Its name seems ill fitting-at first. One steps from the still Second Avenue pavement into Donny Dirk's Zombie Den expecting blood, guts and Goths, but discovers a quaint, cozy pub reminiscent of grandma's favorite supper club. When one's pupils adjust, clever embellishments appear: a chainsaw behind glass (to be broken in case of zombie attack), and on the walls, zombie heads galore. Donny Dirk's hosts occasional zombie-themed events and is available for private parties.
This place is wicked cool. I can't discribe how cool it is. You have to check it out for yourself. It is by far one of the most cool bars that I have been to in Minneapolis/St. Paul. I definitely have to go back! It is a MUST! Check it out for yourself. If your pretentious, it's not for you. Prices seemed normal. Age group was mid to late twenties to very early forties. This place was certainly not dead.
A few things you'll notice when you first enter Donny Dirk's Zombie Den: The bartenders are dressed as Shaun of the Dead-style zombie hunters (a novelty that probably wore off for them long ago); stunning waitresses in long, black Morticia Addams dresses are serving you drinks in big goblets; a tempting chainsaw is hanging on the wall in a glass case, just in case of a zombie apocalypse. Formerly the oft-troublesome Stand Up Frank's, the north Minneapolis bar was resurrected last summer by... More »