Voted Best Wine List in Central Minnesota!
– St. Cloud Times
The Veranda Lounge
St. Cloud’s Premier Wine Bar
Open Monday – Saturday 4pm
Sundays at 6pm (earlier for matinees)
The Veranda Lounge is located in the beautifully restored Pioneer Place on Fifth building. The Veranda’s historic, yet stylish feel makes it the perfect setting for enjoying personal time, conversation with friends and colleagues, a night on the town with the gang, or sharing time with that special someone. We are pleased to offer you our best service, great atmosphere and quality products. From live music to wine tastings, we are St. Cloud’s entertainment destination.
The Veranda officially opened its doors on September 12, 2005 by bringing to St. Cloud their first full-fledged wine bar – complete with a wine list of over 220 varieties. Today, The Veranda has a complete list of Spirits and Beers as well, and is home to Central Minnesota’s finest Mojito, our signature drink made with fresh fruit!
In December 2008, The Veranda introduced a full line of appetizers and have continued to improve their menu with amazing homemade pizzas. Recently added have been some fantastic flatbreads, which are made next door by Chef Dan Dean and have received rave reviews. So please stop down and enjoy our delicious food offerings along with the best wine and spirits in Central Minnesota.
The Veranda offers great outdoor seating on our two “verandas” overlooking Fifth Avenue. This is the perfect spot for that special date night, or meeting friends for Happy Hour. And speaking of Happy Hours, The Veranda offers half-priced bottles of wine every day of the week from 4pm-6pm.
The Veranda has quickly become known for its great free live music concerts that occur at least three nights each week.
MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ: Every Monday from 8pm – 10:30 you can hear the best jazz in Central Minnesota as led by Muggsy Lauer & Karl Van Beckum. Each week, many musicians join the cast to play and sing the jazz classics that are truly American. Stop down every Monday for the best in jazz!
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT MUSIC: Each and every Friday and Saturday night from 9pm – Midnight you will hear some of Central Minnesota’s greatest musicians as they play in the Fireside Room of the Veranda Lounge. Such local musicians as Paul “Stretch” Diethelm, Nelson & Lee, Aksel Krafnick, Scott & Lou, Hazzy, Anthony Perry, Janelle & Dan Duo, Andrew Walesch, and many, many more play in our intimate space.
2nd THURSDAY MUSIC: NIGHT OF THE ROUND TABLE is a great series in the lounge, where local musician Charlie Roth hosts an intimate concert featuring a variety of Americana musicians performing around ‘a round table’ sharing great music and stories. This series takes place the 2nd Thursday of each month.
The Veranda is Central Minnesota’s most happening lounge and we hope you stop and visit us regularly – whether it be for your after dinner coffee, or that perfect glass of wine or scotch in the evening, we have something for everyone.