Name: The Tangiers
Opening in: Late August
Why You Should Care: Taking residence in the North Loop's historic Hennepin Steam Building (built in 1888), The Tangiers'll be dripping in decadent decor, from period chandeliers to "flickering candlelight", and a menu spanning flatbreads to fondue to "exotic" charcuterie, local craft suds, and cocktails that promise a "special touch, may it be a unique garnish or a twist of exotic fruit."
Name: Seventh Street Social
Opening in: Mid September
Why You Should Care: Casa Vieja on West Seventh in St. Paul is no more, and after going under the knife, the space will soon reemerge as Seventh Street Social, a 170-seat casual cocktail and beer bar that dishes "upscale comfort food" like smoked prime rib, dark beer pot roast, and a skillet-roasted lobster pot pie.