Matty O'Reilly

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Republic to add 25 new taps by May

    If you're already a fan of their happy hour specials, fish tacos, and garlic confit burger, you'll be pleased to learn that Republic at Seven Corners plans to add another 25 taps to its already wide selection of draft beers by May.

  • Music

    December 14, 2011

    Twin Cities Year in Music 2011

    Howler, Astronautalis, Pink Mink, and more

  • Restaurants

    July 13, 2011

    Republic at Seven Corners does bar food better

    Prices are student-friendly and there's even house-made ketchup

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Republic gets city approval to bring live music to Seven Corners

    Photo via Republic's Facebook page​Owner Matty O'Reilly was all smiles last night as he basked in the news that his new restaurant, Republic on Seven Corners, has gotten approval from the city to start hosting live music in one of the restaurant's recently remodeled rooms.The space, formerly the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Republic now open at Seven Corners: a first look

    Mo PerryGoodbye Preston's, hello Republic​Gone is the pervasive smell of bleach in the entryway of the building on Seven Corners that housed Sgt Preston's. There's no longer a need to cover up the unsavory smells of collegiate debauchery. The fishbowls of booze are gone; the bar-top game co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Republic coming soon to Seven Corners

    www.republicmn.comRaise a glass: change comes to 7 Corners. ​Change is brewing on 7 Corners, as Preston's Urban Pub (formerly Sargent Preston's) has a new owner with a familiar face: Matty O'Reilly, co-owner of the Aster and 318 Cafes. Besides Town Hall Brewery, most of the area's other bars ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Tea-infused booze warms up the Aster Cafe

    A row of dazzling tea infused liquors​Sure it's cozy and cute up in the Aster Cafe, but it's kinda cold and you don't feel like making the trip. That's fine, but you'll be missing out on their tea-infused booze. Sitting neatly up behind the bar, the liquors' jewel and amber tones speak to you, lea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Restaurant Roll Call, 2010

    The first new restaurant of 2011 opened January 1, a Fridley outpost of the Himalayan Restaurant.​When one restaurant closes...another two or three seem to immediately replace it. In 2010, we lost several eateries that we'll dearly miss, as well as a few we probably won't. Here's a rundown of ev ... More >>

  • News

    December 15, 2010

    Twin Cities Year in Music 2010: The highlights

    Prince, Gayngs, Gigamesh, and many others dot the calendar

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Aster Cafe emerges as an elegant new 'listening room'

    Photos by Erik HessAster Cafe partner and musician Jeff Arundel​With a delicate layer of snow blanketing the Cities, it seems like a fine time to cozy up inside the Aster Cafe, one of Minneapolis's more promising new live music locales. Revamped under new ownership last June, the Aster started hos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Month in Review: Open, Closed, Coming Soon June '10

    ​ OPEN Haute Dish, Minneapolis Aster Cafe (under new management, Matty O'Reilly of 318 Cafe), Minneapolis Nonna Rosa's, Robbinsdale CLOSED Cooqi, Minneapolis Rizzo's (aka Il Vesco Vino), St. Paul Porky's Northeast, Minneapolis

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    Aster Cafe reboots, gets the 318 Cafe treatment

    ​Remember the Aster Cafe? The what? Yeah, that's what I thought. The low-profile St. Anthony Main cafe has been around for years doing little more than hovering under most people's radars. But that may soon change.