Manned by professional drivers, the pedal-powered Traveling Tap carts up to 16 passengers around Minneapolis and Saint Paul via one of three routes listed here. It's up to guests to supply their favorite beers, wines, or malt beverages which the personal bartender pours into cups or stores in the bar-on-wheels’ built-in coolers. Throw on your ear-flap cap and goulashes for early season rides or let the misting system keep you cool on warm summer days. Traveling Tap also boasts adjustable seats to fit all sizes, seat backs, and a smooth ride even Grandma would enjoy. Listen to tunes from a six-speaker overhead stereo while you take in the sights and sounds of the Twin Cities on each 7-mile-per-hour trek.
Passing through the stone-lined threshold of Ichiban Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar's pagoda-style building, visitors enter an indoor garden where plants burst from beds around a waterfall and bubbling stream. The decor draws from Japanese tradition and culture?on which both Ichiban locations base their aesthetic variations?in much the same way as the chefs? cuisine. Since 1979, these culinary greats have introduced diners to the teppanyaki style of grilling as well as classic Japanese dishes such as tempura, udon, and gyoza.
At tableside grills, knives flash as chefs sizzle, flip, and set ablaze morsels of scallops, filet mignon, salmon, and chicken. While cooking, each chef displays an individualized sense of showmanship and culinary style by spotlighting a range of spatula moves and carving meats into the profiles of their favorite celebrities. Sushi chefs fill boat-shaped platters with more than 40 varieties of sushi, rolling seaweed around roe, eel, squid, cucumber, and fried tofu before placing each on a canap? of seasoned rice. All these dishes flit across tongues with complementary sips of sake, wine, beer, or mixed drinks with names such as Panda and Kabuki.
When it's your birthday, the last thing you want to be worried about is party logistics. With the Pass to Party, all that planning is taken care of for you?reservable on the Friday night of your birthday week, the package includes free drinks for the guest of honor, drink specials for up to nine friends, and free cover charges for the entire group. The Pass gets you access to five Minneapolis bars?including Rouge, Aqua, Bar 508, or The Pourhouse?and even includes a gift card for food or edible napkins at either Urban Eatery.
Minneapolis Parking offers parking at 14 different parking ramps and lots located in convenient hubs across the city. Drivers or parking-lot enthusiasts can scoop up monthly parking packages for multiple lots and ramps or opt for a single-use session valid for up 24 hours of car stashing.
Upstairs in a Standard room, a panoramic downtown scene unfolds in front of the large window, and two double beds or one king-sized bed, wrapped in fresh linens, take center stage. In the morning, visitors head back downstairs to Nic’s on Nicollet, the on-site restaurant, for a traditional American breakfast to fuel workouts in the fitness center or underwater jousting tournaments in the heated indoor pool.