Best Bars in Minneapolis
Minneapolis is the happening and hip sister of the great Twin Cities. It has the most fashionable bars, big clubs, more pubs and a greater number and quality of music venues over St. Paul. Uptown is the location where much after-dark exciting action occurs. A few nightclubs and numerous bars are waiting for you on Lagoon Street, Hennepin Avenue and Lake Street. Interestingly popular bars like Drink and Bar-Fly are located here in this neighborhood with the beautiful people at Chino Latino. The latest fashionable location to be is Lyn-Lake, where new restaurants and bars are open at the intersection of Lake Street and Lyndale Avenue. Minneapolis is a happening city and here are some of the top bars to visit.
500 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Palmer’s Bar is a great dive bar with a long-time history. You will love their Karoake on Monday nights. Be sure to check out the fire pit out back and their on line schedule for all live entertainment. Palmer’s Bar has a reputation for being a little rough around the edges but that’s what makes it such an interesting place. The bartenders are incredibly friendly, fun and lively, always remembering your “usual” drink.
Mac’s Industrial Sports Bar & Grill
312 Central Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Mac’s Industrial Sports Bar and Grill boasts the best bar food and 27 tap beers. On Surly Saturdays taps will cost $3.75 from 7-11pm each Saturday night. The staff is welcoming and they have plenty of comfortable seating. Come down and have one of their famous Reuben sandwiches coupled with a bowl of their Famous Furious French onion soup.
Nye’s Polonaise Room
112 E Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Nye’s Polonaise Room is the real deal, being called the best bar in the world. USA today quotes them as being one of “10 Great Places You Won’t Forget.” They are closed on Monday and have live entertainment Tuesday through Sunday. Please visit their website for the entertainment schedule. They have two sides, with one called the “Nordeast”, a piano bar and the other a 50 year old neighborhood, blue collar type fun bar. If you are in Minneapolis, you just have to check this place out!
50 N 2nd Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401
The Marvel Bar offers attentive service, great cocktails, a great mood, and very comfortable sofas. As you stroll through a purple door, you are met by a bouncer and then you are engulfed in a diamond-in-the-rough swanky lounge. This bar is romantic, intimate and fun. They make you feel like you are a member of an ultra-chic, exclusive underground club that just happens to offer a vast selection of beer and serve fantastic cocktails!
Donny Dirk’s Zombie Den
2027 N 2nd St
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Donny says “Wine is fine, but whiskey’s quicker.” Customers who have time for rhymes don’t deserve this liquor. You’ll just have to try their Zombie Poison Cocktail called a Tree Climber, made with Silver Tequila infused with strawberry and jalapeno and fresh squeezed lemonade! They play random horror films on the tv’s. Their staff is super friendly, offering personalized service and always the strongest cocktails in a town that has an 8 month long winter. Come on down and warm up with us.