Nothing beats the combination of fresh, healthy American food and an array of American beverages and drinks specials. Icehouse, which is a deli located in Whitter, offers just that and much more for the fun loving foodies. The atmosphere is casual and friendly, just what you'd expect from a deli. However, the popularity of this eatery is due to the range of scrumptious delights which are made exquisitely from scratch by the expert chef. This includes the small plates delicacies like foie gras burgers and scallops, as well as the special brunch items like Po Boy sandwiches and pastrami and eggs. In the end, you can wash it down with the drinks specials like Mothership Rita and Butterfly Kiss, or a glass of Cedar Ridge Bourbon or George Dickel 12 year from its splendid whiskey bar. Jazz and rock bands pack a punch with their performances every night, so make sure you reserve your table at Icehouse in the evening, to enjoy a satisfying American meal.
Enjoy samples of Japanese delicacies offered at Moto-i brewery and restaurant on Lyndale Avenue in Minneapolis. This Japanese eatery boasts of being 'the first sake brewery restaurant outside of Japan' and backs it up by serving their own sake varieties, much to the delight of avid drinkers. Sip on sake served along with small portions of rice preparations and dumplings while seated on the rooftop terrace of this eatery. This brewery also has a selection of beers and tasty Japanese appetizers to get you started on your meal.
The PourHouse is a new lounge that replaced the Spin Nightclub. Based on the Prohibition theme, it re-creates the aura and atmosphere of a speakeasy lounge complete with the 1920s decor. It features a main bar area, upstairs room and an outdoor patio, thereby allowing large groups and avoiding over-crowding. The lounge also hosts live music concerts, stand-up comedy shows, theme parties, DJ sessions and many other events. If you are interested in hosting a fund-raising party here, then the staff at PourHouse will be more than glad to assist you. For more details and gig guide, call ahead.
The Saloon is one of the Twin Cities' main gay bars. From the Tank to the Chicken Coop to the Stand, this is where the action is. Leather is a necessity to enter the Tank. A dress code is enforced. Thursday is under-21 night, Tuesday features karaoke and Sunday is 1980's retro. On weekends, the club becomes the hottest dance party in town, straight or gay. The music is loud, the patrons rock until 3am, and the place is packed wall to wall. If the dance floor is too crowded, try pool, pinball, darts or video games. Burgers, sandwiches, salads and deep fried appetizers highlight the limited menu. The saloon has an excellent beer list, both domestic and imported.
Pizzeria Lola is charming, intimate and quirky, making it the perfect place for a one-of-a-kind date night. Inside, you will find a disco ball and photo booth, making this a date that's about more than just the pizza - although the pies are pretty noteworthy as well. Try the Korean BBQ or Sweet Sausage pizzas to get a taste of Pizzeria Lola's eclectically brilliant recipes.
Northbound Smokehouse and Brewpub is a casual place to eat, drink and be merry. The best items on the menu are all perfected in house, from the smoked meats to the five house-brewed beers. Food items include smoked wings, chili, onion rings and even a banh mi sandwich. There is also outdoor seating and a few TVs around so you can still catch the game.
Surly Brewing Co. is counted among the most renowned breweries in the city. The brews from here, that have garnered a lot of praise include, Coffee Bender, Furious, Surly Hell and many others. The brewery is one of the best in the city, providing tours to all beer enthusiasts, giving a detailed account on how their delicious beer is prepared. There is a restaurant housed within the campus of the brewery, offering sandwiches, pretzels, BBQ dishes as well as toothsome desserts. Take time out to visit Surly Brewing Co. and spend time relishing some of the best beers, in town.
If you are in the mood for some South American or Spanish delicacies, Sonora Grill is a nice option to choose. The restaurant is especially known for its amazing tacos and the wide variety of award winning craft cocktails, especially those with a tequila base. You can drop in for some amazing Latin American breakfast which includes everything from Grilled Cheese sandwiches to the typical Mexican Huevos Ranchos or come by for dinner with the family.
Unlike most eateries in and around the University area, Bar Luchador focuses on a more upscale, innovative cuisine. The restaurant offers a wide array of Mexican dishes along with a variety of zippy craft cocktails. Try out hearty Mexican dishes like Shrimp Tostadas, Pork Tacos, Luchador Nachos as well as American takes on Mexican food like the Footlong Sonora Hot Dog. If you are designated driver for the evening, you can also choose to sip on some House Tamarind Soda or Mexican Coke.
Located on Oak Street, Stub and Herb's is a popular local hangout among students and other locals. Since its inception in 1939, this bar has been offering a slew of American delicacies and a variety of tempting beers. A reasonably priced establishment, they offer happy hours twice a day, from 3p to 7p and from 10p till they are open for the night! They have daily specials and their Kill the Keg Thursdays are a big hit among the locals. Food is simply scrumptious, cooked to perfection and prepared with the finest ingredients. Their Tater Tot Nachos, Stubs Signature Burger and Buffalo Chicken Sandwich are popular delicacies at Stub and Herb's. The ambiance is quite rustic and has a charm of the olden days.
The Blue Door Pub Longfellow is a nice looking burger restaurant and pub in South Minneapolis. Dig into their specialties like The Blucy, The Morning Glory Blucy, Cease and Desist, Longfellow Blucy and The Defibrillator. Complement your meal with a craft brew.