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Best Outdoor Bars In the Twin Cities

November 2, 2010 2:34 AM

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The flowering garden patio at W. A. Frost takes outdoor eating and drinking to a new level. (Credit: wafrost.com)

The flowering garden patio at W. A. Frost takes outdoor eating and drinking to a new level. (Credit: wafrost.com)

The warm-weather season in the Twin Cities may be remarkably short, but the list of places to enjoy it is surprisingly long. Dining al fresco, catching a coffee or sipping a drink outdoors are some of the best ways to enjoy the short summer. From the high end to the high kitsch, here are the best outdoor bars in the Twin Cities.
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This St. Paul neighborhood bar features a multi-level patio centered around the Twin Cities' largest fireplace. (Credit: sweenyssaloon.com)

Sweeney’s Saloon

96 Dale Street N
St. Paul, Minn. 55102
(651) 221-9157
www.sweeneyssaloon.com

This St. Paul neighborhood bar features a multi-level patio centered around the Twin Cities’ largest fireplace. Home to movie nights and the occasional winter party, the patio at Sweeney’s is one of the best places to sip a local brew. Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

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Brit

Brit’s Pub

1110 Nicollet Avenue
Minneapolis, Minn. 55403
(612) 332-3908
www.britspub.com

Brit’s is known for many things: classic British pub food, pints of English lagers and live screenings of soccer and rugby matches from around the world. It is also known for its generous sidewalk seating area and a giant lawn bowling patio on the roof. Hours: Monday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

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Enjoy palm fronds and bamboo on the spacious backyard patio at Psycho Suzy's. (Credit: psychosuzis.com).

Psycho Suzi’s Motor Lounge

2519 Marshall Street NE
Minneapolis, Minn. 55418
(612) 788-9069
www.psychosuzis.com

If you’re in the mood for a well-mixed rum drink served in your very own tiki glass or state fair-caliber cheese curds, Psycho Suzi’s is the place for you. You can enjoy both amongst the palm fronds and bamboo on the spacious backyard patio. Hours: Monday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

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McGovern

Patrick McGovern’s

225 7th Street W
St. Paul, Minn. 55102
(651) 224-5821
www.patmcgoverns.com

Because of its close proximity to Xcel Energy Center, McGovern’s is a regular stop for those who venture to downtown St. Paul to take in a show or hockey game. McGovern’s is famous for its turkey sandwiches and pot pies and long list of microbrews. You can enjoy both on its street-level patio. Hours: Monday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to midnight; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

wafrost Best Outdoor Bars In the Twin Cities

The flowering garden patio at W. A. Frost takes outdoor eating and drinking to a new level. (Credit: wafrost.com)

W.A. Frost & Company

374 Selby Avenue
St. Paul, Minn. 55102
(651) 224-5715
www.wafrost.com

The flowering garden patio at W. A. Frost takes outdoor eating and drinking to a new level. You can sip from one of 1,100 different bottles on the wine list in this charming, tree-lined space. Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.; Saturday, 10:30 to 12:30 a.m.; Sunday 10:30 to 11:30 p.m.

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