A neighborhood hub from the get-go, St. Paul’s Blue Door Pub is known for three things: one, its modern, upscale spin on the South Minneapolis soul food known as the jucy lucy; two, its well-curated collection of local brews; and three, the long, sometimes prohibitive lines that form at its door. Last night, the restaurant opened a second location in South Minneapolis, close enough to its St. Paul spot to draw off some of the excess mobs. The new spot is strategically located in the under-served neighborhood of Longfellow, where locals have long clamored for more (and better) restaurant options.
The restaurant was set to open for the first time ever last night at 5pm; guests arriving at 5:03pm were met by a full dining room, a full bar, and an hour-long wait. Longfellow appears to be receptive to the idea of Blucys. The new space is bigger than its brother in St. Paul, cozy, clean and modern, and ready to dispense the same hearty, burger-driven fare that has made getting a booth at the Blue Door such a coveted achievement.
The Blue Door Pub in Longfellow serves lunch as well as dinner.
(The Blue Door Pub, 3448 42nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406; phone number not yet listed)