Whoever said healthy eating doesn't taste good obviously ate elsewhere. Delectable dishes like Portobello mushroom burgers, fennel crusted feta-potato cakes and strawberry coconut salad are sure to delight. It is friendly, smoke-free, and offers dairy-free alternatives for strictly vegetarian diners. There are a variety of wines, including non-alcoholic, to compliment any meal. You can reserve the wine bar, a perfect place to take it easy with a small gathering of friends or co-workers.
A popular haunt amongst locals and tourists alike, Manito Tap House is the place to be for a laid-back round of drinks after a busy working day. Its decor includes, subtle sports themes, vintage furniture, dim-lighting, carpeted floors and long community tables, that makes it ideal for a casual drinking session with friends. Featuring an impressive selection of 50 brews on tap, from some of the most notable local breweries, there's much to be savored, whether you're a fan of beer or not. The tap selection changes regularly to accommodate seasonal and rare varietals, so each visit to this bar assures a different experience.
Set in a historical building dating back to 1909, Zola is one of the trendiest spots to be and for quite a few good reasons. This bi-level spot has a chic industrial design to it with quirky artworks made from salvaged materials. Their cozy booths made of recycled tilt-a-whirls on the upper level is a hit and fills up fast. So if you want to enjoy a twirl while seated, reach early to catch one. Enjoy their delightful libations during their extremely popular happy hours. Tipple on craft concoctions or draft beer from their extensive draft system. Their technologically advanced sound system ensures you enjoy their nightly live music performances and shows.
Volstead Act is the place to be, when you're looking to enjoy a lighter moment with your friends, over a few rounds of drinks. A spot that might seem rather plain and gloomy at first, here the focus is entirely on its drinks, with a variety of innovative cocktails to choose from. Featuring an array of hand-crafted cocktails, this bar treats you to a unique yet enjoyable drinking session. Its bartenders conjure up the perfect drink using innovative blends and fresh fruits. Do try the signature Spicy Chata, Highbinder and Bugsby for an over-the-top drinking session.
The Red Room Lounge offers good food and great entertainment to its patrons. This modern lounge-cum-nightclub has an upbeat ambiance and welcomes one and all to be a part of this happening nightspot. The on-site bar and kitchen offer nothing but the best to its guests. However, highlight of this place being the cool entertainment featured here; the gig guide boasts of DJ sessions, theme nights, parties, live music concerts and similar events.
One of the city's first martini bars, Bistango Martini Bar offers an innovative collection of the classic alcoholic concoction. Its modern-industrial decor, replete with soothing mood lights, dark-wood furniture and a lengthy bar counter, sets it up perfectly for a casual drinking session with friends. A place where the cocktails steal the show, it would be sin to skip one of the signature drinks at this bar. Do try the innovative Fireworks Martini, Blood Orange Manhattan and Hot "O", which are certain to have you calling for round two.
Red Lion BBQ & Pub is the favorite among locals for great food and sports watching. Happy hour is a hit and can get pretty crowded but the service is fast and the beer is cold. Whichever team you root for you will always have fun with the lively, energetic crowd that frequents the Red Lion. Trip-tip, salmon, ribs and chicken are their specialty and their side dishes make you feel like you are at a backyard barbecue.
It's easy to be a fan of this American sports bar with its bit of European zest. Sounds of soccer and baseball games blend with trophies and flags from various countries in the pub-like atmosphere. Wine-broiled chicken breast and German sausage sandwiches, served with a side of fried bread and honey, are succulent dishes sure to satisfy any stomach. If you're in a hurry, get some barbecued ribs or chicken to go. Expect to spend between $10 and $20 for a satisfying dinner and a few drinks.
The Blind Buck has modern speakeasy look to it with a hunting lodge touch to it. If you are serious about cocktails, then this is the place to be in. Tipple on cocktail flights of four or take a sip of their craft concoctions such as Dickel my Pickle, Ploppers Punch and Liquid Cocaine. You can even try their house specialties tagged under Packed Animals. Dj nights and themed events just add to the fun element of this place.
Fast Eddies is a typical sports bar - lots of televisions, a challenging drinks selection and a menu of good basic pub food. It's a great place to grab a satisfying lunch or enjoy a game with friends. It gets pretty rowdy - it's popular with students - but that's all part of its charm. If you're lucky enough to visit on your birthday, spin the Birthday Wheel for the chance to win $100. Call for opening hours.