Cardinal Bar & Tavern

They may not scream “NORM!” when you walk in, but the Cardinal Tavern feels like a pub where everybody knows your name. Located off the 38th St. Light Rail stop, the Cardinal has all the necessities of a good neighborhood bar: regular clientele, cheap beer and wine, a large menu of greasy food and plenty of pool tables and dart boards. The cozy Longfellow location may not look like much, but whether you’re cheering the Twins or competing in the bar’s karaoke contests, the Cardinal Tavern is a reliable place to make a few new friends.