Welcome to the weekend, friends! Here’s what on tap ahead of our 2nd Anniversary Celebration on Monday, April 20:

Saturday, April 18
Brunch: 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Acoustic Jam: 1:00-4:00 pm (all musicians welcomed!)
Group: Doctor Who Meetup Group, 3:30 pm (all welcomed)
Music: Hot Club of East Lake, 9:00 pm

Sunday, April 19
Brunch: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Pub Quiz: 8:00 pm
Music: Sam Fiske, before and after the quiz

April 20

Plans are creeping out regarding our 2nd anniversary celebrations this month. April 20 marks our official two-year mark, and for the evening we’ll have a number of entertainments:

* The gorgeous voice of Naomi Karstad
* The stories of Wild Bill Watkins
* The Dingley (biggest pack of lies you ever heard), and
* The music of Garrigans Quarrel

Please share part of your evening with us on April 20 and help us kick start our third year.

The Martini Matinees Are Coming

Merlins Rest is excited to invite you to a cultured afternoon of art and entertainment at the Pub! On Sundays we host our film matinee with martini and food specials. Our film showcase supports the local film community, its artists and tradespersons. We strive to offer a wide variety of feature films, shorts, music videos and animations.

Film makers are invited to host Q & A sessions after their showing to discuss their creative impulses. Take this opportunity to get your work shown and network with other film people in a fun, casual atmosphere… oh yeah, with martinis! We look forward to receiving your films. If you have any questions, please contact us through this website.


Merlins Martini Matinee is a film showcase that promotes and provides exposure to the works of Minnesota film makers. Submissions for Merlin’s Martini Matinee are open to Minnesota natives, residents and ex-pats. We will also accept submissions of work produced in or about Minnesota by out-of-state film makers.

Films to be shown must be completed works. Merlins Rest management is responsible for the selection and programming for the Matinee and may, at its discretion select films from outside of those submitted in order to round out the program.

More information will be posted soon.