Treat Yourself: to some hardcore fun and games at everyone’s favorite local barcade. At Up-Down you can choose from dozens of vintage arcade games, video games and consoles, pinball, skee ball, lifesize Jenga, shuffle board, and so much more. Drinks you ask? A full bar and array of craft beers on tap await you. Oh yeah, and they have pizza – can’t forget the pizza. (That salad/sandwich from earlier will be feeling like a good idea by now).
End Your Night: at Volstead’s Emporium. But keep it on the down low. This prohibition-style speakeasy is accessible only by the dark alleyway right behind Up-Down (on the South side of Lake Street between Lyndale and Aldrich Avenues). You may think you took a wrong turn. Head down the alley and take a left at the first parking area, keep going until you see the colored light, and often times a long line of people waiting. (You can also Google Map it)! If there’s no line, you’ll have to give the door a knock or two. Once you’re in, you’ll enjoy their intricately decorated cocktail room, cozy booths, and a list of drinks that are, dare we say, impossible to choose from. Okay, close to impossible. The hand-crafted cocktails are naturally a big draw, including their absinthe menu, and they also serve a well-received food menu. Volstead’s will make winding down your night a chill and delightfully intimate time.