An apocryphal tale claims that St. Louis Park’s Park Tavern provided inspiration for Ethan and Joel Coen’s The Big Lebowski—and indeed, you can imagine Gary the Bartender offering up his sympathies from behind the alley bar to any of the myriad personalities who come by for a pint, or just to roll. More than a bowling alley, the Tavern offers a dining room with a bar, and yet a third bar with darts and billiards in the appropriately-named eleventh frame. Nightly specials—including free bowling Monday nights and a bargain happy hour—keep the place hopping all week long.
Features: Happy Hour, Late-night Eats
Neighborhood(s): St. Louis Park
Happy Hour: M-F, 3-6; $2.25 16oz domestic tap beer, 12 oz. Premium and import tap beer, bar pour drinks; Nightly, 9-close; $7 domestic pitchers, $8 premium pitchers, $9 import pitchers, $10 specialty pitchers.