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S.W. Craft Bar is Closing in St. Paul

An obscure location gets the better of this Latin Asian establishment.

S.W. Craft Bar’s patio will not see another summer.
S.W. Craft Bar Facebook.

After nearly a decade in the sometimes brutal dining landscape of downtown Saint Paul, Senior Wong Craft Bar (also known in hipper circles as S.W. Craft Bar) will close on February 18. The restaurant, which features a Latin and Asian menu, will continue with a daily lunch service and will cut its dinner service to Thursday, Friday and Saturdays until its last service.

S.W.’s menu worked hard to live up to its “fusion” classification, spanning items from kimchi hot wings to El Presidente Burger to the decidedly Minnesotan walleye torta. The spot also marketed itself as a drinking destination for visitors to the Xcel Energy Center and CHS Stadium, according to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.

Owner Son Truong has had enough with the struggles of restaurant life and will be pursuing other ventures instead. Restaurant life is tough. SW Craft Bar joins other recent closure announcements from neighborhood eateries that are calling it quits like Grand Cafe in South Minneapolis and The Strip Club Meat & Fish.

SW Craft Bar

111 Kellogg Blvd E, Saint Paul, MN 55101