Merlin's Rest Pub is a tavern serving British Isles-type foods. They also feature a wide selection of import taps. Merlin's has the widest selection of single malt scotches and Irish whiskeys in the state of MN. They offer classic pub foods like Fish & Chips, Cottage Pie, Steak Pie and Bangers & Mash along with burgers and more. They also feature live music on certain nights; just be sure to check out their calendar for events.


Regular Events


Scotch EggsFish and Chips


  • Every fourth Monday, they have Shanty/Pub singing at 7pm. All ages welcome, but be prepared for some references to liquor, sex, and some swearing.


  • Every Tuesday at 5pm, they have Blind Dart League, where everyone is appropriately handicapped.
  • From 5:30-7pm, Irish Hour with Jim Brooks and Bill Watkins where they share humor, stories, and anecdotes of history, culture and travel.
  • Musician Open Jam Session at 8:30pm.


  • Merlin's Rest Pub Quiz at 7:30pm administered by Bill Watkins.


  • Live Music at 8pm. No cover charge.
  • First Thursday of the month is Scotch Tasting at 7:30pm.


  • Kilt and Corset Night all night.
  • Celtic Sessiun at 8pm weekly.
  • Second Friday of the month is Drunken Knitters at 4pm.  Exchange patterns, stitches, beer and chat.


  • One of the featured bands at 8:30pm.


  • Every Sunday from 4-6:30pm, a family friendly band performs.
  • From 7:30-9pm, Pub quiz featuring you. You submit questions at [email protected] in advance.
  • Third Sunday of the month from 2-4pm is the Sunday Pub Sing that welcomes all ages.

3601 E Lake St  

Minneapolis, MN 55406


Mon          4 pm - 1 am

Tue-Wed  4 pm - 2 am

Thu-Sat   11 am - 2 am

Sun           11 am - 1 am

(612) 216-2419
April 20, 2007
Price range
Payment Methods
Cash, credit cards
Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair accessible, bathrooms very narrow,

may not fit wheelchair inside.

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