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The Saloon

The Saloon

Gay Bar and Karaoke Bar$$$$
Downtown West, Minneapolis
  • Jordan G.
    "Brad is the best bartender ever!!!! Located in the back bar."(5 Tips)
    BigRed L.
    "Best Dance Night : Hard Mondays - Goth /Industrial night."(3 Tips)
    Albie H.
    "... Minneapolis' best gay DJ's Naughty Boy! This man is sooo talented!!!"(6 Tips)
    "Great gay bar with good music and cheap drinks."(4 Tips)
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  • Nivriti J.
    Nivriti JaieFebruary 25, 2015
    The only place that's open after 2 am. Of course you can't buy any more alcohol but you can stay and dance around
  • Ai E.
    Ai EntoncesFebruary 9, 2015
    Some of the Bar tenders are rude , is one of my favorite place to hangout with friends , longer we choose the right frenly bar thender
  • Anthony H.
    Anthony HalversonJanuary 23, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    DJ Tony D, Sheik, Naughty Boyy, Thomas Ryan are amazing
  • huskyboi
    huskyboiDecember 30, 2014
    Great gay bar with good music and cheap drinks.
  • Mr. K.
    Mr. KaozSeptember 15, 2014
    HIV testing rapid, and free. Come see me
  • Chris R.
    Chris RAugust 25, 2014
    $1.50 Summits after 10:00.
  • BigRed L.
    BigRed LucyFurAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Best Dance Night : Hard Mondays - Goth /Industrial night. Featuring DJ Noise, Nitrogen, DV8,Spleen.
  • Steven H.
    Steven HalseyMay 6, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Go on Mondays nights for Hard Mondays. Great music and all three Monday night bartenders serve amazing drinks.
  • Nathan L.
    Nathan LukeApril 29, 2014
    It's definitely the best gay bar in town! Go and get your drinks from Greg in the disco, you won't be disappointed!
  • Neil S.
    Neil SchneiderMarch 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get there before 10 pm to avoid cover.
  • Richard C.
    Richard CDecember 6, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    To the guy that walked passed me saying "ish," my thoughts exactly. You let your inner beauty show, and I feel bad for you.
  • Kahlil A.
    Kahlil AvaniNovember 18, 2013
    I really like this place, good dj's & cheap food, but the ladies room sucks! Use the stall in the unisex (men's) restroom! :-)
  • Dawn U.
    Dawn UriOctober 30, 2013
    Karaoke is the best!!! Bartenders are fantastic!!!
  • Albie H.
    Albie HamiltonSeptember 28, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Come every Friday except the last if the month, and experience one of Minneapolis' best gay DJ's Naughty Boy! This man is sooo talented!!!
  • Albie H.
    Albie HamiltonSeptember 28, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Say away last Fridays of the month. Bad music, and NOT sexy....
  • Devin A.
    Devin AdamsAugust 1, 2013
    Be nice to the bouncers they will bounce your ass right out the!!
  • L.A.
    L.A.July 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    T.J. Is the best bartender, back bar!! <3 him
  • City Pages
    City PagesJuly 8, 2013
    Yes, we're shocked too that Bob got lucky in a funeral home & Eddy on a pool table! Try to convince them to tell you the whole story over a Sparkling Pony, a fruity concoction made w/ Absolut Citron.
  • Larry
    LarryJuly 4, 2013
    Zack was my bar guy at the block party he's the bomb
  • Tammy Z.
    Tammy ZMay 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Coat check is seasonal, and ended this weekend. Bummer... it's nice to unload my purse so I can dance. Glad for it anyway in the winter!
  • Winson C.
    Winson Ch'ngApril 26, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    One and only for us boys! :)
  • Winson C.
    Winson Ch'ngApril 23, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Where I first met the wife. ❤
  • Benjamin P.
    Benjamin PetersonMarch 29, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    This is a friendly Hello from your door staff at the front door! I want to say thank you to everyone for making the saloon the place to be! Be safe out there and can't wait to see you all soon!
  • Beth W.
    Beth WischmeyerMarch 28, 2013
    Go-go boys. 'Nuff said.
  • Kyle M.
    Kyle MaguireFebruary 25, 2013
    Gotta love The Saloon! Make sure to wish the door guys a good night when you leave. Those 2 are the sweetest guys you'll ever meet!
  • Chris D.
    Chris DuhaimeFebruary 21, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    We have the pleasure in Minneapolis of having a multitude of gay bars to choose from, but if you're looking for one that is the most versatile and is welcome to diverse crowds, this is the bar!
  • Kate C.
    Kate ChristophersonFebruary 20, 2013
    Brad rules!!! Best drinks in the place! :)
  • Jordan G.
    Jordan GlynnFebruary 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Brad is the best bartender ever!!!! Located in the back bar.
  • Tammy Z.
    Tammy ZJanuary 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get an Iron Butterfly from Reggie at the front bar. Be prepared!
  • Lizzie B.
    Lizzie BellmanJanuary 17, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    TJ's bar is the best!!
  • Carl T.
    Carl ThomsenDecember 11, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Always awesome. Fireplace in the back is nice and cozy.
  • Vince V. V.
    Vince V. ViceNovember 7, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Brad is my goto bartender. Sweet guy too!
  • John S.
    John SherrardNovember 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great bar Danny in the back bar is the best in the Twin Cities hands down
  • Luis M.
    Luis MedinaOctober 4, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    For a couple more bucks after 11 I rather get stronger premium drinks instead of that weak rail shit at Lush on Wednesdays!
  • Jón Örvar
    Jón ÖrvarSeptember 14, 2012
    So many hot twinks!
  • Bobby L.
    Bobby LuckettAugust 18, 2012
    Great place to hang out!!
  • Nick G.
    Nick GainesMay 18, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Go see Danny in the sports bar for all your drinks, he's a total sweetheart!
  • ben f.
    ben ferrandoApril 23, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
  • Cassie D.
    Cassie DirczApril 16, 2012
    I love the saloon soo many gay hotties. Love the shower yum
  • Rich G.
    Rich GMarch 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Go to Danny in the Back bar for your drinks. Great Smile and amazing cocktails.
  • Twin Cities Gay SCENE
    Twin Cities Gay SCENEFebruary 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Going down the rabbit hole. Join us!
  • Kristin M.
    Kristin MarieFebruary 24, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Ask a bartender to make you his favorite drink! If he says "Whiskey-Water" FIND A NEW BARTENDER.
  • Bill A.
    Bill AFebruary 12, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Join the Movie Bears for their monthly beer bust, the 2nd Saturday of each month. $7 for all the tap beer or soda you can drink 8pm to 11pm.
  • Jake O.
    Jake OlsonFebruary 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    F this. Its only until 12
  • Bob A.
    Bob AliFebruary 2, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    roomie took me out aww
  • Mike S.
    Mike SayreJanuary 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Oh crap I forgot to leave a note again. Its ok to come here alone
  • Ur'Mamma
    Ur'MammaDecember 10, 2011
    Still the best club in Mpls!! Thanx John
  • Bob A.
    Bob AliDecember 7, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Ivanka performer
  • Mike S.
    Mike SayreNovember 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    You don't need to be here
  • Sytine T.
    Sytine TchangNovember 2, 2011
    The drinks are STRONG! Strong Islands will KNOCK YOU OUT!
  • Naomi O.
    Naomi OrreOctober 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    It's always a dance party up in here!
  • Allen R.
    Allen RobertOctober 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The dance music is always 6 months behind & their dancers are way too thin. However, the drinks are fantastic & the bartenders are adorkable.
  • Jake H.
    Jake HeffernonOctober 20, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Amazing bar and atmosphere! Definitely go here! Cheap drinks and they make em strong :-)
  • Andy K.
    Andy KommerOctober 14, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The DJ on Thursday sucks he's no DJ Tony
  • Christopher A.
    Christopher A.October 6, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Danny S. is the BEST bartender at The Saloon!
  • Nathan G.
    Nathan GoettschOctober 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Hard Mondays!!!
  • Anthony H.
    Anthony HallinSeptember 24, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Co-Best Bar in Mpls! Great drinks, bartenders and try the tots! Brads bar is the best!
  • Manhunt
    ManhuntSeptember 20, 2011
    Strong drinks, and probably the most popular gay bar in the city.
  • Jeremy G.
    Jeremy GreySeptember 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    They don't actually show "A-List: New York" on Monday nights and the service is generally pretty sub-par. Stick to Thurs.-Sat. nights.
  • Scott B.
    Scott BrostromSeptember 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Go Johny hes the best bartender. The cute blonde with the gorgeous smile.
  • Scott B.
    Scott BrostromSeptember 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Ill ask for the cook.
  • Nathan B.
    Nathan BriscoeSeptember 4, 2011
    Lots of gays, naked boys in showers, but good food. this place
  • Josh E.
    Josh EllingsonSeptember 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Cheese curds!!
  • Lake Calhoun Boys
    Lake Calhoun BoysAugust 3, 2011
    The Saloon is a wonderful sponsor of events, groups and organizations in the community. Thank you for your sponsorship of the Lake Calhoun Boys, for more info on our group visit our link. Read more
  • Avanti💋 K.
    Avanti💋 KunamneniAugust 3, 2011
    Open til 3 on the weekends!
  • Allen R.
    Allen RobertAugust 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Even if Armageddon happened, the Saloon will still be open.
  • Thomas K.
    Thomas KlingJuly 22, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the cock! Its delicious, if not salty!
  • Twin Cities Gay SCENE
    Twin Cities Gay SCENEJuly 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    One of our favorite places to dance dance dance. Heard they are getting some new sound and lights very soon! See Brad the bartender in the back Fire Bar and tell him SCENE sent ya!
  • Brian L.
    Brian LoebJuly 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    A few of Britney's dancers came here after the Femme Fatale show.
  • Greg P.
    Greg PalmerJune 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Uh. Best gay bar ever. No joke.
  • kyla
    kylaJune 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Progressive Wednesdays baby. $1 you call its 10-11, $2 11-midnight, you get the idea. They have blackout sauce in their drinks.
  • Ryan A.
    Ryan AdamsMarch 29, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Like the Saloon, take the fun outside of the bar on occasion by joining the Lake Calhoun Boys for events all around town. Bowling year round, volleyball, frisbee, blading, benefits, networking, etc!
  • Heather S.
    Heather ServaisMarch 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    you won't find very many titties here
  • Rob H.
    Rob HaskinsMarch 13, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Minneapolis Movie Bear beer bust every 2nd Saturday of the month. 8p-11p
  • Ryan A.
    Ryan AdamsFebruary 21, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Love the saloon, but want something to do outside of it too? Check out the Lake Calhoun Boys on Facebook - Events and Activities all year round for GLBT and allied guys and gals.
  • Christopher M.
    Christopher MooreFebruary 16, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Come and watch Glee on Tuesdays and stay for Karaoke after!!! ^_^
  • Evelyn F.
    Evelyn FohrenkamDecember 14, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    2-4-1 sundays. Ryan is by far the best bartender ever! Love ya Ryan!
  • Rudy R.
    Rudy RamirezNovember 30, 2010
    We were here from Chicago and this place was fun.
  • Eric E.
    Eric EvensenNovember 17, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Brock and Ryan make the best drinks! Have been hung over for days!
  • Andrew Thomas Evans
    Andrew Thomas EvansOctober 27, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    $3.50 burger baskets keep my kitchen empty and me filled up!
  • Gina
    GinaOctober 6, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Get the tater tots!
  • Joseph R.
    Joseph RobinsonAugust 20, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Despite being a shitty venue, it does have a comfortable atmosphere that most of the other gay bars and clubs in the area are lacking (save the 19 Bar).
  • Jake A.
    Jake ArtzMay 30, 2010
    Go to dannys bar (back bar most nights). He is the best bartender... By far. Don't know what u want? Ask for a suggestion. Don't forget to say a Kesha quote or do a lady gaga dance too!
  • jake r.
    jake rivardApril 8, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    enjoy bango/ bingo on a wendesday from 530-830 but it may be a little raunchy for those prudes out there
  • Jeffrey C.
    Jeffrey ChaneyApril 6, 2010
    Out of the 90's , Galdius, Townhouse, Innuendo, Camp, tickles, lush, Eagle, Bolt Underground, By far I still feel right at home when I go to the Saloon as my choice bar. Read more
  • John R.
    John RossMarch 8, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    go here on Weds night cause its cheap night! no cover and $2 dollar rum and cokes and domestic beers, $3 dollar long islands. also they have male dancers in a shower!
  • Quezzerian B.
    Quezzerian BurtonJanuary 31, 2010
    Great place for gay people to just go out and have fun without being judged for their sexuality. Read more
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