While scores of trendy, high-concept bars and eateries compete for nightlife dollars in downtown Minneapolis, Eli’s has remained a simple staple. Indeed, anyone who thinks a true neighborhood bar and grill can’t subsist within a mile of Block E will quickly be proven wrong here.

Beyond the formidable list of beer, wines and spirits, you’ll find a full food menu all day long: burgers, salads, chicken wings, pasta dishes and Vienna beef hot dogs are all deployed with an attentiveness you won’t find at the average fully licensed grease pit.