At night, Eagan-Burnsville-Inver Grove Heights-West St. Paulites have their choice of tasty restaurants, boisterous sports bars, and even a dance club or two.
For ethnic fare, check out Roberts Street in West St. Paul. Perhaps the densest commercial area in the quad-suburb area, Roberts Street features Latin American fare at Pineda Taco, spicy Chinese at Great Moon Buffet, or Vietnamese at Saigon Palace. If you want to sample dishes native to the area, pop into the Cherokee Tavern.
The Cherokee Tavern offers great food in a historic setting. Established in 1933, the restaurant features authentic antique lighting and its original hardwood floors. Most of the menu's dishes embrace a classic American bistro theme, but dishes such as walleye fingers and flatbread take their cue from native Cherokee cuisine.
Wildcats Bar and Grill, a locally-owned spot in Eagan, draws sports fans who want to cheer together for Minnesotan teams. The menu features sports bar classics such as burgers and wings, but the calorie-conscious love Wildcat's hummus, the chicken breast sandwich drenched in the restaurant's homemade sauce, or the Mediterranean kabobs.
Residents preferring a more exclusive experience frequent the Pool & Yacht Club. This private club sits on the banks of the Mississippi River. Offering mooring for residents with yachts, the club also features an old school supper-club atmosphere and an outdoor pool.
Bring the kids to the pool, and have chicken strips and other kid-friendly entrees delivered to your table.
Bogart's Place may be in Apple Valley, but its convenient location near the border of Eagan and Burnsville help it to attract a big evening crowd. At Bogart's, you can play a hand of Texas Hold 'Em, watch a Vikings game, listen to poets on open mike night, experiment with glow-in-the-dark bowling, or even play beach volleyball.