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frozen4champs wrote:


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Hammy wrote:


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Went to Pub 819 in Hopkins today, usual time, usual seat. I had barely sat down, and boom, bartender was already setting my cup of coffee down. Apparently she saw me walk in. Now THAT is service. :)

I miss the Hopkins Tavern (which is what that location was before Pub 819). It was just beer, booze, and Heggies. That’s it. A hole in the wall but fun (especially in the summer) It was lively later at night too. Now all of that action is gone. Pub 819 is usually dead by 10pm :(

“Lively…..”

Yes it was (I remember it way back in the day).

If you want action after 10pm during the week, guessing Mainstreet Bar is the place. Maybe the Wild Boar if you don’t mind the bro-crowd.

I lived in Hopkins about 30 years ago. I remember a bar called the Blue Ribbon Bar that was directly across from Mainstreets. Is that the 819 now? I also remember Archies,( now the Wild Boar?) with the low ceilings and back in the smoking in the bar days it was like a fog in there. There was also a bar a block off main street that was a sports bar that had a murals on the walls, that is now a flooring store. Those were some fun times in Hopkins. :D


Yes, 819 is directly across from Mainstreet. Boar was Archie’s (that was just before my time there), then it was something else, THEN it became the Boar. 819 used to be a sort of biker bar…kinda shady.