Magic happens when bourbon and dark beer mingle in a mason jar.
Mason's Restaurant & Barre
'Twas the first snowstorm of the season, and all through downtown, people scurried to find a stiff drink to down.
So was the case when we stumbled, frozen and stiff-legged, into Mason's Restaurant & Barre. Sitting on the corner of 6th and Hennepin, flanked by the flashier, pricier behemoths typical of this entertainment alley, this upstart eatery was a welcome respite. Warmly lit exposed brick, muted natural colors and wood, and a plethora of items in mason jars made for a cozy introduction, but the bar, with its love seat for two, sleek wood paneling (from the dearly departed 400 Bar), and hearty beer cocktails sealed the deal.More »