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Best bars in Minneapolis

Music Venue
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“Take in the vibrant Minneapolis music scene where the likes of Prince, Doomtree, Lizzo and Dessa got their start. This music venue is soaked in history and continues to find new talent. Simple bus ride or $12 Lyft fare downtown Minneapolis.”
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Italian Restaurant
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“Amazing pasta made fresh daily. It's a place that pretty much everyone takes any visiting guests. Probably need a reservation in advance...”
50local recommendations
Cocktail Bar
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“Great speakeasy style bar with tasty specialty cocktails. Try the Paloma 2.0, its dangerously tasty. ”
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Bar
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“This is a fun, progressive bar/restaurant in downtown Minneapolis that often features live music. ”
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Bar
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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”
25local recommendations
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“This is a great bar/restaurant with good food and even better entertainment. Lots of great local and even national acts. ”
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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. ”
17local recommendations
Sushi Restaurant
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“Full service sushi restaurant with great Ramen & other dishes. Happy hour is great. ”
16local recommendations
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“Although named for the boats used to catch lobster, Smack Shack the restaurant was launched in 2010 from four wheels – a food truck serving lobster rolls from a land-locked downtown Minneapolis parking lot. Owner Josh Thoma had a great recipe and a belief that appetite for fresh lobster in the Twin Cities was as strong as any coastal city.”
22local recommendations
Brewery
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“I think this is the best place to go downtown for all around food and drinks and price.”
24local recommendations
Burger Joint
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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.”
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Bar
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“Nice restaurant with a great happy and fantastic dinner menu. Known for their outstanding sea bass.”
9local recommendations
Gay Bar
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“The Retro Bar inside the Gay 90s is where I go to dance to Michael Jackson, Prince, Kesha, and Brittney. But tip the DJ well and he'll play anything you want. There's also a whole array of stripper poles to dance on - if that's your thing. :)”
8local recommendations
Lounge
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“Basement dance party! I have always really liked the music here, seems more thoughtful. Sometimes old school, and I am so you know...that's fun for me! I think you will know if this is for you or not.”
12local recommendations
Pizza Place
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“Casual pizzeria turning out coal-fired, thin-crust specialty pies, with craft beers on tap & wine.”
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Breakfast Spot
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“Hen House Eatery specializes in local food and drink. We use the freshest locally-sourced ingredients we can find and serve breakfast all-day. Our bar features a variety of craft beers and specialty bloody mary’s. And don’t forget our bakery to satisfy your sweet tooth. The concept for Hen House Eatery hatched when three friends who loved serving breakfast downtown Minneapolis decided to open a place of their own. With a shared vision of creating a dining experience that was both welcoming and vibrant. A place you can enjoy a homemade meal cooked with heart and soul served with a splash of creativity.”
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