The Local is one of The 15 Best Places for Whiskey in Minneapolis.

1. The Local

8.5
931 Nicollet Mall (at S 10th St.), Minneapolis, MN
Irish Pub · Downtown West · 180 tips and reviews

Maggie M.Maggie Meares: Have the Big Ginger... Jameson Irish Whiskey & Ginger Ale!

Crispin CiderCrispin Cider: St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, enjoy a Crispin at The Local, a great mixology with Guinness, Smithwicks, Harp, and Fine Whiskey's

Lauren Z.Lauren Zimmerman: If you're into hard cider, get a Crispin- ridiculously refreshing. The Local's 2 Gingers whiskey is also pretty incredible- get in as a Big Ginger, or sip it straight...it's that good.

Butcher & the Boar is one of The 15 Best Places for Whiskey in Minneapolis.

2. Butcher & the Boar

9.4
1121 Hennepin Ave (btwn 11th St N & 12th St N), Minneapolis, MN
American Restaurant · Downtown West · 197 tips and reviews

Savon S.Savon S: Excellent bourbon list! Pork chop was amazing along with the bison ribs. Sides were good as well - we had the sweet potato, cornbread and spinach.

Mpls.St.Paul MagazineMpls.St.Paul Magazine: Best Bourbon List - Some joints use “bourbon” as a come-on, but these guys walk the walk. The deep, long list delivers various proofs of known brands plus private-label you won’t find elsewhere. Read more.

Jeremy C.Jeremy C: Worth going 2 Minneapolis just to go here. Asian glazed pork ribs and glass of smoked porter. Excellent. Great whiskey and beer list, homemade sausages, lively but not obnoxious scene. Eat here!

Merlins Rest is one of The 15 Best Places for Whiskey in Minneapolis.

3. Merlins Rest

7.9
3601 E Lake St (at 36th Ave S), Minneapolis, MN
Pub · Longfellow · 69 tips and reviews

Drew G.Drew G.: Get your Fish & Chips (British style) and pair it with a good scotch. Also enjoy the Wednesday Night trivia. It's a great way to spend an evening with friends.

Jon T.Jon Thompson: Great mussels, a hearty hummus/feta/pita plate, bangers & mash and an amazing scotch list. What more do you need?

City PagesCity Pages: Dark and convivial, with servers and patrons obsessed with good conversation and great Scotch, Merlin's Rest is an eerily authentic pub considering its East Lake Street location. Read more.

South Lyndale Liquors is one of The 15 Best Places for Whiskey in Minneapolis.

4. South Lyndale Liquors

9.5
5300 Lyndale Ave S (at 53rd), Minneapolis, MN
Liquor Store · Lynnhurst · 28 tips and reviews

Lucas R.Lucas Rayala: ask to try the scotch! they have a giant shelf you can sample from, any time. i just had the yamazaki!

City PagesCity Pages: Voted as Best Liquor Store in the 2010 City Pages Best of the Twin Cities. The shop now boasts an epic wine selection, a thoughtful collection of unique 22-ounce beers, and a notable range of scotch.

Jason T.Jason Troutman: Amazing store. I had a fantastic Scotch tasting this eve. Everyone is super knowledgable.

Kieran's Irish Pub is one of The 15 Best Places for Whiskey in Minneapolis.

5. Kieran's Irish Pub

8.3
601 1st Ave N, Minneapolis, MN
Irish Pub · Warehouse District · 115 tips and reviews

Erica M.Erica M: Try the Big Ginger: Ginger beer mixed with their own Two Gingers whiskey.

Angela R.Angela Reinders: Go to Kieran's and order a Big Ginger - perfect summer whiskey drink.

UberFanUberFan: The heartbeat of Twins pre-game festivities... including ticket scalping. Do try the Chicken Whiskey Shots (food) and Big Ginger (drink).

Brit's Pub & Eating Establishment is one of The 15 Best Places for Whiskey in Minneapolis.

6. Brit's Pub & Eating Establishment

8.3
1110 Nicollet Mall (btwn 11th & 12th St.), Minneapolis, MN
Pub · Downtown West · 223 tips and reviews

Lance H.Lance H: Great Scotch selection!

Warren S.Warren S: Scotch Eggs are great as leftovers for breakfast!

Craig P.Craig Pladson: Scotch Eggs are amazing. Get them.

France 44 Wines & Spirits is one of The 15 Best Places for Whiskey in Minneapolis.

7. France 44 Wines & Spirits

9.1
4351 France Ave S, Minneapolis, MN
Liquor Store · Linden Hills · 27 tips and reviews

ColleenColleen: Best place to go for weekly wine and beer tastings.. The staff are outstanding! Never overbearing; and always helpful ... Great place to explore some new experiences in wine - beer - whiskey - scotch!

Peter K.Peter Kim: Free samples of (high end) scotch & bourbon. Great cheese shop.

Steve B.Steve Bivans: Great selection of bourbon and beers! Also the cheese store rocks!

Icehouse is one of The 15 Best Places for Whiskey in Minneapolis.

8. Icehouse

8.9
2528 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN
American Restaurant · Whittier · 92 tips and reviews

Heavy TableHeavy Table: The trio of cured salmon is fresh, silky, and served with a kick-ass dill, rye, and anchovy marinade. Be sure to order the bourbon caramel sundae to top things off. Read more.

City PagesCity Pages: Voted City Pages top ten craft cocktail bars! The drink menu goes on for days, with every sort of classy cocktail, from frilly girly drinks to the Robert Mitchum whiskey collection.

Gnocchi M.Gnocchi Me: The whiskey and wing night is amazing!

Lake Wine & Spirits is one of The 15 Best Places for Whiskey in Minneapolis.

9. Lake Wine & Spirits

8.8
404 W Lake St (Grand Ave.), Minneapolis, MN
Liquor Store · Whittier · 38 tips and reviews

chris b.chris bastedo: Stare at the the 15 hundred dollar bottle of Louis XIII for a little while, then buy some cheap whiskey or PBR tallboys.

2 GINGERS® Whiskey2 GINGERS® Whiskey: Join Kieran for a cocktail! 2 GINGERS™ Whiskey founder, Kieran Folliard, will be at Lake Wine + Spirits on Friday June 15th 5-7PM.

Edgar B.Edgar Booke: Regularly has an awesome discount on twelve year Glenlivet.

Marvel Bar is one of The 15 Best Places for Whiskey in Minneapolis.

10. Marvel Bar

9.0
50 2nd Ave N (btwn 1st St N & Azine Way), Minneapolis, MN
Cocktail Bar · Warehouse District · 110 tips and reviews

DLODLO: Get a Whiskey Sour w/ Egg White. from Pip.

Brent M.Brent Miller: Whisky flights are made to order. 20cl pours for one-third the cost listed.

Gordon W.Gordon Wright: Solid craft cocktails with a terrific selection of bourbon. Pip makes a mean Manhattan.

Mackenzie Pub is one of The 15 Best Places for Whiskey in Minneapolis.

11. Mackenzie Pub

8.0
918 Hennepin Ave (10th St), Minneapolis, MN
Whisky Bar · Downtown West · 69 tips and reviews

Stephen S.Stephen Sheppard: Whiskey bar? Whatever. It's a fucking beer bar

Kris James K.Kris James Kulsrud: Great bar in downtown that isn't loaded with the "downtown" types. Amazing beer selection, good scotch selection, treat the staff right and they'll take care of you. Upstairs is great for parties!

SlawSlaw: Whiskey bar? Maybe. Great bar for beer, solid bar food and a nice relaxed environment? Definitely.

Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery is one of The 15 Best Places for Whiskey in Minneapolis.

12. Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

8.5
1430 Washington Ave S (3rd St S), Minneapolis, MN
Brewery · Cedar-Riverside · 104 tips and reviews

Rebecca Jensen N.Rebecca Jensen NerdyAgent.com: Ambiance great, I'll take this over Great Waters... Their 2 samplers are really good. Great scotch selection too!!

City PagesCity Pages: One of the best brew pubs in the city, the Town Hall Brewery boasts 5 on-site-brewed beers (including West Bank Pub Ale), a whole bunch of single-malt scotches, and some first rate burgers. Read more.

Ben B.Ben B: Whiskey Night: $2 off whiskeys over $6 & whiskey platters every Tuesday from 6pm-close.

Monte Carlo Restaurant is one of The 15 Best Places for Whiskey in Minneapolis.

13. Monte Carlo Restaurant

8.3
219 3rd Ave N, Minneapolis, MN
American Restaurant · Warehouse District · 68 tips and reviews

JenniferJennifer: Sit at the bar and order the best scotch you can afford. Neat.

Korey E.Korey Erb: Scotch and the Monte Carlo Wings. Make it happen!

LukeLuke: Order an Old Fashioned with rye whiskey. Because I said so, that's why.

Libertine is one of The 15 Best Places for Whiskey in Minneapolis.

14. Libertine

7.5
3001 Hennepin Ave (at Lake St), Minneapolis, MN
American Restaurant · Uptown · 29 tips and reviews

Andrew M.Andrew Murray: Whiskey is best consumed through a twisty straw.

Alexandra N.Alexandra Nyman: Whiskey cocktails like you wouldn't believe. Yum.

The Product PoetThe Product Poet: If you have a chance, definitely give the bone marrow a try. Then ask for the "Whiskey Luge."

Morrissey's Irish Pub is one of The 15 Best Places for Whiskey in Minneapolis.

15. Morrissey's Irish Pub

7.4
913 W Lake St (Bryant), Minneapolis, MN
Whisky Bar · Lyn Lake · 33 tips and reviews

Maria S.Maria Stanley: Guinness BBQ wings are awesome as are the 3 Gingers Whiskey wings!

Greg M.Greg Mellang: Great selection of whiskey and great beers.. Have a Redbreast 12 year. It's yummy.

Nate F.Nate Folkert: thorough selection of irish whiskey