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Best Twin Cities Hotel Bars

December 14, 2010 3:40 PM

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Tucked away in the trendy Mill District, the w xyz bar is known as the best place to go for a pre-theater snack or drink. (Credit: starwoodhotels.com)

Tucked away in the trendy Mill District, the w xyz bar is known as the best place to go for a pre-theater snack or drink. (Credit: starwoodhotels.com)

Hotel bars have traditionally gotten a bad rap. Not so in the Twin Cities. Here, the hotel bar scene shows you that if they feature world-renowned chefs, modern décor and gourmet menus, these bars can offer both style and substance. Whether you are a Twin Cities native looking for a new hangout or just passing through on business, prepare to be impressed with the best Twin Cities hotel bars.
foshay Best Twin Cities Hotel Bars

With it's sleek décor, low-lighting and art-deco sofas, the Living Room brings a touch of the cosmopolitan to the Twin Cities. (Credit: whotels.com)

The Living Room at W Hotel Foshay

821 Marquette Avenue S
Minneapolis, Minn. 55402
(612) 215-3700
www.whotels.com

With it’s sleek décor, low-lighting and art-deco sofas, the Living Room brings a touch of the cosmopolitan to the Twin Cities. Come for the $5 happy hour, grab a sofa near the open fireplace or dance the night away to the after hours DJ. Hours: Monday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

cosmos Best Twin Cities Hotel Bars

Cosmos is best known for decadent desserts and amazing martinis. (Credit: cosmosrestaurant.com)

Cosmos at Graves 601 Hotel

601 1st Avenue N
Minneapolis, MN 55467
(612) 312-1168
www.cosmosrestaurant.com

Finding Cosmos is half the challenge (it’s located on the fourth floor, accessible via elevator from the hotel lobby). Deciding what to eat or drink is the other. Best known for decadent desserts and amazing martinis, Cosmos does not disappoint no matter what you choose. Hours: Monday through Sunday, 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

alofthotels Best Twin Cities Hotel Bars

Tucked away in the trendy Mill District, the w xyz bar is known as the best place to go for a pre-theater snack or drink. (Credit: starwoodhotels.com)

w xyz bar at Aloft Hotel

900 Washington Avenue S
Minneapolis, Minn. 55415
(612) 455-8400
www.starwoodhotels.com/alofthotels

Tucked away in the trendy Mill District, the w xyz bar is known as the best place to go for a pre-theater snack or drink. It’s also gaining a reputation as a great place to go to hear live music and local DJs. If you’re lucky, you might even spot a local celebrity or athlete. Hours: Monday through Sunday, 4:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

zahtar Best Twin Cities Hotel Bars

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Zahtar by Fhima at The Grand Hotel

615 2nd Avenue S, 2nd Floor
Minneapolis, Minn. 55402
(612) 752-9595
www.zahtarbyfhima.com

The motto at Zahtar is “Fuel the body. Feed the soul.” With his twist on modern American cuisine with Mediterranean flair, chef David Fhima does just that. Come for the sushi, but be sure and try the sake. Hours: Monday through Thursday, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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