Raising the Bar
Take drinking and dining to new heights at Minneapolis’s best restaurant roof decks
1110 Nicollet Ave
901 Hennepin Ave.
1610 Harmon Pl.
900 Hennepin Ave
1402 W. Lake St
|Freshly mown |
lawn-bowling green: What is this, Manchester?
|Stark, modern, and sparse||As low-key as your neighbor’s patio, kids included||Tiki torches, twinkle lights, and tequila||Nautical theme gone overboard|
|Target types dressed in suits and ID badges||Mature, moneyed sophisticates in high-end, brand-name attire||Casual diners. Go ahead, spill your beer.||Well-dressed theatergoers and less-dressed club-goers||Uptown hipsters accessorizing with cowboy hats and Coach clutches|
|The View||Office buildings filled with workers envying you||The YMCA pool next door and the Powerball billboard across the street||Glimpses of Loring Park and the Basilica||The inner workings of, yes, the Powerball billboard||A postcard-worthy shot of downtown Minneapolis—the best of the bunch|
|When to go||Happy Hour||Thursday through Saturday, the later the better—the bar opens at 7 p.m.||Brunch. Toast the morning with a Bloody Mary and eggs Benedict.||Sundays at dusk. The Powerball billboard is put to use as a movie screen.||There is no off-hour for Uptown’s most popular rooftop.|
|What to eat||The Scotch egg is best left to the imagination. Try fish & chips or pub pie.||Ordering a burger here isn’t tacky if it’s the one with grilled ahi tuna.||Even when temps climb, the piping-hot mashed potatoes are the fave.||The assortment of Spanish tapas for two ($25) makes for a cheap date.||The spicy fried calamari and the Crabby Patty sandwich|
|What to drink||Boddingtons, Fuller’s, and Newcastle, mate||A ginger margarita—the glass is rimmed with the powdered spice||With names like |
Sextini and Metrotini, the drinks practically sell themselves.
|The Ruby Red Slipper will take you over the rainbow.||The Slap Yo’ Momma backhands with Citroen lemonade and pomegranate.|