Drinks

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Mike’s Mix: St. Patrick’s Day, 2 Ways

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he headed over to The Liffey for a couple drinks that will definitely get you in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit.

03/14/2015

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TGF: Gear: Serving Drinks At The Tailgate

GoPong’s Portable High Top Party Bar is a full-size serving bar for all your tailgating needs.

02/24/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Hennepin Avenue Exile @ The Lowry

Mike Augustyniak has been mixing at some classic, old-school bars–places that feel like home for the holidays. This week, Mike headed to The Lowry in Uptown.

12/27/2014

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Fruity Cocktails To Beat The Summer Heat

Lemonade may be a great thirst quencher in the hot, hot heat of summer time, but get creative this year with some drinks that are a bit more fun.

07/01/2014

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The World’s Best Classic Cocktails In The Bars That Invented Them

There’s nothing better than kicking back on vacation with a classic local cocktail, and nothing worse than being interrupted by some blowhard waxing poetic about the drink’s storied “history”. Unless you’re the blowhard, and you’re sitting at the exact bar where the drink was invented.

04/04/2014

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Honesty Bars: The Bars Where You Pay Whatever You Want

If you’ve ever stayed at a boutique hotel abroad, odds are you’ve come across a “Seriously, where on earth did the bartender go — oh wait, there is no bartender?” honesty bar.

03/26/2014

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What You Drink Says A Lot About Your Politics

You are what you drink

01/03/2014

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Can Diet Sodas Cause More Weight Gain Than Regular Soda?

A new study is making a more disturbing claim. It finds that drinking diet sodas may actually cause a number of health problems.

07/11/2013

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Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Patio: Psycho Suzi’s

WCCO viewers picked what they believed to be the Best Patio in Minnesota, and Psycho Suzi’s in Northeast Minneapolis came out on top. When sitting on Psycho Suzi’s patio, it’s easy to feel like you’ve left the North Star state.

05/16/2013

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Warm Up Breathes Life Into Minnesotans, Outdoor Dining

With Friday’s great weather, Minnesotans headed to the nearest outdoor eating spot.

04/26/2013

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Bite Of Minnesota: Delicious Drinks

I absolutely love beverages. Who doesn’t? Sure, I drink water most of the day to hydrate and prepare me for workouts, but I get really excited by new beverages or new beverage creations. From craft cocktails to coffee to coconut water, this week has been a busy one filled with new drink discoveries.

01/15/2013

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5 Easy Tips To Plan The Perfect Party

Holiday get-togethers are ramping up. With New Year’s next up, we got tips from the experts on how to plan the perfect party.

12/22/2012

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How To Use Ginger In Holiday Drinks

A popular spice this time of the year is ginger. You see a lot of gingerbread houses and ginger cookies in bakeries and grocery stores. But what about adding that ginger flavor to some of your favorite holiday drinks?

12/11/2012

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Video Game Heaven: Insert Coins Opens Oct. 26

If you’ve ever liked video games, welcome to heaven. A new spot for nightlife in downtown Minneapolis is putting a spin on the traditional nightclub.

10/06/2012

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Best Bars With A College Night In Minnesota

Are you a college student who is a bit strapped for cash, but looking for a fun evening out? Check out these fun places that feature college-friendly specials.

08/30/2012

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Best Pool Halls In Minneapolis

Pool halls are a dying breed. Fortunately, there are several excellent local billiards options still available; check out the best pool halls the Minneapolis area has to offer.

08/09/2012

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Best Bars With Drinking Games In The Twin Cities

Nothing livens up an evening out imbibing with friends quite like a good drinking game. Check out some of Twin Cities finest bars for drinking game fun.

08/02/2012

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Best Secret Bars In Minnesota

Looking for a secret watering hole? Try one of these “hidden gems,” cleverly tucked away in Minnesota.

07/12/2012

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Best Piano Bars In Minnesota

Looking for a high-energy, fun-loving bar atmosphere? Why not check out a piano bar. Check out this listing of some of Minnesota’s finest.

06/21/2012

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Best Summertime Bars In Minnesota

Enjoy longer days, warm breezes and the company of friends by trying one (or all!) of these terrific summertime watering holes in Minnesota.

06/14/2012

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Best Nightlife Venues With Valet Parking In Minneapolis

Parking in downtown Minneapolis is a hassle, no doubt about it. Fortunately, several late-night bar/restaurants have valet parking to alleviate the frustration of trying to find an adequate parking spot.

06/07/2012

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Unique Nights Out In The Twin Cities

Tired of your typical, routine, increasingly mundane nights staying in or repeatedly visiting the same places? If you are looking to mix things up and try something a bit more unique than say grabbing a beer at your local watering hole, check out these suggested venues and activities.

05/31/2012

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Best Hipster Hangout Spots In Minneapolis

Looking for the best hipster hangouts in Minneapolis? Read on for a listing of a few of the best local hipster havens.

05/25/2012

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Nutritionists: Eat Your Calories, Don’t Drink Them

Have you ever heard the saying, “Don’t drink your calories”? Most nutritionists recommend saving your calories for food dishes instead of beverages. Shape Magazine put together a list to help steer you in the right direction when it comes to drink choices.

05/21/2012

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Best Nightclubs With Bottle Service In Minneapolis

Want to feel like a VIP? Call ahead and request bottle service for your next night out on the town at these fabulous Minneapolis clubs.

05/10/2012

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