10 Best Bars to Get Cheap Drinks in Minneapolis

Drinking can be an expensive habit, especially if you’ve got an eye for quality booze. However, if you choose your bar carefully you can get quality drinks and still have enough cash for the cab ride home. These are 10 bars near you Minneapolis to visit for cheap drinks.

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2551 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405

Nightingale’s has a full cocktail list for $8.50 or less (and that gets cheaper during Happy Hour) with drinks made from premium products. For example, a Sazerac with 100 proof Old Overholt rye.

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Hola Arepa

3501 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Hola Arepa doesn’t just leave their Latin flavors on the plate, they bring them into the drink menu. This cheap bar near you in Minneapolis offers delicious rum and tequila-based cocktails complete with floating lime slices. Cocktails will cost you $9 here regularly and $6 during Happy Hour.

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Liquor Lyle’s

2021 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405

This cheap bar near you in Minneapolis is constantly offering some kind of deal on drinks, including a daily two-for-one deal. Don’t sleep on the all-day breakfast either. The leftovers make a perfect hangover cure.

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113 East 26th Street, Suite #110, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Sometimes cheap drinks aren’t enough; you need to cheap thrills, too. Tilt has you covered with dozens of pinball machines that cost about a quarter per play. Bring just a few bucks and you’ve got yourself a beer in one hand and a pinball machine in the other. Or, maybe play with both hands and drink after.

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221 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454

Rated the “best beer bar in Minnesota” by Craftbeer.com in 2020, Republic proves that you don’t need to be expensive to be the best. They’ve got a big selection, including many local craft beers, at affordable prices.

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Norseman Distillery

451 Taft St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Norseman is a local distillery that uses a local bar to sell its own product. This allows them to cut out the middleman and sell cheap drinks near you in Minneapolis. They’re also contributing a good share of their profits to manufacturing hand sanitizer during the pandemic, so you can drink with the confidence that you’re helping a good cause.

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Broadway Pizza

2025 West River Rd., Minneapolis, MN 55411

A pizza place? Yes, really. Broadway has affordable beer prices all day, but if you’re there during late-night Happy Hour, you can get a you-call-it for less than $4.

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Blue Door Pub

3448 42nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Come for the affordable booze, stay for the Blucy, one of the best takes on the Jucy Lucy in the cities. Then maybe keep staying for another round of cheap drinks. Trust us, you’ll want to.

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Hi-Lo Diner

4020 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406

From Sunday to Thursday, 2 pm to 5 pm, get half price on an already affordable selection of cocktails. Order some of the best diner food in the city while you’re in.

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Eastlake Brewery & Tavern

920 E Lake St #123, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Residing inside the Midtown Global Market, Eastlake is right in the center of the Minneapolis Mecca of food. Take your pick from dozens of delicious and locally-owned restaurants all under the same roof as your reasonably priced beer.

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