These venues offer up tasty spritzy beverages:
Relevé (601 1st Av. N., Mpls., 612-677-1100): Ensconced in the lounge of downtown Minneapolis' Lowes Hotel, this bar focuses primarily on bubbles and cocktails made with them.
Barbette (1600 W. Lake St., Mpls., 612-827-5710): A longtime champion of sparkling cocktails, including martini-esque drinks, this Uptown hot spot has upped its game in the genre. Some of Kim Bartmann's other eateries — Pat's Tap, Third Bird and Tiny Diner — also have bubble-licious connections.
Meritage (410 St. Peter St., St. Paul, 651-222-5670): Oysters and Champagne cocktails? Yes, please! The downtown St. Paul mainstay's gorgeous bar area is a swell setting for lively sparkling aperitifs.
St. Genevieve (5003 Bryant Av. S., Mpls., 612-353-4843). Recently opened and ready to pour.