Minneapolis’s new Nordic dining scene has been getting some buzz lately—helping it score the city a spot on Travel + Leisure’s 13 places to go in 2013—but the nightlife scene is also heating up. One place to watch: Marvel Bar, an unmarked speakeasy that just happens to be tucked underneath the city’s much-lauded Bachelor Farmer restaurant. Pip Hanson presides over the bar, where he hand-chips ice using a classic Japanese technique. Creativity is key when it comes to his cocktails: in the Oliveto, Hanson emulsifies olive oil directly into the drink with the help of an egg white, while the Lincoln County is infused with charcoal.

By Megan and Megan Kaplan