The outdoor courtyard lounge at the trendy Le Meridien Chambers Hotel
, the Gorilla Bar has been a favorite spot for cocktails and conversation among the see-and-be-set since the property opened in 2006. Comfy chairs, potted plants, and twinkly lighting make for a festive vibe on warm Minneapolis evenings. And during the city's frigid winters? The space holds its very own crystal-clear ice bar, complete with a fire pit and imaginative sculptures. Who says Minnesota winters can't be sexy and fun?
If you'd rather not deal with the outside elements, have drinks in the lobby lounge and restaurant, the venerable D'Amico Kitchen Osteria & Bar.