Mankato is home to MSU, calling it a college town. Lots of great bars and environments to scope out.

 

Downtown Mankato

*Chopper Bar & Grill- somewhat to resemeble the "biker" bar. Smaller but very popular. Karoke on certain nights and live bands thoughtout the months. Pool tables, darts, air hockey. You may ask to play Wii-Bowling. Music arranges from Rock to Top Hits. Have special and different shots (2 for $5) about every week and holiday.  Bouncers at the door. No cover charge.  Right on Front St. Serves great food during the day.

*South Street Salloon- Right next door to Chopper. Music is Top 40. Large space. 2 bars. 

 *Red Sky Lounge-more for the sophisticated and classy. Across the street from Choppers and South Street on Front St. Dress code is not enforced but gladly excepts suits and skirts.

 *Rounders Bar& Grill-Sports bar with numerous multiple flat screens above the bar. Located in the Civic Center Plaza. Patio.

*Hazards- "country" decor bar. Smaller but attracts the crowd with its Hooterz like servers. Food served during the day.

*Buffalo Wild Wings- Great wings. Sports bar. Drinks a little on the high side. Open until 2am. Smoking Patio. 40 cent wings on Tuesday. www.buffalowildwings.com.

*UnderGround-Located in the Civic Center Plaza. Multiple pool tables and darts. Music is alternative/rock. Daily 2-1 Drink Specials until 11pm. Attracts a crowd. Known for its "weird" smell when first entering...one will get use to it guess. Carbones Pizza above them which does cater to the Underground during the day.

 *Mums The Word-Music is Top 100. 2 bars. Smoking area-patio. Located in the Civic Center Plaza. Excellent bartenders. $3/$4 mix drinks. Usually until 11pm, discounts on drinks especially on Sunday. Bouncers at the door on the weekend. Free popcorn. Pool tables and darts. 

*The Haze-2-1 Specials daily until 11pm.  Music is Hip Hop/Dance. Gets hoppin at midnight. Sometimes there are lines, but go quick. Large dance floor. Couple pool tables and darts but usually a dancing bar/club type. No cover charge except on some busy holidays like New Years Eve. Bouncers located at the doors. 2 bars. Patio.

*Mettlers Bar & Restaurant-Gentleman's club. High cost drinks. Cover charge.  Topless dancers. Amaetuer nights. Located in the Civic Center Plaza close by the Civic Center Hotel(formaly known as Holiday Inn).

 *Midtown Tavern-Located on Riverfront Dr. Specials and Bands. No cover charge. Patio/smoking/drinking area.

*Ole-Located on Riverfront Dr.  Above is The Whats Up Lounge.

 

 

Uptown Mankato

 

*Boomtown-Located at the MSU area by Carmike 6. $5 Long Islands/beer pitcher night on Wednesdays. $1 cover charge has been enforced after 10pm. Lines can be long. Smoking Patio. Pool tables and darts. Music is Hip Hop/Dance. Dance floor. Waitress and $2 shot girls walking around.

*Busters-Located on Madison Ave. Open until 2am Friday and Saturdays. Food specials during the days. Events hosted here, live bands, Fight nights. ID checked at the door.

 *Tav on the Ave-Located on Madison Ave. Smoking Patio.

*Mullys-Located on Madison Ave. 

 *WoW Zone-Entertainment place. Bowling, Laser Tag, Miniature Golf, Arcade, Pizza shop, Resturant and Bar area. $7 laser tag sessions. Open until 2am on Fri/Sat.  Food available to order.