Ruthie and Ray outdid themselves this time. (I think I say that every time they pick the restaurant.) They took Husby and me to the most interesting place – Neumann’s, located in North St. Paul, Minnesota.
The most fun thing about Neumann’s is the ambiance. I’m sure its charm could be lost on some, but for us, two couples who had been there done that but not in a long time, it was very refreshing.
Not only is it quaint, it has marvelous fixtures. Well, the oldest of any bar in Minnesota, as the sign said.
Look at that copper ceiling! I don’t know if it’s copper, tin, or what, but I want to believe it’s original to the joint.
Check out that mounted alligator head in the upper right of the photo. It’s wearing sunglasses and from its jaws hangs a pair of child’s tennies. My kind of place!
These lovely photos were hanging in the women’s bathroom.
If you’re in the mood to hob nob with with a crowd that’s a little rough around the edges (but sweeter than pie) and be waited on by a waitress with biceps as big as your thigh (but wouldn’t hurt a fly) I would highly recommend Neumann’s Bar. Fun food, great atmosphere, and interesting crowd. If you own a motorcycle, even better. Don’t wear a cheery yellow sweater unless you want to stick out like a sore thumb.
A special thanks to Ray, who provided the pictures in this post. It had been such a hectic day I forgot to bring my own camera.