The Loring Pasta Bar—owned, operated, and decorated by entrepreneurial theater impresario Jason McLean—is both a great place to eat and, as the evening unwinds, an even better place to drink fine wine, listen to music, and dance until your feet are numb. Mondays are Musique Mystique nights, Fridays and Saturdays Salsa, and on Sundays perfect your Tango skills. The Loring feels like an extremely cool Italian bistro run by an eccentric genius, and the food is as creative as the décor. It has the most interesting bathrooms in town as well, so be sure to excuse yourself at least once and have a look at what a little imagination and taste can do.
Voted Best Dancing (old-fashioned) for 2012
Best of Twin Cities
Features: Dance Club, DJ, Late-night Eats, Live Music, Sports Bar, Wine Bar
Neighborhood(s): Minneapolis, U of M Vicinity