Food & Drink

9 Spots for Night Owls

Want to stay out with your besties? We’ll show you the best places to go for late-night eats, craft beverages and all around fun.

August 17, 2021

Bunny’s Bar & Grill

Bunny’s Bar & Grill, a Twin Cities institution since 1933, has grown into THE premier Minnesota sports bar. They’ve repeatedly been voted Best Sports Bar in Minnesota by numerous media outlets. Bunny’s carries most sports packages and with over 30 TV’s, you won’t miss your favorite game. For lunch and dinner, they offer fresh salads, pizza and pasta, juicy burgers made with premium Angus beef, homemade soups and sandwiches and more. They have over 20 craft beers on tap, plus numerous domestic and imported beers, a selection of wines and cocktails. Try their take on a Bootlegger, a Minnesota original, a Bunny’s Old Fashioned or a Bunny Mary.
Open Sun – Wed until 12 am; Thurs – Sat until 1 am.

Crowded lounge area at Copperwing

Copperwing Distillery

Copperwing Distillery crafts artisanal spirits, including gin, vodka, fresas, bourbon, and their signature creation – vodskey®. A forty-person cocktail room offers the perfect intimate setting for enjoying a craft cocktail. Watch as Copperwing’s mixologists shake, stir, build, strain, smoke, froth spray and garnish each cocktail to create the perfect flavor profile. Not sure what to try? They’re happy to help you find something that suits your tastes.
Open Wed & Thurs until 11 pm; Fri & Sat until 12 am.

The bar at Dampfwerk

The Dampfwerk Distillery

The Dampfwerk Distillery Co. is a family-owned and operated distillery and cocktail lounge making the finest European-style fruit brandies, gins, aquavits and herbal liqueurs, all with an unexpected American twist. Their spirits are designed to be enjoyed in the company of family and friends. A 3,000 sq. foot cocktail room features a fireplace, comfy seating, a communal table for celebrating with friends, and an Instagram-worthy photo wall, featuring the lovely fruit ladies from their distinctive bottles. At the bar, the focus is on neat spirits, sipping shots, flights, and classic cocktails. 
Open Tues Thurs until 10 pm; Fri & Sat until 12 am.

toasting to friendship on the patio

The Loop West End

The Loop is a vibrant eatery with a classy, yet comfortable décor and a large variety of menu options, from salads and sandwiches to pizza, entrées and decadent desserts. Their drink menu includes cleverly named cocktails such as a Resting Spritz Face and Watermelon Sugar. Hang out with friends on the patio and cozy up to the outdoor fireplace. Sports fans can catch the game on one of the Loop’s 22 TVs. You’re sure to get the best viewing angle from their 360⁰ bar. Bonus: they even have TVs out on the patio! Want to get your groove on? Every Friday and Saturday night, The Loop is host to a killer DJ dance party. The crowd is 21+ and the kitchen offers late night apps, small plates and pizzas.
Open Mon Sat until 2 am; Sun until 12 am.

Friends having brunch at JJ's Clubhouse

JJ’s Clubhouse

For over 25 years, JJ’s has been the place to hang out with friends and family in Golden Valley. With wall-to-wall TV’s (23 screens!), it’s also the perfect spot to watch your favorite sporting events. A classic American menu includes favorites such as pickle fries and cheese curds, pizzas and over 14 different types of burgers. Grab a basket of fresh-popped popcorn and enjoy late-night happy hour every night from 8 pm bar close, with $1 off all drinks and special pricing on appetizers.
Open Tues Sat until 1 am; Sun & Mon until 11 pm. (Kitchen closes at 11 pm, Tues Sat; 10 pm on Sun & Mon)

party at the Park Tavern

Park Tavern Bowling & Entertainment Center

The Park Tavern has been a landmark in St. Louis Park for nearly 60 years. On Friday and Saturday evenings, enjoy late night eats, such as their award-winning burgers and made-to-order pizzas, and 20 lanes of cosmic bowling from 9 pm – 12 am (21+ only). The 11th Frame Bar offers dart boards and lots of cozy seating. On warmer nights, relax on their newly expanded patio and try your luck at bocce ball or cornhole.
Open Sun Thurs until 11 pm; Fri & Sat until 1 am. (Kitchen closes 1 hr prior)

group of friends playing foosball

Punch Bowl Social

Punch Bowl Social is the place to go for serious foodertainment and real-world funning. They’re known for their legendary punches, craft beverages (with or without booze), scratch kitchen food that’s fit for foodies and endless gaming options. Try your hand at bowling, ping pong, billiards or bocce ball. Other classic games include Giant Scrabble and Giant Jenga, bonzini and foosball. Would-be singing sensations will love their karaoke room, and they even have a vintage arcade. Their modern, yet gorgeous, atmosphere will make you want to stay and play forever.
Open Sun – Thurs until 12 am; Fri & Sat until 2 am. (21+ from 10 pm – close, daily)

Schullers Tavern

Billed as “The Last Real Roadhouse,” Schullers is a family-owned local hangout serving up salads, sandwiches, pizzas and the best black angus tavern burgers. Join them for live music every Saturday night, October to April. They are also home to MN’s smallest liquor store.
Open daily until 1 am.

Yard House

Beer aficionados will love the more than 100 taps of American craft and import beers at Yard House. This West End eatery also offers a huge menu of made-from-scratch dishes. Enjoy happy hour classics such as fried cheese curds and onion ring towers. They also have numerous vegetarian and gluten sensitive options. Want to watch the big game on the West Coast, they’ve got you covered with numerous TV’s around the bar. They offer a late night happy hour every Sun Wed, from 10 pm – close.
Open Sun – Thus, 11 am – 11 pm; Fri & Sat until 12 am. (Kitchen closes ½ hour prior)

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