Brainerd Area News

Brainerd Eats: New Bar In Downtown Brainerd ‘The Vice’


The Vice Sports Bar. Love the name… and the contents.

The Vice is a new bar in downtown Brainerd. An inside door connects The Vice to the Last Turn Saloon. A nice sized gaming area in the back of The Vice has 6 big-screens,  dart boards, pool tables, shuffle board, ping pong, foosball, bags and arcade games. It reminds me of some of my favorite spots when I lived down in St. Cloud. When the Missus and I were newly dating, we spent hours and hours playing pool or darts while having a couple beverages. While there are certainly pool tables and dart boards at other bars, most of them are wedged into places that make it feel like you’re being intrusive or annoying people just trying to have a drink or grab a bite and a bump.

I like the move. For years, downtown Brainerd has been lacking in this area. A place to just hang, toss some bags or darts or dust off your pool stick.

The menu looks great as well. Nice selection of salads, sandwich options, pastas and apps.

The Vice is having their Grand Opening today, May 10th from 5P-1A.

You can visit downtown Brainerd’s newest watering hole at 216 South 8th Street.
Their hours are:
M-F: 5p-1A
Sat: 11:30A-1A
Sun: 11:30A-10P
(218) 829-4856