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Permanently Closed - SW Craft Bar

16 reviews
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$30 and under
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Fusion / Eclectic
Perfect For:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem

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This restaurant is permanently closed. If you're looking for something unique and different, come to SW Craft Bar for dinner or drinks with friends. We feature a rotating list of local and regional craft beers, signature craft cocktails, small production wines, artisan sake, and not to mention, great food from scratch! Stop in before a show at the Xcel center, or catch one of two, daily happy hour, with friends or co-workers. On weekends, we offer live music by local bands on Fridays & Saturdays with no cover. Call for reservation, or just come in, we accept walk-ins any time. Open for lunch, dinner, and late-night.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Fusion / Eclectic, Latin American, Vegetarian
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Hours of operation
Lunch and Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 1:00am, Sunday 10:00am -11:00pm
Happy Hour: Daily: 3:30pm - 6:30pm, 9:00pm - Close
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Phone number
(651) 224-2019
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Son Truong
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Cross street
Robert Street
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Parking details
Street and public lot
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Public transit
The New Green Line!
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Live Music, Pub Trivia, Paint Nite,
Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined on February 18, 2017

Went there on their last night. Amazing food as usual. We will miss this eclectic fusion restaurant.

3.0Dined on January 26, 2017

There were several food options for vegetarian/vegan and gluten free. Nice selection of cocktails and wine.

1.0Dined on December 17, 2016

Had reservations I made with OpenTable. When we got to the restaurant, was told I didn't have reservations but would seat us somewhere. The place was pretty much empty. Put us on a back round table. Waitress was slow, at taking orders bringing out food, refilling water, getting drinks. They also didn't have some regular drinks and items on the menu.

2.0Dined on December 10, 2016

Disappointing! Food, service and atmosphere were poor.

2.0Dined on October 27, 2016

While the food and service was good, the restaurant itself was old and in disrepair. The bathroom was really tore up and not very clean. The furniture in the dining room was old and the wood was all chipped up. Old nasty ceiling tiles and power cords hanging from them made it look like everything had a quick fix done and still waiting on the actual repair. I ordered jasmine tea, but they only had 2 teapots and one had just broke, so no tea for me. I'm sure the dollar store would have a few they could get. Since everything I could see was not very clean, I wonder what state the kitchen was in! Yikes!

4.0Dined on October 27, 2016

Good food; attentive waiter; fast service We arrived at 6 and were able to eat a great dinner and get to the Fitzgerald theater for a 7 pm show

4.0Dined on October 15, 2016

stopped in after "Prairie Home Companion" show. Had great service and tasty sandwiches.

3.0Dined on July 6, 2016

Couldnt find the place as the address is listed as Kellogg st and the front is actually on 4th.

Service was slow

5.0Dined on July 5, 2016

Great food. Went before concert at Xcel; worked well.

3.0Dined on May 29, 2016

Great food, mediocre service, dining room was empty but we were seated in bar area which was odd.

2.0Dined on March 4, 2016

Slow service that was anything but attentive. Some of the food was tasty, but a lot of it was pretty average. Live music on the weekends, but too loud if you're not in the music room. Old Senor Wongs that is still Senor Wongs with a new name. Place feels old and uncared for.

3.0Dined on February 14, 2016

We went to SW Craft Bar on a whim. It is in kind of an odd location. The food was good, although not great. However, the service was very attentive and the cocktails were quite tasty. If you find your self in downtown St. Paul, I'd recommend checking it out. I don't know that I'd make a special trip.

2.0Dined on February 13, 2016

Synopsis: food is bland and unimpressive. Good atmosphere and drinks. More of a HH place rather than a restaurant.
Details: Their description states that it's a fusion of Latin and Asian foods but I feel that description is misleading. I was disappointed because they offer Latin dishes and Asian dishes separately as opposed to actually fusing the separate flavors into a single dish. I ordered the enchilada entree and it was super bland. I don't recommend it at all. I also ordered a side of cilantro lime rice and the flavor was good but I could tell it had been sitting under a heating lamp for a bit.

3.0Dined on January 23, 2016

My wife and I were looking for new restaurants and had never heard of sw craft. It wasn't until we pulled up that we realized that Senor Wong's changed its name.
Still about the same quality. Not great, but not bad.

2.0Dined on December 30, 2015

The food was very hood, when it showed up. Waiter was slow and inattentive. Took 20 minutes to get a drink and an hour for food and tell place was 1/4 full. Would not go back

4.0Dined on October 8, 2015

Varied menu appeals to differences and preferences of my family.