Find a Restaurant

Feature

The Forty-Four Best Bars

Our favorite Twin Cities spots for craft cocktails, brown booze, and wines that warm your night.

1080 Restaurants found

Powered By

Sort by: Name | Price | Relevance

View: 25 | 50 | 100 per page

Axel's

560 W. 78th St., Chanhassen, 952-934-9340

This local chain, fashioned as a modern American supper club, features a traditional menu of steaks, seafood, prime rib, and an extensive list of wines, scotch, and martinis. Continue Reading

$$$$ | American, Steak |

Axel's

1318 Sibley Memorial Hwy., Mendota Heights, 651-686-4840

This local chain, fashioned as a modern American supper club, features a traditional menu of steaks, seafood, prime rib, and an extensive list of wines, scotch, and martinis. Continue Reading

$$$$ | American, Steak |

Axel's

2540 Cleveland Ave. N., Roseville, 651-367-3967

This local chain, fashioned as a modern American supper club, features a traditional menu of steaks, seafood, prime rib, and an extensive list of wines, scotch, and martinis. Continue Reading

$$$$ | American, Steak |

Babani's Kurdish Restaurant

544 St. Peter St., St. Paul, 651-602-9964

Costumes, carpets, and countryside photos decorate the USA's first Kurdish restaurant. Specialties include eggplant stuffed with spicy ground beef, homemade bread with feta and olives, and baklava. Continue Reading

$$ | Middle Eastern |

Bacio

Bacio

1571 Plymouth Rd., Minnetonka, 952-544-7000

An island of grownup eating in the Ridgedale area, Bacio provides top-notch service, a warmly sophisticated vibe, and accessible, good-tasting food with a slightly Mediterranean influence. Continue Reading

$$$ | Italian |

null

Bagu Sushi

4741 Chicago Ave., Mpls., 612-823-5254

Besides beautifully crafted, smart sushi rolls, the chefs put forth innovative Asian dishes such as Thai curries, noodles, and stir-fries. Continue Reading

$$ | Japanese, Thai |

Baker's Ribs

8019 Glen Ln., Eden Prairie, 952-942-5337

This counter-service Texas BBQ joint makes its own cast-iron wood smokers. The majority of the meats are good, but Baker's bests are its spareribs, sausage links, and a thin but winning barbecue sauce. Continue Reading

$$ | Barbecue |

Baldy's BBQ

1501 University Ave. SE, Mpls., 612-345-7937

This locally owned ribs and barbecue joint has a winning sauce and plenty of great attitude. Continue Reading

$$ | Barbecue |

Baldy's BBQ

11276 W. 210th St., Ste. 103, Lakeville, 952-469-3343

This locally owned ribs and barbecue joint has a winning sauce and plenty of great attitude. Continue Reading

$$ | Barbecue |

Bambu

Bambu

1715 Beam Ave., Maplewood, 651-747-1000

This small Asian restaurant has a contemporary atmosphere and serves Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, and fusion dishes. Continue Reading

$$ | Asian |

Band Box

729 S. 10th St., Mpls., 612-332-0850

The lone survivor of the Band Box diners (which once numbered 13) sits in Elliot Park. Expect home-cooked diner fare. Continue Reading

$ | American |

Bank

Bank

Minneapolis Westin, 88 S. 6th St., Mpls., 612-656-3255

One of the most alluring dining rooms in Minnesota, this spacious restored art deco bank lobby often outshines its modern American menu. A great place for a cocktail and a quick bite. Continue Reading

$$$$ | American |

Bar La Grassa in Minneapolis | photo by Caitlin Abrams

Bar La Grassa

800 Washington Ave. N., Mpls., 612-333-3837

Still clicking and packing them in, BLG feeds stylish eaters with innovative pastas and Italian dishes created with amazing ingredients. Sit at the counter and watch the action of a James Beard Award–winning kitchen. Continue Reading

$$$ | Italian |

Bar Louie

Ridgedale Ctr., Minnetonka, 952-545-2425

This national modern tavern draws a young crowd with an easy American menu: nachos, sliders, flatbreads, salads, among others. Continue Reading

$$$ | American |

Bar Louie

1348 Lagoon Ave. S., Mpls., 612-824-1529

This national modern tavern draws a young crowd with an easy American menu: nachos, sliders, flatbreads, salads, among others. Continue Reading

$$$ | American |

Bar Luchador

825 Washington Ave. SE, Mpls., 612-379-1450

This taco shop has become a hot spot for Dinkytowners. Fun and kicky tacos, sheet trays of nachos, and plenty of frozen margaritas have found a sweet home among students. Continue Reading

$ | Mexican |

Barbary Fig

720 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-290-2085

Tastes of North Africa and the Mediterranean beckon diners to owner Brahim Hadj-Moussa's café, featuring a short menu of couscous, tagines, brek, and other homemade specialties. Continue Reading

$$ | African |

null

Barbette

1600 W. Lake St., Mpls., 612-827-5710

This bohemian spot consistently cranks out thoughtful French bistro food, great late-night nosh, and some of the best frites around. Check out the extensive list of Champagne and bubblies. Continue Reading

$$$ | French |

Wings at Barker's Bar and Grill

Barker's Bar and Grill

413 2nd St., Hudson, WI, 715-386-4123

Hudson's stop for a high-quality burger and micro-brewed beer, Barker's goes above and beyond your average bar and grill: It roasts its own turkeys, smokes its own pork, hand-cuts steaks, and sources many ingredients from local producers. Continue Reading

$$ | American |

The bar at Barrio | photo by Caitlin Abrams

Barrio

5036 France Ave. S., Edina, 952-920-1860

Barrio is a darkly hip tequila bar packed with irreverent décor and beautiful people. Tequila and mezcal dominate the drinks list, and the menu is stacked with finely crafted but nicely priced Mexican bar nosh. Continue Reading

$$$ | Latin American, Mexican |

The bar at Barrio | photo by Caitlin Abrams

Barrio

925 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., 612-333-9953

Barrio is a darkly hip tequila bar packed with irreverent decor and beautiful people. Tequila and mezcal dominate the drinks list, and the menu is stacked with finely crafted but nicely priced Mexican bar nosh. Continue Reading

$$ | Mexican |

The bar at Barrio | photo by Caitlin Abrams

Barrio

235 E. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3250

Barrio is a darkly hip tequila bar packed with irreverent décor and beautiful people. Tequila and mezcal dominate the drinks list, and the menu is stacked with finely crafted but nicely priced Mexican bar nosh. Continue Reading

$$ | Mexican |

A dish at Basil's Restaurant in IDS Center in downtown Minneapolis

Basil's Restaurant

710 Marquette Ave., Mpls., 612-376-7404

The iconic café that overlooks the Crystal Court, Basil's is bright and attractive, the service professional, and the kitchen keeps the crowd happy with high-end salads, creative sandwiches, and interesting entrées. Continue Reading

$$$ | American |

Plates of food at Bawarchi in Plymouth | Photo by Caitlin Abrams

Bawarchi

187 Cheshire Ln. N., Plymouth, 763-777-8140

An Indian bistro that serves the gamut of sub-continent cuisine: Biryani is the focus, with plenty of curries, dosas, and even an assortment of Indo-Chine items. Continue Reading

$ | Indian |

The patio at Bayside Grill on Lake Minnetonka

Bayside Grille

687 Excelsior Blvd., Excelsior, 952-474-1113

Situated on Lake Minnetonka, Bayside Grille offers a casual American menu, including traditional and flatbread pizzas, sandwiches, wraps, big salads, and platters. Outdoor deck opens Memorial Day. Call for different winter hours. Continue Reading

$$ | American |