With its faux-marble bar up front and goofy, cubistic paintings hanging above the faux-leather sofas in back, The Imperial Room caters to a more relaxed Warehouse District crowd than its rump-bumping neighbors. Nevertheless, when DJs play, the tiny dance floor fills up. The upstairs lounge, which opens on Tuesdays and weekends, offers more sofas and a pleasant, almost-chic environment that’s nice for meeting new people. Frequent drink specials make the Imperial one of the best deals in town for a faux-classy night out.
Features: DJ, Happy Hour, Late-night Eats
Neighborhood(s): Downtown Minneapolis
Happy Hour: M-W, 4 p.m.-2 a.m.; Th-Sa, 4-8 p.m.: half-price martinis, rails, and champagne cocktails, $3 tap beers.