Oh, yeah. Rooftops bars are always packed. And it's no wonder they're packed - rooftops are a great place to chill and perhaps meet new people. =)
Best Outdoor Dining Minneapolis 2011 - Moto-i
Not only is moto-i the first restaurant outside of Japan to brew its own sake, it also has one of the few rooftop bars in the area that manages not to be overcrowded. That will probably change once folks start to realize that the Japanese bar and restaurant actually has a rooftop (we're guessing that it's a little hard to see from the street). So while the yuppies and hipsters fight for a seat at one of the packed rooftop bars near Lake and Hennepin, we'd gladly take a more chill one that has lovely downtown views and plenty of sake.