We'll head up there, and along the way stop at a few North Minneapolis bar history hot spots, including the site where the Zombie Bar was finally killed for good (?), Cliff and Norms (formerly Halek's), Tootie's, and Lee's.
I'll share what I've learned about the history of booze Over North, and we'll see what's to be seen at some of these interesting spots. Like South Minneapolis, North had rather strict limits on where alcohol could be sold and consumed. For that reason, the dive landscape is very uneven, and tended to cluster around the edges of the city's old "liquor patrol limits." Everything else in North else was watered down...
It'll be a biking tour, at a leisurely pace, around 11 miles in length. See you then!
What: guided tour of five (5) past and present historical "dive" bars of North Minneapolis, Minnesota
Who: Free of charge, but tips or beers gladly accepted
When: Tomorrow, Thursday 5/18, leaving 6:30
Where: Meet at Lee's Liquor Lounge
Why: Because it's there
How: On bicycles, in a group
[Map is here.]
|[The T-Shoppe, the last pure 3.2 in the city.]|