With a name like Icehouse, you know they’re already halfway there. It means they’ve got it together in terms of Minnesota-niceness, in terms of aw-shucksness. But they shouldn’t say that, because they cannot hide their fabulosity. Something altogether different: a live music venue on Nicollet Avenue, for starters, cabaret-style, for seconds. But, then! Serious chefdom in the form of one Matt Bickford, La Belle Vie alum, now presenting you with gourmet burgers, hand-cut fries, and smoked-corn-encrusted oysters. A classic craft-cocktail program and an incredible whiskey library. And if you’re a lightweight, or an indecisive sort, there are $5 “sipping shots,” which allow you to try, say, three separate rye-, rum- or tequila-based cocktails, without breaking the bank or being 86’d for public nudity. Mecca Bos

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2528 Nicollet Av. S Minneapolis, MN 55404

Upcoming events

09/30 – Slow Dancer
10/03 – Moses Sumney
10/07 – Caleb Hawley
10/17 – Accordo
10/18 – Thee Commons
10/21 – Jillian Rae
02/27 – Accordo

Ongoing events

Through 09/19 - LaRioja Alta Wine Dinner