Dining Feature: LiveMusic/Night Life

Saint Croix Vineyards

6428 Manning Avenue
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.430.3310

Founded in 1992, Saint Croix Vineyards has grown to become one of Minnesota’s largest and best known wineries. Try wines and take a stroll through the picturesque vineyards. Our rustic tasting room in a restored century-old barn is open each year from mid-April to December. You are also welcome to pack a picnic lunch and enjoy it at our picnic tables overlooking a quiet pond.Our 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 five minute drive from downtown. September offers a Grape Stompin’ competition and year-round events that feature art and music. Located next door is Aamodt’s Apple Farms and Aamodt’s Hot Air Balloons. Great for groups or individuals.

The Lumberjack Axe Throwing Bar

123 N 2nd Street, Suite 102
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.705.6005

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!

Matchstick Restaurant & Spirits

232 N. Main St.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.571.0111

Located inside the new Hotel Crosby, Matchstick restaurant sources farm to table meats & fish served with an array of fine wines, craft beers, and a 2,000 bottle selection of rare & unique spirits. Their food is prepared for intense flavor on a natural wood fired grill or smoker. The menu will please any palate from beef lovers to vegetarians with generous, sharable, small plate offerings in a warm, rustic dining room or main street patio.

JX Event Venue

123 2nd Street
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: ​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.

The Velveteen Speakeasy

123 N. 2nd St. -1
Stillwater, MN 55082

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 2020.

The Tilted Tiki

324 S. Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 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…

Cozzie’s Tavern & Grill

11154 60th St. N.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.342.0447

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. Outdoor patio Pull tabs.

Ziggy’s on Main

132 Main St. S.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 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! Discover the Chestnut Street outdoor space, summer 2020!

Maple Island Brewing

225 Main Street North
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 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.

The Outing Lodge Themed Dinners

11661 Myron Road North
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.439.9747

Book a culinary experience unique in our fast modern world. A feeling of harmony flows from flavor to flavor, mixes in the conversation, the good company, the candlelight, and the music. Dinners menus follow recipes from European culinary schools.  Events start at 6:30. Advanced reservations required and custom designs for private events available.

Lift Bridge Brewery Tap Room

1900 Tower Drive W.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 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!

OASIS CAFE

806 Main Street South
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 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.

NO-NECK TONY’S

231 Myrtle St. E.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 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 juke box! Discover Myrtle St. temporary patio space summer 2020!

3rd Street Post

103 S. 3rd Street
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.439.1435

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

Portside

317 S. Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 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.

PD PAPPY’S

422 E. Mulberry St.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.430.1147

Seasonal restaurant with 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!

MARX Fusion Bistro

241 S. Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 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.

MAD CAPPER SALOON & EATERY

224 S. Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 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!

GASTHAUS BAVARIAN HUNTER

8390 Lofton Ave
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 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. Pets only allowed on grassy area, not deck.

The FREIGHT HOUSE

305 Water Street S.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 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.

CHARLIE’S IRISH PUB

101 Water Street South
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 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. The four season deck offer great views of the river year-round. Charlie’s Irish Pub is an authentic scene offering Irish fare with fun and lively Irish music on Friday and Saturday nights year-round. Private ballroom rental available.

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