Saint Paul's top 3 cocktail bars, ranked

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Wondering where to find the best cocktail bars near you?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top cocktail bars in Saint Paul, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture next time you're on the hunt.

Winter is the top season of the year for consumer spending at bars and lounges across the Saint Paul area, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a software provider that helps small businesses get more customer feedback. The average amount spent per customer transaction at Saint Paul-area bars and lounges grew to $28 for the metro area in the winter of last year, 4% higher than the average for the rest of the year.

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1. Handsome Hog

First on the list is Handsome Hog. Located at 203 Sixth St. East downtown, the cocktail bar and Southern spot, which offers waffles and more, is the highest-rated cocktail bar in Saint Paul, boasting four stars out of 427 reviews on Yelp.

2. Hodges Bend

Next up is St. Anthony's Hodges Bend, situated at 2700 University Ave. West, Suite 100. With 4.5 stars out of 81 reviews on Yelp, the cocktail bar and breakfast and brunch spot, also serving coffee, tea and more, has proved to be a local favorite.

3. Green Lantern

Downtown's Green Lantern, located at 229 Sixth St. East, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the cocktail bar, speakeasy and music venue four stars out of 18 reviews.

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