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Inside Parlour St. Paul’s Diner and Drinking Hotspot

Check out the three distinct dining spaces serving from breakfast through late nigh

A tour of the St. Paul’s hopping Parlour Diner & Bar
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Parlour Bar St. Paul mixes the known success of the Minneapolis bar by the same name with an entirely new restaurant idea: a diner. The weeks-old bar and restaurant at 267 West 7th Street just outside of downtown occupies three distinctive spaces, held behind a whole lot of glass doors.

Enter through the only door painted blue that leads into the first restaurant space, that then flows into the diner area. A low bar, surrounded by stools with an open kitchen is churning out Parlour’s famous burger, offered double patty here with cheese and optional pork belly, alongside breakfast dishes like scrambled eggs with curry, avocado and crab.

The food menu was made by Jester Concepts head chef, Michael DeCamp and all the cocktails done by their head barman, Jesse Held. Jester also operates Borough, Monello, Constantine and Mercado by Earl Giles, all in Minneapolis.

Even with a funky layout and a first foray into the Capital City, Parlour doesn’t seem to have missed a beat, with crowds streaming starting at 10 a.m. when breakfast is served through late night for cocktails.

These are the blue doors to enter through
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It’s a diner, so of course there are great coffee mugs
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The view facing the front entrance
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The first dining area has an easy-to-see TV and high tables
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The second space is the curved diner bar
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There are just a few seats next to the window (and another door - don’t do out that one).
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The next room has these electric blue colored booths
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This color is so right now
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Even with all the spaces, the restaurant still feels like a part of the same space
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The final space, is the bar. A historic back with a very slender room.
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All the company’s bars sport taxidermy. This guy is Walter the Waterbuffalo.
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The stage for cocktail magic isn’t super roomy
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Parlour Bar

271 West 7th Street, Saint Paul, MN Visit Website

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