We started our adventure by taking the bus to the North Loop. I had read reviews about this bar called Parlour that I was interested in checking out. I didn’t tell Aaron where we were going so it was fun to see him try to guess where we were going. Parlour is in the basement of a fancy restaurant, Burough, so unless you know what you’re looking for you’re likely to walk right past the stairs that take you down to the entrance. Inside, is a really cool vibe. It’s styled after what I would say is 1920’s-esque, but certainly not over the top. And even though it’s a basement, it’s really garden level, so they have these huge windows that let a ton of light in which makes the space really welcoming.
We ordered fancy drinks, mine came with mint clothes-pinned to the rim. I also had the best cheeseburger of my life. Let me reiterate this. It was hands down the. best. cheeseburger. of my life. I’m talking phenomenal. They make two thin patties and melt cheese between them. It was so good, I forgot to take a photo of it!
Afterwards, we headed over to the Fulton Brewery and stopped into a Salvation Army thrift store along the way, because why not?
When we left Fulton, we were walking back towards one of the main streets to catch a bus, and we saw this brewery that neither of us had heard of before. Obviously we had to check it out, since the patio was packed and it seemed to have popped up out of nowhere. The place is called Modist Brewing Co. and while the patio was full, the inside was pretty empty which was nice. We were able to sit in the comfy chairs. They have board games and dominoes so we played with those for a while. Aaron got a coffee lager that tastes like a cold press coffee. I’m not talking that “oh ya this beer has a hint of coffee flavor”, I’m talking legit cold press coffee. It’s ridiculous how good this beer was. I’m looking forward to hanging out here more in the future.
We ended the night with seeing all of the city lights as we walked over the Hennepin bridge. Overall, it was a fun and unexpected adventure to have in our city.
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