We stopped in to the Local the other night looking for a drink and some bar food while in downtown Minneapolis. It was a Sunday night so we had no problem walking right in as downtown was like a ghost town.
We found the Local to be both cozy and vibrant at the same time. There were folks cheering on their favorite teams on the abundant TVs scattered around the bar and the cozy nooks and dark wood helped make the place feel warm and welcoming.
While this is more of a beer place, they had a couple of decent wines by the glass which we ordered along with a selection of appetizers. We got the "chicken shots" (a huge plate of delicious fried chicken nuggets coated in a satisfying whiskey glaze - think boneless wings with a sweeter sauce - they totally need another name for these), the cheese plate (yummy with 3 cheeses, fruit and crispy artisinal crackers) and pretzels (salty and steaming hot from the oven with a so-so cheese sauce). Having not been there before, we thought we'd get some appetizers then move on to other things on the menu but the sizes of these were more than the two of us could finish.
Guess we'll have to come back again sometime to try the rest of the menu.
Service was decent and friendly and you could easily while away some time here with friends if you weren't careful. All in all an great spot for food and drink.
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