Nye’s Polonaise Room

(Nord East, Minneapolis, MN)

Scooter’s 171st bar, first visited in 2006.

Nye's Polonaise Room, Minneapolis

This was a multi-room place — originally had been one small bar but the owner had gradually bought the adjacent buildings and tacked them on. This was a polka bar and the band was setting up when we arrived. Unfortunately this bar continued our downfall, as for some reason and we do not know what, Brandon and the bartender got off on the wrong foot. The exchange began something like this:

Bartender: “What can I do for you?”
Brandon: “Two Bud Lights, please.”
Bartender: (in a snappy tone) “Well then you had better have some ID on you.”

The relationship deteriorated from there despite several attempts to patch it up. Several times the bartender came and stood right next to us watching us drink, making us rather uncomfortable. Then finally he started telling us about the building and we thought maybe he was finally warming up to us, until he encouraged us to take our drinks to the piano bar in the back. Just trying to get rid of us. We still have no idea what we did.


112 E Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55414
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(612) 379-2021

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