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Palmer's Bar

Map & Directions 500 S. Cedar Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55454
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining


City Pages' Description

Palmer's is one of those bars that's just as likely to have a busy Tuesday afternoon as it is to have a packed Friday night. That doesn't necessarily make it a dive, though -- amidst a neighborhood filled with venues offering craft beers and rock shows, it fills a more down-to-earth role as the West Bank's blue-collar neighborhood bar. Amiable staff, an open summer patio and live music by local folk, blues and country notables make it a worthwhile destination.

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  • citypagesbestof wrote a review for Palmer's Bar
    on 05/06/09

    Palmer's. Walk into this West Bank dive bar and you'll encounter diversity on many levels: ethnicity, age, gender, income level, and personal disposition. You've got your bearded, bespectacled hipster brooding over his sketchpad near the back. See him? There's a jaded old woman sitting alone at a table and staring into her beer as if it were a crystal ball, trying to summon... More >>

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  • MPLSco on 10/22/10

    Go see Cadillac and Cornbread perform on Sundays.

  • Kara K. on 01/28/11

    Holy balls these shots of Jameson are gigantic. And they come with a free beer back for the wimps.

  • Rose C. on 12/14/09

    Best Bar in Town!! Good people, strong drinks: One drink, drunk. Two drinks, done. 3 drinks, dead.

  • Amy K. on 12/30/09

    It's grimy, cozy and the people are as varied as they come. Once when I was there, a guy with a full-length white fur coat and a grill came in and bought the whole bar a round and left promptly after.

  • Luke F. on 08/15/09

    There is no sour in this whiskey sour. Man, these drinks are strong.

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