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Ballentine VFW Post 246

Bar, Karaoke Bar, and Event Space$$$$
Lyn Lake, Minneapolis
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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
    TV Food MapsApril 26, 2015
    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
  • Stuart
    StuartOctober 7, 2014
    Beer, bingo, pull tabs.
  • Steve S.
    Steve SutherlandSeptember 10, 2014
    Karaoke and strong inexpensive drinks.
  • Dyl M.
    Dyl MaxberryAugust 19, 2014
    The drinks and the old school crowd.
  • James B.
    James BabbittAugust 15, 2014
    Bingo night!
  • Kristin B.
    Kristin BackmanDecember 4, 2013
    Get your drinks from Trish! She's the best.
  • Brandon D.
    Brandon DvorakJune 22, 2013
    Karaoke is hilarious here
  • Jill M.
    Jill MillerJune 8, 2013
    Can't wait for our wedding reception here in September!
  • Allen R.
    Allen RobertMay 1, 2013
    Forgot to mention ... The bar is cash only! So go to your bank cash machine before you come in.
  • Allen R.
    Allen RobertMay 1, 2013
    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!
  • Sarah K.
    Sarah Kolman-KeenFebruary 24, 2013
    Dwayne is the best bartender!!! Also, have your wedding reception in the hall! Super affordable and you pretty much get free reign.
  • Nate E.
    Nate EulSeptember 23, 2012
    The bathroom smells like sweettarts.
  • Anna
    AnnaJune 27, 2012
    Front Door Dan is awesome.. Steve & Greg are my absolute favorite bartenders... Terribly awesome karaoke-with no judgements-and cheap pitchers during happy hour!
  • Angie L.
    Angie LicciardiMay 22, 2012
    If you don't love this place there's something wrong with you!
  • Kaycie D.
    Kaycie DaleMarch 16, 2012
    Frat boys. Bad karaoke. Cheap drinks.
  • Brianna D.
    Brianna DeForeMarch 1, 2012
    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.
  • Bobby D.
    Bobby DombrowskiDecember 24, 2011
    Good karaoke place.
  • laura w.
    laura walshDecember 22, 2011
    Best $2.25 bloody marys around....
  • Vee B.
    Vee BeeOctober 6, 2011
    Fernando is a riot! Love his Wednesday trivia night.
  • John E. T.
    John E. ThompsonSeptember 9, 2011
    Super cheap, super strong drinks; great karaoke!
  • Lori S.
    Lori SchererJuly 21, 2011
    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!
  • Chris E.
    Chris EnstadJune 20, 2011
    Hippest VFW in the country Read more
  • Alex C.
    Alex CampbellApril 3, 2011
    Every couple of months they host an awesome Record Show on a weekend afternoon. If you like vinyl, you need to check it out.
  • Brian H.
    Brian HaasFebruary 20, 2011
    Don't stop believing!!!
  • Esquire
    EsquireFebruary 2, 2011
    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
  • Derek
    DerekDecember 18, 2010
    The wings are worse than burgers...if that is even possible
  • Chuck F.
    Chuck FowlerDecember 18, 2010
    Don't get the burger and fries go with the pizza.
  • Derek
    DerekSeptember 25, 2010
    Just the tip!
  • Chris G.
    Chris GouldMarch 11, 2010
    Wednesday night trivia with Fernando. Phenom.
  • Mark S.
    Mark SchumacherDecember 8, 2009
    Some if the cheapest drinks on Lyndale. Good karaoke as well.
  • Charlatan J.
    Charlatan JonesJuly 22, 2009
    Hit up the record show on the first Saturday of every other month.
  • PinkoThinker
    PinkoThinkerMarch 21, 2009
    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.
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