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Guide to Downtown Happy Hours

Friday, April 13, 2018 7:00 AM by Rochester MN Moms Blog

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Grab your favorite people and head to one of downtown Rochester, MN's happy hours!  Use this helpful guide to choose from among 20 bars and restaurants that offer special deals on food and drink during the late afternoon/early evening or late-night hours. From gourmet bites to comfort foods and delicious cocktails, Rochester, MN is home to many budget-friendly happy hours. Here's our comprehensive list, A-Z! 300 First Daily, 4-6 p.m. | $5 smoking Continue Reading »

6 Satisfying Brunches in Rochester, MN

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 8:00 AM by Rochester Magazine

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Regardless of whether you seek a posh brunch setting or a more casual atmosphere, six of Rochester, MN's favorite brunches (as voted on by Rochester Magazine readers in 2017) have got it going on. The classy vibe at The Loop, Pescara, and Five West will draw you in, as will the laid back Whistle Binkies, Rooster’s and Hy-Vee Market Grille. And that’s to say nothing about the food. Breakfast burrito? The Recoop? Bloody Mary? Or maybe some non-traditional Smoked Continue Reading »
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If you’re attending a conference or event at Mayo Civic Center in downtown Rochester, MN, you’re within easy walking distance of many fun things to do and places to go. Mayo Civic Center, Rochester's convention and event center, is connected via climate-controlled skyways and underground pedestrian walkways to an abundance of unique activities and entertainment options, as well as dozens of exceptional restaurants and a vibrant nightlife scene. Things To Do Near Mayo Civic Continue Reading »
Several restaurants in Rochester, MN are open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. From turkey dinners to Middle Eastern and Indian cuisine, you can find a wide variety of options to suit your tastes, all served with a side of holiday cheer! Check out our list of establishments that will be open for your jolly holiday meal.   Continue Reading »
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Restaurants in Rochester, MN are 'a cut above' with the quality and creativity of their steak dinners. If you're hungry for the best beef in town--from the perfect filet to the most succulent sirloin--check out   Choice cuts: Five of the city's best steak dinners , as voted on (and drooled over) by the readers of Rochester Magazine .  Rochester, MN's restaurants offer inventive cuisine and friendly, accommodating service in appealing environments. Dine in Continue Reading »
If you’re in Rochester, MN for a sports game or tournament, play hard and then score big at these six winning restaurants that welcome large groups and will satisfy even the heartiest athletic appetites. All of these group-friendly restaurants offer ample seating capacity, appreciate calls in advance for group reservations, provide delicious kids’ menu dishes, and are close to where your little or not-so-little athlete will likely be competing, be it in basketball, swimming, Continue Reading »
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Nine out of ten visitors would recommend Rochester, MN as a destination, according to visitor surveys, and one major reason is the friendly, accommodating customer service that’s prevalent throughout the city. Here’s how two restaurants  that have been recognized as a "cut above" cook up a winning combination of memorable fare and stellar customer service. Twigs Tavern & Grille: Going Above and Beyond to Cater to Customers Twigs Tavern & Grille , located in the Continue Reading »
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On a sunny day or a clear evening, Rochester locals and visitors alike flock to rooftops. After all, why be at street level when you can eat, drink and dance with a view of the city's beauty ? Located within the city's downtown core are three unique venues where you can elevate your social experience all year round. 1. Rochester's Original: Kathy's Pub A Rochester institution boasting three distinctive floors, Kathy's Pub has "the best drink prices in town," say Continue Reading »