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Best Rooftop Bars And Lounges In the Twin Cities

November 3, 2010 11:19 PM

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Joe’s Garage is a rooftop bar known for having the best view. (Credit: joes-garage.com)

Joe’s Garage is a rooftop bar known for having the best view. (Credit: joes-garage.com)

Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of the rooftop dining season, when Twin Citeans migrate outside en masse to enjoy rooftop dining and drinking. There are more than a few places to choose from, but here are some of the best rooftop bars and lounges in the Twin Cities.
stellas Best Rooftop Bars And Lounges In the Twin Cities

Stellas has oustanding fish fare and a cold brew. (Credit: stallasfishcafe.com)

Stella’s Fish Café

1400 W. Lake Street
Minneapolis, Minn. 55408
(612) 824-8862
www.stellasfishcafe.com

Stella’s has long been the standard by which other rooftops bars have been judged, and with good reason – it has one of the largest around. Add in outstanding fish fare and a cold brew and you might mistake your trip to Stella’s for a day at the beach. Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

solera Best Rooftop Bars And Lounges In the Twin Cities

Solera combines tapas from Minnesota's most distinguished chef with an extensive list of sherries and Spanish wine. (Credit: solera-restaurant.com)

Solera

900 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, Minn. 55403
(612) 338-0062
www.solera-restaurant.com

Solera combines tapas from Minnesota’s most distinguished chef with an extensive list of sherries and Spanish wines. Summer at Solera means movies on the rooftop, with every Tuesday and Wednesday featuring a new release or classic film. Hours: Monday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Friday, 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Saturday, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Sunday, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.

joesgarage1 Best Rooftop Bars And Lounges In the Twin Cities

Joe's Garage is a rooftop bar known for having the best view. (Credit: joes-garage.com)

Joe’s Garage

1610 Harmon Place
Minneapolis, Minn. 55403
(612) 904-1163
www.joes-garage.com

Joe’s Garage is a rooftop bar known for having the best view, with Loring Park on one side and the Basilica on the other. They also offer mashed potatoes your way, a small but substantive beer list and creative cocktails. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to midnight; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

motoi Best Rooftop Bars And Lounges In the Twin Cities

Moto-i prides itself on being the first sake brewpub outside of Japan. (Credit: moto-i.com)

Moto-i

2940 Lyndale Avenue S
Minneapolis, Minn. 55408
(612) 821-6262
www.moto-i.com

Moto-i prides itself on being the first sake brewpub outside of Japan, serving several varieties of sake brewed onsite along with a menu of small plates to kill the buzz. Enjoy both on the rooftop deck overlooking Uptown. Hours: Monday through Friday, noon to 2 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

seven Best Rooftop Bars And Lounges In the Twin Cities

Seven features sushi, drink specials and a VIP bottling service. (Credit: 7mpls.com)

Seven Sushi Ultralounge and Skybar

700 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, Minn. 55403
(612) 238-7777
www.7mpls.com

Seven is the place to see and be seen in downtown Minneapolis, and what better place to do so than a rooftop patio offering the best view of the city. Seven also features sushi, drink specials and a VIP bottling service. Hours: Monday through Thursday and Sunday, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 6 p.m. to midnight.

theliffey Best Rooftop Bars And Lounges In the Twin Cities

Best known for its old-world Irish fare and plentiful pints, the Liffey is also home to the best rooftop bar in downtown St. Paul. (Credit: theliffey.com)

The Liffey

175 7th Street W
St. Paul, Minn. 55102
(651) 556-1420
www.theliffey.com

Best known for its old-world Irish fare and plentiful pints, the Liffey is also home to the best rooftop bar in downtown St. Paul. They also feature an estimable Sunday brunch with traditional Irish musicians. Hours: Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.

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