Pat’s Tap is a little bit of everything: it's a skee-ball club, a gastropub, a dive bar... an adult version of Chuck E. Cheese's. But aside from all that, it's a place that only serves beer in a can, as laid out in the “canifesto.” Supposedly, serving beer in a can protects the drink and keeps in the freshness. But don't think there isn't a lot offered. Whether you’re looking for blondes, pale ales, wheats, or gluten-free brews, you'll have no shortage of options to choose from. Hell, even if you aren’t a beer person, you can still cozy up with a cocktail, mocktail, or a glass of wine.
50th and France
Pig & Fiddle, the sister shop of equally praiseworthy Muddy Pig in St. Paul, specializes in serving craft beer, offering 36 ever-changing draft lines, many of which tend to skew Belgian. It's a popular spot for beer and food lovers alike, as pairing dinners featuring local breweries such as 612 and Lake Monster happen often. Enjoy your beer at the bar, or outside on the quaint patio after a day of shopping. Just don’t get too confused by the bathroom situation after a couple of pints: “boar” is for men, and “sow” is for women. You’re welcome.
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Patrick Strait is a writer at Thrillist, and once met Hulk Hogan IRL. Follow him @patrickstrait.