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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
A classic sports bar in the heart of downtown, and just an abnormally long bunt away from Twins action, The Ugly Mug offers beer, specialty drinks, and an extensive menu to match. Lead off with an order of the seasoned tater tots ($6), served with house-made ranch dressing, and then slide tonguefirst into a grilled flatbread, such as the alligator and shrimp ($13), topped with poblano chili sofrito and manchego and jack cheese, or the classic tomato and basil margherita ($9). For alcohol-encompassed eats, guests can nosh on the Summit EPA-battered chicken strips ($7), tossed with a choice of six sauces, or they can forgo the eating part altogether and sip on a specialty cocktail, such as the Stoli and citrus Blue Lemonito ($7.50), swirled with mint and agave nectar. In additional to cocktailery, 20 beers are available on tap and 40 by the bottle—one for each week in the year. As stomachs acquaint themselves with new friends, eyeballs can turn to any of the bar's nine flat-screen TVs to catch Twins, Vikings, or PBS highlights.