Ox Cart Arcade & Rooftop
Sip, savor and explore in Lowertown.
Check out Lowertown's bustling culinary scene. Here’s a look at some of our favorite spots in this happening neighborhood.
The cozy taproom at Barrel Theory offers a diverse set of beers ranging from barrel aged stouts, to sours, to Double IPAs for the brave drinkers in the group. Just a stones-throw from the field, you don’t want to miss it!
If you’ve never been to Saint Dinette, go—now. Why, you ask? Because Executive Chef Adam Eaton was a semi-finalist for Eater’s 2017 “Young Guns”, the cheeseburger constantly tops foodie lists and the brunch is the talk of the town. Saint Dinette is so Minnesota Nice they’ll even store your perishables in their fridge when you stop in after the Farmer’s Market.
Black Sheep Pizza
Enjoy the coal-fired pizzas at Black Sheep by dining in at their restaurant, or pull up a seat around the corner at Tin Whiskers Brewing and order one in while you enjoy some cold beers!
New to Lowertown, Bullvino’s is located in the Markethouse Collaborative and offers an immersive Brazilian Steakhouse dining experience! Bonus points: they source all of their fresh ingredients from local farmers and purveyors.
Ox Cart Arcade & Rooftop
A vintage vibe with a fantastic view (arguably the best in the city). Chef Justin Sutherland's 2019 reboot of Ox Cart pairs a nostalgic 80s and 90s-inspired menu with a host of classic arcade games.
Big River Pizza
Sure, you’ve had Neapolitan pizza before, but have you ever had “Minnepolitan” pizza? Big River puts a twist on the classic Neapolitan wood-fired pizza by making them solely with locally sourced Minnesota ingredients. Call us biased, but pizza is a whole lot tastier when it’s grown in your backyard.
The Buttered Tin
Buttered Tin has brunch down to an art form. The award-winning all-day breakfast and lunch menu includes a wide variety of tasty eats, from the uniquely tasty huevos rancheros benedict to classic breakfast sandwiches, biscuits & gravy and buttermilk pancakes.
In the mood for sushi? Kyatchi made its name in Minneapolis before crossing the river to a second location Lowertown in the fall of 2017. They're also known for the best hot dog in town, oddly enough. Their Yakisoba dog won City Pages' Best of 2016!
Wok your way at Lowertown's fresh and fast-casual spot. Self-proclaimed "global fusion", just pick your base, protein, veggies and signature sauces, and let Urban Wok do the rest. Gluten-free or vegan? No problem—there are plenty of options to fit any dietary restrictions.
Get a taste of Thailand at Sawatdee. They first opened in 1983 and this family-run restaurant has become a local institution. Thai it, you’ll like it!
True Stone Coffee
If you're looking for that quick pick-me-up, Lowertown's got a place for that, too. Stop by True Stone on your way to the Saint Paul Farmers' Market for whatever caffinated fix that suits your fancy.
Everything about Dark Horse exudes cool. The menu is filled with eclectic comfort foods, the drink menu is best in class and their funky patio is not to be missed.
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