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500 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454-1224
+1 612-333-7625
10:00 - 02:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of our friends (who happens to be Indian) accidentally bumped the last bit of a person's drink on the floor. A drop landed on said person's shoe. Our friend immediately apologized and bought him another drink. The drink was apparently "not the right brand of gin" and he aggressively demanded that our friend kneel down and clean his boots.This... More 

Thank smclean64
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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95 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

In a sea of change in a world of fear- this little beacon welcomes you in from that storm/ brushes you off / and then gently kicks you back out the door.

Thank Muqtada_Burzynski
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Stopped by For a beer and and some tunes. I waited a bit for a beer and it was worth it found my friends and some good tunes . I didn't get any food but the beer selection was good. I will come back for fun

Thank Curtis P
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2015

My brother describes Palmer's Bar as "a tiny place where New Orleans meets Portland." I don't completely agree, but this place has a ton of cultural mishmash going on in-and-around it. Located in the heart of the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, you're not going to find the comforts of your average Twin Cities pub or sports bar. As already mentioned, food is... More 

Thank SouthGov
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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1,299 reviews
521 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 572 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2015

I think the only food they serve here is Heggie's Pizza but i could be wrong. The place was pretty crowded when I went and it truly is a dive bar. They had live music outside till 10pm. Charlie Parr playing some bluegrass. Beers where $6 a piece for tall boys of Surly or Lonestar. It was hot evening with... More 

Thank TryppAdams
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2015

A place that tries hard to be an old-fashioned workingman's bar in the middle of a neighborhood full of university students and devout Muslim abstainers. Fortunately, it's on a busy street with good transit connections for actual people who both work, drink, and like to listen to good ol' rock 'n roll music.

Thank DavePorter090
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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97 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2014

We slipped into this late night spot after a show at the Cedar Cultural Center, and we were greeted warmly and treated very well at the bar. The bartender, Seneca, seemed to know everyone, and was able to make conversations easily. Great dive atmosphere, funky art collection, cheap pulls. Will visit again when in MN.

Thank L S
1 review
Reviewed 2 September 2013

Palmer's the last real dive on the West Bank and one of the finest watering holes in town. Big cheap shots and mixed drinks (nothing fancy), some good taps, and if you're hungry they have heggie's pizza. Good live music most nights of the week, and so on. Outsiders welcome.

Thank Picklebrine
1 review
Reviewed 28 June 2013

palmer's has a jukebox but the some of the bartenders are complete morons. if they dont like the song you play the bartenders will turn the music down to the music level of a grocery store. it pissed me off because i was having a good time and wanted to hear my favorite song. it completely messed up my mood.... More 

Thank emo j
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2012

We had nearby concert tickets and thought we would a check out one of the old dive bars in the area beforehand. When we first walked in and took a seat at the bar, the older bartender (woman) gave us the stink eye as we looked out of place. Once my husband tipped her very well, she warmed right up.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454-1224
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > Cedar-Riverside
  • Neighbourhood: Cedar-Riverside
  • Phone Number: +1 612-333-7625

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?