After primitive hamburgers evolved sesame-spiked buns and a camouflage of pickles and lettuce, predators evolved long-handled spatulas and covered grills to catch their wily prey. Stay on top of the food pyramid with today's Groupon to The Park Tavern Bowling and Entertainment Center in St. Louis Park. Choose from the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of casual American fare and drinks anytime.
- For $15, you get $35 worth of beer, wine, cocktails, and shots anytime.
- For $7, you get $15 worth of weekend breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to noon.
The culinary craftspeople at The Park Tavern please the palates of entertainment seekers and revelers with a menu of casual American eats and a cornucopian selection of fermented drinks in a fun-filled dining environment. Chefs hand-pat each of their half-pound beef patties ($5.25–$9.50), tenderly tend to grilling, nestle them into crisp buns, and heap on assorted vegetables, cheese, and sauces for a succulent stack of flavor. In addition to burgers, an array of sandwiches, wraps, and paninis ($6.95–$9.95) fill stomachs with sustenance and travel mouthward via hand or miniature T-shirt cannon. Alternatively, a trio of chardonnay, white zinfandel, and merlot ($4/glass) wash down meals, and wines by the bottle and half bottle ($16–$25) flavorfully put out stomach fires. A coterie of domestic, premium, and imported beers ($3.85–$5.85) coax malty cravings next to a slew of shots and soon-to-be cocktails.
On the weekend, the eggs benedict ($5.75) imitates the glorious yellow sun while a sidekick of hash browns keeps its ego in check. A belgian waffle ($5.75) arrives to the table smothered in strawberries and cream or in a parade with sausage, bacon, and hash browns floats. To appease morning appetites like a piñata stuffed with brunch, a breakfast burrito pack eggs, sausage, salsa, and cheddar into a flour tortilla ($5.75).
During warmer months, Park Tavern's outdoor patio blooms with blue-striped umbrellas, and in inclement weather the dining room seats patrons at warm wooden tables beneath an array of glowing televisions. Though not included in the deal, Park Tavern's bowling makes excellent postdining entertainment that's as all-American as burgers, fries, and star-spangled suspenders.
The Park Tavern
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.