Located at the edge of downtown St Paul, Lowertown, a 16-block, former warehousing and wholesaling district, is making a comeback. Once operating as Minnesota’s largest manufacturing and distribution district, this neighborhood has been on the upswing in recent years as a new site for the arts, and as a premier neighborhood for its nightlife. Here are our top ten 10 bars in Lowertown, St Paul.
The owners of Gopher Bar certainly know their establishment is a dive bar, and are quite proud of it. Despite its aggressive propaganda and the political rhetoric taped up behind the bar, Gopher Bar has one thing really worth sticking around for, its Coney Island hot dog. Set at a very reasonable price, with generous dosages of meat and condiments, little else is required to enjoy this but a can of lager on the side. The Gopher Bar entertains a variety of patrons, everyone from day laborers to attorneys line up late to get their hands on the famous bun.
Gopher Bar, 241 E 7th St, St Paul MN, USA, +1 651-291-9638