Great Waters Brewing Company. Photo: Bill Roehl

7th Street Social

2176 West Seventh Street
Flavorful food in a bar atmosphere. Try the Cajun mussels for lunch and the Japanese jerk wings for dinner. $$

Amsterdam Bar & Hall

6 West Sixth Street
The Amsterdam is a premier music venue bringing the noise and trivia from its sister bar in Northeast Minneapolis. It also serves affordable dishes straight outta Amsterdam. Check out its events page. $

Bad Weather Brewing Company

414 West Seventh Street
The taproom serves a constantly changing lineup of beers to capture the spirit of the seasons here in Minnesota. Visitors are welcome to bring in food, and food trucks hang around Thursday, Friday, and Saturday to complement the brews. $

Bang Brewing

2320 Capp Road
Housed in a corrugated metal grain bin, Bang Brewing is an intimate brewery and taproom that makes all organic ales with a focus on drinkability. Taproom open Friday and Saturday. $

Billy’s on Grand

857 Grand Avenue
Sports pub featuring burgers, fish tacos, and other bar food. Grand location to watch the game. $

Blue Door Pub

1811 Selby Avenue
Small, popular pub with fun Americana décor, known for its Juicy Blucy (bleu cheese–stuffed burger) and tots or, for the slightly more health conscious, fried green beans. $

Bulldog Lowertown

237 East Sixth Street
Stop in for pub grub like Vienna beef hot dogs, sandwiches, and gourmet burgers. $

Burger Moe’s

242 West Seventh Street
A relaxed burger joint with an outdoor patio down the block from the Excel Center and featuring more than 85 beers from around the world. $

Burning Brothers Brewing

1750 West Thomas Avenue
A Celiac beer lover’s dream come true, Burning Brothers is 100% committed to making great-tasting beers using naturally gluten-free ingredients. Taproom open Thursday–Sunday. $

Chatterbox Pub

800 South Cleveland Avenue
A full-service neighborhood pub featuring old-school board games and video games to bring out the ’80s kid in you. $

Cherry Pit Bar & Grill

735 White Bear Avenue
Sports bar offering pull tabs, bingo, live music, and a loaded Bloody Mary. $

Cork’s Irish Pub

175 East Tenth Street
Tucked into Embassy Suites downtown, Cork’s offers traditional Irish fare and Minnesota favorites, as well as an extensive selection of Irish beer and whisky. Sláinte! $

Dubliner Pub 

2162 University Avenue
Irish music and dancing alongside tap beers and top-shelf whiskey, with live music 6 nights a week. Never done it before? All ages are welcome for Irish céilí dancing every first Saturday afternoon, or show up for low-key céilí dance lessons on Wednesday nights.

Eagle Street Grille

174 West Seventh Street
Pre-event sports bar with a full menu and great views of downtown. $$

Fabulous Fern’s Bar & Grill

400 Selby Avenue
Classic entrées, salads, pastas, and sandwiches, plus a kids’ menu, Sunday brunch, and weekly features. $$-$$$

Flat Earth Brewing Co.

688 East Minnehaha Avenue
Dedicated to its Saint Paul roots, this microbrewery taproom serves up the finest in local handcrafted beers. Stop by Tuesday for trivia night. Taproom closed Monday. $

Gabe’s by the Park 

991 North Lexington Parkway
Good, old-fashioned clubhouse food by the old Saints stadium on Lexington. The Saints may have migrated, but the history and class of this ol’ joint remain. $-$$


605 West Seventh Street
Great chef specials and an exhaustive beer list at Saint Paul’s premier German restaurant. $$

Great Waters Brewing Company

426 St. Peter Street
Award-winning brew pub and restaurant with a year-round patio. $ (lunch) $$ (dinner)

Groveland Tap

1834 St. Clair Avenue
A friendly neighborhood beer and burger joint with fried pickles and foosball. $

Half Time Rec

1013 Front Street
Popular dive bar with live music every weekend and plenty of room for dance moves. Enjoy the Irish corned beef (courtesy of Paddy Shack), drink specials, and bocce ball. Wednesday has DJ-spun tunes and Thursday is karaoke night. $

Happy Gnome

498 Selby Avenue
Craft beers and culinary adventure for those tired of passing by the same old bearded, beerless garden gnomes. Dish selections range from homemade ramen to roast duck breast. Beautiful summer patio. $$-$$$$

Lake Monster Brewing

550 Vandalia Street, Suite 160
Head to the Lake Monster taproom for unique versions of classic beer styles. Food trucks are on site every day for those who want eats with their stylish brews. Saturday morning features Yoga and a Pint for the mindful imbiber. $


175 West Seventh Street
Irish pub hospitality and an urban patio view of beautiful downtown. Now under the direction of chef Vincent Francoual, founder of Vincent: A Restaurant. $ (lunch) $$ (dinner)

Malina’s Sports Bar

691 North Dale Street
Bar and pool hall with southeast Asian fare. Late-night offerings of papaya salad, beef laab, and chicken wings. $

Minnesota Music Cafe

499 Payne Avenue
“Where the food’s great and the music’s cooking!” Live blues, jazz, soul, and a packed dance floor are staples at this first-rate venue. $

Muddy Pig

162 North Dale Street
Neighborhood bar with an extensive craft beer list and “better than pub fare.” $

Obb’s Sports Bar & Grill

1347 Burns Avenue
Watch your favorite sports while enjoying a wide selection of draft and bottled beer or wine. $

O’Gara’s Bar & Grill 

164 North Snelling Avenue
Neighborhood pub with live music, grill food, and the free Shamrock Shuttle to sports events, including the Wild and Minnesota RollerGirls. $

Ox Cart Ale House

255 East Sixth Street
Stylish, made-from-scratch pub food, including housemade sausages, at Lowertown’s first and only rooftop patio with unparalleled views of Saint Paul. $$

Patrick McGovern’s Pub

225 West Seventh Street
Pub food and drinks in a historic brick building with a three-tiered outdoor dining patio. $


995 West Seventh Street
A real Irish pub with live entertainment serving neighborhood-famous Nook food from next door. $

Skinner’s Pub & Eatery

919 Randolph Avenue
Fun for the whole family with pizza, burgers, fried chicken, and drinks. Daily specials including Thursday bingo and Saturday tacos. Catering available. $

Sweeney’s Saloon

96 North Dale Street
Beloved neighborhood bar with craft beer, great burgers, and a top-notch patio. $

Sweet Pea’s Public House

472 South Snelling Avenue
Classics here include tater tot hot dish, Snelling Avenue pot roast, and walleye ’n’ chips. $

Tavern on the Avenue

825 West Jefferson Avenue
Tav on the Ave is a no-frills neighborhood bar that offers food made from scratch. Kitchen open till midnight. Cozy venue for rock ’n’ roll, blues, and soul. Live music every Tuesday, plus some weekends. $

Tin Cup’s

1220 Rice Street
Facebook: TinCup Bar
North End burger bar featured on “Man v. Food Nation.” Juicy Lucys and sandwiches served on checkered diner paper. $

Tom Reid’s Hockey City Pub

258 West Seventh Street
Generous portions for lunch, dinner, and after the game; serving you late at night. $

Ward 6

858 Payne Avenue
Pub-style comfort food. Culinary traditions abound, from duck confit to roasted pork loin. Try the beignets for breakfast. The full bar is stocked with local brews. Owned and managed by Eastsiders. $-$$

Wild Onion

788 Grand Avenue
Restaurant and bar with a Minnesota attitude and atmosphere inspired by the Windy City. A live DJ after 9 p.m. turns the space into a dance party. $

Wild Tymes

33 West Seventh Place
Sports bar and grill featuring live music on the Palace Stage. A great spot to meet the gang. $

Zamboni’s Pizza

184 West Seventh Street
A cafe/pizzeria/pub to park yourself in for Wild games. $