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Sep 9, 2008 09:35 PM

Minneapolis/St. Paul recommendations [Split from "Within Walking Distance of Mag Mile" thread on Chicago Board]

Hi marion10,

Not sure if you'll even get this message, but wanted to make a couple recommendation while you're in Mpls/St. Paul in November that, while in no way will duplicate the experience of the Hancock's 96th floor lounge, might help you find an "office" in the Twin Cities should you ever visit again:

There's a bar/lounge in the Guthrie Theater that extends out over the Mississippi River. Views are pretty and it's a good place to grab a cocktail and appetizers.

If tequila is your thing, check out Barrio, a new tequila bar in downtown Mpls. You can check out a recent review at

Manny's Steakhouse has moved to a new space in the new W Hotel in Minneapolis. Haven't been there yet, but I've heard it's very clubby, with a Prohibition speakeasy theme.

Nye's Polonnaise is just north of downtown Minneapolis--cross the Mississippi via the Hennepin Ave. bridge; you can't miss it--was voted by Esquire Magazine as the best bar in the U.S. I can't even describe it. But this guy can.

I'll be in Chicago in October and will definitely take your recommendation and pay a visit to the lounge in the Hancock. Have fun in the Twin Cities in November!

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  1. Aloha Janet1003mn - Thanks for the recs! I plan on enjoying as much of the Twin
    Cities as I can. We already have a reservation at 112 the night we see the Radio City Music Hall Christmas show. I've eaten there once 3 years ago and really liked it,
    that time before Elton John. We love tequila and that might fit the bill! We are actually staying in Arden Hills but will have cars. Thanks so much and if you think of anything else let me know! Aloha ;-)