Whiskey Junction in Minneapolis
The building was built in 1886 and was specifically built to operate as a bar. It was owned by the Grain Belt and Minneapolis Brewing Company’s, at the time it was common practice for breweries to own neighborhood bars that would distributed their products.
After prohibition the bar was owned by Oscar Pierson until his passing, The bar was then operated by Oscar’s brother in-law Al Halverson, who ran the bar until Oscars son, Craig Pierson took over at the age of 21 which made him the youngest bar owner in Minnesota.
In 1984 the bar was sold to Gary Mackenzie who began the music and blues tradition the Whiskey Junction is famous for. Some of the more notable musicians that have recorded here include: Johnny Lang, Lynwood slim, Doug Maynard, and “Big Walter Smith”. As well as a blues series called “Live at the Whiskey
Business Hours at Whiskey Junction
|Monday||11am - Midnight||11am - Midnight|
|Tuesday||10am - Midnight||10am - Midnight|
|Wednesday||10am - Midnight||10am - Midnight|
|Thursday||10am - Midnight||10am - Midnight|
|Friday||10am - 2am||10am - 2am|
|Saturday||10am - 2am||10am - 2am|
|Sunday||10am - Midnight||10am - Midnight|