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Happy Hour/Dinner - Downtown Minneapolis

Inasuitcase Jul 21, 2009 07:16 AM

Any suggestions as to where to celebrate a birthday in downtown Minneapolis? Somewhere nice but not too expensive...Perhaps, a place with a great happy hour (incl. food)? (FYI We're not fans of sushi or an all-seafood menu.) We'll be going to a concert at the State Theater, afterwards. Thanks!

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    Math RE: Inasuitcase Jul 21, 2009 08:14 AM

    VINCENT! They have a terrific happy hour, including great small plates, a fabulous burger, and cocktail, wine, and beer specials.

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      kevin47 RE: Math Jul 21, 2009 12:15 PM

      Vincent's happy hour is easily the best in the Twin Cities. Be sure to get there early.

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      galewskj RE: Inasuitcase Jul 21, 2009 09:10 AM

      I agree that Vincent is a good choice. I also like Manhattans which is right next to the state theater. 1/2 price appetizers and drinks until 7pm. That might be busy if there is a state theater concert that night.

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        churchka RE: Inasuitcase Jul 21, 2009 10:33 AM

        I like Eli's. It is just a bar, but a nice one. And the chicken wings are great.

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          soupkitten RE: Inasuitcase Jul 21, 2009 02:11 PM

          so i guess i'll fourth the vincent rec. or, if chef-driven, upscale middle eastern appeals, saffron is a great choice--happy hour includes $5 you-call-it martinis & tempting small plates at like $3.50-$5 or something.

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            b ster RE: Inasuitcase Jul 21, 2009 02:56 PM

            Solera is another option...although I'm not sure about how great their HH pricing is. Lots of small plates to share, nice group spot. And it's across the street from the State.

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              BigE RE: Inasuitcase Jul 22, 2009 08:28 AM

              It may not be on the same level in terms of food quality, but Brit's is always fun at happy hour.

              Saffron Restaurant & Lounge
              123 North 3rd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401

              Brit's Pub & Eating Establishment
              1110 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

              Vincent A Restaurant
              1100 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403

              Eli's Bar & Grill
              1225 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

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                Inasuitcase RE: Inasuitcase Jul 22, 2009 01:42 PM

                Wow! You are all so helpful. Thanks:-)

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