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(MSP) Quiet bar for a book club

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I've joined a book club of sorts (it may only meet once) and we want to meet at a bar. The bar should serve alcohol, not just beer and wine, and be located in Minneapolis or St. Paul. We need to be able to pull a couple of tables together and be able to hear each other. There will probably be 10 people, tops. It will be on a Wednesday night.

Any suggestions?

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  1. Champps at Sibley Plaza on West Seventh Street has a private room that you can reserve. It is a table that seats 10 or 12.

    1. The bar area of Sapor is often not very populated and it's quite easy for a group of 10 to sit around and talk for a while. Perhaps if you called ahead they could reserve a space for you.

      1. How about the SALOON on 9th and Hennepin

        1. You could always try a hotel bar.

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          1. re: shoo bee doo

            hee hee...

            Track's Bar & Grill
            1964 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55104

          2. how about merlin's rest on lake street? cozy atmosphere, & they have those big wraparound booths, and a nice scotch list. the pub food is supposed to be good, though i haven't tried it. i emphatically do not rec breakfast food there. i'd call to make sure there won't be loud live music during the time you'd like to meet, as they frequently have performances

            Merlin's Rest Pub
            3601 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN

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            1. re: soupkitten

              I have a friend that has a "knitting night" at Merlin's Rest (not quite like a book club, but in the same family of events). I really liked the waitress and the beer there. The BLT was okay, but I think I like American bacon better than Irish bacon on sandwiches - the Irish bacon was too chewy for a BLT.

            2. The Local has a sweet little room where on a Sunday morning I saw a club meeting (Twin Cities British or something?). It has a glass door which can be closed, so even if the place had some noise on a Wednesday night this little room would be ideal. Looked good for a dozen people, if I recall correctly. Come to think of it, there are probably several spaces at The Local which would work, but the room that I am thinking of is located along the south side (go in the front door off Nicollet and turn right, then head towards the back and its halfway back against the right/south wall).

              The Local
              931 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402