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Top bar recommendations from locals

Music Venue
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“THE place to find up and coming artists, Prince played here long before he was a household name, as have many other legends. Check out a show!”
  • 86 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“This is by far the best Italian food in Minneapolis. Hands down. This is an incredible place to go but it normally requires a reservation pretty far ahead as it's a popular spot in the North Loop of Minneapolis.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Great "secret" speakeasy cocktail lounge. Go through the purple door on the backside of the building. Relaxed atmosphere, with very interesting cocktails. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Off-Licence
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“Deli shop — good place to pick up an awesome prepared meal for the end of the day + wine! Open everyday! ”
  • 38 locals recommend
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““Everything about the Dakota is something you want to tell your friends all about the next morning. The food, drinks, and staff are enough to make you want to go back for more. Then they take it up to 11 by providing fabulous entertainment in an intimate space.” –Shari Pleiss”
  • 17 locals recommend
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“For over a quarter of a century Brit's Pub has been Minneapolis's own little corner of the UK. The pub is known for nights by the fireplace in the winter and lawn bowling on the rooftop deck in the summer - with a whole lot in between including legendary TV football (soccer!) and rugby events. We are also proud to have a unique range of Private Event spaces, many with their own bar and fireplace. *downtown”
  • 25 locals recommend
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“If you head downtown, head to HELL. Best out of the box local experience with good vibes and excellent food. LOCAL and employee owned. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
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“Best seafood in town, great fresh oysters, shrimp, king crab, and lobster. Also has a nice bar for late night drinks. Dress is business casual. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Brewery
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“They have their own, permanent food truck called Taproom Kitchen, serving snacks, sandwiches, sausages and more. Great beer, sometimes they have bands playing too. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Beer, awesome food, and all day breakfast, what more do you need? Housed in a retired Cheese It factory in North Loop, stop into one of Minnesota's few brewpub's known equally for its food and beer. Three great happy hours everyday.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Full service sushi restaurant with great Ramen & other dishes. Happy hour is great. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“Best burgers for reasonable prices. Some are $12. Always solid, can't go wrong food. Wide local and craft beer selection. Never had a bad meal or experience there. It's a GO-TO place.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Gay Bar
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“This place is a blast, no matter your sexual preferences! Great drag shows, awesome bartenders, and good atmosphere!”
  • 11 locals recommend
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“Nice restaurant with a great happy and fantastic dinner menu. Known for their outstanding sea bass.”
  • 8 locals recommend
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“MUSIC SCENE! Live music every night with the best mix of people living the dream. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
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“The best nachos in the twin cities hands down. There are 2 other locations, but NE neighborhood is worth checking out. Oh, and the rooster burger is good too! :)”
  • 12 locals recommend