This Week at Merlins

Fun stuff of late! We got the website back up after a brutal cage match with some Internet gremlins; we tapped Bells Two Hearted; celebrated Mother’s Day; launched our new summer menu with some brilliant food and new drinks; were honored by the Minneapolis City Council; hosted more Morris Dancers than you knew existed; were very proud to see our home “blind” darts teams do so well in the league (including one of our two teams winning the league); et cetera, et cetera.

In short, it’s been a blast up here–and there’s plenty of fun on the way!

Some highlights of the coming week, ye good souls:


Staving Music, 7:00 – 8:00 pm. Incredibly unique stuff here. Come check out this traditional Nordic music.


Pub Quiz, 7:30 pm. Join Bill Watkins, he who hath mastered the entertaining quiz, for 25 questions on all things great, small and silly.


Music from Nikki and the Ruemates, 8:30 pm

St. Andrew’s Pub Night!

DKN – 4:00-7:00 pm – They entertainingly call it “Drunken Knit Night.” Essentially, it’s knitting (and needling one another) over pints and a spot of dinner. This group has been coming to Merlins every month or so for the past couple years, and they are great fun. All are welcomed at their (rather long) table. Come meet them!

St. Andrew’s Pub Night – 7:00 pm. The St. Andrew’s Society is one of Minnesota’s best cultural groups. They keep Scottish culture in our state vibrant. In coordination with our weekly Kilt Night, the St. Andrew’s crew will be here for a pub night. And in support and celebration, we’re offering specials on single malts. Plus: Scotch eggs will be available throughout the night!

As always on Fridays, the session musicians have a place here; so pop on up for the live Irish music too. It’s a hoolie!


Weekend Specials: Saturday and Sunday 12-4
Specials on Bloody Marys and Merlins Muffins, Scotch Eggs available all day
Music: Papa John and the Hot Club (8:00 pm)

Pub Quiz Guest Host: Our very own Maddie!

Weekend Specials: Saturday and Sunday 12-4
Specials on Bloody Marys and Merlins Muffins, Scotch Eggs available all day

Sunday Pub Quiz: 7:30 pm. Come support Maddie’s first night hosting the Sunday quiz!

NOTE: We are always looking for quiz masters for Sundays. Anyone can volunteer. Email for more information.


We receive many requests for group gatherings and parties at Merlins (and we love them!). Please know we do offer a special catering menu for parties. Also, for larger groups that happen to be out and about, we welcome and recommend reservations on weekends. Given a heads up, we can best prepare and accommodate your group.

For more information, please give the pub a call: +1 612 216 2419.

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