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

The Minnesota Department of Health has recorded 117 bars and restaurants tied to coronavirus outbreaks.
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An additional 58 bars and restaurants have been added to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) list of establishments linked to COVID-19 outbreaks since Oct. 14, which is when we last published the figures.

As of Nov. 5, MDH has conducted 209 investigations into a total of 194 establishments (some have been investigated more than once) for suspected coronavirus transmission (3,373 unique COVID-19-positive cases have reported visiting these 194 establishments).

Of the investigations MDH conducted, 117 restaurants and bars have met the definition of an outbreak (there were seven or more cases linked to the establishment). There are 2,406 COVID-19 positive cases who reported visiting the 117 establishments with confirmed outbreaks. 

It should be noted that this represents a fraction of the total bars and restaurants in Minnesota, and many of the bars identified earlier in the year as having been linked to an outbreak have since had few to zero new cases. The Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association said Tuesday that bars and restaurants are associated with 2% of COVID-19 cases in the state. 

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 58 establishments that are new to the list are: 

  • Applebee's Bar and Grill in Eden Prairie – 8 total cases, 7 of which are unique cases
  • Applebee's Bar and Grill in Baxter - 7 total cases, 7 unique
  • Applebee's Bar and Grill in Bemidji - 13 total cases, 8 unique
  • Applebee's Bar and Grill in Grand Rapids - 10 total cases, 8 unique
  • Applebee's Bar and Grill in Mankato - 10 total cases, 7 unique
  • Applebee's Bar and Grill in New Ulm - 16 total cases, 15 unique
  • Applebee's Bar and Grill in Roseville - 10 total cases, 7 unique
  • Applebee's Bar and Grill in St. Cloud - 20 total cases, 11 unique
  • Baldamar in Roseville - 12 total cases, 10 unique
  • Blainbrook Entertainment Center in Blaine - 15 total cases, 8 unique
  • Boulder Tap House in Alexandria - 13 total cases, 7 unique
  • Boulder Tap House in Baxter - 18 total cases, 8 unique
  • Brick and Bourbon in Maple Grove - 21 total cases, 8 unique
  • Buffalo Wild Wings in Bemidji - 13 total cases, 8 unique
  • Bunny's Bar and Grill in St. Louis Park - 16 total cases, 7 unique
  • Carbone's in Burnsville - 9 total cases, 9 unique
  • The Cheesecake Factory in Edina - 11 total cases, 9 unique
  • The Cheesecake Factory in Minnetonka - 9 total cases, 8 unique
  • Conga Latin Bistro in Minneapolis - 14 total cases, 9 unique
  • Crave in Rochester - 10 total cases, 7 unique
  • D Michael B's in Alexandria - 16 total cases, 11 unique
  • Doolittle's Woodfire Grill in Eagan - 10 total cases, 7 unique
  • The Fall Inn Tavern in Duluth - 12 total cases, 10 unique
  • Fozzie's in Thief River Falls - 12 total cases, 9 unique
  • Grandma's Saloon (Canal Park) in Duluth - 21 total cases, 9 unique
  • Granite City Food and Brewery in St. Cloud - 17 total cases, 9 unique
  • The Grumpy Minnow Restaurant in Stanchfield - 10 total cases, 7 unique
  • Hickory Lodge Bar and Grill in Worthington - 9 total cases, 9 unique
  • The Hilltop in Edina - 17 total cases, 10 unique
  • Jimmy's Food and Drink in Vadnais Heights - 17 total cases, 9 unique
  • Jimmy's Pour House in Sauk Rapids - 15 total cases, 9 unique
  • La Casita Mexican Restaurant in Waite Park - 11 total cases, 7 unique
  • Log Cabin Bar in Emily - 10 total cases, 8 unique
  • The Lookout Supper Club in Maple Grove - 12 total cases, 7 unique
  • Maple Tavern in Maple Grove - 23 total cases, 12 unique
  • Maynard's in Rogers - 23 total cases, 12 unique
  • Muddy Cow in Cottage Grove - 12 total cases, 8 unique
  • Olive Garden in Burnsville - 11 total cases, 10 unique
  • Olive Garden in Coon Rapids - 12 total cases, 9 unique
  • Olive Garden in Waite Park - 13 total cases, 9 unique
  • Perkins in Blaine - 9 total cases, 8 unique
  • Perkins in Fairmont - 16 total cases, 10 unique
  • Red Lobster in St. Cloud - 13 total cases, 10 unique
  • Route 47 Pub and Grill in Fridley - 11 total cases, 7 unique
  • Sak's Sports Bar in Vadnais Heights - 20 total cases, 10 unique
  • Shep's on 6th in Brainerd - 15 total cases, 9 unique
  • Surfside Bar and Grill in Mound - 8 total cases, 8 unique
  • Surly Brewing Company in Minneapolis - 19 total cases, 13 unique
  • Texas Roadhouse in Rochester - 14 total cases, 9 unique
  • Texas Roadhouse in Woodbury - 22 total cases 13 unique
  • Tobies Restaurant in Hinckley - 14 total cases, 10 unique
  • Tokyo Sushi in Maplewood - 12 total cases, 10 unique
  • West Forty Restaurant in Park Rapids - 12 total cases, 11 unique
  • Whistle Binkies (Woodlake Drive) in Rochester - 11 total cases, 8 unique
  • White Bear Bar in White Bear Lake - 11 total cases, 9 unique
  • Willy McCoys in Andover - 18 total cases, 12 unique
  • Winner's Sports Bar and Grill in Sartell - 11 total cases, 7 unique
  • Yard House in St. Louis Park - 21 total cases, 9 unique

Establishments previously linked to COVID-19 outbreaks 

(New cases added since early October are listed in parentheses)

  • 4th Street Saloon in Minneapolis - 16 total cases, 12 of which are unique (no new cases reported)
  • American Legion Post 145 in Howard Lake - 12 total, 9 unique (no new cases)
  • Billy's on Grand in St. Paul - 16 total, 10 unique (no new cases)
  • Bogey’s in Park Rapids – 15 total, 13 unique (no new cases)
  • Buffalo Wild Wings in Mankato – 26 total, 18 unique (no new cases)
  • City Club Bar in New Prague - 15 total, 8 unique (no new cases)
  • Cowboy Jack's in Bloomington - 24 total, 14 unique (no new cases)
  • Cowboy Jack's in Minneapolis - 78 total, 29 unique (no new cases)
  • CoV in Wayzata - 23 total, 12 unique (no new cases)
  • Crave in downtown Minneapolis - 26 total, 11 unique (no new cases)
  • Dooley's Pub in downtown Rochester - 39 total, 14 unique (no new cases)
  • Elk's Lodge in Alexandria - 12 total, 7 unique (no new cases)
  • El Patron in Winona – 24 total, 12 unique (no new cases)
  • Fogo de Chao in Minneapolis - 40 total (+14), 29 unique (+11)
  • Fraternal Order of the Eagles in Alexandria – 19 total, 13 unique (no new cases)
  • Graze in Minneapolis - 23 total, 11 unique (no new cases)
  • Ham Lake Lanes in Ham Lake – 13 total, 9 unique (no new cases)
  • Kollege Klub in Minneapolis - 91 total, 47 unique (no new cases)
  • Lord Fletcher's in Spring Park - 54 total, 27 unique (no new cases)
  • Los Grandes in Burnsville - 68 total, 47 unique (no new cases)
  • Malone's Bar and Grill in Maple Grove - 53 total (+14), 33 unique (+10)
  • Mantorville Saloon in Mantorville – 18 total, 11 unique (no new cases)
  • Market Street Tap in Winona - 53 total, 14 unique (no new cases)
  • Maynard's in Excelsior - 70 total, 43 unique (no new cases)
  • Moonlite Bay in Cross Lake - 23 total, 12 unique (no new cases)
  • Port 507 in Winona - 46 total, 20 unique  (no new cases)
  • Pourhouse in Minneapolis - 29 total, 10 unique (no new cases)
  • Pub 500 in Mankato - 10 total, 9 unique (no new cases)
  • Rojo Mexican Grill in St. Louis Park - 24 total, 15 unique (no new cases)
  • Rounders in Mankato - 118 total, 42 unique (no new cases)
  • Sal's Bar and Grill in St. Joseph - 23 total, 14 unique (no new cases)
  • Sally's Saloon in Minneapolis - 93 total, 52 unique (no new cases)
  • Seven Steakhouse in Minneapolis - 49 total (+14), 28 unique (+11)
  • Stella's Fish Cafe in Minneapolis - 45 total, 15 unique (no new cases)
  • South Street in Mankato - 22 total, 13 unique (no new cases)
  • Tavern on the Hill in Duluth - 28 total, 18 unique (no new cases)
  • Texas Roadhouse in Coon Rapids - 44 total (+20), 28 unique (+10)
  • Texas Roadhouse in Duluth - 11 total, 8 unique (no new cases reported) 
  • Texas Roadhouse in Waite Park - 12 total, 13 unique (no new cases)
  • The 507 in Mankato - 88 total, 22 unique (no new cases)
  • The Loop (West End) in St. Louis Park - 41 total, 24 unique (no new cases)
  • The Loop (North Loop) in Minneapolis - 69 total, 25 unique (no new cases)
  • The Rivers Family Restaurant in Montevideo - 10 total, 9 unique (no new cases)
  • The Saloon in Minneapolis - 26 total, 14 unique (no new cases)
  • The Pickled Loon in St. Cloud - 117 total, 73 unique (no new cases)
  • The Underground in Mankato - 67 total, 12 unique (no new cases)
  • Union Rooftop and Bar in Minneapolis - 41 total, 16 unique (no new cases)
  • Uptown Tavern in Minneapolis - 36 total, 9 unique (no new cases)
  • Weggy's on Campus in Mankato - 16 total, 10 unique (no new cases)
  • VFW Post 9433 in Rosemount - 19 total, 16 unique (no new cases)
  • Zaza's in Winona - 37 total, 15 unique (no new cases)

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