Finding the right bar is a great way to get to know people if you're new to Minneapolis. If you choose a historically significant bar, you may get even more than just the social aspect. Here are a few of the top historically significant bars found near Minneapolis.
Gluek's Restaurant & Bar - 16 North 6th Street, Minneapolis
With claims as the oldest bar in Minneapolis, this choice is found in a very historic building. The bar is found in the middle of the warehouse district and provides live music with a $5 cover. It's a very popular choice for music, food, drinks and history.
Neumann's - 2531 7th Avenue East, North Saint Paul
Found outside of Minneapolis, this bar is one of the oldest in the entire state. It was opened in 1887 and provides one of the best choices for history. It has served those in Minnesota longer than any other bar and didn’t close for the Great Depression or Prohibition. During Prohibition, the bar operated as a speakeasy upstairs and sold near-beer.
Prohibition - 821 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis
Found on the 27th floor of the historic W Hotel, Prohibition is a great choice for a historic bar. It's an intimate place with mahogany paneling. You can enjoy plenty of signature cocktails, along with a 360-degree view of the city.
Forepaugh's - 276 South Exchange Street, Saint Paul
Found in a mansion from the late 180s, this bar is one of the older choices in the area. Some say it's haunted by one of Joseph Forepaugh's maids. Whether you come because it's haunted or because it provides a beautiful look at an old mansion with fireplaces, chandeliers and plenty of classy cocktails, you're sure to enjoy a drink at Forepaugh's.
Other historically significant bars near Minneapolis include:
- Original Coney Island - 444 Saint Peter Street, Saint Paul
- The 1029 Bar - 1029 Marshall Street NE, Minneapolis
- Peacock Lounge - 329 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis
- Tycoon’s Alehouse - 132 East Superior Street, Duluth
- The Spot - 859 Randolph Avenue, Saint Paul
There are many other historic bars found throughout the area, as well.