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Where to Drink Beer Cocktails in MPLS Right Now

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It's finally officially summer, and that just reminds us: summer in Minneapolis is really damn hot. And what's better than an ice cold brew or a boozy libation on a hot summer day? How about the best of both worlds: beer cocktails. Far beyond the dropping-a-shot-of-whiskey-into-a-pint-glass of your college days, Minneapolis bartenders are delving into deep exploration of the beer cocktail, and we've rounded up the eight of the best spots to drink beer cocktails right now.

Did we miss your favorite beer + booze combo? Let us know in the comments.


Sophie Rupp

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1. Mason's Restaurant Barre

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528 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 516-3344
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With a whole section of their drink menu dedicated to beer cocktails, Mason’s has an impressive selection of boozy beer. Try the Dark Apple (Gosling’s dark rum, Strongbow Cider, rosemary, and Minnesota maple syrup). Our favorite way to cool off? The Belgian Shandy, made with Duvel Single and lemonade.

2. The Lowry

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2112 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55405
(612) 341-2112
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This modern diner has an extensive tap beer list, with a few of those taps migrating over to the cocktail menu. We love the Snarf, made with gin, simple syrup, lime juice, Shocktop Belgian white ale, and grapefruit-chamomile-cardamom soda. Prefer a hoppier beer cocktail? The Battle Cat blends vodka, orange curacao, lemon and cranberry juices, and simple syrup with Summit EPA.

3. Icehouse

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2528 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 276-6523
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Ginger beer has quickly become the coolest kid on the block, and it is front and center on Icehouse’s cocktail list. We know, ginger beer isn’t actually beer, but it’s still delicious when paired with bourbon, rum, and bitters such as in Icehouse’s full.grown.man. Another worthy concoction is The Man with Forked Beard, which is the Icehouse’s take on a dark and stormy, made with housemade ginger beer.

4. World Street Kitchen

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2743 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 424-8855
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This Uptown hot spot’s menu is generating a lot of buzz, and its drink list is no exception. The South American-inspired Premostura (Grain Belt Premium beer with angostura bitters) will pleasantly surprise, as will the spicy Michelada, made with Pacifico beer.

5. Bryant-Lake Bowl & Theater

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810 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 825-3737
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Need a pick-me-up? Stop by Bryant Lake Bowl for brunch (served from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day) for the Wake Up Beer, which blends Guinness with a shot of espresso.

6. Barbette

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1600 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 827-5710
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Stop by this French eatery for breakfast (served 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily) or brunch (served 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily) for the Bloody Beer, Barbette’s creative take on the classic bloody Mary.

7. McCoy's Public House

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3801 Grand Way
St Louis Park, MN 55416
(952) 224-9494
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McCoy’s Public House has an entire beer cocktails menu. It may be short (four drinks round out the offering), but each one is worth a taste. A hot summer day calls for the Shandy Beer, made with lager, citrus vodka, lemonade, and fresh lemons.

8. Cafe Maude

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5411 Penn Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55419
(612) 822-5411
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If you’re looking for a good beer-y drink without the booze, head to Café Maude for the Bitter Orange Ginger. The South Minneapolis eatery mixes non-alcoholic ginger beer and orange bitters for a refreshing mocktail.

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1. Mason's Restaurant Barre

528 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis, MN
With a whole section of their drink menu dedicated to beer cocktails, Mason’s has an impressive selection of boozy beer. Try the Dark Apple (Gosling’s dark rum, Strongbow Cider, rosemary, and Minnesota maple syrup). Our favorite way to cool off? The Belgian Shandy, made with Duvel Single and lemonade.
528 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN

2. The Lowry

2112 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405
This modern diner has an extensive tap beer list, with a few of those taps migrating over to the cocktail menu. We love the Snarf, made with gin, simple syrup, lime juice, Shocktop Belgian white ale, and grapefruit-chamomile-cardamom soda. Prefer a hoppier beer cocktail? The Battle Cat blends vodka, orange curacao, lemon and cranberry juices, and simple syrup with Summit EPA.
2112 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55405

3. Icehouse

2528 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Ginger beer has quickly become the coolest kid on the block, and it is front and center on Icehouse’s cocktail list. We know, ginger beer isn’t actually beer, but it’s still delicious when paired with bourbon, rum, and bitters such as in Icehouse’s full.grown.man. Another worthy concoction is The Man with Forked Beard, which is the Icehouse’s take on a dark and stormy, made with housemade ginger beer.
2528 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404

4. World Street Kitchen

2743 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408
This Uptown hot spot’s menu is generating a lot of buzz, and its drink list is no exception. The South American-inspired Premostura (Grain Belt Premium beer with angostura bitters) will pleasantly surprise, as will the spicy Michelada, made with Pacifico beer.
2743 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408

5. Bryant-Lake Bowl & Theater

810 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Need a pick-me-up? Stop by Bryant Lake Bowl for brunch (served from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day) for the Wake Up Beer, which blends Guinness with a shot of espresso.
810 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408

6. Barbette

1600 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Stop by this French eatery for breakfast (served 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily) or brunch (served 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily) for the Bloody Beer, Barbette’s creative take on the classic bloody Mary.
1600 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408

7. McCoy's Public House

3801 Grand Way, St Louis Park, MN 55416
McCoy’s Public House has an entire beer cocktails menu. It may be short (four drinks round out the offering), but each one is worth a taste. A hot summer day calls for the Shandy Beer, made with lager, citrus vodka, lemonade, and fresh lemons.
3801 Grand Way
St Louis Park, MN 55416

8. Cafe Maude

5411 Penn Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419
If you’re looking for a good beer-y drink without the booze, head to Café Maude for the Bitter Orange Ginger. The South Minneapolis eatery mixes non-alcoholic ginger beer and orange bitters for a refreshing mocktail.
5411 Penn Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55419

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