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3rd Street Post

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

Great drink deals, events like live music on the deck, and pull tabs. American Legion Post 48, All welcome!

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, too.

Brick & Bourbon

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

We are an 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.

Brix Music Cafe

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

Premier live music venue, restaurant and bar located in the historic Brick Alley Building right at the south entrance of Main Street. Look for jazz, blues, cabaret or reggae live music line ups! The restaurant is a unique blend of southern coastal cuisine characterized by fresh vibrant flavors and ingredients prepared on the grill or smoker.

CHARLIE’S IRISH PUB

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


*Heated/Covered Patio

Enjoy an authentic pub scene offering Irish fare with lively Irish music on Friday and Saturday nights year-round, an expanded bar/restaurant area, and large glass-enclosed river view patio. Across from the pub, Charlie’s Restaurant offers an extensive fine dining menu in 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 spirit pairings and hand-rolled cigars.

Cozzie’s Tavern & Grill

11154 60th St. N.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.342.0447


*Heaters on Patio

Once the local favorite ‘hole-in-the-wall’, under new ownership this renovated roadside restaurant has kept it’s rustic country bar charm that so many peopled loved with a whole new menu and outdoor patio area. Serves lunch, dinner and drinks. Casual atmosphere right off hwy 36 – great for groups, families – dine in or take out. Pull tabs!

Devil’s Advocate

14200 60th Street N
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)

Where the locals and travelers come to eat and drink. Expanding from Minneapolis to Stillwater in October 2022!

Forge & Foundry Distillery

223 Main St. N.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.342.2242


*Heaters on Rooftop Deck

Forge and Foundry is a small craft distillery located in downtown Stillwater, Minnesota. We carefully pick our ingredients from local sources to produce exceptional spirits and hand-crafted cocktails.

GASTHAUS BAVARIAN HUNTER

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

Serving award winning German specialties as well as imported German beers, wines & liquors since 1966.  Fun deck dining and pine tree meadow events with German music.   About ten minutes from downtown Stillwater and off the Brown’s Creek bike trail.  Don’t miss Oktoberfest in September!  Big tents and oompah bands. Pets only allowed on grassy area, not deck.

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!

Lift Bridge Brewery Tap Room

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


*Heaters outside by picnic tables

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, hard selzters, and sodas. Live music and events, too!

Lolito

112 Main St. N.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.342.0972

Latin-American street food-themed restaurant with influences from the Yucatan and drinks lineup of tequilas and mezcals. The upstairs, Carlito, is open on weekends as a dive bar lounge area with live music. Discover the back alley patio space for summer 2021.

MAD CAPPER SALOON & EATERY

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

Historic pub on Main Street – oldest bar still in operation. 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


*heaters and cover on riverview patio

A craft micro-brewery and taproom located in downtown Stillwater with river views just off the bike trail. ‘Enjoy full-flavored craft beers with good friends’ is our inspiration, always thoughtfully and creatively crafting each beer using unique and often local ingredients. The brews are sold in pints, flights and in growlers to-go. Enjoy popcorn or bring in food from local restaurants. Live music, open mic and trivia events!

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.

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 jukebox! Discover Myrtle St. temporary patio space summer 2021!

Papa’s Rooftop at Water Street Inn

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


*Heaters: Gas Firepits on Rooftop Patio

Rooftop restaurant at the Water Street Inn, with the best views of the St Croix River.

PD PAPPY’S

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


*Heaters on back Patio, Seasonal May-Oct

Seasonal restaurant with indoor and  outdoor seating on the river by the marina. Popular spot for boaters, motorcyclists and everyone in between.  Burgers, beer and so much more.  Live music and dancing Friday- Sunday. Never a cover charge.  Join the fun!

Portside

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


*Enclosure for Winter on Rooftop

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.

Saint Croix Vineyards

6428 Manning Avenue
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.430.3310


*Heaters on deck, Closed in January.

One of Minnesota’s largest wineries – Take a stroll through the picturesque vineyards and enjoy the rustic tasting room in restored century-old barn. Award-winning Minnesota wines range from the dark, intense, oak-aged Frontenac to the semi-sweet Vignoles, reminiscent of a fine German Riesling. Just a short drive from downtown. Watch for events like grape stomp or art and music fairs! Located next door is Aamodt’s Apple Farms and Hot Air Balloons.

Stillwater Proper Distillery & Tasting Room

227 Main St. S.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.342.2053

Coming soon 2021!

THE 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 and 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.

The Long Goodbye

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 Lumberjack Axe Throwing Bar

123 N 2nd Street, Suite 102
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.705.6005


*Alley way outdoor axe throwing and firepit open if weather permits.

We opened The Lumberjack to create a place where visitors can learn about Stillwater’s rich history and locals can find a home. We are not your typical axe throwing bar. We have taken this cathartic back woods play into a warm and friendly environment. We promise a brand new way to enjoy a drink and play with friends. Book your party today!

The Tilted Tiki

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


*Heaters on Patio

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. Discover the temporary outdoor secret garden dining summer 2021.

Thor’s Hard Cider

6428 Manning Avenue
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.3127

Thor’s Hard Cider is authentically made from fresh-pressed, full-strength, locally-grown apples with no preservatives. The entire process happens at our Stillwater, MN orchard. The apples are grown, harvested, pressed and brewed at Aamodt’s Apple Farm, a fourth-generation apple farm. This first cider is named after our our great-grandfather and founder of Aamodt’s Apple Farm.

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! Pull tabs, unbeatable food and drink happy hour, weekend brunch and friendly local bar.

Ziggy’s on Main

132 Main St. S.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.342.0011

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. Bubble hockey. Live music EVERY weekend!

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