Hays Take On: Snack Bar

This week we head down to the constantly growing North Loop area of Minneapolis to take on the new spinoff of an old staple. Snack Bar, Bar La Grassa’s new cocktail and small plate spot looks to add another great night spot for good drinks and eats.

The Place

The owners of Bar La Grassa didn’t look far for their new endeavor, as Snack Bar sits right next door to it’s big brother. At the corner of North Washington and N 8th St you’ll find it overlooking the corner to Bunkers Music Bar and down the street from the previously covered Parlour Bar. Inside you’ll instantly get a feel for the atmosphere, with a bar that wraps throughout the building, tables around the outer walls, and an incredible backsplash behind the bar. A view into the kitchen allows for a bustling feel while adding in a little noise to keep the place lively at any hour. Everywhere is great to sit, with the bar being maintained well, tables around that all have great views of the rest of the space or outside, as well as a back corner area that stays a bit quieter for more conversation.


The Product

The menu may be small, but everything is well thought out and is packed with BLG quality. The starters have everything from the basic bread with butter and runs to salads and parmesan waffles. The main part of the menu features a section for fish, with options like snapper, scallops, or octopus and a section for their famous pastas and other mains like Polenta or cheeses. The last part of the menu is the pizza section where you can customize a whole pizza or even just a single slice. With tons of high quality ingredients to choose from, you can get carried away with all of the options. From BLG sausage to tons of different cheese styles, you’re sure to find a fit. For drinks they have plenty of wine options, local taps, classic bottles, and a changing cocktail list that includes some well crafted and versatile drinks.


The Take

If you love Bar La Grassa but prefer an apps and drinks style of dining, this is your spot. Incredible quality in all of their small plates as well as their pizza makes this a destination for food, their wide selection and great cocktails make it a destination for drinks, and the atmosphere ties it all together to make it a home run!

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