BEST BREWPUB (1998)
With a dozen handmade beer offerings ranging from Brother Van Vie's Belgian-style Duvel and Saint Peter Pale Ale to tougher stuff like Pot Hole Porter and Martin's Bitter, if you can't find a beer you like at Great Waters you're very, very grumpy. We can assume, then, that your hardened heart won't even be swayed by the bright airy views of downtown St. Paul, the sunny patio tables, or the first-class burgers and spicy Rasta wings. So can you be softened by a slice o' Black Russian bundt cake made with vodka and Kahlúa and drizzled with chocolate sauce? We thought so.