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Minneapolis, MN

Population: 421,339
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Volstead's Emporium

Head through the alley on Lake Street and Lyndale and swing a left at the dumpsters and there’s a secret door with a red light above it leading to one of the best cocktail bars in Minnesota. Once inside, Volstead’s Emporium does not skimp on the details. Guests are transported back to the 1920’s with a secret room in the bar, mirrors that open outwards (just in case you need to dump your drink if there’s a raid), and dim candlelight. The cocktail menu rotates seasonally.