Getting cheap drinks is no longer limited to a can of domestic beer and a single shot of rail whiskey (although that combination can be amazing). Minneapolis has an extensive supply of well-managed cocktail programs, locally made spirits, and the desire of hard-working people to enjoy a variety of libations. This setting makes conditions perfect for anyone with Rockefeller tastes and a Dickensian budget to get an amazing drink.
It can be embarrassing to ask which drink is cheap or what the specials are. Skip that awkward step and visit places where the value is built in and the drinks are amazing. Many restaurants in Minneapolis have high-quality cocktails using unique ingredients such as, lime acid or South African tea cordials, and are always priced under $9.
While saving money for the inevitable Trumpocolypse is paramount, someone could alternatively save for a cab ride home, a better tip to the smiling barkeep, or to buy your neighbor a drink. Relax at one of these great Minneapolis bars and enjoy a craft cocktail at great price; it will be a rewarding experience.
—Article by Jon Robinson