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World Pipe Band Championship Viewing Party

Join us on Saturday, August 13th for a viewing party of the

Bagpipe competitions happening in Glasgow, Scotland!

It will be airing LIVE, so our party begins at 9am (central time).

The Pub opens at 8:30 and there will be corned beef hash, veggie quiche, caramel rolls, coffee, tea, and more!

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August Desserts are in!

strawberry rhubarb bread pudding

Strawberry Rhubarb [Croissant] Bread Pudding                                              with warmed Bird’s custard

The sweet and creamy custard balances the tartness of the rhubarb perfectly!

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Chocolate Molten Cake:

Dark chocolate cake oozing with dark chocolate ganache, warmed to melt in your mouth…we HIGHLY recommend adding a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream to this one!

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Sunday, July 24 is OPEN STREETS on East Lake Street! The city of Minneapolis has agreed to block of Lake Street from Elliot Ave. to E 42nd Ave. That means you are free to roam about the streets as you please!

Exciting things will be happening at Merlins Rest on Sunday.

LIVE music inside from 12pm-5pm. Here’s the line up:

12:00PM – Meg Ashling
1:30PM – DeVon Grey
2:30/3PM – Lucy Michell
4PM – Jake Manders

Expect an abundance of Pimms Cups and other refreshing beverages, AIR CONDITIONING, Dance troupes outside (don’t worry, we will keep them hydrated!), friendly staff, and good food!

It will absolutely be a day to remember. Don’t forget the sunscreen! circle_lake

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New & exciting things are Merlins Rest!

We’ve got a handful of new products we’d like you to meet!

July desserts are here!

Chocolate Mosaic Cake: Creamy mousse placed strategically within rich chocolate cake, served on a pool of strawberry glaze.

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Strawberry Rhubarb FOOL: This dessert is the Eton Mess’s silly cousin!! Strawberries and rhubarb in a sweet cream, topped with Chantilly whip.

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Pie of the Week (June 28 – July 5) TACO PIE! 

TACO PIEWe had a lot of fun creating this one, and you’ll have just as much fun eating it! Seasoned ground beef and onions with black beans, wrapped in flakey puff pastry with melty cheese over top. Then we top the pie with fresh shredded lettuce and tomato. Served with an incredibly delicious avocado sour cream. We’ve never had anything like this.





STOLI VANIL TAKEOVER happening all week long (June 25 – July 8) at Merlins Rest! We’ve asked each of our bartenders to create a specialty cocktail featuring Stoli Vanil, and each has come up with a unique and tasty drink that represents their style.

Stoli Vanil Takeover

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Wyder’s Pear Julep: Stoli Vanil, bruised mint, and Wyder’s Pear Cider. Simple, refreshing, poised.

Key Lime Pie Martini: as our bartender, Jim, would say, “I can make you the best darn key lime pie martini you’ll ever have.” Smooth, creamy, and equal parts sweet and tart.

Vanil Noir: Vanil, Kahlua, Guinness. Sleek and perfect for after dinner.

Orange Jennie: Jennie’s boozy version of an Orange Julius! Shaken to frothy perfection.

Bi-polar: named after Vanilla Ice’s 4th studio album…Vanil with artisan cold press, a touch of sweetness, and topped with cream.

Only $8 each…find your favourite!


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