Obb's Sports Bar & Grill
One of the first bars in St. Paul to be relicensed after the repeal of Prohibition in the '30s, Obb's Sports Bar is a Minnesota institution. Still owned by the same Johnsen family that started the bar back in the day, this is the quintessence of a family-run restaurant. It feels very much like an old-school neighborhood bar inside, with plenty of dark wood and a rectangular bar that's perfect for conversations with your neighbors. Their happy hour deals are legendary, and the reputation of this place is such that there's a wait for seating most nights (reservations are not accepted).