St. Paul >Bars & Clubs > Turf Club Inc
1601 University Ave, St Paul, MN | Directions 5510844.955850 -93.168054
Neighborhoods: Hamline - Midway
Be careful with the bartenders – Had a good time there seeing some bands on a Sat. night, but my night was spoiled by one of the bartenders. This guy has to be psychotic. He was 86'ing people like it was his private little game. Seriously. Do not attempt to joke around with this loose-nut. For reference, he is a slovenly looking guy with scraggly graying hair and a beard and was seen wearing a trucker cap. If anyone in management is reading this, you ought to 86 this guy from your place. You patrons will have a much better time and you will likely see more repeat business.
Besides that whack-job the place is pretty cool.
nothing special – so, the Turf Club isn't all that great. But lets stop and think about why you go to a bar...Sometimes they have good bands, they serve you drinks, and cool kids hang out there. Nobody likes University, but stop by and have a drink.
St. Paul's divey last remnant of the '40s boasts cheap drinks, live music and the kitschy Clown Lounge. – In Short
The Turf Club had a reputation as the Twin Cities' foremost place for country two-stepping long before line dancing became a pop-culture phenomenon. These days, the Turf is known as a club where new bands can hone their performing skills. The place teems with music scenesters, especially during evenings when hot local bands are onstage. There are live music performances every night, sometimes by the odd national act (at eye-poppingly low cover charges).
Facemakers – I love the atmosphere at the Turf Club, particularly the dim and gritty (dim-gritty) atmosphere in the subterranean Clown Lounge. The bartenders serve delightfully strong mixed drinks, which I like to call facemakers.
I have only one criticism: I realize the Turf Club is a music club above all else. Alas, the music upstairs is sometimes painstakingly loud, which is only a problem on nights the Clown Lounge is not open, those unfortunately being off-nights when the band is not particularly compelling.
Turf Club – This bar is easily the best in town. So not be surprised to see Celebrities in the Clown Lounge.
Fun & Funner – What a fine place to see great local music in St. Paul.
cool, but – 10th MOST ROMANTIC BAR?!?! I love the Turf to see bands, get drunk for next to nothing, & people watch, but this place is about as romantic as an old folks home!
Biased!! – Great place to hear live bands in St.Paul,,,,,beats the 400 hands dwn just with the first greeting
cozy little hideaway – great old school roadhouse. best atmosphere. epitome of midwestern bar. great cheap live shows . cheap drinks. and Parking!
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