The Pillbox Tavern • Restaurant in Saint Paul

In late 2018, our friends at Stacked Deck Brewing mentioned to Bill and Shelley Ashton, co-owners of Jerseys Bar And Grill in Inver Grove Heights, that a new restaurant opportunity was available in St Paul. The new Treasure Island Center / Tria Rink (formerly Dayton’s and Macy’s) and the Minnesota Wild practice facility were looking to add a restaurant in the building. So, Bill, Shelley, and a life-long friend, Matt Bakke, have always talked about partnering up someday. Matt has been in the industry for many years and it was the perfect opportunity.

After researching old sports history from Saint Paul, we learned about The Pillbox Stadium that hosted the Saints in 1902. The story behind the stadium was so intriguing, so we decided to name the restaurant after it.

We were lucky in our search for a chef, Chef Graham Messenger is ingredient and technique-driven. The food menu will change every 6-8 weeks seasonally.  So we will offer a variety of foods for everyone to enjoy, such as burgers, sandwiches, gluten-friendly and vegan options.

Make sure you check out our fresh and evolving beer selection, exclusive craft cocktails, and extensive whisky, bourbon, scotch, tequila, and vodka options.

With the hockey rink on the fifth floor of our building, the 15,000 sqft Saint Paul Event Center above us, Reds Savoy Pizza next door, and Stacked Deck Brewing below us, we will cater to all individuals and families coming together in this wonderful city of Saint Paul!

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If you have any questions or you would like more information about our Specials or the best Happy Hour in Saint Paul please CONTACT US!

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Saint Paul Pillbox Stadium at the Pillbox Tavern


We're proud of our namesake, the Pillbox Stadium, which hosted the Saints in 1902.

Craft beer and wine at Pillbox Tavern

Fresh Flavors

Make sure you check out our fresh and evolving beer, wine and cocktail selection.

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Ingredient Driven

We offer a full menu with delicious gluten friendly and vegan options.