Bullwinkle's Saloon near the University of Minnesota could lose its liquor license

The City of Minneapolis says its owner owes taxes and fines.
Publish date:
Bullwinkle's Saloon

A popular pub near the University of Minnesota's West Bank campus could be about to lose its liquor license.

In a letter sent this past week to the owners of Bullwinkle's Saloon and Funbar, brothers Surinder and Raj Singh, the City of Minneapolis warns that they are facing license revocation proceedings.

That's because the bar owes more than $27,000 in unpaid taxes, charges and fines, the letter says.

Of this, some $25,100 is owed in taxes to Hennepin County.

The city is recommending its license be revoked at a hearing of the Economic Development and Regulatory Services Committee on Sept. 25.

The Business Journals reports the bar was re-opened in 2016 by the Singh brothers and co-owner Cory Couillard.

It had initially closed down, to the disappointment of students, in late 2013.

The owners have until Sept. 20 to respond to the city's letter, and were given a choice to either withdraw the license themselves, or proceed to a licensing hearing.

The city told BMTN that they have started to pay their fines since the letter was sent.

Sign up: Subscribe to BMTN's daily newsletters.

The bar's location on South Washington Avenue in the Seven Corners neighborhood, just west of the University of Minnesota Law School, has been a hotspot for recent trouble.

FOX 9 reports there have been safety concerns in Seven Corners following two shootings over the summer, one of which saw a man killed outside the now-closed Ruby Lounge, located next door to Bullwinkle's.

Bring Me The News has reached out to Bullwinkle's for comment, and has yet to hear back.

Next Up


Mpls. nightclub surrenders liquor license; state executes search warrant

The Envy nightclub in Minneapolis was being investigated on allegations of tax fraud Friday, a day after the club agreed to surrender its liquor license. The surrender of the license comes after the city threatened to revoke it. The co-owner claims city is targeting the club because it doesn't approve of their customers.