by Molly Priesmeyer - 262 Reviews - 117 List
These Twin Cities bars and restaurants serve up old-school cocktails in style.
Updated: August 09, 2009
The lounge at this five-star restaurant uber-chic, offering up some of the fanciest house-made cocktails this side of the Brooklyn Bridge. Go for the gold and have the award-winning bartender whip up one of his very own, or settle in at the bar for a classic Manhattan--done better at this MiniApple restaurant than any Big Apple joint.
Nothing goes better with a generous strip of local, grass-fed steak than a classic martini or a sidecar, served at this St. Paul steak joint for $8 apiece. And for a truly old-school cocktail, check out the Old Fashioned, made here with fresh, muddled fruit.
The bartenders here have won awards for their homemade drinks, like the Green Meany, featuring Bombay Sapphire and absinthe. Even the classic cocktails--from the Manhattan to the gin fizz--come with an added splash of specially made.