Where do I park?
You have many options. First, there are tons of meters that take coins, cash, and credit cards. Second, there are 2 surface lots across the street from us (behind the Corner Bar and Bullwinkles) that are fairly affordable. There is a 4-level, parking ramp across the street near the Courtyard Marriot (not your most affordable option, but it’s there). We are also conveniently located 1 block from the Metro Transit GREEN LINE West Bank station.
Do you have a patio?
We do. It’s huge. It has a full grown tree canopy with 200 or so seats.
Do you serve brunch?
Yes! Every weekend from 10a to 2pm we serve an awesome brunch menu and a $5 build-your-own bloody mary bar.
WAIT, WHAT, YOU GUYS HAVE A FOOD TRUCK?
Yes, we do. It’s called the Red River Kitchen. We roll out weekly and seasonally to a bunch of breweries and distilleries. Bonus, we do corporate catering events, private lunches, weddings, birthday parties, beer dinners and are licensed to serve our food anywhere in the state of MN. Book it. It’s awesome.
WAIT, WAIT, WHAT, YOU GUYS HAVE A PLACE IN SAINT PAUL?
Yes, we do. In 2016, we signed a lease with the city of Saint Paul and the building in called CITY HOUSE. It's located right outside of downtown directly ON and IN the Mississippi River. It's 8000 square feet and loads of fun. We are open to the public seasonally, roughly from May 1st to October 1st form 11am to 9pm daily. We also book large groups in the space and can occasionally close to the public. Please contact our event booking manager via the website www.redriverkitchen.com.
Do you buy from any local farms?
We currently buy from several local purveyors including Wild Acres (turkeys, chickens, birds), Fischer Farms (pork, bacon), Peterson Farms (beef, steaks) and seasonally a bunch more.
Is Republic locally owned?
Yes, it is. Republic was founded and opened in 2011 by 2 friends from high school, Matty O’Reilly and Rick Guntzel. Both guys spent a couple of decades in the restaurant business before opening Republic. They both grew up in the Twin Cities.
Can I get a Bud Light Lime?
Nope, sorry. We have made the choice to sell craft beer only.
Do you guys have the game on tonight?
No. We don’t have any televisions.
Do you have a private dining room or space for large groups?
Yes, we do. We have done everything from wedding receptions, grooms dinners, private beer dinners, birthday parties, retirement parties and lots of things ranging from 2 to 200+ people. We have group event menus suited for larger groups. Republic is outfitted with a house P.A. System, Video Projector, Screen and Light system to accommodate almost any event, meeting, presentation or music/theatre showcase in our event space. Please contact our event manager here to inquire further.
Do you have Vegetarian, Vegan and/or Gluten Free items on your menu?
We do. Check out our menu here. We’ll assume you are smart and will know how to navigate our menu to find what you are looking for. (i.e. vegetarians = stay away from meat, vegans = stay away from dairy and meat, gluten-free folks we have GF options and substitutions that can be made to accommodate your diet). Our servers are trained to know each dish, even if contains small amounts of ingredients or gluten and it’s not listed on the menu.
Do you have an “Award Winning Happy Hour”?
Why, yes, we do, thanks for asking. 4-6pm and 10-midnight every single day we discount lots of food, drinks and beer.
What is “Beer of the day”?
We always have one beer on our menu that we sell for $3 all day long. We don’t really know why we do it, other than it’s very good for you.
Do we have wine/liquor as well?
We are known for being a premier craft beer bar, but we actually have tons of liquor, bourbons, whiskeys, scotches and a healthy supply of MN Distilleries on our list. We have a wine list with ample varietals and excellent value. We even have some really cool DRAFT COCKTAILS featuring 2 amazing MN Distilleries, Tattersall and Norseman.
Do we sell growlers?
No. We are not a brewery. Where do you think you are, Wisconsin? Jeez.
Do we sell t-shirts/mugs/pint glasses?
Not so much. We have some pint glasses that are available for stealing. If it has a brewery logo on it, we sure didn’t pay for it and I think they are looking to have that in your kitchen anyway.
ARE YOU KID FRIENDLY?
Yes, we have a kids menu, high chairs, boosters and see lots of families because of the friendly environment we’ve created.
I heard something about a MSP airport spot?
You heard correctly. We were awarded a coveted, 4000 square foot space and will be opening a location at the MSP Airport in 2016. It will be very similar to the Republic you know and love, plus will be the first and only LIVE MUSIC VENUE at the MSP Airport. Our partner for the live music program is the McNally-Smith College of Music. We are excited! The tentative date of opening is mid-summer 2016.