Minneapolis Happy Hours
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1. Fhima's Minneapolis
Fhima’s is a happy hour stop to take that special individual you want to pamper or impress…on a budget.
The interior decor was ripped right out of The Great Gatsby and placed in downtown Minneapolis or your bewonderment. Huge chandeliers hang all around individual tables covered in mesmerizing crystal, glass, and shimmering walls.
Their food is inspired by French and Mediterranean influences; it includes: hummus, shakshuka, and savory flambe tarts. My favorite right now has to be the lamb Merguez served with chevre and frites.
What sets Fhima’s apart is their “Choose your own Adventure” cocktail. During just pick your favorite base spirit and let them know if you would like it “Shaken and Refreshing” or “Boozy and Stirred” to come up with a delicious drink to help you forget the workday.
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2. Icehouse Minneapolis
The Icehouse has an amazing food menu with options ranging from bar snacks to substantial sandwiches. Try their Brisket Philly or the Pastrami with egg and harissa if you’re like me and happened to skip lunch and just cant wait for dinner!
Many of their happy hour dishes can be made vegan or gluten free for those of you with dietary restrictions. For those of you looking for a beverage with your discounted food they offer the house classic cocktails for $8 instead of $10.
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3. The Living Room
The Living Room in Minneapolis has a quaint little happy hour menu but its nothing to sleep on. If you’re like me and can’t pass up $2 oysters, then stop on by and top it off with a little sparkling rosé for just $5!
If you’re hankering for some killer chili, get the Loaded Tater Tots. They outsource the key ingredient from Manny’s Steakhouse. Order a $5 house wine, $6 beer, or $8 cocktail to pair.
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4. Stanley's Northeast
Stanley’s NE is a fun and lively bar environment whose HH begins with a dollar off drinks and ends with amazing food and drink options depending on the day. Their discounts range from $5 off on Taco Tuesdays to $2 off Signature Bloody Marys and Mimosas on Saturdays.
Once you’ve had your fun downstairs see if you can find the entrance to one of the Twin Cities’ best hideaways. Find Al’s Place and purchase a barstool, you wont regret it.
Saint Paul Happy Hours
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1. Tongue in Cheek
Tongue In Cheek’s menu is a carnivore’s dream! Their happy hour drink specials are located at the bar from 4-7 to wet your whistle in between deliciously tender bites of braised short ribs. Their homemade Chelada beers–traditionally a Mexican beer with juice and sauce to enhance its flavor–range from spicy cayenne to savory salty clamato.
Tongue in Cheek also has creative mini versions of classic cocktails for you to try individually or order a flight to try them all!
Drink specials only.
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2. Parlour Bar Saint Paul
Saint Paul’s Parlour Bar has an awesome menu to chow through before rush hour.
Their food menu has one of my all time favorite bar munchies: Chicharrones, or pork rinds with Tajin seasoning. It’s the perfect salty bite to go along with a cold beer at the end of the work day.
Don’t sleep on the rest of the menu because their chili and honey covered cauliflower will blow your mind! Want something more appropriate for a day at the ballpark? Starting in the spring I’ll be grabbing their Korean Corn Dog with spicy Gochujang and kimchi before heading down 7th to CHS Field.
Pro tip: they don’t offer happy hour on Xcel Energy event nights.
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3. Herbie's on the Park
Herbie’s on the Park located by Rice Park in Saint Paul offers both drink and food specials in an upscale yet inviting environment.
Happy hour appetizers are priced at $7 and well-worth every penny. Their carnitas tacos were surprisingly flavorful and filled in with savory pork and cilantro mayo.
The flat bread is sprinkled with balsamic roasted peaches, goat cheese, pancetta, and arugula. Next time you’re in the mood for some small bites and a cold drink, stop in and try their barramundi bites.
As for drink specials you can grab many local beers for 5$, house rail cocktails for $6 and a glass of red or white wine for $7.