The bar at Ginger Hop. The same owners are now opening Honey below. Photo by Carlos Gonzalez.

Remember Jitters? That now defunct basement lounge that sat below the Times Bar & Café in northeast Minneapolis? It was always good for a night of cool cocktails and some jazzy lounge music.

Then in February, the Times closed and Jitters with it. Ginger Hop has since taken over the Times space, giving the area a good dose of pan-Asian fare and a fun bar (how about those ceiling fans?). In the meantime, the owners have been working on remodeling Jitters and it sounds like they're finally finished.

Honey has a soft opening tonight, and will open guns blazing on Saturday. Like Jitters, Honey will be more of a lounge than restaurant. Expect DJs and live music. On Saturday, jazz guitarist Park Evans will play at 7:30 p.m. and DJ Woody McBride will start spinning at 10 p.m.

Honey will serve classic cocktails, as well as wine and beer. The bar has eight taps, featuring mostly regional beers and other craft brews. The food will mostly be small plates and desserts, including chocolate flights(!).

Co-owner Jake Polt said his team has done some “pretty massive changes” to the space, including a new bar and new furniture.

Hours: 5:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Wed.-Sun. (closes earlier during the week).

Ginger Hop on Twitter.


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