The Twin Cities food and drink scenes have gotten a lot of national publicity recently, and there’s no reason for that to stop now.
The latest accolade? Food and Wine’s nod to three Minneapolis drinking establishments in its list of the best cocktail bars in the U.S.
Seriously, for anyone keeping score at home (and we know you are), that’s two mentions more than Chicago, Boston and San Francisco (a single bar from each was named) had and while we know this compilation isn’t scientific, that seems to be evidence of some pretty serious love.
New cocktail bars have popped up all over the Twin Cities in recent years. Eat Street, with the help of Bittercube founders Nick Kosevich and Ira Koplowitz, took off in 2012. Coup d’Etat opened in 2012 and Constantine followed last year. A whole new crop of cocktail bars have surfaced at distilleries in the last year-plus, too, after a new law made it possible for those businesses to serve their potions on site.