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317 Beltrami Avenue Northwest
Bemidji, MN 56601-3104

Mon-Wed : 4pm - 11pm
Thurs - Sat : 12 noon - 1am
Mon-Wed : 4pm - 9pm
Thurs-Sat : 12 Noon - 9pm
Closed Sunday

Monday - Trivia night
Tuesday - Game night
Wednesday - Wine specials
Thursday - Open mic night

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Brigid's Cross is an authentic Irish pub in downtown Bemidji. It is located across the street from the Paul Bunyan Playhouse, which fits right in with pub's artistic atmosphere. The polished wood surfaces and black attire of the bar staff lets you know that <callout?>Brigid's Cross is not your typical sports bar. </callout?> Even when the pub is busy, it rarely feels crowded and the sounds are that of conversation rather than a jukebox or football game.

The staff at Brigid's Cross are friendly and professional. At night there are at least two people tending the bar, making for efficient service.


The atmosphere is what you would expect for an Irish pub. The lamp-like lighting and wooden tones throughout the building provide an awesome feeling of comfort while you have a drink and chat.

Another nice feature of Brigid's is the lack of television. They have a few smaller TVs around tuned into the news or soccer games. Occasionally, local college sporting events are shown. Either way, the TVs are just loud enough to hear and you can easily ignore them.

Pubs are a traditional focal point of the community. Brigid's Cross holds true to this and is indeed a junction for lots of things that Bemidji has to offer. Local art, contests of knowledge, and live performances of music or poetry all find a home here.


Brigid's Cross is a good place to go for beer drinkers. The selection of tap beers includes Finnegans (a Minnesota ale) and imports such as Guinness, Smithwicks, and Strongbow hard cider. Recently, Brigid's has been serving local beer from the Leech Lake Brewery on tap, and it also available for purchase in bottles.

Seasonal beers from regional breweries such as Summit in St. Paul and Lake Superior in Duluth are also featured. Domestic beers such as Bud Light, Michelob Golden Light, and Miller Lite are served in bottles.

Brigid's Cross also serves beer blends. The Poor Man's Black Velvet (Guinness and hard cider), the Black & Tan (Bass ale layered with Guinness), and the Evil Blacksmith (Smithwick's, Guinness, and Jameson whiskey) are just a few examples.

Brigid's Cross has the standard selection of hard liquors, a variety of wines, and 20 different kinds of both Irish and Scotch whiskey.


Brigid's Cross has a kitchen that serves full meals consisting of soups, meat, burgers, and sandwiches. A few Irish dishes are served, including fish & chips, bangers & mash, and shepard's pie.

Even after the kitchen closes for the night, patrons can still order pizza or kettle chips to munch on.


Monday: Trivia night at Brigid's Cross, with more obscure questions provide a challenge for trivia enthusiasts.
Tuesday: Brigid's has a selection of typical board games as well as table skittles.
Wednesdays: Wine specials are featured.
Thursdays: The popular open mic night. Anyone can perform music or read poetry.

Live bands occasionally perform on the weekends, usually folk or acoustic outfits.

St. Patrick's Day and New Year's Eve are popular holidays to spend at Brigid's Cross.

For more live music, [Backyard BBQ](http://backyardbbq/ "Backyard BBQ") is a short walk from Brigid's.
For more beer selection, [Bar 209](http://bar209/ "Bar 209") also has a wide variety of tap beers.
For a more informal Irish atmosphere nearby, [Keg'n'Cork](http://kegncork/ "Keg'n'Cork") is right across the street.
Brigid's Cross not for you? Try the [Toasty Beaver](http://toastybeaver/ "Toasty Beaver"), a local sports bar.





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