Stop #8: Republic
3001 Hennepin Ave S; Uptown; 612.886.2309
Now that you've had the best traditional michelada in town, reverse course on Lake and head back towards Hennepin, where you'll have to do your best to ignore Uptown's best beer selection in favor of ordering a Left-Handed Caucasian, which is not only what they call yours truly when I go there, but is also what they call their Left Hand Milk Stout/Kahlua/Licor 43/cream White Russian.
Stop #9: McCoy's Public House
3801 Grand Way; St. Louis Park; 952.224.9494
One last jaunt, this time further West down Lake, eventually letting yourself spill onto Excelsior Blvd and into St. Louis Park. Destination: McCoy's Public House. Of note on their beer cocktails menu is the Kentucky Apple (Devil's Cut bourbon, anejo, maple syrup, Angry Orchard cider) and a Guinness mixed with black raspberry liqueur, blackberry puree, and Mexican cacao into their Black Diamond, AKA what you'll stand up and rate as the difficulty of this crawl… just moments before falling face-first into some innocent bystander's club sandwich.