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.
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.
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.
One of the most beloved and festive restaurants in downtown Minneapolis, Butcher and The Boar brings delicious modern American cuisine to the table. With dishes such as the lobster mac n cheese, stuffed jalapeno poppers and Wild Key West Rock Shrimp, it is no wonder that this restaurant is a local favorite. As a bonus, there is also a beer garden and full bar - the perfect place to mingle with co-workers and friends.
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.
Kieran's is an Irish pub located in downtown Minneapolis. It opened in the year 1994 and is a great place to enjoy a chilled pint of beer as well as live music before a game of baseball or darts. This venue features a back room where theater, poetry and Irish folk music performances take place. The food menu includes shepherd's pies, stews, salads, sandwiches, and other seasonal specialties. The decor is quintessentially Irish with windows quoting famous writers.
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.
Decades of experience have made Schooner Tavern one of the most popular entertainment hotspots in the Longfellow district. This dive bar frequently hosts local and regional performers for a bit of soulful jazz and blues and also has karaoke nights, open mic, bar bingo and pool tables. The bar serves a variety of beers on tap and bottled that are both locally brewed and imported as well as wines and spirits. The staff is pleasant and the ambiance is warm and has a historic air to it making it a must visit when in the city.
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.
The Crooked Ale Pint House is the place to go if you are looking for a place to kick back and enjoy a cold beer over indulgent bar food. Set in a large dimly-lit dining area is a massive television screen, which makes this bar perfect for watching a game. Choose from their variety of craft ales available on tap and dig into dishes like the House-made Tater Tots and a selection of Lucy burgers like the Hangover Lucy and the Crooked Cowboy Lucy.
Di Noko's Bar Zia is a great place to grab a drink and a slice. Their menu offers a selection of both thin crust and Chicago deep dish pizza. If pizza's not what you're looking for, you can order one of their salads, sandwiches or pastas. Or you can pull into the bar to take advantage of their daily drink specials.