Ike's Food & Cocktails50 S 6th St Minneapolis, MN 55403 US +1-612-746-4537
DOWNTOWN. Ike's plays up the supper club concept quite well with its vintage booths, hardwoods, kitschy framed memorabilia, and even old school-caliber mixed drinks. Burgers (good ones) and shakes characterize the afternoon offerings, and the kitchen serves up a handful of larger portions in the evenings usually including a steak, blue plate special, and seafood dish. Eating aside, one look at the bar will tell you this retro spot is good destination for evening cocktails, and if you come during the work week, expect awesome happy hour prices on eats and drinks.
Imperial Room417 1st Ave. N. Minneapolis, MN 55401 +1-612-376-7676
Channeling the vibe of a retro big city lounge, the Imperial Room is great for both avid clubbers and guests that simply want to unwind with a cocktail. If you prefer a subdued atmosphere, sip your favorite drink and order a great meal in the Imperial Room. For the true club experience, head to the Imperial Lounge, which features a DJ, dance floor and comfortable seating. Open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, the Imperial Lounge features fun weekly events such as Industry Night and the Martini Music Lounge. Be sure to stop by during your visit to Bloomington.
Minnesota Music Café499 Payne Ave St. Paul, MN 55101 US +1-651-776-4699
EAST ST. PAUL. Make no mistake, Minnesota Music Café lays proud claim to one of St. Paul's hippest bar scenes. Located just east of downtown, the bar boasts an imported dance floor (okay, so it's from South Dakota!) and banners and artifacts that pay tribute to famous Minnesotan musicians like Bob Dylan, Morris Day and the Time, and Prince. Each week, Minnesota Music Café hosts top-notch blues, jazz, and rock 'n roll acts, including nationally recognized recording artists like Walter Trout and Jonny Lang.
Rouge at The Lounge411 2nd Ave N Minneapolis, MN 55401 US +1-612-333-8800
WAREHOUSE DISTRICT. With the best DJs in the Twin Cities on constant rotation, three different dance floors, plush VIP areas, and film imagery projected onto ribbons of smoke in the air, there's certainly no lack of interest at Rouge at The Lounge. Celebrities (including Prince) have been known to frequent the club, adding to the glamour and cool of this hotspot.