The latest a bar in Minneapolis can stay open is 2 a.m. any night of the week. Bars in the city of Minneapolis close at 2 a.m. or earlier.
Bars in St. Paul can also stay open until 2 a.m. every day of the week. Closing time in bars in the rest of the state of Minneapolis varies according to the county. During Super Bowl, earlier in 2018, there was a test-run of allowing a select list of bars in Minneapolis to stay open until 4 a.m.
Some of the favorite late-night bars in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area includes:
Blue Door Pub in St. Paul: The Blue Door Pub us a laid-back place for stuffed burgers (try their version of the Juicy Lucy, the Blucy) soups, salads, and other bar fares. They serve craft beer and wine and are open until 1 a.m. every day.
Address: 1811 Selby Ave., St Paul.
Uptown Minneapolis: Filled with vintage pinball machines and arcade games from the 80s and 90s, this fun bar is open until 2 a.m. every day. They also have four classic skee-ball alleys, Nintendo 64 console gaming, life-size Jenga and Connect Four. All games cost just 25 cents. They have over 60 beers on tap and even more in bottles and cans, as well as house-made pizza by the slice.
Address: 3012 Lyndale Ave. S, Minneapolis.
Muddy Waters: Also on Lyndale Ave. in Minneapolis, Muddy Waters is as much a restaurant and bakery as it is a bar. But they do serve liquor, beer, and wine and are open until 2 a.m. every night. They also have a late night happy hour.
Address: 2933 Lyndale Ave. S, Minneapolis.
The Local: An Irish Pub and sports bar known for a cozy neighborhood feel. They have a late night pub menu and, earlier in the day, serve up hearty Irish fare. They are renowned as pouring the largest volume of Jameson Irish Whiskey in the world.
Address: 931 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
Late-night venues where you can grab a bite to eat include Flameburger and Hard Times Cafe.