clock menu more-arrow no yes
Where to drink the summer away.
Where to drink the summer away.
Joy Summers

13 Refreshing Cocktails for Under $10

Fancy cocktails without the hefty price tag.

View as Map
Where to drink the summer away.
| Joy Summers

The words "craft cocktails" are usually code for "takes too long" and "really expensive." Not so with this collection. These drinks are beautifully, creatively created and simply delicious, all without the hefty price tag. These are all locations where we can spend the summer friends, instead of sitting home worrying about saving pennies. From ice cream blends to deep, dark aged concoctions to a drink named Phil Collins, we have all your budget drinking needs covered.

Read More
Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Cafe & Bar Lurcat

Copy Link
1624 Harmon Pl
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 486-5500
Visit Website
Lurcat’s Spice Market cocktail plays with your palate by offering up tart and fresh fruit juices paired with a spicy splash of Tabasco ($10). [Photo Courtesy Café & Bar Lurcat’s Facebook]

2. Eat Street Social

Copy Link
2600 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 767-6850
Visit Website
The effortless cool and supremely comfortable bar seats make this spot a perennial cocktail favorite. Dip into whatever the daily punch selection is at only $6. This is also an excellent spot to grab a mocktail that goes way above and beyond the old Shirley Temple.
Katie Cannon

3. Heyday

Copy Link
2700 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 200-9369
Visit Website
We've loved this bar from day one and with every menu evolution, there are new reasons to grab a seat underneath that familiar quote from the Replacements. Sip the deliciously adult Old Square for $9, a heady mix of rye, brandy, bonal and velvet falernum.
Joy Summers

4. Hola Arepa

Copy Link
3501 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 345-5583
Visit Website
The interior feels like a year round summer vacation and the bar menu drinks like it as well. All the cocktails are Try the seasonal horchata- rum, ginger syrup, spiced horchata (sweet rice-based drink often flavored with cinnamon and vanilla), and spice bag bitters.
Joy Summers

5. Icehouse

Copy Link
2528 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 276-6523
Visit Website
Popular for brunch and bloody Marys, try something different next time you get the group together with the Skinny Love cocktail – a mimosa with fresh honeydew juice, green chartreuse and cava. Simply sweet and only $9. [Photo courtesy Icehouse Facebook Page]

6. Lyn 65 Kitchen & Bar

Copy Link
6439 Lyndale Ave S
Richfield, MN 55423
(612) 353-5501
Visit Website
There's a reason there are a bunch of cars inside this Richfield strip mall parking lot. Inside the unassuming exterior is one of the best cocktail rooms in town along with a seriously fun kitchen churning out delicious goodies. All the seasonal cocktails are $9.
Joy Summers

7. Meritage

Copy Link
410 Saint Peter St
Saint Paul, MN 55102
(651) 222-5670
Visit Website
This restaurant might be known for the fantastic French fare, but don't forget that this is also one of the top bar games in the city. All the champagne cocktails are just $10 and pair beautifully with your moules frites.
Joy Summers

8. Monello

Copy Link
1115 2nd Ave
Minneapolis, MN
Open at the Hotel Ivy, Monello makes their own limoncello blending meyer and eureka lemons with neutral grain spirit and a hint of sugar. After it ages for 60 days, you can grab a glass of this traditional Italian liquor for just $8. Plus, it boasts one of the best under-the-radar patios in downtown Minneapolis.
Monello

9. Nightingale

Copy Link
2551 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55405
(612) 354-7060
Visit Website
Eight dollars will get you any of the signature cocktails and it's worth taking some time to explore this list. The staff is incredibly friendly and the classic cocktails, like the aviation, are perfectly executed.

10. The Lowry

Copy Link
2112 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55405
(612) 341-2112
Visit Website
Hip and happening, you may think your friends took you here for the jalapeno cheese curds with blueberry ketchup, but you’ll soon realize it was all for the $9 cocktails. Try the Last Word made with Vikre Boreal spruce gin, green chartreuse, luxardo maraschino liqueur, lime juice and bitters.

11. Tattersall Distilling

Copy Link
1620 Central Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(612) 584-4152
Visit Website
The space is beautiful and when the garage doors are rolled up and a food truck is humming outside, there is no place better to be on a warm summer night. Start your good time off with a Phil Collins, Tattersall's singular aquavit meets simple syrup, mint and a splash of soda for just $8. (Just watch the hours, they aren't open early in the week.)
Joy Summers

12. Saint Dinette

Copy Link
261 5th St E
Saint Paul, MN 55101
(651) 800-1415
Visit Website
All the cocktails on the menu inside this Lowertown hot spot are just $10. So, now you're only choice is whether to go light and refreshing with the cava topped Aurora mixed with aperol, lemon and oleo saccharum or dark and edgy with the Canadian Cold press made with bourbon, luxardo amaro, maple, and house-made cold press.
Joy Summers

13. Hi-Lo Diner

Copy Link
4020 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55406
This diner feels like a slice of nostalgia brought to life and garnished with whipped cream and a cherry. Which, actually, is how some of the adult ice cream beverages are served. The drinks are modern by way of Grandpa's bar set up and endlessly fun to sip. All of the ice cream cocktails are $10.

Loading comments...

1. Cafe & Bar Lurcat

1624 Harmon Pl, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Lurcat’s Spice Market cocktail plays with your palate by offering up tart and fresh fruit juices paired with a spicy splash of Tabasco ($10). [Photo Courtesy Café & Bar Lurcat’s Facebook]
1624 Harmon Pl
Minneapolis, MN 55403

2. Eat Street Social

2600 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Katie Cannon
The effortless cool and supremely comfortable bar seats make this spot a perennial cocktail favorite. Dip into whatever the daily punch selection is at only $6. This is also an excellent spot to grab a mocktail that goes way above and beyond the old Shirley Temple.
2600 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408

3. Heyday

2700 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Joy Summers
We've loved this bar from day one and with every menu evolution, there are new reasons to grab a seat underneath that familiar quote from the Replacements. Sip the deliciously adult Old Square for $9, a heady mix of rye, brandy, bonal and velvet falernum.
2700 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408

4. Hola Arepa

3501 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Joy Summers
The interior feels like a year round summer vacation and the bar menu drinks like it as well. All the cocktails are Try the seasonal horchata- rum, ginger syrup, spiced horchata (sweet rice-based drink often flavored with cinnamon and vanilla), and spice bag bitters.
3501 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408

5. Icehouse

2528 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Popular for brunch and bloody Marys, try something different next time you get the group together with the Skinny Love cocktail – a mimosa with fresh honeydew juice, green chartreuse and cava. Simply sweet and only $9. [Photo courtesy Icehouse Facebook Page]
2528 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404

6. Lyn 65 Kitchen & Bar

6439 Lyndale Ave S, Richfield, MN 55423
Joy Summers
There's a reason there are a bunch of cars inside this Richfield strip mall parking lot. Inside the unassuming exterior is one of the best cocktail rooms in town along with a seriously fun kitchen churning out delicious goodies. All the seasonal cocktails are $9.
6439 Lyndale Ave S
Richfield, MN 55423

7. Meritage

410 Saint Peter St, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Joy Summers
This restaurant might be known for the fantastic French fare, but don't forget that this is also one of the top bar games in the city. All the champagne cocktails are just $10 and pair beautifully with your moules frites.
410 Saint Peter St
Saint Paul, MN 55102

8. Monello

1115 2nd Ave, Minneapolis, MN
Monello
Open at the Hotel Ivy, Monello makes their own limoncello blending meyer and eureka lemons with neutral grain spirit and a hint of sugar. After it ages for 60 days, you can grab a glass of this traditional Italian liquor for just $8. Plus, it boasts one of the best under-the-radar patios in downtown Minneapolis.
1115 2nd Ave
Minneapolis, MN

9. Nightingale

2551 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405
Eight dollars will get you any of the signature cocktails and it's worth taking some time to explore this list. The staff is incredibly friendly and the classic cocktails, like the aviation, are perfectly executed.
2551 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55405

10. The Lowry

2112 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405
Hip and happening, you may think your friends took you here for the jalapeno cheese curds with blueberry ketchup, but you’ll soon realize it was all for the $9 cocktails. Try the Last Word made with Vikre Boreal spruce gin, green chartreuse, luxardo maraschino liqueur, lime juice and bitters.
2112 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55405

11. Tattersall Distilling

1620 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Joy Summers
The space is beautiful and when the garage doors are rolled up and a food truck is humming outside, there is no place better to be on a warm summer night. Start your good time off with a Phil Collins, Tattersall's singular aquavit meets simple syrup, mint and a splash of soda for just $8. (Just watch the hours, they aren't open early in the week.)
1620 Central Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

12. Saint Dinette

261 5th St E, Saint Paul, MN 55101
Joy Summers
All the cocktails on the menu inside this Lowertown hot spot are just $10. So, now you're only choice is whether to go light and refreshing with the cava topped Aurora mixed with aperol, lemon and oleo saccharum or dark and edgy with the Canadian Cold press made with bourbon, luxardo amaro, maple, and house-made cold press.
261 5th St E
Saint Paul, MN 55101

13. Hi-Lo Diner

4020 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406
This diner feels like a slice of nostalgia brought to life and garnished with whipped cream and a cherry. Which, actually, is how some of the adult ice cream beverages are served. The drinks are modern by way of Grandpa's bar set up and endlessly fun to sip. All of the ice cream cocktails are $10.
4020 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55406

Related Maps