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Happy Hour in St. Paul Recs Needed with a Twist

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churchka Jan 10, 2007 08:47 PM

Okay, some co-workers and I are planning a happy hour in a couple weeks, a team building event shall we say. Obviously we want somewhere with good food and good happy hour specials (Friday 5-7), but we also need a place that is handicap accessible and somewhat quiet. We have two people who use wheelchairs, one person who is blind with a service animal, and one person who is very hard of hearing.

Any suggestions? We prefer downtown St. Paul, but we are willing to travel if there is a great place somewhere that meets our needs. Being on a bus line is a big bonus.

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    St Paul Susie Jan 12, 2007 10:01 PM

    I think Kincaids is good for wheelchairs as well - they also have a few private rooms which might help with the noise.

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      jeanmt Jan 12, 2007 03:25 AM

      What about the Liffy? Not sure about the accessibility, however, but you could call. Might sound weird (its across from Excel and in a Holiday Inn) and I was skeptical but won over by curry fries. Curry fries. Curry fries (fries with wonderful curry gravy...tis Irish). And a variety of dark beers.

      1. diesel Jan 11, 2007 09:47 PM

        Christos in Union Depot downtown St. Paul is accesible and (at least by my recollection) has half-price appetizers during happy hour. I think there are some drink specials too, but can't remember the specifics. It's usually on the quiet side, especially that time of evening.

        http://www.christos.com/

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          dahlsk Jan 11, 2007 04:58 PM

          Both Kincaid's and Pazzaluna do good happy hours from 4-6, esp. for a group because they tend to be crowd pleasers with something for a variety of people. Pazzaluna does good house wines and Ketel One martinis half priced and cheap pizzas, too. Kincaid's has some cheap drinks and a larger variety of apps that are on special. The only caveat after rereading your post, is the noise factor. On a Friday, both will be pretty lively. But I hope that helps!

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            St Paul Susie Jan 11, 2007 01:15 AM

            Are you in downtown st paul? I would maybe call the downtowner woodfire grill(no idea if they have specials or anything) but they have a lovely private room which might be a great option. Plus its right on west 7th. and good food.

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