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22 bars, restaurants added to list of those linked to COVID-19 outbreaks

The Minnesota Department of Health has recorded 51 bars and restaurants tied to coronavirus outbreaks.
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A further 22 bars have been added to the Minnesota Department of Health list of establishments linked to COVID-19 outbreaks since Aug. 20, which is when we last published the figures.

The department has conducted 110 investigations into 103 restaurants for suspected coronavirus transmission among patrons. Of those investigations, 51 met the threshold for the definition of an outbreak, which means there were seven or more cases linked to this restaurant or bar.  

It should be noted that this represents a fraction of the total bars and restaurants in Minnesota, and that many of the bars identified earlier in the year as having been linked to an outbreak have since had few to zero new cases. 

It should also be noted that the inclusion of a bar/restaurant doesn't necessarily mean they are breaking COVID-19 regulations as it relates to capacity, social distancing and mask-wearing, though some have been cited for this.

Below is the entire list, broken up by when they were added.

"Total cases" refers to cases linked to the establishment, including people who tested positive after visiting more than one venue on a given night. "Unique cases" refers to COVID-positive cases from people that report going to only this establishment.

The 22 restaurants new to the list are:

  • Bogey’s, Park Rapids – 15 total cases; 13 of which are unique cases.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings, Mankato – 26 total; 18 unique
  • Cowboy Jack's, Bloomington – 24 total; 14 unique
  • Elk’s Lodge, Alexandria – 12 total; 7 unique
  • El Patron, Winona – 24 total; 12 unique
  • Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Alexandria – 19 total; 13 unique
  • Ham Lake Lanes, Ham Lake – 13 total; 9 unique
  • Malone's, Maple Grove – 35 total; 23 unique
  • Mantorville Saloon, Mantorville – 18 total; 11 unique
  • Market Street Tap, Winona – 53 total; 14 unique
  • Port 507, Winona – 43 total; 18 unique
  • Pub 500, Mankato – 10 total; 9 unique
  • The Rivers Family Restaurant, Montevideo – 8 total; 7 unique
  • Rojo Mexican Grill, St. Louis Park – 17 total; 12 unique
  • Sal’s Bar & Grill, St. Joseph – 23 total; 14 unique
  • South Street, Mankato – 22 total; 13 unique
  • Tavern on the Hill, Duluth – 28 total; 18 unique
  • Texas Roadhouse, Duluth – 11 total; 8 unique
  • Texas Roadhouse, Waite Park – 8 total; 7 unique 
  • The Loop (West End), St. Louis Park – 27 total; 15 unique
  • Weggy's on Campus, Mankato –16 total; 10 unique
  • Zaza's, Winona – 37 total; 15 unique

Establishments previously been linked to COVID outbreaks since the pandemic started

(New cases added since late August are listed in parentheses)

  • American Legion Post 145, Howard Lake – 12 cases total  (+1 case since late August), 9 unique.
  • Billy's on Grand, St. Paul – 16 total (+1), 10 unique – Note: Billy's is contesting the MDH figures
  • City Club Bar, New Prague – 15 total, 8 unique (no change since Aug. 20).
  • CoV, Wayzata – 23 total (+5), 12 unique.
  • Cowboy Jack's, Minneapolis – 78 total, 29 unique (no change since Aug. 20)
  • Crave, Minneapolis (Downtown) – 26 total (+2), 11 unique.
  • Dooley's Pub, Rochester – 39 total, 14 unique (no change since Aug. 20)
  • Fogo de Chao, Minneapolis – 26 total (+6), 18 unique.
  • 4th Street Saloon, Minneapolis – 16 total (+2), 12 unique.
  • Graze, Minneapolis (North Loop) – 23 total (+1), 11 unique.
  • Kollege Klub, Minneapolis – 90 total (+21), 47 unique.
  • Lord Fletcher's, Spring Park – 54 total (+16), 27 unique.
  • Los Grandes, Burnsville – 58 total (+26), 43 unique.
  • Maynard's, Excelsior – 70 total (+28), 43 unique.
  • Moonlite Bay, Cross Lake – 23 total (+3), 12 unique.
  • Rounders, Mankato – 118 total, 42 unique (no change since Aug. 20)
  • Sally's, Minneapolis – 83 total (+34), 45 unique.
  • Seven Steakhouse, Minneapolis – 35 total (+4), 17 unique.
  • Stella's Fish Cafe, Minneapolis – 45 total (+1), 15 unique.
  • Texas Roadhouse, Coon Rapids – 27 total (+12), 18 unique
  • The 507, Mankato – 88 total (+18), 22 unique.
  • The Loop, Minneapolis (North Loop) – 69 cases (+3), 25 unique.
  • The Pickled Loon, St. Cloud – 117 cases total, 73 unique (no change since Aug. 20)
  • The Pourhouse, Minneapolis (Uptown) – 29 total, 10 unique (no change since Aug. 20)
  • The Saloon – Minneapolis (Downtown) – 26 cases total (+2), 14 unique.
  • The Underground, Mankato – 67 cases total (no change since Aug. 20)
  • Union Rooftop & Bar, Minneapolis – 41 cases total (+1), 16 unique.
  • Uptown Tavern, Minneapolis – 36 total, 9 unique (no change since Aug. 20)
  • VFW Post 9433 – Rosemount – 19 cases total (+5), 16 unique.

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