13 Best Bars in Brainerd

9th Street Social Club Bar
212 S 9th St, Brainerd

Customers` Favorites

Giovanni’S Pizza & Cheesebread and Snacks

“This is a true hidden gem in downtown Brainerd. Fun little bar with friendly service. The patrons are just as welcoming, and it's the type of place where you go and people recognize you after only a few visits. Sort of like "Cheers" from television years ago.“

4.8 Superb95 Reviews
Shep's On 6th Bar
315 S 6th St, Brainerd

“I really feel that this could be a five-star place. Their outdoor seating was nice. Bugs were a little bad but that can't be me. Blamed on the business. However, this was a cash only place.Now I do understand but they have an ATM on site. However, for those that only carry a credit card to take out $40 cash will cost $30 in fees.I have no issues with companies charging me to use my card if that is the method I choose to pay.Otherwise the drinks were cold and good. And the server coming around for a drink orders was friendly.For those looking for food. They have only pizza.Vegetarian options: They did not have foodParking: We had to park in the back of the building. Was limited spots.Wheelchair accessibility: In the back patio there is a giant gate to get in so very accessible.“

4.7 Superb111 Reviews
JR's Junction Inc Bar
22974 Co Rd 2, Brainerd

Customers` Favorites

Double Cheeseburger
Steak Sandwich
Cheese Curds

“Love the food! Mozzarella sticks especially.They make their own buger buns! Different pizza options for when the kitchen is closed. They make great drinks and have very friendly staff. They participate in a lot of community events and sometimes have outdoor events. They are located right by the Pine Center ATV trails and CC trails. Great place to rest when out four wheeling or snowmobiling. The staff is always awesome! Great quick stop for soda and food in the area where there arent allot of stores, they even have eggs and milk even! Great pull tabs and electronic tabs, Bingo every Friday night too!“

4.7 Superb93 Reviews
The Green Lantern Bar & Grill Bar & Grill
13184 County Rd 8 SE, Brainerd

Customers` Favorites

Steakhouse Burger
Pan Fry Walleye
Patty Melt

“We had burgers & fries, they were awesome... It was Monday, to our surprise it was ¹/² price burger night (starts 4:00)...Food came out hot & quick...Best food around, can't think of anywhere else I'd want to go!???Carl & his staff are great!“

4.6 Superb197 Reviews
CC's Bar Bar •
121 Washington St NE, Brainerd

“We were driving home from Nisswa and found this place while searching for a place with good bloody marys. We got there about 10 minutes after they opened and the bartender immediately greeted us with a smile. We ordered a couple of bloodys and they did not disappoint! So good, and with the fixin's too. Too many places throw a few olives and a pickle in and call it a bloody mary. That's not a bloody mary. THIS was a bloody Mary.We also ordered a pizza that was very good. This place was a great find and if we are ever swinging through again, we would definately drive back over there!“

4.8 Superb46 Reviews
Yesterday's Gone Bar & Grill Bar & Grill
219 S 9th St, Brainerd

Customers` Favorites

Basket of Onion Rings
Garlic Cheese Curds
Jalapeno Fritters
Mushroom Fritters
Blue Cheeseburger
Mushroom Swiss
Egg Burger

“Honestly I have not had a better burger in the brainerd area. I try! My fav past time is a great drink and some great food. I feel like my opinion could possibly mean something because lived in Minneapolis for over 10 years and worked at a multi award nominated burger restaurant for like 8 years. I mean it’s cheaper and better than any burger restaurants in brainerd. I love the staff, I love the entertainment. always say this is my favorite bar in brainerd. Truly I used to have a couple burgers a year but def more often now lol the owners have also “touched tables” with me. Told me about a show for one of my fav bands.“


4.6 Superb159 Reviews
Fraternal Order of Eagles Bar
124 Front St, Brainerd

“We're from Wisconsin went to play bingo on Saturday afternoon sat at the bar we had a young lady who bartended who was unbelievable she had a German accent I've never seen anybody hustle like she did it was a very very good experience“

4.6 Superb70 Reviews
Se'z Bar Bar
707 Laurel St, Brainerd

“Had a great time and the Owner/Bartender was a wonderful host. Stopped there for Sunday football on the giant screen TV. The owner bought pizza for half time which was a pleasant surprise. Interesting venue downstairs which provides a unique atmosphere.“

4.6 Superb62 Reviews
The Parlor Bar •
714 Laurel St, Brainerd
4.5 Superb73 Reviews

b merri

b merri Bar •
19624 Co Rd 3, Brainerd

Customers` Favorites

B Y O B Build Your Own Bruschetta
Rootbeer Braised Beef Short Rib
Chicken Sausage Penne
Short Rib Stroganoff
Prime Rib Stroganoff
Riblet Melt

“Not only is the vibe and atmosphere amazing but the food is wonderful! The service is also great even when they are busy! In my opinion this is best restaurant in the brainerd lakes area and only one my husband and I will go to for date night! 10/10 recommends!“


4.5 Superb68 Reviews
The Side Track Bar and Restaurant Bar & Grill
18071 MN-371, Brainerd

Customers` Favorites

Eggs Hashbrowns and Toast
The Sidetrack Burger
Country Fried Steak
Bacon Cheeseburger
Chicken Sandwich
Walleye Fingers
Fish and Chips
Tater Tots

“Food was pretty good. It was hot, fresh, flavorful. The service was fast and better than most in the industry I have had. Best thing this place needs is more high tables and TV's. Love how this place was for a first visit. I would recommend this place if you haven't been.“

4.4 Superb185 Reviews
O'Neary's Irish Pub Bar
305 S 7th St, Brainerd

“The year was changing from 22 to 23. I sat upon this very bar, listening to a song about me. Rather fitting I thought, since I'm drunk and there not. I go out the back door to puff upon a smoke. Then when I returned inside, the people were all different, not one the same. This is no joke. Stricken by wonder, perhaps fear was emotion I was under. Yet, the song played through, and everyone knew, My Niece, I TELL YOU! was up to some tricks, for me I says boo. A high 5, clap of thunder. Then I knew.“


4.4 Superb80 Reviews
The Pit Stop Bar
723 Laurel St, Brainerd

“One of the better bars in town. The servers, prices, and portions are great. They have 1 pool table, dart board, and a few other game stuff. They do not accept cards, unless your total is $10 or more, tip not included. They have an ATM with a $3 fee. Their "kitchen" is also open until bar close (1am).“


4.4 Superb65 Reviews
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