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LivesWithAFoodie Jan 15, 2011 06:26 AM

Looking for a "girl's night out" venue. Old school or new school. A must is a great martini.

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    jenniegirl Jan 15, 2011 08:22 PM

    Well, I'm pregnant, so I didn't try the martinis, but my friends did. We had a great girl's night out at WA Frost a few weeks ago, in the lounge. Comfy cozy seating, good service, pretty good happy hour deals between 4-6.

    1. Latinpig Jan 16, 2011 04:39 AM

      I really like the vibe at Bradstreet. I would say more old school but a great place to hang out.

      1. leeniebeanie Jan 16, 2011 06:41 AM

        I vote for The Lexington on Grand Ave. in St. Paul. Old school vibe.

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          stymie Jan 16, 2011 09:01 AM

          Old School? When Don Draper comes to town, he goes to the Lex.

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            leeniebeanie Jan 16, 2011 04:07 PM

            Next time he comes to town, let me know. Just thought I would throw out something other than Bradstreet.

        2. drew13000 Jan 16, 2011 07:35 AM

          Ike's, the Inn, the Town Talk.

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            drew13000 Jan 16, 2011 08:23 AM

            Scratch the Town Talk. Just saw that they are closing today, for good.

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              snoboardbabe77 Jan 17, 2011 06:54 AM

              My CH is a huge martini fan - I was also going to recommend Frost - in the bar...but I didn't know if Girls Night Out meant casual, or have a few martinis and then go dancing, in which case Frost in St Paul wouldn't really cut it. But, it's relaxing and cozy, and they have a variety of great cocktails besides martinis! Also, Lexington has good martinis -and during HH, they're a steal. The other venue is Seven Sushi Lounge. We had cocktails there before heading to another restaurant for dinner -and they're made exactly to perfection.

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                mech_e Jan 18, 2011 08:06 PM

                Are reservations needed for the lounge at WA Frost (esp during weekend evenings)?

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                  snoboardbabe77 Jan 20, 2011 06:12 AM

                  I've never made a reservation for the lounge? I've been there on a Friday, Saturday and a Tuesday? Twice just a few cocktails before our dinner reservation (even if it is not busy, I just like making a reservation to guarantee the time I want) and the other time - just stopped for a cocktail before going elsewhere for dinner. I don't even know if you can make a res for the lounge; it might be first come, first serve?

          2. Michael Florey Jan 17, 2011 12:56 PM

            The bird-bath martinis at the bar in the St. Paul Hotel are epic. I like the atmoshphere as well.

            As noted, WA Frost is fun and beautiful this time of year.

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              LivesWithAFoodie Jan 19, 2011 07:33 PM

              Gotta love a bird-bath martini!

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              Brad Ballinger Jan 17, 2011 03:19 PM

              W Hotel

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