Bachelor Farmer Cafe adds cocktails

North Loopers pining for The Bachelor Farmer’s erstwhile brunch service were happy to see the open-faced sandwiches and pastries make the transition to Bachelor Farmer Cafe, which opened in January of this year. Well, glory be. Now the cocktails have returned as well. “It’s a cool opportunity to bring back the things people loved,” says Casey Underkofler, […]

Deschutes Street Pub raises over $104,000 for Second Harvest Heartland

On Saturday, September 10, Oregon-based Deschutes Brewery brought their pop-up Street Pub to Minneapolis for one day during their seven city nationwide tour that includes stops in Arlington, Philadelphia, Columbus, Chicago, Roanoke, and Sacramento. While the block party only lasted eight hours, that’s all it took to be record breaking. The event raised $104,723 for […]

Last ever Kräftskiva! headliner announced

The Bachelor Farmer, Marvel Bar, and Askov Finlayson celebrate five years in the North Loop neighborhood with their fifth and final Kräftskiva!, from 5pm to 10pm on Saturday, August 6. Indie rock favorite Metric will headline the annual summer block party/crayfish festival. “Kräftskiva! 2016 will be our fifth and final, and we’ve decided to go out with […]

Red Rabbit to open in North Loop by late fall

Red Cow owner Luke Shimp (pictured, above) has announced a new concept, Red Rabbit, will take root in the North Loop by late fall. The Star Tribune reports the restaurant will be housed at Washington and 2nd Avenues North, in a 116-year-old building currently being used as an auto repair shop. The patio will feature […]

Parlour debuts new cocktail menu

Parlour, the downstairs companion cocktail bar to Borough restaurant in Minneapolis’ North Loop, has debuted a new cocktail menu. Jesse Held of Jester Concepts says the new drink list won’t make you hone in on your booze of choice. Instead, it’s tailored to your reflect your state of mind. “It’s less spirit-specific, instead it’s more about flavor, style […]

We drank all of Red Cow’s spring cocktail menu, because boilermakers

When Ian Lowther was hired as the cocktail specialist at Red Cow last year, he told us he wanted to do a menu of “high-class boilermakers.” Since that’s a ridiculous combination of words, we just laughed. We’re not laughing anymore—he’s made it a reality on his spring cocktail menu. Far from the cheap-whiskey-in-PBR boilermakers you […]

Now Open: Inbound BrewCo

Just like their logo, Inbound BrewCo has planted their flag in Minneapolis and is officially moving in. Owned by North Loop BrewCo (formerly Lucid), Inbound is a new brand with new beers that will specialize in the taproom experience—something North Loop has been unable to do in their Minnetonka location for the past four years. […]

Another North Loop warehouse gets the Cinderella treatment

A century-old warehouse will soon be a swanky 124-room independent hotel. Hewing Hotel, which will be located at 300 Washington Avenue North, Minneapolis, plans to open late 2016 with the promise to “provide neighbors and travelers an authentic Minneapolis experience and a gathering place with unrivaled service.” [H/T Hewing Hotel]

In The Loop: Red Cow Restaurant and Bar

By John Garland Photos by Daniel Murphy In just two years, Luke Shimp has grown a simple burger concept into a bona fide powerhouse chain. But how will the newest Red Cow fare in the star-studded North Loop? As the dining identity of the Twin Cities grows ever-more confident, it’s about time we made a […]

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