In honor of football, drinking, America, and YOU, we proclaim the Monday after the Super Bowl shall henceforth be known as National Hangover Day. It’s a day for hangovers to be celebrated, embraced, and combated in the most enjoyable of ways -- namely, eating delicious food, and possibly drinking more. The ultimate goal? Getting the entire country a day off work, a beautiful dream you can help make happen by signing this petition to our sports-loving President right here and tweeting it.
The immediate goal, though? Fixing that hangover, which is why we've got MSP's best Bloody Marys, right here...
The Triple Rock Social Club
If you're a music lover, chances are this is the place you got your hangover, so make a repeat appearance and grab one of their super-stiff Bloody Marys the next morning, but be warned: if you want a drink filled with pickles and olives and meats and cheeses head elsewhere -- these suckers are a lot like the rest of the bar: no frills.
If you don't like Republic's Bloodies, you have no one to blame but yourself: take a glass of vodka over to their decked-out Bloody bar and see if you can discover the perfect combination of meats, cheeses, garnishes, sauces, spices, and mix to help you overcome last night's bad decisions.
Served with a sidecar, beef stick, and tasty dill pickle, the "Bloody Hell" tastes like it ought to be a sin. Oh, and even better, the servers wear their pajamas to work, so you won't look out of place when you crawl out of bed.
Known simply as the "Weekender", Ike's' decked-out Bloody can be a day-ender if you're not careful, and it rocks a skewer that just keeps on going... from cheese cube, to Summer sausage, to olives, to pickles… OMG, more cheese?!
Legends Bar and Grill
No need to order anything else when you get Legends' "Big Bloody", aka the meal in a mug. Celery, olives, pickles? That green stuff is weak, which is why Legends'... um, legendary cocktail sports a beef stick and a shton of shrimp.
Red Stag Supper Club
After a particularly wild night out, it might do you some good to say a few Hail Marys, and drink a few of the Red Stag's "Hail Marys", which feature jalapeño-infused vodka that'll put you right back where you were last night, and this morning: on your knees.
Bryant Lake Bowl
They've been making this habanero-infused number for close to 20yrs, and that whole time it's been both forcing bowlers' shots into the gutter, and helping you get over spending part of the night in one.
Muddy Waters Bar and Eatery
Basil-infused vodka make MW's Bloody Mary a far more refreshing option than the usual spicy numbers, and even better, it's available with -- instead of a sidecar -- a whole sidevan, aka a pint of Surly Furious alongside your already awesome 'tail.
1. Bryant Lake Bowl810 W Lake St, Minneapolis
2. Triple Rock Social Club629 Cedar Ave , Minneapolis
3. Republic221 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis
4. Hell's Kitchen80 S 9th St, Minneapolis
5. Ike's Minnetonka17805 Highway 7, Minnetonka
6. Legends Bar & Grill825 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis
7. Red Stag Supperclub509 1st Ave NE, Minneapolis
8. Muddy Waters Bar & Eatery2933 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis
The rare combination of bowling alley, restaurant, and cabaret theater, BLB got shows almost every day, from comedy to burlesque.
This bar and music venue is often blessed with brews curated by Artisanal Imports, and rocked by tunes from local favorites such as The Dead Pigeons, Crankshaft, and L’Assassins.
With more than 30 reasonably priced brews on draught, 30-foot oak bar, and gastropub-quality food, Republic will find its way into your heart quicker than its gastropub-quality food.
In a gorgeously Gothic subterranean space in the heart of Downtown Minneapolis, you’ll discover chef-owned Hell's Kitchen, which is known for its, well, heavenly all-day brunch. Alongside hearty dishes like the fan-favorite wild-rice & hazelnut porridge, lemon-ricotta hotcakes, and the aptly named Juicy Lucifer burger with a molten cheese center, it hosts live music during weekend brunch, plus late-night “rock-the-house” shows Thursday through Saturday that run 'til the wee hours of the night. It prevents things from getting too hellish with painted reminders on the wall to ditch "surly attitudes" and "stingy tips."
Like every friend who got married and moved out of the city for better school districts, larger lot sizes, and proximity to the lake, Ike's has set up shop in Minnetonka. Unlike with every friend who's moved, though, you'll actually want to visit Ike's, who're bolstering their white-jacketed waiters and neo-Bogart aesthetic with a fireplace'd patio and expanded menu.
This boozer serves up classic American eats like burgers and sandwiches and will gladly host your party at their tap-outfitted bar.
Red Stag's got organic, Northwoods-inspired eats, classic cocktails, and live music nightly.
Moving on up after a recent rent-jacking, the storied Uptown coffeehouse has transformed a storage building down the street into an indoor/outdoor, loft-like wonderland with mismatched vintage dÃ©cor and exposed concrete fronting a full kitchen and bar, all in an effort to create the feel that "an amazing party happened there 80yrs ago", meaning it's probably now safe to show up without looking like you had nothing to do beforehand.