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Top bar recommendations from locals

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“One of the states favorite microbreweries, Bent Paddle Brewery is located in Duluth and offers all of their beers in a tasting room environment. Though they don't serve food, you can bring food in, buy food from local restaurants, and have food delivered. And, often there are food trucks on the property.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Whether you're a local foodie searching for the best burger in town or a craft beer aficionado on the hunt for a one-of-a-kind local brewing company in Minnesota, you've come to the right place! Fitger's Brewhouse Brewery and Grille offers the finest in locally inspired cuisine and craft beer. Our famous elk and wild rice burgers are made to pair perfectly with our micro-brewed beer, handcrafted in our on-site brewery. As Duluth's original brew-pub, we pride ourselves in crafting meals and brews that reflect the rich culture and flavors of Duluth. Treat yourself to a good time and experience the best Duluth, MN has to offer. Stop in any day of the week and try one of our famous burgers and local craft beer.”
  • 16 locals recommend
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“Best place to eat in Duluth. All locavore food, freshly prepared, mostly organic, free range food.”
  • 12 locals recommend
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“Amazing views of Lake Superior with fantastic patio seating in Canal Park. All this while enjoying good food and and beverage selection”
  • 13 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Civilized bar and restaurant near the UMD campus. Beautiful outdoor space, nicely decorated, good menu and plenty of drink options.”
  • 13 locals recommend
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“Tasty homemade burgers and fries, cheap beer, and service fit for a drunken sailor. The local dive bar, that’s it. Lots of interesting maritime artifacts from around the world. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
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“The perfect spot for weekend brunch, Special Chef dinners, small groups or seminars.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
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“Swanky styled venue with a great spirit selection and live piano music (check schedule).”
  • 9 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“Great outdoor patio with lake view, huge selection of beer and great sandwiches and soup!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
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“They feature Fitger's Brewhouse Beer on tap and have some tasty burritos! The restaurant has a bohemian/hipster/soviet Russia feel and is just across the street from Chester Park.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Catch some local music on the weekends with a great local brew and slice of unbelievable pizza!”
  • 13 locals recommend
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“The Boathouse is another of my favorites in Ely. Great atmosphere, better food, and unbeatable blueberry blonde beer. Three blocks from the cottage. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Looking for cocktails? Look no further, these guys make unique drinks that taste amazing”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Proudly serving favorites from our wood fire ovens/grill in a redeveloped and historical "urban-industrial" environment.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A fun, lively, and casual atmosphere surrounded by a museum of Duluth collectibles and antiques. Canal Park location has large outdoor deck dining right next to the Aerial Bridge. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Beaners is a great coffee shop by day, and serves beer and wine at night, hosting artists and musicians. Check the schedule. Intimate seating.”
  • 7 locals recommend