Talk about a dive bar at its finest. These guys have local music playing weekly, great drink specials, and the best of all, greasy one of a kind bar food. The establishment started in 1955 by Stan Myslajek a former pro-wrestler. Stan created a gigantic garlic-infused roast beef sandwich which has not changed much to this day. The sandwich is absolutely HUGE, I mean it takes a real man to stomach one of these down. While just about all of the food delivered in-front of me looked delicious; the pizza, the nachos, and other sandwiches, when the decision came I had to go with the original. I won’t be the first to say it but. . . “Nobody Beats Mayslack’s Meats!”
Awhile back, we stumbled into Bent Brewstillery to try some of their brews. Located just Northeast of NE Minneapolis, Bent Brewstillery separates themselves from most of the breweries in the Twin Cities. The brewery feels as if you are drinking in an upscale garage that belongs to your crazy homebrew friend. Whether this was the vibe they were going for or not, it is legit.
After trying a few of their brews, one of the brewers came over and chatted with us about the brewery. It turns out, Bent not only makes a wide variety of brews, but they also make their own whisky and bourbon on site. Aside from this, they have a large area dedicated to brewing in oak aged barrels, allowing for some unique higher percentage brews. So, if you are looking for some of the best sour beers around, some fresh liquor, or just looking to enjoy a tasty brew – Bent Brewstillery is a must try.
Talk about a dive bar at its finest. Mayslack’s bar has it all with local music playing weekly, great drink specials, and the best of all, greasy one of a kind bar food. The establishment started in 1955 by Stan Myslajek, a former pro-wrestler. Stan created a gigantic garlic-infused roast beef sandwich which has not changed to this day. The sandwich is absolutely HUGE, I mean it takes a real man to stomach one of these down. While just about all of the food delivered infront of me looked delicious; the pizza, the nachos, and other sandwiches – when the decision came, I had to go with the original. I won’t be the first to say it but. . . “Nobody Beats Mayslack’s Meats!”
Location: 2506A Central Ave NE Minneapolis, MN 55418 Hours: M/W/TH: 4-11 | TU: CLOSED | FR: 4-12 | SA: 12-12 | SU: 12-9
Last year, Fair State Brewing Cooperative emerged in Northeast Minneapolis. The co-op brewery is Minnesota’s first, and also happens to be one of the very few in the United States. Everything about the brewery is community driven, as they offer a variety of benefits.
What exactly does a co-op brewery have to offer, you might ask? Well, quite a bit if you want to purchase a share of the brewery and become a member. The cost, $200. If you are a beer nerd, this is actually a VERY fair price. Members will have first dibs on new releases, special discount on happy hours, the ability to have recipe input and voting rights within the brewery (and many other features). For the full article and definition listings, click HERE. Also, if you aren’t a Minnesota resident, don’t bother trying to buy a share, because you must be a resident.
Location: 2506 Central Avenue NE, Minneapolis When: Saturday, October 10th // 2PM-Midnight
This weekend, Fair State Brewing Cooperative will once again host their annual “Co-Optober Fest.” The event will feature 17 beers on tap throughout the day as well as Gerhard’s Brats, Mini Donuts and Bark and The Bite’s BBQ truck for those who come hungry. There will also be plenty of games along with Octoberfest themed music setting the mood. Finally, Fair State will be holding a special release for 2 Barrel Aged Sour brews. Straight from the source, these will run $20 each and are limited to 1 bottle each per person. Mark your calendars and click the link below for more information.
This past Tuesday, we made our way into Honey for another dope night of music. With performances by: John Shrimpnose and Prophetta, Jaylap and Tyy P, Rich Garvey, and Sayth – we were in store for a full night of hip-hop. Peep the pics below and stay locked for more to come!
-Rich Garvey– Finding Novyon, Rich Garvey and Devon Reason-Chantz Erolin -Write Groove-Sayth & North House-Killstreak
This past Sunday night, MADE helped sponsor a night of strictly hip-hop music. The featured all of the artists listed above, with some special guests thrown in as well. With new and upcoming artists, and already established artists in the MPLS scene – we had one hell of an evening planned.
If you are just now hearing of some of these names, go do what you do and make sure to take a listen. As Minneapolis continues to climb the ranks and gather national attention in the music industry, it is important not to miss a beat (no pun intended). Take a glance at the pics above and stay tuned for the full album to be posted tomorrow.
This photo series captures the above performances at 7th Street Entry, in downtown Minneapolis. While First Ave continues to get their shit together and fix their roof, we enjoyed a solid night of music next door. With opening acts of Tired Tongues and StoLyette, the night was then capped by a strong performance by Beasthead. The group ended their night by inviting both emcee’s from Glow Mechanics to the stage, nearly collapsing the functional roof above – or so it seemed. Scroll through the pics below and make sure to stay tuned for more from all three groups.