge. She has an open mind and friends in every circle. She's always in-demand, but never over-hyped. She knows how to have a good time, but in a low-key, comfortable...
235 6th St E, St Paul, MN 55101, USA
One of my favorite cocktails: Enter The Dragon - a margarita with passion fruit juice, cava, muddled hot peppers ... Yum! You can find it at Barrio. And there are pretty good eats at this place, too. Find it in Saint Paul by the lovely Mears Park,...
1121 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA
Butcher & The Boar serves up manly food with a modern twist, and a side of bourbon. The meats are carved and crafted in-house. The Smoked Beef Long Rib with Tabasco-molasses BBQ sauce falls off the bone, and the Cheddarwurst Borkshire Pork and...
945 Broadway St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413, USA
612Brew’s all-in-one taproom and brewery space is as much about their small-batch beer as it is about socializing over shuffleboard, live music and food trucks. The exposed brick walls are accented by the most Minneapolis of murals; a babe in...
3001 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408, USA
Dogwood is a local boutique roaster built on relationships with producers around the world who the owners have visited and with like-minded importers. Its beans are served at Dogwood Coffee Bar in Upton, where you can order a delicious latte, and...
601 S Marquette Ave #220, Minneapolis, MN 55402, USA
Forget your run-of-the-mill drip coffee. Once you've had Dunn Bros., you won't want anything else. All the beans here are roasted in small batches for a fresher, richer flavor and aroma; you can definitely taste the difference. Buy some beans to...
945 Broadway St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413, USA
Whether reclaimed barn wood from Amish families in Wisconsin, antique accents from the owner's 20-year old collection, or the farmers behind the single-origin coffee beans themselves, there is a story behind everything at Spyhouse Coffee. Their...
275 N Syndicate St, St Paul, MN 55104, USA
Kopplins coffee shop in St. Paul has gained a national reputation for both the flawless and consistent coffee pours and the philosophy of coffee shop as community. Come for meticulous barrista-crafted coffee, quality snacks, monthly art exhibits,...
308 E Prince St, St Paul, MN 55101, USA
Black Dog Cafe is the cultural epicenter of Lowertown in Saint Paul. Kudos to this wonderful place for ambitious programming in music and the arts. Some of the most respected twin cities musicians stop by regularly to play gigs. Music ranges from...
1340 Thomas Ave W, St Paul, MN 55104, USA
Food-with-a-twist, that's what I think this coffee shop turned casual cafe offers. I'm a fan of its refurbished tables, large windows, and retail/crafty local artists corner. Food... my Banana Bread French Toast was pretty rich and indulgent --...
1428 W 32nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55408, USA
The juice craze has finally hit Minneapolis, with Truce Juice the first pressed juice store to open in the city. There are six to seven flavors on offer, depending on the day, including Morning Greens (apples, cucumbers, ginger, kale, lemon,...
Minneapolis, MN, USA
The Midwest is the king of kitsch and there is no better example of that in Minneapolis than the flamboyant flare of Betty Danger's Country Club, the anti–country club where Tex Mex is served in supersized portions and the only golf you’ll find is...
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