Year in Review: Minnesota Wine & Spirits in 2018

A martini at Nye’s Bar is a fine drink to reflect on the year 2018 in local spirits. In January, this bar, Nye’s in name only, opened in the dust of the demolished Polonaise Room, a place whose divey charm earned it the Best Bar in America designation from Esquire in 2006—a lifetime ago, from the … [ Read more]

You can own a piece of Nye’s Polonaise Room

Everything must go at Nye’s Polonaise Room, the iconic Minneapolis bar and restaurant that closed its doors on April 3. Auction Masters is currently running an online auction that includes everything from light fixtures and furniture to A/V and kitchen equipment, signage and decorations, and even clothing. The auction is live now through Monday, April 18, and … [ Read more]

Like Live Music? These venues have beer lists to love.

By Liz Scholz As craft beer continues to grow in the Twin Cities, so does its presence at our favorite bars, but what about at our favorite music venues? For the musically discerning craft beer aficionado, many Twin Cities evening excursions entail a compromise between jams and suds: Do you pick a destination based on … [ Read more]