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Matt’s Bar

Matt’s Bar

Locals and visitor’s head to Matt’s for what they claim to be “the original Jucy Lucy” (note the spelling difference from their competitor down the street, 5-8 Club, who claim the “home of the Juicy Lucy”). Matt’s is your typical corner dive bar, and is probably not the type of place you would normally pop in if you are an out-of-towner just driving by. Dark and cramped, Matt’s choices are limited: Jucy Lucy, Hamburger, Cheeseburger, Grilled Cheese, Ham and Cheese or Chicken Sandwich. Fries are the only side option. Unlike 5-8 Club, Matt’s Jucy Lucy comes only two ways-with or without fried (not breaded) onions, which are chopped small and layered on top of the burger. A visit to both Matt’s Bar and the 5-8 Club is a must for any visitor who wants to experience the “Jucy Lucy” challenge for themselves! Cash only.

Area: South
3500 Cedar Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Phone: (612) 722-7072
Website
Hours: Mon-Wed, 11am-12am; Thu-Sat, 11am-1am; Sun, 12pm-12am