There’s a bunch of bar options in Northeast MPLS, especially if we’re including the East Hennepin Ave area, which we are and which we know is a little contentious. Anyway, some spots are good, some are not good. But of all the cocktail or tap room choices, we want to give a big shout out to Eli’s Northeast as our pick for best bet for drinks in the Northeast neighborhood. Scandal! But it’s true! The booths are cozy, the patio is great, the servers are wonderful, the music is spot on, and the cocktails are delicious. You’d think it would be jam packed all the time, but when we were there last night for happy hour (that somehow turned into an all night affair) we were surprised to find it wasn’t crazy at all. So next time you’re looking for a hang out spot or even a boozy brunch, head over to East Hennepin Ave.