• Dalton & Wade Whiskey Commons Offers a Wide Selection of Drinks and Down-Home Food

     
    FROM THE Winter 2018 ISSUE
     

The name of Minneapolis’ new whiskey commons, Dalton & Wade, comes from characters in the classic Western movie “Road House.” 

“The premise for the whole restaurant was to create a place where these two very different characters would want to go if they got together to have a drink,” says Paul Abdo, a founding partner of Dalton & Wade. The building where the commons are housed is the only wood building built recently in Minneapolis and stands out in the warehouse district. 

Inside the warm and comfortable space, guests will find a selection of whiskeys that numbers in the 200s. First-rate bartenders can create customized menus for events, or supply whiskey or tequila tasting menus with food pairings. “The food is the kind that’s served outside of cities—once you’ve passed the city limits by about 25 miles,” says Abdo. “We have a protein-heavy menu: ribs, brisket, chicken and pork chops served with fresh vegetables.” Areas like the bar, private dining room, lounge and restaurant can be rented out for groups of up to 140.

When Minneapolis won the bid to host Super Bowl LII back in May 2014, the city and its people got to work. By the time the Eagles defeated the Patriots on Feb. 4, 2018, in front of a crowd of 67,612, more than 150 Super Bowl-related parties and events took place, 1,055,000 people attended the 10-day fan festival and 1.4 million people visited the Mall of America. The next day, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport waved good-bye to a record-breaking 61,000 visitors, and the people who worked tirelessly to pull off the event breathed a collective sigh of relief.

 

The Minneapolis makeover embraces everything the Bold North has to offer.