St. Cloud Restaurant Week 2023: Beverages

Poor beverages… always playing a background role to the food’s lead. NOT TODAY! Today, we are letting the beverage have its much deserved moment.

Safari Point Restaurant

Indulge in the exotic tastes of Somali recipes at Safari Point Restaurant, a family-owned business that Osman and his family established in St. Cloud in 2022. Whether you’re in the mood for a refreshing Mango Drink or a warm and satisfying chicken KayKay, this restaurant has you covered. Osman and his family migrated to the United States and lived in Alaska before settling in St. Cloud, MN, where they found the opportunity to open Safari Point Restaurant. From Osman’s mother cooking alongside him to his siblings lending a hand during close, the business is a well-rounded family affair that offers robust flavors and a cozy atmosphere for conversations.  

  • Location: 2930 W Division Street, St. Cloud, MN 56301
  • Featured Menu Item: Kesar Mango, Orange Drink – The Kesar variety of mango is relished for its unique sweet taste and plays the star role in this delicious and refreshing drink! 
Butter Pecan Latte

Adventure Coffee

Ryan, a two-time combat wounded veteran from Saint Cloud, MN, founded Adventure Coffee MN to share his passion for outdoor adventures and quality coffee with others. He believes in the healing power of fresh air and a good cup of coffee. Sharon, from Sauk Rapids, MN, is a coffee snob with a big heart and a passion for improving the Central Minnesota community. This dynamic duo fuels Adventure Coffee and the adventurous lifestyle they bring to the area. As a food truck, check out their website or give them a call to see where they will be located!  

  • Location: Food Truck, call 320-200-4546
  • Featured Menu Item: Butter Pecan Latte 
key lime pie martini

Coyote Moon Grille

Located on Territory Golf Club, just six miles from downtown St. Cloud, Coyote Moon Grille is the ideal destination for those seeking a delicious meal in a serene environment. The restaurant is open year-round for dinner and Sunday brunch, so you can visit whenever is convenient. The 12,000 square foot structure boasts distinctive Minnesota lodge-style architecture, with large windows that offer stunning views of the golf course. You can enjoy a relaxed pub-style bar and a dining room for casual dining on the main level. Whether you’re looking for a romantic dinner or a special occasion, Coyote Moon Grille is the perfect place to be.

  • Location: Territory Golf Club, 480 55th Ave SE, St Cloud, MN 56304
  • Featured Menu Item: Key Lime Pie MartiniThe Key Lime Martini is similar to pie in that it’s an irresistible flavor combination. With a perfect balance of tartness, mellowness, and sweetness, you’ll find yourself returning for more.
Caramel Latte

Kinder Coffee Lab

Introducing Guy, Ryan, and Taylor – three friends bound by their love for coffee. They appreciate the rich, warm feeling of a great cup of joe and enjoy sharing it with friends. They offer roasts that will make your coffee moments even more delightful and you can subscribe to have their roasts delivered straight to your doorstep or grab a single cup at their store.

  • Location: 203 Cooper Ave. N. #340, St. Cloud, MN 56303
  • Featured Menu Item: Caramel Latte


Straw-basil Smash

Iron Street Distillery

Kevin and John were childhood friends who went their separate ways until a chance meeting in 2021. After a few drinks and conversations, the duo decided to start a distillery. Fast forward to 2023, and the Iron Street Distillery is now a brick and mortar reality. Housed in a 100-year-old building on the East Side of downtown St. Cloud, it is the first distillery in Central Minnesota. The founders’ background in commercial construction and economic development, coupled with a shared appreciation for fine whiskeys and spirits, led them to repurpose the historic building. The distillery’s name is inspired by the railway that borders three sides of the structure. Come and enjoy a taste of history at Iron Street Distillery!

  • Location: 539 East St. Germain Street, St. Cloud, MN 56304
  • Featured Menu Item: Straw-Basil Smash – Featuring Iron Rail Gin, fresh locally grown basil, elder flower syrup and soda this cocktail is earthy, sweet, and so refreshing.
Long Days of Summer

Spice of Life Tea Shop

Offering fine bulk teas and herbs, tea accessories, seasonings, local products and vintage items. WIth over 171 varieties of Teas, they have expert staff to find you your new favorite!

  • Location: 820 W St Germain Street, St. Cloud, MN 56301
  • Featured Menu Item: Long Days of Summer Iced Tea
White Claw Flip

Mexican Village

Mexican Village has been locally owned and operated since 1978. Enjoy perfectly prepared Mexican favorites and mouthwatering margaritas while soaking in the fun, festive atmosphere.

  • Location: 509 W St Germain St, St. Cloud, MN 56301
  • Featured Menu Item: Margarita- White Claw Flip – Is It a margarita, is it a White Claw? It’s both! Enjoy a staple margarita with a white claw “flipped” into it for that extra flare that your day needed. 
  • Promotion: $2 off during Restaurant Week


Axe Dragger

Beaver Island Brewery

It all started with a few pints and a night of home-brewing. Co-founders Nick Barth and Matt Studer bonded over their shared passion for local beer, believing that the best beers are the ones that everyone can enjoy. They wanted to create solid, well-crafted beers with a thoughtful twist that would resonate with people.

Despite their love for brewing, Nick and Matt knew that a production brewery was beyond their expertise. That’s when they were able to persuade professional brewer and now BIBCo brewmaster Chris Laumb to join their team over a couple more pints. With Chris on board, the trio began crafting award-winning local beers.

The location was a critical factor, and they found the perfect spot in the storefront of the famous Bo Diddley’s in downtown St. Cloud. This location became the ideal platform to showcase the heart and soul of Minnesota in every beer they brewed.

  • Location: 216 6th Ave S, St. Cloud, MN 56301
  • Featured Menu Item: Axe Dragger – MN IPA

Back Shed Brewing

The vision and dream of Back Shed Brewing started many years ago. As the Schlecht brothers traveled to various parts of the United States for work, they would try to find unique craft beers and local breweries along the way. They savored the feel of these breweries, their uniqueness, their handcrafted beer, their people, their way of life, and the sense of community within the walls of each brewery they adventured to. While they soaked in experiences of trying locally brewed beers, they would dream of how to make it happen in Waite Park. That’s when they decided to take the first step of the journey and test out making craft beer at Crafts Direct by putting in a ½ bbl pilot system in our back shed. Their talented and passionate brewing friend, Chris, was willing to make beer and see where this adventure would take us. A beautiful bond and partnership was born with the brewer, Chris. The Schlecht family united with Chris to make this dream a reality. After almost 2 years of brewing in the back shed, Back Shed Brewing was born.

  • Location: 624 Sundial Dr., Waite Park, MN 56387
  • Featured Menu Item: La Di Da Di – Plum Blackberry vanilla Sour
Prohibition Style Old Fashion

Veranda Lounge

Since 2005, The Veranda Lounge has been the go-to destination for wine enthusiasts in St. Cloud. Offering an impressive selection of over 200 bottles, the lounge has established a reputation as a place for wine lovers to learn, ask questions and connect with like-minded individuals. Building on that same commitment to excellence, The Veranda has expanded its offerings to include an incredible array of delicious cocktails and one of the largest whisky collections in town. With a team of award-winning bartenders and a focus on using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, The Veranda Lounge is the perfect spot to discover new libations or enjoy your old favorites. Housed in the beautifully restored Pioneer Place on Fifth building, The Veranda’s historic yet stylish ambiance creates an inviting atmosphere perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re looking for a night out with friends, a romantic evening with someone special, or just a cozy spot to unwind and relax, The Veranda Lounge has got you covered.

  • Location: 22 5th Ave S, St. Cloud, MN 56301
  • Featured Menu Item: Prohibition Style Old Fashion

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