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The Local

Map & Directions 931 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55402
  • Breakfast, Late Night
  • Accepted
  • Garage, Valet


City Pages' Description

How much wood would a wood-carver carve if a wood-carver would have free rein to fill up an enormous space with bars and sculptures and snugs and whatnot? Answer: A lot of wood. A lot. This much wood makes you crave an Irish whiskey and a pint of Harp, which are exactly what the Local seems to sell a billion of on a Saturday night. So it's a great place to drink, a swell place to collect the phone numbers of comely strangers. And if you know what the gossip columns have reported happened in that one snug off near the bathrooms, give yourself extra points for knowing your Twin Cities tongue-twisters down cold.

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  • Heavy Table on 09/20/10

    The lines are cleaned obsessively here, so a Guinness served in a 20-oz. “pint” glass is guaranteed to please. But the Big Ginger is their trademark drink. Literally. It’s trademarked.

  • BBC AMERICA on 01/31/11

    6 Nations Rugby Championship matches are shown here. The Local is the local for many soccer and rugby fans.

  • Charles E. on 02/04/12

    Guinness on tap!

  • City Pages on 02/24/11

    Voted as Best Irish Bar by City Pages in 2010. Fun/random/totally drunken fact: The Local sells more Jameson Irish Whiskey than any other bar in the world. Need we say more?

  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine on 03/17/11

    The Local is just too much darn fun on St. Patrick's Day!

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