One of the best parts about our area is all the beautiful nature that surrounds it. Here are some of our favorite trails.
Looking to spend some time with your best buds? Maybe you’ve graduated and want some fun before starting your new job. Or an epic bachelor weekend before tying the knot. Or a simple get together away from the wife and kids. Minnesota's Sweet Spot is the perfect place to catch up and hang out.
Settle into your hotel, then head out for evening of camaraderie and fun. Golden Valley’s New Bohemia Wurst and Bier House bills itself as “the New American Craft Bier Hall,” and it lives up to its name. Exhibit A: The 36 rotating beers on tap — 23 of which are local Minnesota beers. And it only gets better from there. New Bohemia also offers 24 different kinds of sausages, all of which are locally made from all-natural, whole cuts of meat with no artificial flavoring and zero nitrates. And these aren’t your standard sausages — try the Juicy Lucy brat stuffed with provolone and pepperoncini. If you’re a soft pretzel connoisseur, make sure to get a giant Bavarian pretzel. It’s made by hand in the traditional German style and comes with pepper jack cheese sauce for dipping. For the bold, there’s a whole section of the menu called “adventurous wursts,” which features items like the lamb gyro brat served with cucumber sauce, the smoked elk brat and the Louisiana alligator bayou brat.
For your 19th hole, grab lunch at the Three One Six Bar + Grill to refuel before your next round of golf. They serve a variety of burgers, sandwiches and wraps, plus fries and tots. The views from the restaurant, deck or patio are spectacular! Check out the lawn bowling green (it’s the largest in the state!) and maybe try your hand at throwing a few “bowls.”
Enjoy a laidback dinner at McCoy’s Public House, a neighborhood favorite sports bar and restaurant. Have a seat on the patio where people and dog watching abound. They’re known for modern American comfort food, such as their mac n’ cheese (it’s seriously grown up), black angus burgers, flatbread pizzas, sandwiches served with beer-battered fries and hearty entrées.
For the perfect nightcap, you’ll want to explore the West End. Stop by Yard House, which features over 100 American craft and imported beers on tap. At Rojo Mexican Grill, check out their wall of tequila, one of the largest selections in the metro area, and try one of their highly potent, but delicious, margaritas. Or kick back at The Local, an authentic Irish pub, for a pint of Guinness and glass of 2 Gingers whiskey.
Spend your Sunday morning where the locals go – Bunny’s Bar and Grill. The place is always hopping for weekend brunch. Order one of their signature skillet scrambles – scrambled eggs and American fries topped with melted Monterey jack-cheddar cheese, bacon and more. The biscuits and sausage gravy and cinnamon fritter French toast are also popular choices. Plus, enjoy a complimentary Bloody Mary or screwdriver.