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Brian’s Bar & Grill

219 S. Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.571.3132

Historic downtown Stillwater bar & grill – darts, pool, sports tvs, and pull tabs. Private event space on 3rd level available for rent.

Brick & Bourbon

215 Main St. S.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.342.0777

Think elevated eatery and craft libation venue that believes in using the freshest domestic and imported ingredients. We are founded on the principles of providing impeccable fare, paired with tasty craft cocktails and vintage bourbon, iced with outstanding service. We operate on the philosophy that nothing is more important than our guests and their experience. Dine inside, reserve the chef’s table or climb to the beautiful rooftop dining.

CHARLIE’S RESTAURANT, IRISH PUB & Riverside PATIO

101 Water Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.6000

Charlie’s Restaurant offers an extensive fine dining menu a midst grande Victorian decor of the Historic Water Street Inn on the St. Croix River. Experience 4-course wine dinners every Wednesday or specialty themed dinners with  bourbon, whiskey, tequila, or scotch pairings and hand-rolled cigars. Two outdoor dining decks offer great views of the river and live music. Charlie’s Irish Pub is an authentic scene offering Irish fare with fun and lively Irish music on Friday and Saturday nights year-round and outdoor live music on the patio on Sundays in the summer.  Private ballroom rental available.

CHILKOOT CAFE & CYCLERY

826 4th Street S.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.342.1048

Chilkoot Café and Cyclery features a full service café specializing in high quality scratch foods and pastries, as well as house roasted coffee and espresso.  Just a few blocks from downtown Stillwater. We use only the freshest local, sustainable and organic ingredients. We also feature a full service bike shop specializing in retail, repair and fitting. We sell a wide range of bikes and are committed to getting our clients on the right bike at the right price with a great fit.

DOMACIN RESTAURANT & WINE BAR

102 S. 2nd Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.1352

Domacin is one of the best wine bars in the Twin Cities and has the awards to prove it. Great selection of open bottles to choose from. Expand your wine knowledge and have a good time. Featured in Travel & Leisure Magazine as one of America’s Top 25 wine bars. New wine shop on site and intimate wine cellar room available for private rental. Now serving Sunday Brunch.

Foodies on Foot

Can’t decide where to eat? Take a culinary walking tour of downtown Stillwater. Take a “behind the scenes” tour of some of the best restaurants and specialty shops Stillwater has to offer. One-of-a-kind tours of locally owned restaurants, gourmet food shops, microbreweries, and wineries.  This three plus hour relaxing stroll simply offers the best of Stillwater…one bite at a time! Reservations required.

FREIGHT HOUSE

305 Water Street S.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.5718

Restaurant, Beer Garden and Tap Room downtown featuring the largest patio in the area and a pristine view of the beautiful St. Croix River & historic lift bridge. All new tap room with 24 local beers on tap and craft burgers served on artisan pretzel buns and hand cut fries. Outdoor Bocce ball, giant Jenga and chess, skeeball, pool, darts. On National Historic Register.

GASTHAUS BAVARIAN HUNTER

8390 Lofton Ave
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.7128

The Gasthaus has been serving award winning German specialties as well as imported German beers, wines & liquors since 1966.  Fun deck dining and meadow events with German music.   About ten minutes from downtown Stillwater.   Don’t miss Oktoberfest in September!  Big tents and Ompah bands.

JX Event Venue

123 2nd Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
​651.342.0176

Experience the elegant JX Event Venue, with first-class amenities and historic charm located in the historic Connelly Shoe Factory, downtown Stillwater. The second floor event space hosts a variety of public events that include concerts, trivia nights and intimate live music performances. They can also hold 720 guests for corporate events, weddings, networking events and more! Find events on our calendar.

Lift Bridge Brewery Tap Room

1900 Tower Drive W.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
888.430.2337

Enter the doors of this taproom and you’ll immediately sense that things are a little different here. Bustling city life is left behind for something more authentic, and that starts with the beer. Served directly from the source, our selection goes beyond our regular line up and includes limited release and experimental beers. So come in. Try something new. Unwind with an old friend or meet a new one in the tap room of our local brewery. Live music and events!

Lion’s Tavern

324 Main Street S.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.342.1900

Bring your friends together to enjoy casual cuisine, local brews, and cocktails crafted with care in this restaurant lounge located in the stunning vintage Grand Garage building on Main Street. Play shuffleboard while enjoying a classic cocktail at this new gathering spot open for late night dining. Enjoy the great weather on their large outdoor patio with cabanas, outdoor fire pit, and live music Thursday-Sunday.

LoLo American Kitchen

233 Main Street South
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.342.2461

Enjoy gourmet street food and American small plates along side craft cocktails and artisan spirits. Foodies will love the chef’s bar where you can watch the culinary action at hand in an open kitchen layout. Stop by to eat, drink, and socialize in an exploratory yet casual modern setting. This locally owned, locally sourced restaurant and bar also has outdoor patio for cocktails and upper lounge area open weekends only or for private events.

MAD CAPPER SALOON & EATERY

224 S. Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.430.3710

Historic pub on Main Street. Come in for the great burgers and sandwiches and best craft beer selection in the valley.   Home of “Husband Daycare” – go ahead and shop the boutiques, ladies!

Maple Island Brewing

225 Main Street North
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.430.0044

A craft micro-brewery and taproom located in the Maple Island Hardware Building in historic downtown Stillwater, MN. ‘Enjoy full-flavored craft beers with good friends’ is our inspiration, always thoughtfully and creatively crafting each beer using unique and often local ingredients. Flagship brews include: Cup of Joe Freakshow, Burlesque Kolsch and Maple Island Bock – Plus many ever-changing others. The brews are sold in pints and flights on-site and in growlers to-go. Enjoy popcorn and peanuts or bring in food from local restaurants. Live music on weekends, open mic Tuesday nights and trivia Thursday nights.

MARX Fusion Bistro

241 S. Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.8333

Relax with a glass of wine and gather with friends while you enjoy a lively eclectic dinner and the beauty of Main Street! We specialize in having nightly seafood specials and a menu that has a unique blend of Caribbean, Asian and Italian American cuisine. Our vibe teleports guests from Stillwater to a major metropolis like New York or South Beach. Live music every Tuesday nights.

MEISTERS BAR & GRILL

901 S 4th Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.9860

A friendly neighborhood bar & grill since 1959…just a few blocks from downtown.

NO-NECK TONY’S

231 Myrtle St. E.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.342.1261

A quaint and locally owned bar, providing unique martinis, specialty cocktails, and fantastic ambiance. Voted “BEST BLOODY MARY” in the St. Croix Valley and Minnesota Monthly. Skee-Ball,  and pool table for your enjoyment.

Northern Vineyards

223 Main Street North
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.430.1032

Located on Main Street in Downtown Stillwater and open year-round for wine tasting. Open every day with river view deck open May- October. Great for small groups and individuals. Private tastings available by reservation. Award-winning wines made at our winery in Stillwater using grapes grown here in Minnesota and western Wisconsin by the members of the Minnesota Winegrowers Cooperative.

OASIS CAFE

806 Main Street South
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.0928

A local favorite known for it’s burgers, breakfasts and pies.  The Oasis Cafe is a family-owned restaurant tucked into a rocky bluff as you enter Stillwater on Hwy 95 (St. Croix Scenic Byway) from the south.  Proud winners of  the 2013 Best Burger In The Valley contest. Expanded in 2018 to include full bar service and outdoor patio.

PD PAPPY’S

422 E. Mulberry St.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.430.1147

Seasonal indoor and  outdoor seating on the river by the marina. Popular spot for boaters, motor cyclists and everyone in between.  Burgers, Beer & so much more.  Live music and dancing Thursday – Sunday. Never a cover charge.  Join the fun!

Portside

317 S. Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.342.1502

New restaurant located in the heart of Historic downtown Stillwater offering a diverse, scratch made menu & craft cocktails. Great happy hour & game specials, weekend entertainment, pool, darts, and much more in a newly upgraded space. Be sure to try the roof-top dining patio overlooking the Scenic St. Croix River! Event space with windows to the river also available for private rental.

REVE Bistro & Bar

200 Chestnut Street South
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.342.1594

Contemporary, creative American fare – from burgers and flatbreads to great seafood and beef wellingtons. Wide selection of spirits. Find a cozy corner for conversation, a table on the patio, or reserve a private dining room for larger groups. Located half a block off Main St. in the Chestnut Building.

 

STILLWATER AMERICAN LEGION

103 S. 3rd Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.1435

Live music on the deck from Memorial Day through Labor day every Sunday from 4-8PM. Great drink deals, events, and pull tabs. All welcome! Check us out on Facebook for other events.

The Long Good-Bye

402 S. Main St.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.571.3500

Spirits soothe the soul and tame the wild beast. Or do they awaken the animal within? We offer an innovative selection of crafted cocktails, created in the spirit of the region and featuring Minnesota distilled spirits and ingredients. Linger a while and tempt your palette with small plates featuring specialties prepared by chefs in the Feller kitchen.

The Tilted Tiki

324 S. Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.342.2545

Nothing more relaxing than sipping a tropical drink, enjoying a tidbit and playing a game in a décor that makes you feel like you are on vacation! Palm trees, parrots, tiki art. Cocktail lounge & live music. Hawaiian shirts welcome! Come, unwind, enjoy. Tiki on my friends…

The Velveteen Speakeasy

123 N. 2nd St. -1
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)

Stillwater’s only speakeasy. Find us underground via a secret door at JX Venue. Enjoy nightlife, mixology, cocktails, appetizers, dessert, wine or beer.

TIN BINS

413 Nelson Street East
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.342.0799

Come relax at the casual eatery,  Tin Bins, located in the historic Commander Building, just off Main Street on Nelson.  Outdoor deck – views of the river.  Serving up casual food, picnic take-outs, wine bar and coffee shop all wrapped into one! Occasional live music.

WHITEYS SALOON

302 S. Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.9902

This historic Stillwater Saloon, located right on Main Street, is a great place to stop  for more than just beer and burgers!

Ziggy’s

132 Main St S
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
(651) 342-1773

Street Food. Music. Cocktails! Find this club-like restaurant with a live music stage and featuring a changing food truck-inspired menu with main stay street favorite edibles. Right off Main Street/Chestnut St. Private rental available. Bubble hockey. Live music EVERY weekend!

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