Alumni-Friendly Restaurants and Bars

Twin Cities Metro

Greater Minnesota

  • Bad Habit Brewing Company in St. Joseph, Minn (owned by Scott Maciej ’00, Ryan Schulzetenberg ’00, Mike Thielman ’00, Aaron Rieland) 
  • Bear Trap in Sauk Centre, Minn (Owned by Pat Winters ’94) 
  • Bonanza Restaurant in St. Cloud, Minn. (Owned by Jeff Mathiason '85)
  • Hogan Brothers in Northfield, Minn. (owned by Greg Heymans '84)
  • La Casita Mexican Restaurant in Waite Park, Minn. (managed by Todd T. Fritz '86)
  • The Middy in St. Joseph, Minn. (owned by Will Wittrock '06)
  • Partners Pub in Sartell, Minn. (owned by Jason Mathiasen '96 and Lyle Mathiasen '73)
  • Pearl Lake Lodge in Marty, Minn. (owned by Tom Ruether '83)
  • Perkins in Buffalo, Minn (owned by Adam Zimny '02)
  • Perkins in St. Cloud, Minn (owned by Adam Zimny '02)
  • Perkins in Sartell, Minn (owned by Adam Zimny '02)
  • Perkins in Winona, Minn (owned by Adam Zimny '02)
  • Rapids Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, Minn. (owned by Ed Zabinski '76)
  • Ron and Judy's Restaurant and Lounge in Paynesville, Minn. (owned by family of Ben '05, Luke '10 and Adam '14 Steinbach)
  • Spilled Grain Brewhouse in Annandale, Minn. (Owned by Dave Hartley  '01 and Josh Hart '00)
  • Travelers Inn Restaurant in Alexandria, Minn. (owned by Jon '69 and Kurt Sieve)

Alaska  

California

  • Café Sarafornia in Calistoga, Calif. (owned by Drake Dierkhising '63)
  • Hydro Bar & Grill in Calistoga, Calif. (owned by Alex Dierkhising '70)
  • Madison in San Diego, Calif. (owned by Matt Sieve '02)
  • Pizza Antica in Lafayette, Mill Valley, and San Jose Calif. (chef and partner Mark Sullivan '89)
  • The Saratoga in San Francisco, Calif (chef and partner Mark Sullivan '89)
  • Selby's in Atherton, Calif. (chef and partner Mark Sullivan '89)
  • Spruce in San Francisco, Calif. (chef and partner Mark Sullivan '89)
  • The Village Bakery in Woodside, Calif. (chef and partner Mark Sullivan '89)
  • The Village Pub in Woodside, Calif. (chef and partner Mark Sullivan '89)

Colorado

Illinois

Iowa

Missouri

North Dakota 

Virgina

Wisconsin

  • Perkins in Arbor Vitae, WI (owned by Adam Zimny '02)
  • Lolo American Kitchen in Hudson, WI (owned by Taylor Miller '09) 

China

  • Riverside Brewery in Chongqing, China (owned by Benjamin Brown '88)

If you know a Johnnie in a management or ownership position at a restaurant, contact us at [email protected] so we can add them to the list.