17605 Kenrick Avenue
Lakeville, MN 55044
Phone: (952) 898-3700
Fax: (952) 898-3827
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.
After visiting the Canterbury Park horse track, head here to spend some of your winnings. This full-service entertainment center has it all. Roll a couple of games at the 24-lane bowling complex or play pool on the championship-quality tables. Pass the time with pinball, darts, foosball or video games while you wait for the band to crank up. Live bands are scheduled most nights ranging from classic rock to pop and country. Call ahead to be sure. Burgers, sandwiches, pizza, salads and appetizers are the highlights of the menu. Call for more details.
Famous Dave's is the biggest name in barbecue in Uptown Minneapolis. From sandwiches and sides to the classic dishes such as beef brisket, barbecued chicken and ribs, the menu is all about the BBQ. And in addition to the food, Famous Dave's is also a popular destination for live blues music.
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.
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.
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 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).
This nightspot is considered by many to be the top rock club in the Twin Cities. The best of the local talent and many national acts headline each and every night. By the shape of the building, which looks like a large caboose, you would think the acoustics would be poor. Quite the contrary, as the overflow crowds will attest. Along with a great beer selection, wine, liquor and soft drinks are served. Stick with the burgers or appetizers to satisfy your hunger. Pool tables, foosball and darts provide a definite working-class atmosphere. Arrive early for local bands and even earlier for the big acts, otherwise you will be standing or miss getting in at all. Advance sale tickets are available at select locations. Price varies according to act. Doors generally open an hour or two before showtime.
Jazz and blues reign supreme in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood. Many of the Twin Cities' blues musicians call the area home and frequently appear at this popular spot. The airy, spacious interior holds some of the best jazz and blues talent in town. Once booked, the musicians are guaranteed steady work until their act wears thin and the crowd clamors for something new. On weekends, whoever is hot at the time takes center stage, with the spotlight given to old favorites or jam sessions during the week. Darts, pinball, video games or pool help pass the time. Settle in and listen to the music while devouring a burger, sandwich or appetizer. Beer, wine, cocktails and soft drinks can be had for the asking.
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.
Ever wonder what Cheers would be like if it was a gay bar? Check out "The 19," as the regulars affectionately call it, and you will find out. A favorite hangout for the Minneapolis gay scene, this is one of the oldest gay bars in the Twin Cities. The joint is known for its quaint charm, friendly atmosphere, well-maintained pool tables and electronic dartboards. The real draw, however, is the diverse music cranked out on the antique jukebox. When is the last time you heard Nancy Sinatra, Radiohead or Vic Damone? The bar has a full liquor bar and a nice selection of beers. The bar is also popular with smokers, since it has a sheltered smoking patio which can be very important on a cold and snowy night.
This intimate venue showcases a lot of local music talent, mostly rock and indie. It has a number of novelty theme nights, including Free Bacon Wednesdays, where patrons can eat bacon and popcorn popped in bacon fat until it runs out. Many shows are all ages; tickets can sometimes be bought in advance but most gigs are pay at the door. Check the website for details of upcoming gigs.