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Voted one of the best bars in the Twin Cities for games!

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Try our rotating seasonal and specialty craft beers

Live bands and musicians playing every weekend

20 BEERS ON TAP

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2015 TWIN CITIES BURGER BATTLE WINNER - JUDGES CHOICE! STOP IN AND TRY THE PADDY SHACK BURGER!

Welcome to The Half Time Rec! Going strong for decades, we've been one of the most popular places in the Twin Cities to celebrate St. Patrick's Day each year. We are also well known for being the bar in the movie Grumpy Old Men, as well as our bocce ball tracks in the basement. Recently named Best Dive Bar by MSP Mag, we offer bocce ball, pool,  bean bags, and Golden Tee. Enjoy live bands every Fri and Sat, and a fun, comfortable vibe every day.

Named 2015 "Best Dive Bar" and "Best Burger" in City Pages! Top Ten French Fries by Thrillist 2015!

Your home for the best beers, games, and bands

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