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Twin Cities Best Bars

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Twin Cities Best Bars
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Who Drinks What Where

Hot spots according to Twin Cities music stars

Who: Pert Near Sandstone (left to right: Nate Sipe, Kevin Kneibel, Andy Lambert, Adam Keisling, J. Lenz)
Hot Spots: Palmer’s, Aster Café,  Merlin’s Rest
On Tap: Fulton Sweet Child of Vine for Sipe; local IPA and shot of bourbon for Lambert; German beer and a shot of Apfelkorn for Kiesling; Summit EPA or a Minnesota Mule from Haute Dish for Lenz
The Dish: Both Sipe and Lambert snowshoed to their favorite watering holes (Aster and Merlin’s, respectively) during the blizzard of 2010.

Who: Gabriel Douglas; vocals, guitar, and bass drum for The4onthefloor
Hot Spots: Muddy Waters, Cause, Triple Rock, The Depot
On Tap: Johnny Takedown from Billy or Paddy at Muddy Waters; Silverback from any bartender in LynLake
The Dish: “Nothing goes better with brunch than a Surly Coffee Bender. Nothing…except maybe a screwdriver for your third round.”

Who: Poliça (from bottom left: Drew Christopherson,Chris Bierden, Ben Ivascu, Channy Leaneagh)
Hot Spots: Club Jäger, Icehouse, Masu Sushi and Robata, Bar La Grassa
On Tap: Cocktails (any from Icehouse; Supernishipowa and Godzillita from Masu)
The Dish: “At shows we drink whatever we get for free. We like cocktails, but also do just fine with a bottle of whiskey.”

Who: Tony Zaccardi, bassist for Romantica and Kruddler
Hot Spots: Republic, 112 Eatery, Fulton taproom
On Tap: PBR tallboy, Stoli 7 with lemon, Fulton Lonely Blonde
The Dish: “When we play at Varsity Theater, I like going to Library Bar for college drink prices. It’s a great place to feel old.”

Who: Adam Levy (The Honeydogs, Liminal Phase, Hookers and Blow)
Hot Spots: Gluek’s, Icehouse, Eat Street Social
On Tap: Irish whiskey
The Dish: “Stop giving us Jäger shots during shows. We prefer Paul Ryan’s Sexless Marriage: an ounce of bitters and wood alcohol.” —E.B.

Photos courtesy of respective band or musician

Comments may be edited for length, clarity, or appropriateness.

Sep 16, 2013 03:03 pm
 Posted by  Bombay

I am looking for craft cocktails in the Minnetonka, Eden Prairie area. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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