1850 S. Broadway
Rochester, MN 55904
Phone: (507) 282-9905
Fax: (507) 282-1813
Looking for something to do in Apple Valley? Head to Bogart's and play it again, Sam. Various bands play classic rock and current hits on Wednesdays and weekends, including occasional appearances by The Casablanca Orchestra. Of all the joints in the world you are sure to find something to do here. Check out the festivities and you are guaranteed to enjoy yourself. In between dance sets, relax with a game of darts or pool. The beer selection is superb with many imports and domestics to choose from. Liquor and wine is also available. Food is available from the attached Main St. Grill featuring a full menu of burgers, pizzas, sandwiches and salads.
This small, cozy eatery sports hand-painted wall murals, brightly colored papier-mâché piñatas and weekend gigs by Mariachi bands. The seating is comfortable, the staff is friendly and the food is as authentic as you will find this side of the border. The extensive menu features tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, tamales, combo dinners, beans and rice along with some terrific fish specialties. Choose from red snapper sautéed in garlic and butter with a fiery chili sauce, grilled sea bass and tuna with jalapeno peppers. Imported and domestic beers, including numerous Mexican varieties, are served. Wine and soft drinks are also available. There is another location in Minneapolis, at 1507 Lake St (+1 612 724 6007).
Every weekend, this friendly spot features live country and rock and roll music. Pool, darts and video games provide amusement when the tunes are not playing. Beer, cocktails and soft drinks are served. Enjoy a snack, like the appetizer combo, consisting of buffalo wings, mozzarella cheese sticks, loaded potato skins, onion rings and deep-fried mushrooms.
In the 1920s and 1930s, St. Paul was known as a safe haven for many of the country's most notorious hoodlums. Many of the clubs and speakeasies in downtown were frequented by mobsters and used to establish bootlegging and gun running operations in the city. Along the bluffs of the Mississippi across the river from downtown sit a number of caves created by sand mining. Wabasha Street Caves is one such unique nightclub here. The 45-minute tour of the caves is a fascinating mix of geological history, St. Paul history, and good old-fashioned fun. As numerous bullet holes will attest, the caves saw their share of criminal activity. Other tours are offered, such as Ghosts & Graves in October, and the Gangster Tour of St. Paul via motorcoach. Call for information.
This restaurant has been serving possibly the best steak in town for more than 50 years. As soon as you enter, you can feel the atmosphere of elegance and tradition. Red leather circular booths are tiered in the lounge; everyone has a good seat for either the large screen TV or the floor acts featured Wednesday through Saturday. The feast commences in the Red Room or the Gold Room. The dining rooms are less dramatic than the lounge; the food is the star here. Choose from sirloin, New York strip or filet steaks, which are broiled over open charcoal broilers and can all be paired with lobster tails. If your appetite fails you, try the beef kabob or the chicken breast. There is also a walleye dinner with all the trimmings. A full wine list is available, as is an array of cocktails, beers and juices.
Check out a different musical act seven nights a week at this venue. Set shows include The Good, The Bad and The Funky (high energy R&B group) every Sunday evening and an open Blues Jam session featuring Joe Juliano every Wednesday night. Whether you like jazz, blues or funk, the Minnesota MusiCafe will satisfy.Any spot in the bar offers an excellent view of the stage and dance floor. If you want amusement, shoot some pool or play pinball in the separate game room. Thursday nights, come for the rib special . The rest of the week, enjoy the café's full-service menu, including pasta dishes, juicy steaks, made-to-order burgers, broiled walleye or blackened marlin. An ATM is on the premises.
Formerly the Lyon's Pub on Grand until it was sold in May 1997, this restaurant has undergone a makeover. The subdued palette and lighting of the interior, coupled with the spot-lit Grecian art, make this a cosmopolitan-looking spot. The large oval bar has brass accents. Burgers and sandwiches are still offered, but now you can also order steak (T-bone, New York strip) and char-grilled Iowa pork chops. The house brew is surprisingly good. A good selection of import and domestic beers are available in bottles or on tap. A good wine list is available and liquor is served. Live entertainment is featured on many nights; phone ahead to inquire. Reservations recommended for parties of 10 or more. Tuesday and Thursday from 4pm to 8pm students receive a discount on burgers and drinks by showing student IDs.
This joint caters to the average Joe looking for a good cup of java and a place devoid of the hipper-than-thou atmosphere. This place has withstood competition from the corporate coffee shop giants due to its inviting and pleasant ambiance. Live bands or solo acts perform on weekend evenings and tarot card readings are available on Friday afternoons. The back room plays host to smokers, some of which are also card sharks. For a nominal fee, you can surf on the single computer available. Feel free to use the record players. The selection of coffee and teas is sure to please any caffeine junkie and the baked treats are tasty.
Arnellia's, or as they like to call themselves the “Legendary Club Apollo” of Minnesota is one of the most popular and loved nightclubs in St. Paul. Live music is on almost every night and you can enjoy rock, funk, soul, R&B, jazz, disco or karaoke. Great food is what sets Arnellia's apart from most other nightclubs. Regular patrons swear by the unmatched quality of the chicken wings here. Other items on offer are hominy grits, black-eyed peas, catfish, ho-jos, onion rings and desserts. It also serves alcohol regularly. Several music bands have performed here and live music nights are the best time to be here.
As the oldest gay bar in St. Paul, the music and the characters here magically transform on a nightly basis. If you don't like it one night, check it out the next as the theme changes. Wednesdays are devoted to posing drag queens and Fridays give way to rock and roll. Cowboys and cowgirls line dance on Thursdays and Saturdays until their spurs no longer jingle or jangle. The back room, now known as Blanche's and decorated in the style of a 1930s cabaret, is home to a piano bar with Twin Cities' legend Lori Dokken tickling the ivories. Appetizers and sandwiches are available but most are there to sip wine, cocktails, beer or soft drinks and take part in the festivities.