Hopkins Tavern gives customers plenty of reasons to stop in, offering 32 local, regional, and craft beers on tap and pub fare ranging from wings to cheese curds. But the staff knows how to keep patrons entertained as well as satiated. Along with daily happy hours, the tavern hosts birthday beer bash Fridays and bar bingo nights. Twins fans can look forward to watching each game live on the bar?s TVs alongside the affordable drink specials that flow during each live game.
Conversation at Mainstreet Bar & Grill moves in buzzing orbits around pool tables, live musicians, and big-screen and projection TVs broadcasting Minnesota Viking games. Banter slows to a halt as half-pound burgers and chicken sandwiches arrive with occasional adventurous twists, such as sliced pineapple or Cajun spices. Button-tufted red leather booths line one wall, where patrons chow down under railroad crossing signs and vintage soda signs. Thursday nights acoustic open mic shows let songwriters try out new songs when cover bands aren’t performing past hits or reading aloud from Elvis’s partially completed crossword puzzles.
When Maynard's Restaurant opened its first location on the shores of Lake Minnetonka in 1998, it was a melding of the nostalgic and the modern. Sure, it was an old-fashioned diner, but one that added a gourmet flair to its American casual cuisine done right. It features an approachable menu with generous portions and plenty of variety for those repeat visits, from a pot-roast French dip to a butternut squash ravioli swimming in cranberry cream sauce. In 2005, a second branch opened in Rogers with equally comforting ambience, swapping out the lakeside locale for a cabin-esque dining room lit by a roaring fireplace.
Founded in 2002 by Erik Sanborn, a Minnesota native whose art has taken him to stages across 25 countries, the Metropolitan Ballet curates a company of skilled dancers, some with ties to such prestigious companies as the Bolshoi Ballet. The curriculum is grounded in the Vaganova method of ballet, which emphasizes a strong core and full-body perfection of movement. The company also stays busy with a full season of performances, with lavishly costumed dancers moving through dramatic stories that have ranged from Dracula to The Nutcracker.
For a new take on American fare, head to McCoy's Public House. Gluten-free options are also available. Round out your meal with a little tipple — McCoy's Public House has a terrific drink list, including beer, wine, and more. Got kids? No problem at McCoy's Public House! The restaurant is a fantastic spot for families to dine together. Got a big family? Tons of friends? An entire soccer team? Consider the private room at McCoy's Public House, where large groups can get together to celebrate life's biggest milestones. Sit outside when the weather is fine — McCoy's Public House has a lovely patio to enjoy a warm day. Stay connected at no cost thanks to McCoy's Public House's wifi.
No need to gussy up for a trip to McCoy's Public House, where patrons dress for comfort and fun. For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go. The restaurant has catering services as well.
If preferred, patrons can leave their vehicles in a nearby lot, though space is available on the street as well.
Prices at McCoy's Public House typically stay below the $30 mark, so you can afford to bring along a friend or a date. You can pay with Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express or any major credit card. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but reviewers rate the dinner menu the highest.
Over the last 50 years, The Park Tavern has perfected the convivial trifecta of eating, drinking, and bowling. A menu of gourmet burgers and traditional pub fare mingles with a drink menu of domestic and imported beers and wines for between-frame refueling. On Mondays, the alley fills with high-energy tunes, and bowling balls careen all night during the $5 all-you-can-bowl nights. The Park Tavern rolls out its varied bowling buffets for corporate events, birthday parties, or the anniversary of the end of bowling prohibition during the Nixon administration.