After a lovely meal at Sushi Gen last night (albacore sashimi appetizer, tuna sushi, buttery toro sashimi), we adjourned to the Golden Gopher on 8th Street to check out the bar scene. There were only a few stalwart downtown denizens at 9:30, but they've remodeled an old dive into a cozy, elegant space complete with narrow patio and couches for the smokers. A large selection of good tequilas, scotches, special cocktails, etc., but the beer and wine selections were disappointing. Parking right in front with a guard outside the door. This place looks like it would be fun for a Friday night happy hour or with a group of people after dining downtown.
Address on Citysearch review linked below.