End your night at one of the many restaurants in the Northeast neighborhood of Minneapolis. Then grab a drink and reflect back on all the memories you made in this great city. The craft beer scene has landed on Northeast Minneapolis hard. There are more than a half dozen breweries, distilleries and even the odd cidery, including numerous tap rooms serving it all. It’s a great area for a dedicated night in a craft beer bar sampling beers from across the neighborhood.
The dizzying options include the 612 Brew and its enormous indoor, wood-brick space and a small, atmospheric stone amphitheater outside. They keep about 10 of their products on tap at any given time. Bauhaus Brew Labs serves a German-American beer hybrid in their busy taproom which hosts events like film screenings, trivia and live music. Indeed Brewing Company has two taprooms, serving pints of their flagship Day Tripper Pale Ale, IPAs, “experimental brews,” and the Wooden Soul series of wild, sour and barrel-aged beer. Finally, there is Sociable Cider Werks, for those who like a little apple zing with their brewery explorations.
Travel a little outside of the Northeast neighborhood and find other unique brewery spots. You may want to try Surly Brewing, their local brews are usually a preferred choice among locals. The atmosphere is relaxed, so hang out and sip your beer at the communal table or head upstairs for some specialty pizzas. Nearby, is a whiskey distillery that hosts one of the top whiskey makers in the world. Selling both American and Irish whiskeys, O'Shaughnessy Distilling Co. is a one of a kind experience. Enjoy your glass in comfort and class in their lounge type environment.
Another fun spot to end your night at is La Doña Cervecería, where you'll find them brewing a collection of authentic beers inspired by both Latin American and Minnesota culture. The space hosts plenty of live music, dancing and even some outdoor soccer tournaments.