Cocktails & Cinema

Because some movies are better with a buzz

  • New Hope Cinema Grill
    Servers will stop by your table before the show to take your order. Dine on salds, wraps, and burgers, and sip Ketel One vodka, Sterling wine, or one of Surly's local brews. Cheers to that. 2749 Winnetka Ave. N., New Hope, 763-417-0017,
  • The Mezz Bistro Lounge
    This full-service restaurant has a partnership with the adjacent Paragon Theaters. Choose from 35 martinis, take a seat in the newly constructed balcony, and look down on fellow moviegoers who are stuck with soda and popcorn. 14401 Burnhaven Dr., Burnsville, 952-892-3456,
  • Showplace Icon Theatre
    Reserve extra-wide seats and a private end table in the VIP area, where your group can order a meat and cheese plate, Neapolitan pizza, and specialty cocktails. Trust us, it's worth the trip to the West End. W. 16th St. and Park Place Blvd., St. Louis Park, 612-568-0375,

Some movies are better with a buzz, and you don't need to dine out before the show to get one. These theaters serve food and drinks while you take in the latest flick.