The Local is a fantastic Irish Pub, right in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. The restaurant is HUGE and offers traditional Irish cuisine and American favorites as well. Other than possibly your Friday or Saturday night, you will usually get a table right away, as they have several rooms. They also offer a good amount of outdoor seating right on Nicollet Mall, for the summer time meal. Nicollet Mall is quaint and much safer than say, Hennepin Ave in Mpls. Eating some Irish fare and sipping on a beverage (their bar is top knotch, too!) on a warm summer evening; I can't think of a better time.