Dine in New York or Paris and you’ll need to show your vaccination record or flash an app that proves you got the vaccine before you can dine inside. In Minnesota, this is largely not the case. But a small and growing list of restaurants are demanding a vaccination (or a negative COVID test) before letting customers unmask themselves and dine inside. Here are the first to adopt a vaccine requirement; we’ll update as we hear more.
Cafe Racer Kitchen
This Latin American cafe requires proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test for all adult diners. Customers are requested to wear masks when not at the table.
2929 E. 25th St., Mpls., 612-208-1695, caferacermn.com
Proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccine schedule (at least 14 days prior) or a negative test (within 72 hours) is required to enter Dakota, whether for music or meals. For unvaccinated people, the mask is mandatory inside. The policy applies to staff, artists and clients.
1010 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., 612-332-5299, dakotacooks.com
State Fair Trade Brewery
Proof of a complete COVID-19 vaccination cycle or a negative test administered by a supplier (within 72 hours) is required for indoor service in the tasting room. Screenshots and printouts of test results will not be accepted, nor will rapid home tests. Unvaccinated customers can congregate outside in the beer garden and order via a QR code.
2506, avenue centrale NE., Mpls., 612-444-3209, fairstate.coop
Listen ! Coffee
One of the first restaurants in Minnesota to require it, this vegan, gluten-free cafe requires proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within the past 48 hours for all diners over the age of 12. Masks should be worn when you are not available. table.
430 1st Av. N., deputies, 612-354-7098, harkcafe.com
Vietnamese bistro Ngon
Indoor meals available with proof of vaccination (seating on the terrace is unrestricted). Staff are also fully vaccinated.
799, avenue de l’UniversitÃ© W., Saint-Paul, 651-222-3301, ngonbistro.com
Twin Spirits Distillery
To enter the recently reopened cocktail room, you will need to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours of your visit and a temperature check. Seats inside are limited to 20.
2931 central avenue NE., Mpls., 612-353-5274, twinspirits.us
WA Frost and Co.
Classic St. Paul Restaurant requires proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours to dine inside.
374 avenue Selby, Saint-Paul, 651-224-5715, wafrost.com