Great little neighborhood bar.
Good feel. Makes me wish i lived in the neighborhood. The kind of place where you can go, have a beer, and think to yourself, this is life at the turn of the millennium in middle America. Could be a lot worse.
It's a Small Bar and We Like It Like That.
Looking for somewhere to drink (cheaply), converse (freely), and smoke (outdoorsly)? Dusty's is the answer. Blue-collar, unpretentious, and fondly referred to locally as a "hole in the wall", Dusty's is friendly, home-y, and has a small kitchen with surprisingly good chicken salad. Come particularly on the nights that Bill Patten and his guys are playing.
This secluded joint across the street from the old Grain Belt Brewery in Northeast Minneapolis is the epitome of a dive bar.. In Short This dingy saloon decorated with vintage bar signs and an abundance of brown isn't going for kitsch--this is the real, blue-collar deal. Which is just fine for the union-worker types (some of whom have been patrons since the 1950s) looking for a cold one. Weekdays are quiet except for the chatter of CNN, but the live, local bands on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights draw an eclectic mix of regulars and younger folks seeking working-class fun.