In a previous thread about St. Paul, Minnesota (now getting to excessive length) a respondent said "tavern culture is alive and well in St. Paul." but did not go into any real detail about the whereabouts of notable taverns in question. These are even harder to locate via Internet research than neighborhood restaurants.
Most no doubt will do solid american food as well I am thinking but i haven't yet found a congenial place for a strong drink that neither breaks the bank nor is actually only the bar portion of a restaurant.
So far I like The Liffey.
The Hat Trick was a little harder core than I was looking for, but it was a cold night and I think it was also acting as a sort of makeshift emergency shelter.
There's a bar up in Finland MN I think fondly of; is there, i wonder, a transplanted urban version anywhere? Cozy bar, cute wiatresses, people getting significantly drunk but in a generally good-natured way, not too much possibility of too much argee-bargee. Good food a plus but not required. Heavy hand on the liquor bottle, versus the mixer button, preferred.
Taverns please contact:
Behind the Hot water Pipes
WC stall # 15
Seriously, thanks for any advice on tavern culture worth seeking out in St. Paul. Obviously by definition out in the neighborhoods not just in d/t. (Probably there aren't any much in d/t.)
Thanks again for your help.
p.s. addresses if you've got 'em