This Tea Changes Color Like a Mood Ring
1. Barrio Tequila Bar925 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
2. Mason's Restaurant & Barre528 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis
3. Marin Restaurant & Bar901 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis
4. The Lowry2112 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis
5. World Street Kitchen2743 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis
6. Moto-i2940 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis
7. El Nuevo Rodeo2709 E Lake St, Minneapolis
8. Republic Uptown3001 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis
9. McCoy's Public House3801 Grand Way, St. Louis Park
Fun fact: Barrio has over 150 kinds of tequila on their shelves. Can you even count to 150, bro? We'll give you a sec...Yeah, you gave up. That's how many they've got. If that's not enough to get you through the doors, the fact that they're also serving up some killer food, including made to order guac, $5 mahi mahi fish tacos, and chicken enchiladas, should be.
What once was a Masonic temple is now an American resto with affordable eats and a slew of beer-tails that will almost definitely have you lounging in your very-non-secret-society robe tomorrow to recover.
With a luxurious interior, an extensive cocktail menu and a brunch menu specifically for cheat days, this central-city pick inside The Chambers Hotel, is a surefire way to treat yourself. Brunch is packed with classic like breakfast tacos and biscuits and gravy, and lunch and dinner features inventive gourmet dishes like BBQ salmon and duck breast with sweet potato gnocchi. The real star of this show, however, is the bar, which serves specialty gin and tonic (the tonic of which is made in-house).
Finally gorgeous-ifying the building that made the block cringe for years, The Lowry's a boozy, modern diner decked with clean leather booths, stained concrete floors, rich wood everywhere, and a sleek fireplace near the hostess stand, which is hopefully staffed by some good-looking HoHos.
WSK offers a beautiful amalgam of global flavors that introduces Uptown diners to tastes of the Middle East, Asia, and the Mediterranean with additional American and Mexican influences, all in a fast-casual brick and mortar version of their food truck that started it all. “Fusion” menu items include Bangkok burritos, yum yum rice bowls, and the sweet onion stuffed falafel burger. It’s a family-run joint, and the Wadi family certainly has done an awful lot to progress food culture in the Twin Cities via its restaurants, food truck and cookbook.
A Japanese resto that is also a sake brewery (!), serving their in-house namazake on draft alongside eats like Tokyo frites and miso popcorn on a sweet patio.
A classic Mexstaurant that's attached to a dance club. They've got tons of choices, from seafood to sandwiches to traditional Mexican dishes, plus delicious 'tails like margs or their draft michelada.
In a republic, the affairs of the state are a "public matter", so in this case, those affairs are more than 50 taps, an extensive cocktail menu and plenty of delicious food to soak up said beer and cocktails.