The Classic at Madden’s Golf Course


Food & Drink

Madden’s Golf Course in East Gull Lake, Brainerd has a long list of accolades including being rated one of America’s Top 100 Greatest Public Courses. The Classic, Madden’s bar and grill located next to the clubhouse is one of the most popular restaurants in the Brainerd Lakes area and was even rated #3 in The […]

July 15, 2018

Happy National Paul Bunyan Day!


Paul Bunyan

To celebrate one of my favorite days of the year, here are 10 of my favorite Paul Bunyan stops! 1. Paul Bunyan Days 2. Paul Bunyan’s Fishing Bobber  3. Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox in Bemidji 4. Pequot Lakes Paul 5. Paul and Babe at Bentleyville 6. Rapid River Logging Camp 7. Walleye […]

June 28, 2018

Roundhouse Brewery


Concerts & Venues, Food & Drink

Located in the historic Northern Pacific Center on Brainerd’s eastside, the Roundhouse Brewery takes its name from the railroad building with a circular or semicircular shape used by railroads for servicing and storing locomotives. The taproom includes the exposed brick and historic look that is part of the Clock Tower, once headquarters to the Northern […]

March 29, 2018

Last Turn Saloon


Food & Drink

Before 1914 there were 35 saloons in downtown Brainerd, most notable the “Last Turn Saloon” on the corner of 4th and Front, for it was the last chance to stop along a long line of liquor houses before you were again in the woods. Imagine Brainerd’s version of “Cheers”. From outside you are immediately greeted […]

March 22, 2018