Shakopee Pub Crawl

Taprooms, neighborhood bars, nightlife—whether you’re looking for a low-key evening or an epic night out, you’ll find plenty of fun and unique places to enjoy a drink on this Shakopee pub crawl.  

Stay safe, don’t drink and drive—rideshare and taxi services are available in Shakopee. 

Kick off your Shakopee pub crawl by purchasing a South the River Brewery Trail passport from one of nine participating local breweries.  Each passport is $10 and gives you a discount on beer at each location, which earns you a stamp on your passport.  Once you fill up your passport with stamps, you have a chance to win prizes from participating breweries.  

Two Shakopee breweries are included in the South of the River Brewery Trail passport: Mana Brewing and Shakopee Brewhall.  Mana Brewing has a bright, modern taproom in downtown Shakopee, with over a dozen beers on tap representing a variety of styles, plus hard seltzer, cocktails, and housemade pizzas.  Also located downtown, Shakopee Brewhall is housed in a cozy historic space and offers over a dozen beers on tap, including lagers, sours, IPAs,darker beers, and limited releases, as well as hard seltzer, beer cocktails, and non-alcoholic beer.

Continue on to another Shakopee taproom, Badger Hill Brewing.  The lineup includes everything from classic IPAs to creative brews like the popular Badger Snack Peanut Butter Stout.  The taproom also serves hard seltzer, non-alcoholic beers, and snacks like frozen pizza, pretzels, and popcorn.

Make your next stop local favorite Turtle’s Bar & Grill, which has been family-owned and operated for over 30 years.  The tap list features over two dozen craft beers, with both Minnesota beers and hard-to-find, top-rated beers from craft breweries nationwide.  Turtle’s is also well-known for its food menu, which features dishes like Angus burgers, fried chicken breaded with a special housemade spice blend, and pizzas made with homemade sauce, hand tossed crust, and a house-blended sausage.

For an experience inspired by traditional Irish pubs, stop by O’Brien’s Public House.  Obviously, there’s Guinness and whiskey, but the seasonally-changing drink list also includes classic cocktails with a twist, creative dessert martinis, mules (try the Irish mule with 2 Gingers whiskey and ginger beer), and punch bowl cocktails.  The food menu features elevated Irish and American pub classics like wings, corned beef, fish and chips, pub pies, and burgers, as well as flatbreads and salads.

McCoy’s Copper Pint serves two-for-one tap draft beer and cider from over 30 taps, with local craft breweries well-represented.  The drink menu also features specialty cocktails and wine.  The crowd-pleasing food menu has something for everyone, from nachos and gourmet burgers to tacos and unique pizzas.

Wrap up your Shakopee pub crawl by combining gaming, drinks, and entertainment at Mystic Lake.  The Drinx Bar has live music every weekend, and you can try casino games like slots, bingo, blackjack, and electronic table games.  Catch a show at the Mystic Showroom, which hosts nationally-known music acts, comedians, and more.

After your pub crawl, plan a hotel stay in Shakopee.  Shakopee is home to Valleyfair, Canterbury Park, and the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, and is conveniently located to area attractions including Mystic Lake Casino, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, and Chanhassen Dinner Theater.

Book your stay in Shakopee today!

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