Drinking At The Best Bars In Minneapolis & St Paul

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In this post we will be breaking down drinking at the best bars in Minneapolis and Saint Paul. Whether you are looking for a tall glass of beer, a shot of vodka, to buy cheaper liquor during drink specials, or just to sing some karaoke hopefully we can assist.

Our first section will cover the best wine and cocktail bars in Minneapolis and St Paul. Up next we will get into breweries and sports bars where you can watch the big game or maybe play some pool and throw some darts.

Then we will mention some of the best drink specials near you so you can hit up the right bars at the right times to do your drinking cheaper. After that we will discuss bars with trivia, quiz, and/or game nights in your area.

Lastly we will talk about bars for dancing, karaoke, and to listen to live music. Towards the end there will even be a local bar map that pins all of the spots from our various lists on it.

And if you want to read about more bars with drink specials, karaoke, and games around the Midwest you can do so right there.

Cocktail & Wine Bars

Some of the top cocktail and wine bars in Minneapolis and St Paul are:

In addition to serving homemade American cuisine, handcrafted cocktails, beers, and wines Union Rooftop is a great place to drink alcohol cheaper in your area during their happy hours.

You can head to Troubadour Wine Bar starting at 5pm daily to try a wide selection of wines by the glass and bottle as well as snacks and live music every night.

The Sidecar is a neighborhood cocktail lounge that offers a wide range of drinks and live music.

Starting at 4pm every day but Tuesday when they are closed you can go to Meteor who has a focus on delicious and reasonably priced cocktails and food.

Well-known cocktails with inventive ingredients and flavor combinations that deviate from the traditional as well as a menu of lighter bites with a French influence can be found at Bar Rufus.

Bar Brava is a natural wine bar with a rotating list of one-of-a-kind by-the-glass selections and over 150 bottle options to enjoy with tasty food and upbeat music.

The Lexington is known for its cocktails, wines, craft beers, and live jazz music in St Paul which is held on Friday and Saturday nights from 7pm to 10pm.

A fine selection of American wines from top producers all over the world are provided at Joan’s in the Park.

Ike’s is well regarded for its award winning cuisine and some great cocktails near you.

FireLake serves farm to table Midwest food, microbrews, and mixed cocktails while offering some of the best drink specials in Bloomington.

You can choose from an amazing range of cocktails, spirits, and delicious food made with fresh ingredients at Brick and Bourbon.

The Lookout Bar and Grill in Maple Grove features a huge terrace, live music, and all of your favorite wines.

Minneapolis & St Paul Breweries & Sports Bars

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Sample new suds and watch the big game with your friends at the best local breweries and sports bars:

Award winning wines and great local beers are served at Surly Brewing Co.

Ray J’s American Grill is a family owned sports bar in Minneapolis providing a range of menu items, large beers, and several TV’s that broadcast all sporting events.

You can find 21 flatscreen TV’s for major sporting events at Tailgate Sports Café which also offers a large selection of spirits and seasonal beers that rotate throughout the year.

Since 2015 Bad Weather Brewing Company has been a local favorite for its broad range of beers.

There are 10 barrels with amazing brews at Urban Growler Brewing Company in St Paul.

Tom Reid’s Hockey City Pub is a great sports bar and a haven for terrific cuisine, wonderful beverages, TV’s for all the games, and an incredible collection of hockey memorabilia.

You can watch sports on more than 37 TV’s while enjoying various craft beers on tap at Tiffany Sports Lounge.

Lucky’s 13 Pub is a typical brick lined tavern with a wraparound bar and outdoor seating for pub cuisine and draft beer in Bloomington.

Omni Brewing Co produces a variety of artisan beers and has a taproom in Maple Grove with 8 to 10 beers to choose from.

Local Drink Specials

Visit these bars with drink specials near you to buy cheaper alcohol and your wallet will thank you:

There are good drink specials at Cobble Social House for their variety of cocktails and wines.

Mortimer’s Bar and Restaurant is a live music venue, bar, and restaurant with happy hours and foosball tables.

Pat’s Tap serves gastropub fare and craft beer that you can enjoy while playing Skeeball plus they offer liquor specials from 3pm to 6pm daily.

For a laid-back sports bar that serves apps, salads, tacos, pastas, and a unique build-your-own sandwich menu along with alcoholic drink specials from 9pm to 12am visit Jackson’s Hole.

Morrissey’s Irish Pub has weekday happy hour specials, weekend brunch, trivia, and karaoke nights.

Sweeney’s Saloon serves domestic taps, award winning microbrews, and offers some of the best daily drink specials in your area from 3pm to 6pm.

From 3pm to 6pm Shamrocks in St Paul offers drink specials on weekdays and hosts live music on weekends.

You can get drink liquor for cheaper in Bloomington during the happy hours from 3pm to 6pm Sunday through Thursday at Green Mill Restaurant and Bar.

We have tried to mention all of the drink specials near you at bars in other lists all throughout the post so don’t just focus on this section.

Trivia, Quiz & Game Nights

Here is a good list of bars with trivia, quiz, and game nights in your area:

Chatterbox Pub has a collection of old board games and video games plus they have a local bar quiz night in Minneapolis every Friday that you can enjoy with artisan beers, drinks, and modern pub cuisine.

Arcade Bar hosts bingo with cash prizes as well as other weekly games.

A wide range of craft beers and cocktails are offered along with pool tables and trivia nights in St Paul every Thursday and Sunday at 8pm at Camp Bar and Cabaret plus they have comedy every Friday and Saturday.

Trivia is also hosted at Amsterdam Bar, often on Tuesdays.

Bar trivia in Bloomington is hosted on Wednesday nights at Sports Page starting at 7pm plus they have bingo on Monday at 5:30pm.

Dance, Karaoke & Live Music

Anyone that wants to dance, listen to live music, and sing karaoke can head to:

The 1029 Bar is open from 10am to 2am on most days and until 11pm on Sunday offering cocktails, seafood pub fare, karaoke, and live music in Minneapolis.

You can sing karaoke and choose songs from one of Twin Cities’ biggest song books at Vegas Lounge which is open from 12pm to 2am seven nights a week.

Otter’s Saloon features a large assortment of beverages, drink specials, and nightly karaoke in your area that starts at 8pm.

Drag shows, burlesque, soccer, pool, karaoke evenings, excellent wines, and more are all featured at Black Hart of Saint Paul.

The Dubliner is a traditional Irish pub and gaming den with live music, wonderful craft beers, and Irish dancing.

You can catch local, regional, and national bands perform at Cowboy Jacks in Bloomington.

Mama G’s has drink specials and awesome live music in Maple Grove every Sunday afternoon from 2pm to 6pm.

More fun bars with music near you include The Lexington, Lookout Bar, Morrissey’s Irish Pub, Shamrocks, Troubadour Wine Bar, The Sidecar, and Mortimer’s from our other lists.

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Have Fun Drinking At The Best Bars In Minneapolis & St Paul

After reading all of that you should have a much better understanding of what is available near you. There are plenty of local wine and cocktail bars, breweries to watch sports at, places with good drink specials to save money, trivia, quiz, and game nights, as well as bars to listen to live music, dance, and sing karaoke in your area.

If you think we got anything incorrect or notice us listing any venues that are no longer open please tell us in the comments so we can keep this info as up to date as possible. Now go have fun drinking at the best bars in Minneapolis and St Paul.

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