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This Place Is On Fire: Bars With Fire Pits Or Fireplaces

When the first cool fall wind blows across the Twin Cities, it doesn’t mean the days of enjoying a pint outside with your friends have to end.

10/20/2011

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Best Places To Play Bar Trivia In The Twin Cities

Not interested in the same old bar computer games and there isn’t a decent sports game on in a hundred channels. How about bar trivia?

10/13/2011

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The Best Of Minnesota Oktoberfest Beers

Much as it is with Christmas, it’s sad to see how far Oktoberfest has strayed from its true roots.

10/06/2011

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Guide To The Minnesota School Of Bartending

While the state of Minnesota doesn’t require bartenders to attend special classes to attain such positions, some do attend a specialized school to attain those skills.

09/29/2011

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Bar Review: The Depot Tavern

Nestled right next to the Seventh St. Entry in a space formerly occupied by a pizza joint and an Unbank, the Depot Tavern is an idea so staggeringly good, it’s amazing it’s taken this long to come to fruition.

09/22/2011

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Commentary With A Local: Ray Smart, Musician, Activist

While Ray Smart and his band Drift Effect broke up more than a year ago, that end only opened a different door for him.

09/15/2011

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A Listener’s Guide To Notable Minnesota Music

Over the years, Minnesota has produced a clutch of local acts that have broken into national prominence and influence. For your convenience, then, here is a quick elementary school primer on some of Minnesota’s most notable acts’ discographies.

09/08/2011

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Best Dinner Cruises For A Different Take On A Night Out

With the Land of 10,000 Lakes just outside our doorstep, more and more people are venturing out on the water for a romantic getaway without having to travel far at all.

09/01/2011

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A Night Out At W.A. Frost & Company In St. Paul

W.A. Frost & Company in Saint Paul’s Cathedral Hill neighborhood is most well-known for its patio, and rightly so. On summer afternoons, the trees that encircle provide ample shade and at night, the lights strung from the trees and along the fence twinkle between the leaves.

08/25/2011

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Best Ladies Nights In The Twin Cities

All right ladies, it’s time to strap on those heels, grab your clutch and bring your best gal pals because it’s Ladies Night in the city.

08/18/2011

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Top Songs About The Twin Cities

So maybe we’re not California, a state about which there seem to be dozens of songs written — even Minnesota’s own Low has a song named after the Golden State.

08/11/2011

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Chatting With Baustert Of Decibel Consulting, Design

You see them all over the city. Plastered on light poles, in the windows of clubs, even on Facebook. They are event fliers. Ever wonder who makes them?

08/04/2011

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Skrillex, The New Rock Star DJ

DJs are the new rock stars. Some would say DJs are rock stars like professional poker players are the new professional athletes.

07/28/2011

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Interview: Devlin Andersen Of Dead Sound Music Co.

Dead Sound Music Company has already made a name for themselves. Having a pride in their local bands that is unmatched by others, the studio has a true passion for creating sophisticated and engaging works of art.

07/21/2011

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Best Places To Drink And Let Off Some Steam

In a city which prides itself on professional advancements, corporate establishments and an all-together high work ethic, it’s no wonder so many people in the Twin Cities need a weekly happy hour to de-stress.

07/14/2011

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