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.|