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Nye's Polonaise Room

112 E. Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55414 | University | 612-379-2021

Location Description:

If Captain Kirk had come to Earth in Nordeast Minneapolis circa 1968 and had wanted to seduce a Polish princess, this is where he would have come. He would have escorted the lucky lass to a sparkly gold booth and impressed her with a dinner that ran the gamut from a chalice of shrimp cocktail to giant steaks to a Pink Squirrel for dessert. Meanwhile, the plastic-asteroid lighting and the crooners gathered around the piano bar would have put the lady in a romantic mood. The coup de grace? Everyone getting all hot and bothered while polka-dancing in the attached lounge. (That's why the captain was a scamp.) Nye's also features an inexpensive bar menu.

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  • Cuisine(s): American, Polish, Steakhouse
  • Hours: Tue-Thu 4pm-2am, Fri-Sat 11am-2am
  • Price: $$, $$$
  • Serving: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Parking: Free, Lot Available, Street, Valet
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards
  • Features: Coat Check, Private Party

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  • The Hot Dish: News
    At 4 p.m. when the bar opens, one day after news hit that stalwart bar Nye's Polonaise would be closing next year, many details appear to be business as usual. A beer truck's hazard lights...
  • Gimme Noise: Canceled
    A Mississippi-width emotional outpour has followed the announcement that Nye's Polonaise Room will close next year. For 40 years, the Nordeast bar, lounge, restaurant, and twisted karaoke...
  • The Hot Dish: Happy Hour
    Happy hour of the day: Nye's Polonaise Room This iconic Northeast bar-- where a zillion renditions of "The Piano Man" have been sung with Lou at the piano bar, and a zillion more drunken...

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