An American bar with a Scotch flavor (we can’t take credit for that line; it literally says it on the awning), Mackenzie doesn’t mess around with its beer selection. Between the 24 different taps from all over the world, a secluded outdoor patio that tucks visitors away from the hustle of Hennepin Ave, and a location right smack in the heart of the Theatre District, Mackenzie proves there's no better spot to grab a beer before a play, or to pregame before a Twins or Timberwolves game. Honestly, it's a way better choice than Coors Light at some chain restaurant.
This Selby Ave beer bar is a staple for suds geeks. Sure, that could be because of its cozy interior and outdoor patio, but we think it has something to do with the more than 70 drafts on tap. Then again, it could also be because of the very lengthy craft and bottled beer menus (yes, two menus). This place includes an ever-rotating lineup of lambics, sours, and ales, and even throws an occasional seasonal selection into the mix. If you’re looking for another reason to stop by (other than the fact that it has so. much. beer.), the Happy Gnome hosts beer dinners that feature a different brewery each month. Plus, it's the home of the 2016 annual Firkin Fest. Enough said.