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Ballentine VFW Post 246

Bar, Karaoke Bar, and Event Space$$$$
Lyn Lake, Minneapolis
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6.9/10
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  • Lori S.
    "Fernando for trivia is legitimately one of the BEST around."(4 Tips)
    Alex C.
    "awesome Record Show on a weekend afternoon."(2 Tips)
    Esquire
    "Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America."(2 Tips)
    John E. T.
    "Super cheap, super strong drinks; great karaoke!"(6 Tips)
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  • TV Food Maps
    Check out James Ballentine VFW as it was featured on Best Bars in America for Local VFW open to the public serving cheap beer to help support the troops Read more
    TV Food Maps · April 26, 2015
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  • Stuart
    Beer, bingo, pull tabs.
    Stuart · October 7, 2014
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  • Steve S.
    Karaoke and strong inexpensive drinks.
    Steve Sutherland · September 10, 2014
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  • Dyl M.
    The drinks and the old school crowd.
    Dyl Maxberry · August 19, 2014
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  • James B.
    Bingo night!
    James Babbitt · August 15, 2014
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  • Kristin B.
    Get your drinks from Trish! She's the best.
    Kristin Backman · December 4, 2013
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  • Brandon D.
    Karaoke is hilarious here
    Brandon Dvorak · June 22, 2013
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  • Jill M.
    Can't wait for our wedding reception here in September!
    Jill Miller · June 8, 2013
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  • Allen R.
    Forgot to mention ... The bar is cash only! So go to your bank cash machine before you come in.
    Allen Robert · May 1, 2013
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  • Allen R.
    A little piece of small town South Dakota in Uptown Minneapolis. It's like they took the bar patrons, the building and drink prices back from where I grew up and plopped it in Uptown. It's awesome!
    Allen Robert · May 1, 2013
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  • Sarah K.
    Dwayne is the best bartender!!! Also, have your wedding reception in the hall! Super affordable and you pretty much get free reign.
    Sarah Kolman-Keen · February 24, 2013
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  • Nate E.
    The bathroom smells like sweettarts.
    Nate Eul · September 23, 2012
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  • Anna
    Front Door Dan is awesome.. Steve & Greg are my absolute favorite bartenders... Terribly awesome karaoke-with no judgements-and cheap pitchers during happy hour!
    Anna · June 27, 2012
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  • Angie L.
    If you don't love this place there's something wrong with you!
    Angie Licciardi · May 22, 2012
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  • Kaycie D.
    Frat boys. Bad karaoke. Cheap drinks.
    Kaycie Dale · March 16, 2012
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  • Brianna D.
    If you want to do karaoke get there early and put your name in right away!!! Takes hours to finally get to you because it's so popular.
    Brianna DeFore · March 1, 2012
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  • Bobby D.
    Good karaoke place.
    Bobby Dombrowski · December 24, 2011
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  • laura w.
    Best $2.25 bloody marys around....
    laura walsh · December 22, 2011
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  • Vee B.
    Fernando is a riot! Love his Wednesday trivia night.
    Vee Bee · October 6, 2011
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  • John E. T.
    Super cheap, super strong drinks; great karaoke!
    John E. Thompson · September 9, 2011
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  • Lori S.
    Fernando for trivia is legitimately one of the BEST around. Fat Slash for karaoke, not so much. Also, the bartender on trivia nights is less than accommodating, but Fernando is totally worth the trip!
    Lori Scherer · July 21, 2011
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  • Chris E.
    Hippest VFW in the country Read more
    Chris Enstad · June 20, 2011
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  • Alex C.
    Every couple of months they host an awesome Record Show on a weekend afternoon. If you like vinyl, you need to check it out.
    Alex Campbell · April 3, 2011
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  • Brian H.
    Don't stop believing!!!
    Brian Haas · February 20, 2011
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  • Esquire
    Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Order a Jack and (never more than a splash of) Coke to stoke your courage for the best karaoke the Cities have to offer. Read more
    Esquire · February 2, 2011
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  • Derek
    The wings are worse than burgers...if that is even possible
    Derek · December 18, 2010
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  • Chuck F.
    Don't get the burger and fries go with the pizza.
    Chuck Fowler · December 18, 2010
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  • Derek
    Just the tip!
    Derek · September 25, 2010
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  • Chris G.
    Wednesday night trivia with Fernando. Phenom.
    Chris Gould · March 11, 2010
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  • Mark S.
    Some if the cheapest drinks on Lyndale. Good karaoke as well.
    Mark Schumacher · December 8, 2009
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  • Charlatan J.
    Hit up the record show on the first Saturday of every other month.
    Charlatan Jones · July 22, 2009
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  • PinkoThinker
    Go down to the VFW. Watch karaoke and drink 5 pitchers of Blue Moon. Go to bed at 4AM. Wake up 2 hours late for work.
    PinkoThinker · March 21, 2009
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