We are heading to MSP for a wedding in late July (I believe its actually on Lake Minnetonka) for one of my wife’s best friends.
She had originally gotten me a ‘voucher’ for Savor in NYC for Xmas, but it conflicts with a family event we have (group trip to Book of Mormon!). Sooooo, what I said to her was, “what I’d really like is to go out to MSP a day earlier with you and explore the beer bars, beer culture, and culture of the Twin Cities.”
I have to say, I don’t mind them, but I’m a little ‘over’ brewery tours ( “AND THIS IS OUR MASH TUN, WHERE WE STEEP THE MALTED GRAINS TO EXTRACT THE SUGAR”), so unless there is one that is a true ‘can’t-miss’ (Surly?), what I am really looking for is a cool, walkable neighborhood to stay in for a night, beer bars/tap rooms/nano’s to hit up, and good, unique restaurants, maybe a cool music venue. Just a general landscape of the can’t miss parts of the city.
I have a day and a night to blow on my wife’s dime. Recommendations appreciated!
BTW, I’m a hockey superfan, but felt the need to jab at all my Minnesotan/midwest virtual friends on this board! (watched both Yale beat QU last night, then turned on Miracle, which is in my top 5 all time movies, starring my all-time favorite Canadian, Mr. Kurtis Russell).