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Neighborhood Series: St. Louis Park

Posted by VIBE Realty on Wednesday, February 16th, 2022 at 4:00pm.

We’re excited to begin covering suburbs in our neighborhood series! First on the list — St. Louis Park. This neighboring suburb just minutes west of downtown Minneapolis offers a convenient location and small-town charm. It’s the perfect setting for experiencing the metro region without all the hustle and bustle. With no shortages of places to eat or things to do, we’ve covered some of the best of St. Louis Park below.

Punch Bowl Social

You won’t find a more entertaining spot than Punch Bowl Social. Introducing an excellent line-up of activities from bowling, karaoke, bonzini, foosball, giant Scrabble and Jenga, ping pong, or vintage arcade games — this spot quite literally has it all. Their menu isn’t lacking either. Grab some classic breakfast or slow braised ribs before or after you engage in an afternoon of fun.

Photo Courtesy of @punchbowlsocial

Hope Breakfast Bar

Originally featured on our West 7th St. Paul neighborhood spotlight, we were delighted to see another location recently open in Saint Louis Park! At Hope Breakfast Bar, creative breakfast options are served all day long. Try a sweet treat like their German chocolate pancakes or banana churro waffle. Feeling savory? Try their cheese french toast or bourbon smoked salmon toast. We weren’t kidding when we said creative options. So where does the hope come in you ask? 3% of sales goes to help the local community. Can’t beat that.

Photo Courtesy of @hopebreakfastbar


The Dampfwerk Distillery

The Dampfwerk is a family distillery that aims to introduce classical German-style fruit brandies and liqueurs.Their dark and moody cocktail lounge offers quintessential German spirits – brandies, gins, aquavits, and herbal liqueurs. The quality of cocktails and stunning interior makes this place worth a visit for sure.

Photo Courtesy of @dampfwerkdistillery


Honey & Rye

This rustic little spot is a truly quaint St. Louis Park neighborhood bakery. They offer an array of artisan breads – monkey bread, banana bread, pumpkin bread, coffee cake, scones, croissants, cookies. Must we keep going? Their recipes are fresh, cheerful, and all made with local ingredients.

Photo Courtesy of @honeyandrye


The Loop

The Loop located at West End offers all the vibes with a classic American menu. They are also a great brunch option (because we never grow tired of brunch.) Their signature breakfast sandwich features house-made breakfast sausage and a sweet kick of tabasco honey. Don’t forget to add an order of their house-made mini cinnamon rolls.

Photo Courtesy of Loop Restaurants


Copperwing Distillery 

Copperwing Distillery produces hand-crafted, high quality spirits from scratch, including its signature VODSKEY, bourbon whiskey, rye whiskey, vodka, and more. This grain-to-glass micro distillery and cocktail bar features glass walls for views of the production space for those who are really into the process.

Photo Courtesy of @copperwingdistillery


Hazelwood Food & Drink

If you’re looking for a hearty menu, here’s the spot. Hazelwood is a roomy, easygoing restaurant offering your good ol’ steak and potato dishes, plus pizza and pasta (so naturally, there is something for everyone.) Toast the weekend with their brunch punch, breakfast mule or paloma-mimosa!

Photo Courtesy of @hazelwoodfoodstlouispark


Wok In The Park

Pho is all we have to say. This buzzy eatery is a modern Asian bistro offering handcrafted recipes with a fresh and unique twist on classic Asian cuisine. Their menu is influenced by creative cultural infusions from Japan, Vietnam, China, Thailand and France. Sound like an undertaking? Because it is. And they do it all well!

Photo Courtesy of Heavy Table



Steel Toe Brewing

This award-winning, small Minnesota craft brewery has ales, IPAs and seasonal brews in an industrial-style atmosphere. Growler bottles to fill? You bet. Have a pint on the patio and grab a bite from visiting food trucks. A suburb just wouldn't be a good suburb without a brewery.

Photo Courtesy of Beer Me!



Warehouse Winery

We can’t leave out a good winery! This authentic working winery is ideal for memorable wine tasting with their relaxed atmosphere, artistic-industrial design and fun, eclectic décor. They also have a unique event center if you are planning a buzzworthy gathering.

Photo Courtesy of @warehousewinery


Bass Lake Preserve

Bass Lake Preserve is a 52-acre nature preserve best known for its 1.4-mile George Haun Trail that meanders through oak savannah and prairie around Bass Lake. In addition to trails, the preserve is also home to two tennis courts and two pickleball courts. Hit up the adjacent Bass Lake Park which has a play area for kids, a picnic shelter and, in winter, an ice rink.

Photo courtesy of Discover St. Louis Park


Westwood Hills Nature Center

Westwood Hills is a 160-acre natural area of beautiful woods and restored prairie. More than 3 miles of trails and walkways provide hikers with can’t-miss opportunities for leaf peeping, birdwatching and wildlife spotting. The preserve is beautiful throughout the seasons and provides homes for many animals, including deer, turtles, fox, mink and owls. The Nature Center trails are open every day from sunrise to sunset, year-round!

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