Twin Cities Best Bars
Cocktails. Tap rooms. Beer. Bourbon.
It's all here, ready for your consumption
By Amanda Bankston, Ellen Burkhardt, Katie Dohman, Tim Gihring, Joel Hoekstra, and Rachel Hutton
Photo by Maki Strunc & Sidecar
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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
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