Minnesotans are a hardy bunch, and we don't let the cold and snow trap us inside. But there are certain things you can only do outside when the weather cooperates, and one of the most pleasant is to sit and sip cocktails in the sun while taking in the scenery. And the prettiest place to do that is on the rooftop at 4 Bells in Loring Park. The second-story deck is a comely space in its own right, with lush flower boxes and comfortable seating, but it's the cityscape vistas that make it unique. Face south and you're rewarded with views of the Minneapolis version of Central Park in all its verdant summertime glory; you might also get an earful from the enthusiastic participants in the pickup games on the basketball court. If you reposition your chair, you can get a nice angle on the downtown skyline as you enjoy one of the bar's draft cocktails. Oh, and Fido is welcome, so you don't have to sneak him in in your bag.