The Saloon

★★★★☆
  • 830 Hennepin Ave

    Minneapolis, MN 55403

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  • 612-332-0835

About The Saloon

Hours
Thu-Sat: 12pm-3am, Sun: 11am-2:30am, Mon-Wed: 12pm-2am

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The saloon has the best drinks, great food, free music and videos, fun people and amazing bartenders- makes for a great time!! Totally fun place!!!

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★★★★★

The saloon has the best drinks, great food, free music and videos, fun people and amazing bartenders- makes for a great time!! Totally fun place!!!

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Out of town visitor here and dropped into Saloon for early evening drink and to check out the place. Little did I know I was walking into a cliquish bingo game that had every free table and bar stool co-opted for its purpose whether or

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★★★★★

Out of town visitor here and dropped into Saloon for early evening drink and to check out the place. Little did I know I was walking into a cliquish bingo game that had every free table and bar stool co-opted for its purpose whether or

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Only go to Saloon LATE into the night...so you don't notice how dirty and disgusting this place really is! That said, we've always had a good time and have many stories to tell of our times at the Saloon!

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★★★☆☆

Only go to Saloon LATE into the night...so you don't notice how dirty and disgusting this place really is! That said, we've always had a good time and have many stories to tell of our times at the Saloon!

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Bathrooms look and smell like a sewer. Building is nearly condemned. A fighting bar where even the owner will jump customers in the alley

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Bathrooms look and smell like a sewer. Building is nearly condemned. A fighting bar where even the owner will jump customers in the alley

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I don't know what bar the last reviewer was in, but mr mycommentsaretrue is way off the mark. This club is known to be safe and I've never seen in fourteen years going there religiously the bouncers manhandle anyone unless they were some crazy/drunk that started a scene and needed to be put out for the safety of the rest of us. I really like the bar because it stays away from the drag queens and leather boys and tries to focus on just being a low scale hangout nightclub where you don't have to dress up or pay high prices for drinks. The bar is generally busy most nights of the week cept weds. Because it does follow the trends, the place is a magnet for the under 30 crowd, but there is still plenty for the 30 to 40 year olds to enjoy. Prob not the best place to be if you are older but there are plenty of other bars out there that cater to that group. The staff is truely friendly and once you get to know just one of them, they'll cater to your needs without you even asking. This is the only gay bar that actually does live guest DJ shows with top names, and I just love dancing. This club is just the right size for this city.. I do like larger clubs, but Mpls boys just do go out like they do in other cities. If your from out of town looking for the 'In crowd'.. this is your best bet. Only draw back is the increase in straight women showing up and thinking everyone there should cater to them and forgeting that they are actually guests in a gay mens club. If I wanted to see girls, I'd go down to the 90's.

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★★★★★

I don't know what bar the last reviewer was in, but mr mycommentsaretrue is way off the mark. This club is known to be safe and I've never seen in fourteen years going there religiously the bouncers manhandle anyone unless they were some crazy/drunk that started a scene and needed to be put out for the safety of the rest of us. I really like the bar because it stays away from the drag queens and leather boys and tries to focus on just being a low scale hangout nightclub where you don't have to dress up or pay high prices for drinks. The bar is generally busy most nights of the week cept weds. Because it does follow the trends, the place is a magnet for the under 30 crowd, but there is still plenty for the 30 to 40 year olds to enjoy. Prob not the best place to be if you are older but there are plenty of other bars out there that cater to that group. The staff is truely friendly and once you get to know just one of them, they'll cater to your needs without you even asking. This is the only gay bar that actually does live guest DJ shows with top names, and I just love dancing. This club is just the right size for this city.. I do like larger clubs, but Mpls boys just do go out like they do in other cities. If your from out of town looking for the 'In crowd'.. this is your best bet. Only draw back is the increase in straight women showing up and thinking everyone there should cater to them and forgeting that they are actually guests in a gay mens club. If I wanted to see girls, I'd go down to the 90's.

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I will first mention an old friend that had major problems getting into the place, he has bad knee problems
and does not walk easlily, he would be accused of being "too drunk" at the door or they would say he "wouldnt fit in anyway" and was refused entrance

In my own experience, me and my boyfriend used to go there every weekend yet it got pathetic, a lot of times
they would wait till you had ordered your first drink and come along and kick you out saying you were too drunk, all in 15 minutes time after entering.

Most of the other times they would wait till my BF would goto the bathroom wihtout me and come along and make me leave the bar without him knowing where I had gone too.

The last time they did this I got somewhat upset and said to the bouncer what he deserved to hear outside of the place on the sidewalk, he jumped me and then about 3 other bouncers joined in, they were kicking me in the side, one of them had his knees on my face and I lost my 1 contact lens even.
All of this after having had one drink at the place that I wasnt allowed to finish.
They also had pullled my arm back all the way to my head from behind - while there are 3 people on top of me putting all thier weight on me.. Im just a little guy too, was around 135lbs then.

I avoid this damned place!

Im curious how many other people might report the same treatment there and will surely keep an eye on this site.

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★★★☆☆

I will first mention an old friend that had major problems getting into the place, he has bad knee problems
and does not walk easlily, he would be accused of being "too drunk" at the door or they would say he "wouldnt fit in anyway" and was refused entrance

In my own experience, me and my boyfriend used to go there every weekend yet it got pathetic, a lot of times
they would wait till you had ordered your first drink and come along and kick you out saying you were too drunk, all in 15 minutes time after entering.

Most of the other times they would wait till my BF would goto the bathroom wihtout me and come along and make me leave the bar without him knowing where I had gone too.

The last time they did this I got somewhat upset and said to the bouncer what he deserved to hear outside of the place on the sidewalk, he jumped me and then about 3 other bouncers joined in, they were kicking me in the side, one of them had his knees on my face and I lost my 1 contact lens even.
All of this after having had one drink at the place that I wasnt allowed to finish.
They also had pullled my arm back all the way to my head from behind - while there are 3 people on top of me putting all thier weight on me.. Im just a little guy too, was around 135lbs then.

I avoid this damned place!

Im curious how many other people might report the same treatment there and will surely keep an eye on this site.

Pros: that there are other places nearby to goto otherwise

Cons: that it even was there in the first place

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food good, love the new patio and selection on menu. Great parking and location. Service was great also. I would go back again and again. It a fun spot to go with friends to drink and play

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★★★★☆

food good, love the new patio and selection on menu. Great parking and location. Service was great also. I would go back again and again. It a fun spot to go with friends to drink and play

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They have rude and deaf bartendars! He doesn't even know what a michlob golden light was. When I asked for that he gave me a vodka on the rocks. How are those two related at all? I told him it was the wrong order and he told me I needed to pay for it and that he wasn't going to serve me anymore. I walked right out and didn't spend another dime there! RUDE, small, and dirty!

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They have rude and deaf bartendars! He doesn't even know what a michlob golden light was. When I asked for that he gave me a vodka on the rocks. How are those two related at all? I told him it was the wrong order and he told me I needed to pay for it and that he wasn't going to serve me anymore. I walked right out and didn't spend another dime there! RUDE, small, and dirty!

Pros: cover charge is cheap

Cons: everything was just bad!

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awesome bar... lots of good people... great hangout any day of the week!!!

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★★★★★

awesome bar... lots of good people... great hangout any day of the week!!!

Pros: fun, great crowd, lots of parking

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Even with the recent openings of a few more GLBT bars, this one is still the best. The drinks are strong and cheap. The music is very good. You'll find some of the best looking guys in the cities here.

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★★★★★

Even with the recent openings of a few more GLBT bars, this one is still the best. The drinks are strong and cheap. The music is very good. You'll find some of the best looking guys in the cities here.

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Wow is really all I can say. Being from a small town, I really enjoyed being at the Saloon. It was really fun. Alot to see and you don't feel you are the strange person in the place. Everyone there is there to have a good time and they don't care what anybody thinks.

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★★★★☆

Wow is really all I can say. Being from a small town, I really enjoyed being at the Saloon. It was really fun. Alot to see and you don't feel you are the strange person in the place. Everyone there is there to have a good time and they don't care what anybody thinks.

Pros: DJ's, Eye Candy, Reasonable Drinks

Cons: Parking

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ive been in minneapolis for a..ahem...years now and the only bar i really felt comfortable in was the saloon. they always seem to keep changing the look (i like that)good dj's,good cheap food,good drinks and good bartenders contrary to popular belief the bartenders were very friendly so was the security staff ive always had a good time and they dont even recognize me =)

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★★★★★

ive been in minneapolis for a..ahem...years now and the only bar i really felt comfortable in was the saloon. they always seem to keep changing the look (i like that)good dj's,good cheap food,good drinks and good bartenders contrary to popular belief the bartenders were very friendly so was the security staff ive always had a good time and they dont even recognize me =)

Pros: dj's &vj's, drinks!!!, friendly staff

Cons: space, air conditioning, ladies room small

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If you want to be noticed this is the place to be. A friendly staff is everywhere in this place and you can always find someone to chat with. The prices are resonable and the kitchen has a great menu to apeal to all appetites.

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★★★★★

If you want to be noticed this is the place to be. A friendly staff is everywhere in this place and you can always find someone to chat with. The prices are resonable and the kitchen has a great menu to apeal to all appetites.

Pros: DJ's, affordable, eye candy!

Cons: security staff, decor, parking

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Small...decent music.. not enough room to enjoy dancing and gets to hot. Better than the 90's, but to many nasty raunchy dudes making out. The place is small so having 60 people inside makes it look hopping.

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★★★☆☆

Small...decent music.. not enough room to enjoy dancing and gets to hot. Better than the 90's, but to many nasty raunchy dudes making out. The place is small so having 60 people inside makes it look hopping.

Pros: size

Cons: size

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This is a great spot to meet guys and throw back a few beers. For the most part, the crowd is unpretentious and the drinks are strong. The music is...adequate.

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★★★★☆

This is a great spot to meet guys and throw back a few beers. For the most part, the crowd is unpretentious and the drinks are strong. The music is...adequate.

 

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