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A question about old (really old!) Twin Cities bars…

A reader, Mozena wants some information, and we don’t have the answer, perhaps you do?

Fill me in…I am trying to find out of there is a bar in the Twin Cities (still, and continously) operational that precedes prohibition!? I know Palmer’s Bar on Cedar Avenue in Minneapolis is celebrating a 100 year anniversary this year and I was just wondering how it ranks among the other old bars in the region. Thanks.


  1. Anonymous says:

    Glueks on 6th in Downtown Minneapolis.

    The Joynt in Eau Claire, WI (It’s outside the cities I realize, but might be worth a trip. Hell, Duke Ellington played there)

    There are a lot of pub that try and look older (kierans and the local for example) but A bar in continous use for that long is a rare find.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I don’t know, but what about the bar at St. Anthony Main?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Neumans, in North St. Paul clains to be the oldest bar with the oldest bar fixtures in Minnesota. It does have a beautiful backbar and is a great bar overall. Well worth a stop if you’re in the NE metro. For what it’s worth, the oldest in Wisconsin, continously operating, legally thru prohibition, is one on Washington Island in Door County. They have a website that explains how they had a loophole in the law for 1919-1933.
    badgerbars guy

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