6 LGBTQ+ Businesses We Love in Saint Paul
Where to shop and support LGBTQ2IA+ year round.
ALL are welcome here which includes our LGBTQ2IA+ visitors, residents and of course, local businesses. We've rounded up 6 businesses that we love here in Saint Paul for residents and visitors alike to support.
Scout Handsome Apparel and Gifts | Retailer
Co-owned by partners John and Ben Thompson, Scout is an approachable, affordable and fun local boutique and gift shop that carries apparel, accessories, home goods and more with a planet positive focus.
Located in both St. Paul and Edina, Scout is a queer-owned and inclusive space open to all genders that focuses on carrying environmentally conscious goods.
Urban Growler | Brewery
Founded in 2014 by the dream team Deb Loch and Jill Pavlak, Urban Growler® Brewing Company is the first women-owned microbrewery in Minnesota.
Their Saint Paul space features a bustling taproom and beer garden serving up an incredible mix of traditional and specialty brews with a local twist. With Deb as Master Brewer and Jill running the show, they both had one goal, to bring people together and create an inclusive community through beer with food and space for everyone.
Drop Dead Gorgeous | Spa Services
Drop Dead Gorgeous is an LGBTQ-owned Saint Paul-based beauty spa that offers lash lifts, brow services and relaxing, results-driven skincare services.
Founded by Twin Cities/Minnesota-based esthetician Cody-John (He/Him) with an education from the Aveda Institute of Minneapolis, Drop Dead Gorgeous is an inclusive space that values body positivity and welcomes all people. Cody-John aims to make everyone in his salon feel welcomed upon arrival and relaxed and refreshed when they leave. The ultimate goal is to have everyone feeling Drop Dead Gorgeous!
Black Hart of Saint Paul | Sport's Bar
The Black Hart is a neighborhood, queer, and soccer bar in the Midway neighborhood of Saint Paul and is known as the oldest gay nightspot in the Twin Cities.
Not only is Black Hart an LGBTQ+ soccer bar conveniently located across from Allianz Field, but they also host popular drag shows, country line dancing, karaoke, theme nights accompanied by a small, but lively piano lounge.
Joan’s in the Park | Restaurant
Led by Susan Dunlop and Joan Schmitt, Joan’s in the Park is a 40-seat, white tablecloth restaurant with the goal of providing a high-quality dining experience in St. Paul’s Highland Park neighborhood.
Serving up delicious, scratch-made food accompanied by a straightforward and approachable wine list, the duo cares true passion lies in providing warm hospitality and works very hard to make every guest’s experience a unique and memorable one.
Workhorse Coffee Bar | Coffee & Tea
Owned by partners Ty Barnett and Shannon Forney, Workhorse Coffee Bar is a craft coffee destination home to delicious vegan bakery items, seasonal specialties, signature coffee and teas, local bakery items and more.
Plus, just outside their front door you will the Smallest Museum in Saint Paul, a converted fire hose cabinet displaying community-inspired projects.
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Scout | Handsome Apparel and Gifts
327 7th St W Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102 (651) 493-8276 West 7th Website >
Scout | Handsome Apparel and Gifts327 7th St W
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102
Urban Growler® Brewing Company
2325 Endicott Street Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114 (651) 340-5793 Creative Enterprise Zone Website >
Urban Growler® Brewing Company2325 Endicott Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114
Black Hart of Saint Paul
1415 University Ave W St Paul, Minnesota 55104 (651) 528-8028 Midway Website >
Joan’s in the Park
631 Snelling Ave Saint Paul, Minnesota 55116 (651) 690-3297 Highland Park Website >
Workhorse Coffee Bar
2399 University Ave Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114 (651) 348-7561 Creative Enterprise Zone Website >