BEST IRISH PUB - 2010
Fun/random/totally drunken fact: Downtown Minneapolis's the Local sells more Jameson Irish Whiskey than any other bar in the world. Need we say more? Probably not, but all this Murphy's Irish Stout has got us chatty. The grub here transcends typical pub fare (we suggest you start with the whiskey-glazed chicken shot—yes, chicken shot—appetizer). And while the quasi-swanky interior lacks an overtly Irish vibe, its alluring dark-wood decor and semi-secluded booths make it an idyllic locale for you and your mates to drink 20 ounces in relative privacy. Speaking of privacy, there's a bona fide make-out room on the way to the restrooms—which will probably come in handy after you and your fella or aul doll down your second (or fourth) shot of Jameson.