The year 1927 saw Babe Ruth’s Yankees dominate pro baseball and the precursor to Big Louie's Bar and Grill—Main Street Tavern—open in Minneapolis. In addition to depicting athletes from that bygone era, the Big Louie’s menu catalogs an array of traditional American bar and grill fare. From boneless wings to fish ‘n’ chips, the cuisine roster has even more depth than the famed Yankees lineup of ’27. The restaurant further establishes its entertainment value by hosting karaoke and bingo and by not allowing recitations of real-estate-law books.
Cinema Grill captures all angles of entertainment in its three show rooms, from newer movie releases and live sporting events blasting on giant screens to a rotating cast of comedians lobbing laugh bombs as crowds feast on fare from the full-service restaurant and bar. While actors work their best angles on the screen, patrons can translate their dialogue into Esperanto or order from the menu, which is laden with entrees and suds from the local brewmasters at Surly. The theater converts into a satellite stadium when it broadcasts live sporting events, which gain lifelike clarity on its giant 30-foot high-definition screen.
Mango Tango, Island Restaurant & Tiki Bar is a hot spot in the Twin Cities! Our AMAZING menu features a mix of Caribbean and American flavors with a lot of french influence. Our Tiki bar features an array of hand crafted specialty drinks and beer from all over the Caribbean. We have a lounging patio with real fireplace!!
Manned by professional drivers, the pedal-powered Traveling Tap carts up to 16 passengers around Minneapolis and Saint Paul via one of three routes listed here. It's up to guests to supply their favorite beers, wines, or malt beverages which the personal bartender pours into cups or stores in the bar-on-wheels’ built-in coolers. Throw on your ear-flap cap and goulashes for early season rides or let the misting system keep you cool on warm summer days. Traveling Tap also boasts adjustable seats to fit all sizes, seat backs, and a smooth ride even Grandma would enjoy. Listen to tunes from a six-speaker overhead stereo while you take in the sights and sounds of the Twin Cities on each 7-mile-per-hour trek.
A modern take on the classic movie-going experience, ShowPlace Icon Theatre takes the legwork out of dinner and a movie by pairing comfortable sophisticated theaters with upscale, on-location dining, and advanced reserved seating. With digital cinema projectors capable of displaying 35 trillion colors and premium digital surround-sound systems, each stadium-seated auditorium is equipped to showcase buzz-worthy films exactly as the director, assistant director, second-assistant director, and second second-assistant director intended. Patrons to the theater pick their viewing spots ahead of time, eliminating the usual frenzied, darkened search for ideal seating and guaranteeing guests find seats together.
Stanley's Northeast Bar Room has emerged as a friendly, neighborhood bar, valiantly keeping ravenous residents at bay with a menu of featured players in breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as a strong supporting cast of hearty beers. The kitchen, which stays open until midnight daily, sates hungry tummies with a cache of comfort cookery. Please picky palates with traditional fare including Louisiana barbecue shrimp, five large shrimp battered in spicy beer-butter sauce and served with a baguette ($8.79), the big kid's mac 'n' cheese with cavatappi pasta in a three-cheese beer sauce with Sentyrz hot dogs ($7.79), or a specialty such as Stanley's signature slow-smoked brisket, doused in barbecue sauce with caramelized onions on a St. Agnes ciabatta roll ($8.79). The extensive list of drinkable delights, including Fat Tire, Bells Two Hearted Ale, Fulton Sweet Child of Vine, and Pumpkin Porter, are guaranteed to influence the off-pitch singing of taste-buds and the two-left-feet tapping of tonsils.
Acme Comedy Company offers a cozy and intimate environment to release feral guffaws into the wild with performances six nights a week. Kjell Bjorgen, a native Minnesotan, has toured with popular comedians such as Lewis Black and has appeared on TV shows such as Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham and NBC’s Late Friday. Catch Bjorgen as he dazzles Acme audiences with his dual ability to split sides and stitch them back together.