Elsie’s Restaurant

(Nord East, Minneapolis, MN)

Scooter’s 170th bar, first visited in 2006.

Elsie's Restaurant, Minneapolis

Elsie’s is either a bowling alley with a separate bar and restaurant, or it’s a restaurant/bar with a bowling alley in the back. In either case this was a pretty nice place and we were surprised that no one was bowling when we first arrived. (By the time we left quite a few people were bowling.) This place was also the start of my downfall. My Miller Lite came in a bottle and was very, very skunky. I didn’t want to say anything, though, and was trying to force my way through it. But by the time Brandon was nearly done with this draw I was only a third through my bottle at best. I got up to use the restroom and due to some weird acoustics I was able to hear Brandon mention my skunky beer to the bartender in perfect clarity. When I returned I had a fresh Miller Lite draw waiting for me. But the skunky taste of the bottle still weighed heavily on me so even though this beer was fresh and delicious, I was not quite able to finish it before we left.


729 Marshall St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
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(612) 378-9702

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