Do you like grilling meat, drinking beer, and soaking up sunshine? If you do, then Butcher and the Boar is the place for you (they will even grill the meat for you!). Butcher and the Boar is in the heart of downtown Minneapolis and I am dedicating this article to only the Beer Garden that they have attached to its formal restaurant (I’ll post a separate article for the restaurant!).
The Beer Garden is located behind the beautifully painted mural wall and is an open space with music, beer, and whiskey. Walk in and seat yourself ― most of the time, the Beer Garden is open at 4 p.m. Once you sit down, it’s time to make big decisions. There is a whole booklet dedicated to drinks, including specialty cocktails and all types of whiskey shots. My tradition here is to get $3 whiskey shots and sip on them with my meal. If I am not in the mood for whiskey, I get the El Boaro, which is a tequila drink with lime, ginger beer, and bitters.