Visiting Lowry Hill, or just looking to better appreciate what it has to offer? Get to know this Minneapolis neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from an ice cream parlor offering many sweets to a brewery.
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Lowry Hill, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.
1. Sebastian Joe's
Topping the list is bakery Sebastian Joe's, which offers ice cream, frozen yogurt, coffee, tea and more. Located at 1007 W. Franklin Ave., it's the highest rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 381 reviews on Yelp.
Scoop one of this spot's seven signature ice cream flavors, such as raspberry chocolate chip, Oreo, vanilla or salty caramel. Baked goods like dessert bars and chocolate-filled croissants are also available, the recipes for which have been handed down through the generations.
Grab a light, medium or dark roast blend of coffee beans to make sure you are at your peak energy level. (Check out the business's website here for a complete list of offerings.)
2. The Lowry
Next up is diner, traditional American and breakfast and brunch spot The Lowry, situated at 2112 Hennepin Ave. With four stars out of 634 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.
The brainchild of David Burley and Stephanie Shimp, The Lowry opened in 2011 as an upscale urban diner. With an eclectic combination including burgers, oysters, eggs and sandwiches, there is something at The Lowry to satisfy most any palate.
Specific menu options include baked, raw and fried oysters; the flagship Lowry Burger complete with ground beef, fried onions, barbecue sauce and cheddar cheese; and fish and chips with lemon and tartar sauce.
3. Burch Steak and Pizza Bar
Steakhouse Burch Steak and Pizza Bar, which offers pizza and desserts, is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 1933 Colfax Ave. South, four stars out of 490 reviews.
From executive chef and owner Isaac Becker, Burch offers a large brunch menu along with dinner entrees that, as expected, include steak and pizza. For brunch, check out sweet and savory croissants, french toast, omelets and a variety of cocktails. Pizzas include the classic Margherita and the Calabrese with pepperoni, peppers and mozzarella. (Here's the full menu.)
4. Sisyphus Brewing
Check out Sisyphus Brewing, which has earned four stars out of 71 reviews on Yelp. You can find the brewery at 712 Ontario Ave. West.
Sisyphus Brewing creates its own boozy concoctions and has a taproom that features some of its own beers. Brews that are currently on offer include the the light American lager named Uff-Da Pils; the sour ale Mango Guava Neverlasting Gobstopper; the bitter Flagship IPA; and the dark Not Now Brown Cow. (Check out the full line of offerings here.)
5. Lowry Hill Meats
And then there's Lowry Hill Meats, a local favorite with four stars out of 46 reviews. Stop by 1934 Hennepin Ave. to hit up the butcher, which offers sandwiches, burgers and more, next time you're in the neighborhood.
This butcher shop sells meat in bulk and also crafts sandwiches for dine-in eaters. Pick up a pound or two of beef, lamb, goat, pork, chicken or sausage at your convenience.
Notable sandwiches include the Buttered Radish with butter, sea salt and spicy greens; the Pork Shoulder with cabbage and pickled mustard seed; and the turkey melt with mustard aioli and American cheese. (Check out the full line of offerings here.)