Beer, Wine & Spirits in Minneapolis


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For nearly two decades, Chef Filippo Caffari mastered the skills of butchery in Rome. Since relocating to Minneapolis, the executive chef of The Butcher Block Restaurant draws upon that training to prepare a range of organic, grass-fed, and sustainable meats. On his authentic Italian menu, mashed potatoes and mushrooms accompany marsala made with veal liver, and house-ground pork sausage flavors a rigatoni in a truffle cream sauce.

Even without meat, Chef Filippo brings out Italy's flavors with items like ravioli stuffed with ricotta and spinach. He concludes meals with desserts such as tiramisu infused with housemade limoncello and zucchini cake. To complement these delicacies, guests can peruse a wine list that features bottles from around the world.

308 E Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis,
MN
US

The brewing and winemaking experts at Midwest Homebrewing and Winemaking Supplies lavish equipment and encouragement upon aspiring beverage crafters nationwide. Beer and wine equipment kits provide every necessity in one handy package, unlike puzzle-piece-of-the-month clubs, and ingredient kits yield liquid harvests in a range of styles and varietals. Whatever the favored flavor, Midwest's premium ingredients and handy how-to books help to make consistent batches each time, aiding brewers in avoiding the embarrassment of turning out a spicy pinot grigio or a bacon-flavored lager.

5825 Excelsior Blvd
Minneapolis,
MN
US

Combining the familiarity of eating in with the comfort of having other people cook for you, Duplex offers delectable dishes in the intimate confines of a hybrid house-restaurant. For lunch, try an order of crowd-baiting poutine (fries topped with white cheddar cheese curds and brown gravy, $6.99), potato gnocchi (with roasted portobello mushrooms, dried tomatoes, shallots, and parmesan, $13.69), or a beef brisket sandwich (Angus beef topped with caramelized onions and dijon, $8.99). Like car-eating monster-truck exhibitions, brunch is reserved for Sunday and offers items such as roasted beets with St. Pete’s blue cheese ($7.99) and trout soft scramble (scrambled eggs, smoked trout, cream cheese, cilantro, green onion, orange crème fraiche, and toast, $8.99). For dinner, you can sample the coconut curry black-bean soup ($4.99), grilled hangar steak (with dijon demi-glace, braised bok choy, caramelized onion, and potato gratin, $19.99), or blackened catfish (served on creamy tomato cilantro hominy, $16.99).

2516 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis,
MN
US

Family-owned United Liquor provides an assortment of taste-targeted tippling options, stocking its shelves with vast quantities of wine, beer, and liquor. Miller Lites roam the aisles in packs of 24 ($17.99), seeking impressionable handles of Skyy vodka ($19.99 for 1.75 liters) to lure into cheerleading pyramids. Pose for a grip-and-grin shot with an assortment of vine-ripened candidates including the Bogle merlot ($9.99 for 750 ml). Meanwhile, the 16-ounce cans of Surly Furious ($9.99 for a four-pack) tickle fermentation-friendly tongues with a flavorsome collision of hops and malt with hints of citrus, pine, and incandescent rage. Custom orders and carrier-pigeon delivery are offered for an additional fee.

8915 Penn Ave S
Minneapolis,
MN
US

Kick back with your friends and enjoy an American meal at Granite City Food and Brewery. Granite City Food and Brewery is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both vegan and gluten-free items on the menu. You'll find a wonderful selection of drinks from Granite City Food and Brewery's full bar to top off your meal. Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to Granite City Food and Brewery — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little diners and their folks. Complimentary wifi is available as well.

Jeans are just right for a meal at Granite City Food and Brewery, which embraces a casual vibe. If you need to feed a big crowd, Granite City Food and Brewery also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers. Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.

Patrons have access to free parking in the neighboring lot.

You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at Granite City Food and Brewery, so plan your budget accordingly. Major credit cards — including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express — are accepted. Chow down on breakfast, lunch, or dinner fare at Granite City Food and Brewery — they're open for all three meals.

5500 Excelsior Blvd
Minneapolis,
MN
US

Kings Wine Bar offers an array of tempting American cuisine. Low-fat eaters will need to take care, however, since the menu does not feature any skimmed down fare. Pair your entree with a glass of wine or draft beer — Kings Wine Bar has a fully-stocked bar to complement your meal. Perfect for after-work outings, Kings Wine Bar's happy hour is hard to beat. On warmer days, take advantage of Kings Wine Bar's outdoor seating. Wifi is on the house at Kings Wine Bar, so you can stay connected on your mobile device.

Kings Wine Bar can get packed on weekends with its no-reservation policy. It doesn't get much more laid-back than Kings Wine Bar, so dress for comfort when you come. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go.

Guests of Kings Wine Bar's Grand Ave S location can park their vehicles on the street.

You can take it easy on your wallet at Kings Wine Bar — prices are generally less than $30 per person. All major credit cards are accepted, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but the dinner menu is the real standout.

4555 Grand Ave S
Minneapolis,
MN
US