Nic's Bar at the Nicollet Island Inn

A Classic Drinking Establishment
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Bar Hours

        Nic’s Bar is open:


Wed-Fri: 11a to 9p

Sat: 9a to 9p

Sun: 9a to 8p


Nic's Bar & Lounge

A Place to Feel At Home

The clink of ice in the glass. The caramel-brown aroma that rises as you give it a gentle swirl. The rich amber color that complements the deep wood grains all around you. The sound of laughter wafting from the other side of the room.

A good bar touches all of your senses and makes you feel at home.  That’s the allure of Nic’s Bar at the Nicollet Island Inn.

Experience all of the comforts of home at Nic’s Bar at the Nicollet Island Inn.

Weekend Brunch

Join us every Saturday & Sunday for the Twin Cities’ most relaxing, elegant and unforgettable brunch!

Private Dining

Company meeting? Family gathering? Private Party? Enjoy the comfort of your own space with our Private Dining options.

Afternoon Tea

At the Nicollet Island Inn, tradition, comfort and relaxation are what we do best.  Our Afternoon Tea Series offers it all!

Private Dining

Keeping Watch

His name is William de la Barre.

When you see the sturdy bronze statue perched above the bar at the Nicollet Island Inn, keeping watch as patrons enjoy a cocktail and a laugh or two, you would be forgiven for assuming that the name is made up. But it’s true!

William de la Barre was an internationally known hydroelectricity expert who lived and worked in Minneapolis in the late 1800’s.

Nic's Bar and Lounge

The perfect spot to enjoy a premium beverage in a warm, relaxed atmosphere.

Whether it’s after work or before a show, enjoy our carefully selected choices of micro-brews, small-batch bourbons, single-malt scotches and vintage ports.

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Gift Cards

Give a Nicollet Island Inn Gift Card and give the gift of new memories. Gift Cards can be used throughout the entire property.