Definition: a subterranean destination for the adventurous tippler
Behind the scenes, a talented team of experienced bartenders works alongside chefs to research and test every recipe so that every drink is nothing short of remarkable. The cozy, sensuous space is the perfect setting for guests to experience a cocktail with all the senses.
Our charismatic staff can still practice the social art of good conversation, and drinks may come with a side of storytelling.
The Bartender: Jesse Held
A veteran barkeeper of over 20 years, Jesse has been behind some of Minneapolis’ most influential and innovative cocktail bars from Town Talk Diner, Marvel Bar, Eat Street Social and for the previous two years Parlour Bar. Along with industry brethren, Jesse created and founded North Star Bartenders’ Guild in which he resided as president for 3 years. Named 2012 City Pages Best Bartender of the Twin Cities, he represented Minneapolis nationally in the 2012 GQ/Bombay Sapphire Most Imaginative Bartender, and in 2014 named Charlie Awards Outstanding Bartender. He also was a contributor for the published book North Star Cocktails by Johnny Michaels.
No accolades are as important to Jesse then being husband to his best friend, Emma and “Daddy” to his 2 daughters (Lucy and Stella), where his favorite and most important title remains as “Daddy”.