by Molly Priesmeyer - 262 Reviews - 117 List
Swank out with a marvelous martini at one of these Twin Cities hot spots.
Updated: November 13, 2009
Master mixologists at this swanky downtown hotspot create artful drinks from the freshest ingredients, including house-made bitters, hand-pressed juices, candy, flowers and more. If you're looking for a martini that will make James Bond swoon, Bradstreet is your mission.
This top-floor dark bar in the W Hotel (located in the historic Foshay Tower) is home to some of the most creative martinis in town, including one that glows and smokes like a concoction masterminded by a mad, martini scientist.
Pazzaluna is known for its extensive wine collection, which includes more than 60 reds, from Barbera to Dolceta. But those looking for more go for the Rose di Pesca martini, which is infused with peach bitters and a touch of tarragon simple syrup.
This warm, comfy Northeast joint is decked out in mirrors, tin ceilings and big, soft chairs that hug you on cold nights. It's the perfect place to stop in for a martini like the Almond Joy, Caramel Appletini or a Bailey's-infused coffee martini after enjoying a dinner at the Modern Cafe, Erte or the Northeast Social.