T and I were privileged during our recent trip to Roseville, MN to enjoy some great restaurants and a brewstilary! For me, because I love food as much as I do, the food can make or break a trip for me and thankfully Roseville and St. Paul now have a special place in my heart because of the good good we ate!
Bonfire Wood Fire – 850 Grand Ave, St Paul, Minnesota
If you’re looking for a great place to grab a bite in the St. Paul area, Bonfire Wood Fire won’t disappoint! It is located in a fun neighborhood and the first thing I noticed when we came upon Bonfire was it’s appearance. I loved the look of the building from the outside with its fun and brightly lit sign along with the piano and drum set that were being set up for entertainment. How can you not love music on the street?
Once we entered, their decor automatically got me! I loved the combination of modern and rustic. The finishes were top notch and extra special.
With a small, but varied menu, you won’t be disappointed! Meals like the Spit-Roasted Chicken and the Signature Walleye are sure to please. The rustic, but modern atmosphere just adds to the delicious meal for an overall great experience!
They also have an extensive drink menu where there is something for everyone!
Bent Brewstillery – 1744 Terrace Dr, Roseville, Minnesota
Need a place for a nightcap?! Head to Bent Brewstillary in Roseville! With their home-brewed beers and spirits, there is a wide selection to choose from! A tour, tasting, and visit with owner, Bartley will help you appreciate what they have going at Bent Brewstillery! Bartley is a great guy with an energy that is bound to energize everyone! Once you meet him, you will know how much he loves his business and the products they produce!
There is a wide variety of spirits that they distill from Poitin, which is made from potato peels (they partner with a local restaurant to use theirs), to a coffee rum. They have a little bit of everything! T & I both really liked the Coffee Storm Bringer Rum, so decided to bring a bottle home with us to enjoy on cool fall evenings!
Check out the neat distilling equipment, which they use to create all their brews and spirits!
Next, taste testing their home brews with a flight is a fun way to enjoy multiple brews! T and I poured over their beer list together and selected these four!
We selected the Nordic Blonde (a cross between a blonde ale & pale ale), Bolsch (a twist on brett beers), Tropriot (an amalgamation of a classic stronger Berliner Weisse with tropical fruit and apricot plus other fruits), and Meggy (a Hungarian Cheery Malt Cider). Such fun beers! T preferred the Nordic Blonde while my favorite was the Meggy.
You’ll love the garage type atmosphere, the owner, Bartley, and don’t miss BB, the Brewstillary’s mascot!
Can Can Wonderland – 755 Prior Ave. N, St Paul, Minnesota
Finally, want a fun place to take the kiddos for something to eat and enjoy fun play time?! Head to Can-Can Wonderland in an old tin can factory in St. Paul! Here you’ll find entertainment in the form of artist designed mini-golf, old fashioned pinball machines, and other games plus a free art and craft on the weekend.
When you’re hungry, the kids can enjoy an old-fashioned soda while mom and dad enjoy a boozy malt!
Grab a pizza, a toastie, or one of their varieties of nachos!
Irish Nachos, Chili Mac & Cheese Nachos, and Smokey & The Bandito Nachos were all sampled by our group! The guys like the Smokey nachos, while I preferred the Chili Mac & Cheese Nachos!
The pizzas tasted fresh, were hot, and cheesy! You can select from classic toppings or try one of their own combinations like the Venetian.
Plan to stay for a couple hours and enjoy all the fun that Can-Can Wonderland has to offer
Thank you to the Roseville Visitors Association for arranging our wonderful meals at each location! All opinions are 100% truthful and my own! For more details, please see the Disclosure Tab!