The Local

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931 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN, USA - (612) 904-1000
The Local - etched into the bar
The Local - the beer I had
The Local - sitting at the board room table
The Local - The kissing room
The Local - in the kissing room ;)
The Local - lounge area
The Local - view from balcony

The Local Minneapolis Reviews

Mike4Adventure Mike4Adv…
1 reviews
The Local for a 'local cocktail' Mar 14, 2016
I jumped on a last minute flight deal and headed for Minneapolis. It was a short 24 hour trip due to the flight deal I got but I made good use of my time, finding food and beer to taste that was local to the area.

I stumbled upon "The Local" after eating at another establishment a few blocks away. I thought it would be cool to check it for a drink so I sat at the bar. Clean place and the bartender was nicer than most of the people I encountered while in Minneapolis.

I already had a local beer with dinner so I was looking for others until I decided to ask the bartender what he thought. He named a couple but then mentioned that their signature cocktail is good, called it "Big Ginger". Sounded good to me. That drink is so good I had a couple of them before I walked back to the hotel.

I would highly recommend this place even if it is for this drink. I did not eat any food but I did look around and people seemed to be enjoying themselves. Had quite a few people there as well which in my experiences is a good thing.

If/When I get back to Minneapolis I will check them out again.
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kobeiceboy kobeiceb…
3 reviews
good place Apr 23, 2011
My buddy and I decided to go check out this nightclub which was hosting an Indian music theme party and we were really impressed with the DJ mixing popular Bhangra/Bollywood songs with Hip Hop. Although, I felt the size of the club is small, it was good enough to make the place look busy. The crowd was grooving to Hindi/Punjabi/Bollywood songs and looked like everyone had a great time. The drinks were decently priced for a downtown nightclub. The best parts of the nightclub - Its clean, upscale and classy; the restrooms don't stink and the staff is just amazing. On the flip side, I think the music sounded a little jarring for some reason.
alyssa_ob alyssa_ob
244 reviews
awesome Irish pub Aug 08, 2008
The Local is a fun Irish pub in downtown Minneapolis with a great atmosphere. They have little booth rooms where you sit at a large booth and you feel like you're in a separate room. They also have a "board room" which is a long room with a long table, a tv, and even doors that close! This was the only area open, so we took it, even though we only filled half the table. This is a great room for larger parties. Everyone walks by and thinks you must be important to be in there.

Upstairs has a nice sitting area with couches and I think even a pool table or two (I mean billiards). The balcony up there overlooks the bar down below. The bar has a another half on the other side of the wall behind the bar with more seating. They even have a cool room called the hallow with a low rounded cieling for private parties (it looks like you're in a subway). And the highlight to some is the kissing room! With dim red lights and a couch, its the perfect place for kissing or breaking up (as was happening with one couple that night). This is another great place to hang out.

There is outdoor seating and they serve food, too, but we didn't eat because it was LATE when we were there. I definitely want to go back for dinner sometime!
etched into the bar
the beer I had
lounge area
view from balcony

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