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1013 Front Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55103
+1 651-488-8245
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10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Great neighborhood bar with excellent Traditional Irish Fare.

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
Halftime Rec is a great meal and a fun place!

Halftime Rec in Saint Paul, MN, is an old fashioned sports pub that recently added an Irish-based menu via the Paddy Shack restaurant, although the menu is pretty heavy in jalapeno peppers! Their food is great; we recommend the Paddy Burger and the boxty (potato pancake with cheese etc.) They... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
Jenny B
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Halftime Rec in Saint Paul, MN, is an old fashioned sports pub that recently added an Irish-based menu via the Paddy Shack restaurant, although the menu is pretty heavy in jalapeno peppers! Their food is great; we recommend the Paddy Burger and the boxty (potato pancake with cheese etc.) They also have great music Fri, Sat evenings. The server staff... More 

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Steve M, Owner at Halftime Rec, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping in multiple times in the last few months! Hopefully you will stop in many times more, very soon. We appreciate the feedback and nice words. Ownership of The Half Time Rec, our partners (Paddy Shack) and all of our staff are working very hard to provide great food, great cocktails, and especially great service! See you... More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The place is fun and has wonderful food and service. We were pleasantly surprised how fantabulous the food was. Probably the best we have had in a long long time! We can't wait to go back to try more menu items!!! The Paddy Shack cooks and serves up such wonderful menu items, your sure to satisfy everyone in your party.... More 

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Steve M, Owner at Halftime Rec, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your stop at The Half Time Rec! We are very proud of our new partnership with Paddy Shack; it's exciting times for such a legendary dive bar. Come back soon! Cheers. More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Read review in St Paul paper and decided to check it out. We had the Reuben and Shepherds Pie. Nice and tender corn beef, crispy coleslaw and nummy sauce on the sandwich. Very friendly wait staff. Going back for sure.

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Steve M, Owner at Halftime Rec, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review! We appreciate you stopping in and trying out a couple items. We look forward to having you back to try a couple more as well! More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

If you are looking for a hot dog, I would highly recommend coming here. I don't believe I have ever seen some of these creations on a menu before:) They have a small menu but there is something for everyone on this menu and the food is good. The service was excellent and the drinks strong!!

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Halftime R, Owner at Halftime Rec, responded to this review

Thanks so much for stopping in and taking the time to write a nice review! We ave very excited to have added great food at The Half Time Rec. Please stop back soon and try something else as well. The Paddy Shack Burger and Corned Beef Sandwich have been flying out of the kitchen. :) Also, check out our recent... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The paddy shack is now open !! The half time is now serving food!! The Irish kind !!! It awesome!!! It's a must try !!! You won't be disappointed !! St. Paul has been waiting for a place like this for a long time!!!

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Halftime R, Owner at Halftime Rec, responded to this review

Thanks for the good review! We appreciate your business and hope you come back again soon. We are excited to be working with some of the best chefs in the Twin Cities and able to offer great "cheffy" bar food! The Boxty is one of our favorites, too! More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

The Halftime Rec looks like a hole in the wall and its easy to miss as you cruise down Front St. However, stop because the Halftime has the best pour of Guinness at the best price in town. And if you're there from Thursday to Sunday, you can enjoy your pint listening to the best Irish music in the Cities.... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2011

Good service, cheap drinks...can get busy on the weekends. A nice place to have drinks w/ friends.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2008

Lawn bowling in the basement.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2008

Not a restaurant. They don't serve food.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2008

Never eaten here but one of the best places for a beer and some great Irish music. Plus, bocci in the basement and Hammerschlagen.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1013 Front Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55103
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-488-8245

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Great neighborhood bar with excellent Traditional Irish Fare.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?