Alumni-Friendly Restaurants and Bars

Twin Cities Metro

  • 50's Grill in Brooklyn Park, Minn. (owned by Jack Schubert '65)
  • 56 Brewing - in Minneapolis, MN (Alex Schafer '10 Sales Manager) 
  • Bogart's Entertainment Center - in Apple Valley, MN (owned by family of Chris ('05) & Brian ('06) Loth)
  • Bourbon Butcher - in Farmington, Minn (Owned by the Donatell Family, Michael T Bauer '76 and Matt Williams ‘75)
  • Brother Justus Whiskey Company - in Minneapolis, Minn (Owned by Phil Steger ’97) 
  • Burger and Bottles - in Eagan, Minn (Owned by the Donatell Family, Michael T Bauer '76 and Matt Williams ‘75)
  • The Bungalow Restaurant & Bar in Lakeland, Minn. (Owned by Leo Yurek '87)
  • Caribbean Kitchen Catering in Robbinsdale, Minn. (owned by Nick Hall ’92)
  • Domo Gastro in Minneapolis, Minn. (owned by Joe Radaich '93)
  • Excelsior Brewing Company in Excelsior, Minn. (owned by John Klick '92)
  • Farmers Grandsons Eatery - in Eagan, Minn (Owned by the Donatell Family, Michael T Bauer '76 and Matt Williams ‘75)
  • Fat Pants Brewing in Eden Prairie, Minn (owned by Don Anderson '88)
  • Forgotten Star Brewery in Fridley, Minn (owned by Corey Weber '06) 
  • Fulton Beer in Minneapolis, Minn. (owned by Brian Hoffman '05, Ryan Petz '05 and Jim Diley '05)
  • Grumpy's in Minneapolis and Roseville, Minn. (managed by Pat Dwyer '86)
  • Hazel's Northeast in Minneapolis, Minn. (owned by Adam '03 and Andrew '05 Sieve)
  • The Hilltop Restaurant in Edina, Minn. (owned by Brett Johnson '08)
  • Jax Café in northeast Minneapolis, Minn. (owned by Bill Kozlak '91)
  • Jimmy's Food and Cocktails in Minnetonka, Minn. (owned by Mike Jennings '79)
  • Lift Bridge Brewery in Stillwater, Minn. (owned by Dan Schwarz '97)
  • Lions Tap in Eden Prairie, Minn (owned by Matt Notermann ’00)
  • Lolito in Stillwater, Minn. (owned by Taylor Miller '09)
  • Lolo American Kitchen in Stillwater, Minn. (owned by Taylor Miller '09) 
  • Margie's Kitchen in Andover, Minn (owned by Becky Ahlstrom '02 and Justin Ahlstrom '02)
  • Maynard's in Excelsior Bay and Rogers, Minn. (owned by family of AJ '03 and Jack' 08 Stevens)
  • Mean Miners Tacos - in Eagan, Minn (Owned by the Donatell Family, Michael T Bauer '76 and Matt Williams ‘75)
  • Nelson Deli & Cheese in St. Paul, Minn. (owned by Pete Greenheck '85)
  • Nolo's Kitchen - in Minneapolis, MN (Co-owned by Brett Johnson ’08)
  • Omni Brewing in Maple Grove, Minn. (managed by Justin Walsh '07)
  • Reunion in Northfield, Minn. (owned by Greg Heymans '84)
  • Rojo Mexican Grill in St. Louis Park, Minn. (owned by Jason James Merritt '86)
  • Sisyphus Brewing in Minneapolis, Minn. (Owned by Sam Harriman '08 and Catherine Cuddy '08)
  • Tequila Butcher - in Chanhassen, Minn (Owned by the Donatell Family, Michael T Bauer '76 and Matt Williams ‘75)
  • Tommy Chicago's Pizzeria in Mendota Heights, Minn. (owned by Mike Magnuson '90)
  • Tony's Diner in Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minn. (owned by Tony Nicklow '96)
  • Underground Music Cafe in Falcon Heights, Minn (Owned by Tim Cheesebrow '04)
  • Union 32 Craft House – located in Eagan, MN. (co-owned by Dan Redpath ’90 and Curt Hoffman ’90.)
  • Volstead House Speakeasy - in Eagan, Minn (Owned by the Donatell Family, Michael T Bauer '76 and Matt Williams ‘75)
  • Whiskey Inferno - in Savage, Minn (Owned by the Donatell Family, Michael T Bauer '76 and Matt Williams ‘75) 

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

  • The American Restaurant  in Kansas City, MO (Managing Director E. Tom Johnson '73)

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.