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219 South Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)

Brine’s is a three-story 143-year-old building situated on Main Street in the heart of historic downtown Stillwater. Enjoy the bar and with 20 tap beers on the main floor, restaurant on second floor featuring homemade American-style favorites, and private event space on the top floor. Foosball, pool, jukebox, sports TV.


101 Water Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)

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.


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

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.


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

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.


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

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.


8390 Lofton Ave
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)

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.

Lift Bridge Brewery Tap Room

1900 Tower Drive
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)

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)

Bring your friends together to enjoy bites and libations in this restaurant lounge in the stunning vintage Grand Garage building on Main Street. Featuring casual cuisine in an elegant atmosphere. 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-Saturday.

LoLo American Kitchen

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

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 is the concept of the owners Joe Ehlenz-Former GM of Smalley’s Caribbean BBQ and Brad Nordeen-Former Executive Chef of Phil’s Tara Hideway.


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

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)

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)

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.


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

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)

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.


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

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!


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

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.

PUB 112

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

An authentic Irish pub with Stillwater heritage located right on Main Street in a historic building with fine architectural character. Live music on Fri and Sat nights.  Great tap selection. Menu is Irish and British favorites that are “kicked” in a new way.   Entire menu fresh and from scratch. Sit and relax  in the beautiful Scotch & Whiskey Lounge upstairs. Sunday brunch.

REVE Bistro & Bar

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

Contemporary American fare now in new location in the Chestnut building. Full-service restaurant, featuring terrific wines and Belgian beers. Cozy conversations by the fire in the winter, large outdoor patio, and private dining room available. Live music Thursday-Sunday.  Cheers!


SMALLEY’S CARIBBEAN Barbeque & Pirate Bar

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

Authentic Jerk – two patios – 100 plus varieties of rum – Pirate Bar.   Featured on the Food Network – Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Also Smalley’s made tops list “Best Rum Selections in Minnesota” and “Minnesota’s Best Summer Cocktail – Mojito” on CBS Local.  Live music, karaoke, dancing, and great authentic food.


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

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.


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

Eclectic international menu. For those that want to try out many taste delights, we offer small portion sizes as well as regular portions.  Open for lunch and dinner. Great location on Main Street. Fabulous rooftop deck dining and main street view corner window booths. Live music on Friday and Saturday nights at 9pm. Stop in!

The Titled Tiki

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

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, wine or beer. Open Wednesday – Sunday 5pm-1am.

The Wedge and Wheel

308 East Chestnut Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)

Cheese bar and cheese shop featuring fine and rare cheeses and charcuterie sourced locally, nationally, and internationally. Gourmet cheese cut fresh to order. Dine in and choose cheese flights, sandwiches, wine or beer. Private tastings, pairings, and classes available.


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

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.


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

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


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

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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