Looking for the best bars in Maple Grove, Minnesota?

Maple Grove, MN, continues to grow and thrive as one of the go-to suburbs for entertainment, shopping, and activities. They’ve grown by nearly 10,000 people in the last ten years! And the surrounding businesses have been growing just as fast to keep up, so you’ll find Whirlyball, Dave & Buster’s, Escape Rooms, and fantastic shopping at The Shoppes.

But residents and visitors need somewhere to stop between all of that—and Maple Grove is nothing short of a dining hub. In addition to some brand new hot spots to grab a bite, Maple Grove is home to many bars and restaurants that have stood the test of time—reaching 20, 30, and even 50 years (or more) in business. Be sure to check out one of these spots when you’re in town!

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The 8 Best Bars in Maple Grove

Maple Grove has many great bars and restaurants to offer, but you’re probably wondering where to start. Let’s break down our top 8 best bars in Maple Grove!

1. JC’s Bar & Grill

Once known as J Cousineau’s, JC’s Bar & Grill is a Maple Grove staple. For over 27 years, they’ve been the go-to fast-paced sports bar everyone loves. Plus, they have one of the best happy hours in the city. They serve the basics like burgers, sandwiches, and cheese curds, but you’ve got to try their Truffle Fries or one of their 13 flavors of wings. And with dozens of TVs in the bar, you’ll never miss a game.

Address: 13540 Grove Drive, Maple Grove, MN 55311

Hours: Everyday 11 am – 1 am

2. Maple Tavern

Maple Tavern opened in 2010 and has been a prime spot for people who live nearby to check out a game, play in a volleyball league, or just enjoy some prime patio weather in the summer. Their calendar is always full of fun things to do, from a Bingo night to Boot Hockey and Country Themed Dance Nights. Pair that with their delicious menu and extensive beer list; you’re in for a good time.

Address: 9375 Deerwood Ln N, Maple Grove, MN 55369

Hours: Monday-Friday 11 am-2 am, Saturday and Sunday 10 am-2 am

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3. Granite City

Granite City is a household name in many suburbs, but the Maple Grove one has never slowed down. On a weekend night, Granite City is one of the busiest, most hopping bar restaurants in the area. On Sundays, their “Lawless Brunch” draws a crowd who knows they can build their own ideal brunch. Their creation station (omelets your way) and the bloody mary bar ensure you have a fully customized brunch just the way you like it.

Address: 11909 Main Street, Maple Grove, MN 55369

Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-10pm, Sunday 9am-9pm

4. Pittsburgh Blue

Pittsburgh Blue has 3 locations in Minnesota, but the Maple Grove spot provides some of the best steak in the Northern Metro—without a doubt. They’re part of the Parasole Family of Restaurants, also home to the infamous Manny’s Steakhouse. So you know it’s got to be good.

Pittsburgh Blue is a great place to take a date or celebrate a special occasion but is equally perfect for grabbing a beer and a burger after work with friends. Their hand-selected, naturally-aged steaks are sure to please, and for something savory, their Prime Rib French Dip is to die for. You really can’t go wrong with anything on their menu, and their premium wine selection pairs perfectly with any dish you choose.

Address: Maple Grove Arbor Lakes 11900 Main Street Maple Grove, MN 55369

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11 am-9 pm, Friday-Saturday 11 am-10 pm

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5. The Lookout Bar & Grill

This family-owned mainstay has been serving the people of Maple Grove with delicious eats, great entertainment, and plenty of drinks for over 60 years! The Lookout is perfect for catching a game over beers and wings and works for just about any occasion. Want to meet a friend for happy hour? The Lookout. Want to celebrate a birthday? The Lookout. Want to cheer on the Vikings on Sunday? The Lookout.

They have weekly specials buffets and even do catering and banquet events. There’s no question why they’ve thrived since 1958 with no sign of slowing down! Check out this Maple Grove staple whenever you’re in town.

Address: 8672 Pineview Lane North Maple Grove, MN 55369

Hours: Monday-Thursday 11am-1am, Friday-Saturday 11am-2am, Sunday 11am-12am

6. Brick & Bourbon

Brick & Bourbon is one of the only craft cocktail spots in Maple Grove. They offer premium cocktails and food but in a laid-back, casual atmosphere. Their large outdoor patio is perfect for nice weather days, and inside they have so many TVs you will never miss a game! This spot is excellent for large groups, so if you and your fellow Twins fans want to get a big group together for drinks and food; check out Brick & Bourbon for sure.

Address: 7887 Elm Creek Blvd, Maple Grove, MN 55369

Hours: Sunday-Monday 11 am-11 pm, Tuesday-Saturday 11 am-12 am

7. Malone’s Bar & Grill

Malone’s Bar & Grill went into the old Timberlodge Steakhouse spot (another MG favorite, R.I.P.) and has been bustling ever since. They offer great food and drink specials during Minnesota sports game days. Whether you are a hockey, football, or baseball fan, hit up Malone’s on game day!

Address: 12635 Elm Creek Blvd N Maple Grove, MN 55369

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11 am-12:30 am, Friday-Saturday 11 am to 1 am

8. Mama G’s

And last but not least, on the outskirts of MG sits Mama G’s. Since 1968, Mama G’s has been the go-to spot for sand volleyball, live entertainment, good food, and even better drink specials. One thing they have that you can’t find anywhere else is drink specials and happy hour every…single…day. From $2.50 late-night drinks to their Pizza & a Pitcher special 7pm-10pm every night—you can’t have a bad time at this family-run hot spot.

Address: 9705 County Rd 101 Maple Grove, MN 55311

Hours: Monday–Tuesday  2pm-11pm, Wednesday-Friday 11am-11pm, Saturday-Sunday 10am-11pm

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The Best Maple Grove Has to Offer

While this city might be home to some of the best bars and restaurants in the Northern suburbs, they also have one of the top plumbing contractors in the area. So when you’re out and about enjoying the game, we can be at your home installing your premium plumbing solutions.

Paladin Plumbing offers the residents of Maple Grove premier plumbing options from kitchens to bathrooms to new construction. Our service is bar-none in the area, and we can’t wait to get you the plumbing repairs and installation you’ve been looking for. Just reach out to us to get started!