In addition to leading unusual walking tours all over the Twin Cities, urban geographer and historian Bill Lindeke writes an ongoing series of guidebooks about dive bars in the Minneapolis/St Paul area. They serve as histories of neighborhood meeting places and reflections of the communities they serve. Purchase a copy here
Notes from a talk about dive bar history in Minneapolis and St Paul.
The E. O. Zimmerman Residence, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1896. I love their coats. Photo: Minnesota Historical Society.