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Eater Minneapolis Cocktail Heatmap: Where to Drink Right Now

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The weather outside might be funky, but inside these bars, the drink scene is burning up. The Eater Cocktail Heatmap is the definitive drinker's guide to the latest cocktail slingers in the Twin Cities. Drink well and remember to let us know who you think we've missed or send in tips on where to drink next.

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Spoon and Stable

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It's still impossible to find an open seat at this bar past 5:05 p.m. and the reason isn't just those insanely tasty French fries. Robb Jones and his remarkable bar staff pour what are, without question, some of the best drinks in town. Plus, after 10 p.m. on Saturday nights, the special ramen bowls have been replaced with tacos from chef/owner Gavin Kaysen.
Joy Summers

Norseman Distillery

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The new cocktail room inside Norseman is finally open and serving. Last Friday night, drinkers poured in to sip collinses and daiquiris as made by Keith Mrotek (formerly of Marvel Bar and onetime Iron Bartender champ) and his team. The new space is open Monday through Saturday.

Volstead's Emporium

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Don't look for a sign. This bonafide speakeasy is a plain door at the back of a random building and you don't get in unless the red light is on. That said, what awaits when you descend into the dark room is a collection of Prohibition-era cocktails that have even the most hardened booze snobs raving.

Tattersall Distilling

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Months after opening and we are still happily jockeying for a seat inside this distillery's buzzing cocktail room. The drink list continues to evolve - especially as Tattersall adds new spirits to its lineup and still, we are yet to taste a drink here that we don't instantly fall in love with.
Joy Summers

Scena Tavern

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The cocktails poured inside this giant, new Uptown eatery are created by Bittercube Bitters. Overseen by Blue J. Ballard, who just took home the title of Punch King, the cocktails are imaginative, fun to order and even better to down.

Milkjam Creamery

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Sure, it's an ice cream shop, but it's also the spot where you can get the best adult floats in town. Try the champagne float and drink like it's your birthday.
Katie Cannon

The Commodore Bar and Restaurant

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Drink like Fitzgerald (or drink a Fitzgerald) inside this address he used to call home. The tiny bar near the front is still the best seat - if you can snag one. Only open a few days a week, these incredible cocktails are in high demand.
Joy Summers

Saint Dinette

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Orange Julio for brunch, Friar Tuck for the night and a Canadian Cold Press all day long: every evolution of Saint Dinette's cocktail menu is ideal for drinking all day, every day.
Joy Summers

Spoon and Stable

Joy Summers
It's still impossible to find an open seat at this bar past 5:05 p.m. and the reason isn't just those insanely tasty French fries. Robb Jones and his remarkable bar staff pour what are, without question, some of the best drinks in town. Plus, after 10 p.m. on Saturday nights, the special ramen bowls have been replaced with tacos from chef/owner Gavin Kaysen.
Joy Summers

Norseman Distillery

The new cocktail room inside Norseman is finally open and serving. Last Friday night, drinkers poured in to sip collinses and daiquiris as made by Keith Mrotek (formerly of Marvel Bar and onetime Iron Bartender champ) and his team. The new space is open Monday through Saturday.

Volstead's Emporium

Don't look for a sign. This bonafide speakeasy is a plain door at the back of a random building and you don't get in unless the red light is on. That said, what awaits when you descend into the dark room is a collection of Prohibition-era cocktails that have even the most hardened booze snobs raving.

Tattersall Distilling

Joy Summers
Months after opening and we are still happily jockeying for a seat inside this distillery's buzzing cocktail room. The drink list continues to evolve - especially as Tattersall adds new spirits to its lineup and still, we are yet to taste a drink here that we don't instantly fall in love with.
Joy Summers

Scena Tavern

The cocktails poured inside this giant, new Uptown eatery are created by Bittercube Bitters. Overseen by Blue J. Ballard, who just took home the title of Punch King, the cocktails are imaginative, fun to order and even better to down.

Milkjam Creamery

Katie Cannon
Sure, it's an ice cream shop, but it's also the spot where you can get the best adult floats in town. Try the champagne float and drink like it's your birthday.
Katie Cannon

The Commodore Bar and Restaurant

Joy Summers
Drink like Fitzgerald (or drink a Fitzgerald) inside this address he used to call home. The tiny bar near the front is still the best seat - if you can snag one. Only open a few days a week, these incredible cocktails are in high demand.
Joy Summers

Saint Dinette

Joy Summers
Orange Julio for brunch, Friar Tuck for the night and a Canadian Cold Press all day long: every evolution of Saint Dinette's cocktail menu is ideal for drinking all day, every day.
Joy Summers

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