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The 5 best bars in Minneapolis

Stanley's Northeast Bar Room | Photo: Lyn H./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on November 01, 2019.

Looking to try the top bars around?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top bars in Minneapolis, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fulfill your urges.

Minneapolis-area buyers historically spend more during the autumn months at bars and lounges than any other season of the year, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a provider of reputation management and marketing automation for small businesses. Estimated daily customers at Minneapolis-area bars and lounges rose to 27 per business in the autumn of last year, 10% higher than the average for the rest of the year.

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1. Stanley's Northeast Bar Room

Photo: Rene D./Yelp

First on the list is Stanley's Northeast Bar Room. Located at 2500 University Ave. NE in Marshall Terrace, the bar and traditional American spot is the highest-rated bar in Minneapolis, boasting four stars out of 219 reviews on Yelp.

2. Spoon and Stable

Photo: Sammy M./Yelp

Next up is North Loop's Spoon and Stable, situated at 211 N. First St. With 4.5 stars out of 869 reviews on Yelp, the bar and New American spot has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Red Cow

Photo: Kai C./Yelp

Fulton's Red Cow, located at 3624 W. 50th St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the bar and New American spot, which offers burgers and more, 4.5 stars out of 726 reviews.

4. Red Rabbit

Photo: Ashley C./Yelp

Red Rabbit, a bar and Italian spot that offers pizza and more in Downtown West, is another much-loved go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 496 Yelp reviews. Head over to 201 N. Washington Ave. to see for yourself.

5. Lake & Irving

Photo: John H./Yelp

Last but not least, there's Lake & Irving, an East Calhoun favorite with 4.5 stars out of 389 reviews. Stop by 1513 W. Lake St. to hit up the bar and New American spot the next time you're in the mood.


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