5 Fun Grand Forks Bars and Pubs

A visit to this city is never complete without visiting the different Grand Forks bars. This city is located in northeast North Dakota and is the county seat of Grand Forks County. BBOnline suggests these popular bars for you to try.

Joe Black's
118 N 3rd Street
Grand Forks, ND 58201 
(701) 775-2017

Joe Black's, located in the downtown area, near your Grand Forks Bed and Breakfast, is one of the Grand Forks bars you should not miss. The bar has a variety of drinks and provides quick service and lively entertainment. Entertainment facilities include 16 flat screen TVs, Black Jack tables and pool tables, pool tabs, video games and a jukebox. The food choices include Joe Black's burgers, "ginners" or pizza and lahvosh and entrees like Cajun pasta jambalaya. There is a long list of drinks from bar mixes, spirits like Jeremiah Weed bourbon, wines, and beers like Samuel Adams.  There are daily specials on food and drinks.

Crosstown Lounge
308 Demers Ave. 2nd Floor
Grand Forks, ND 58203
(701) 757-0162

Crosstown Lounge is another one of the Grand Forks bars that is a popular place for locals. This place also has a casino with a combination of different entertainment spots like the Crosstown Sports that has nine pool tables, three dart boards, Silver Strike, Buck Hunter, Pinball. Monday Tuesday and Thursday are pool nights and different scheduled shows featuring live bands. The lounge provides several food and drink choices including appetizers, wraps, paninis and burgers. Drinks include local and international bottled and tap beer, bar mixes, red and white wines and spirits. Nightly specials offer discount prices on drinks and bar food.

Borrowed Bucks Roadhouse
1970 Columbia Road South
Grand Forks, ND 58201
(701) 795-8995

Borrowed Bucks Roadhouse is the place to be when you are looking for a bar near your Grand Forks Inn where you can drink, dance, win at the tables or just listen to the DJ. The place has a powerful sound and light system as well as pool tables and dartboards, plus blackjack tables and pull-tabs where you can pocket those winnings or donate to The Prairie Theatre Academy. There are daily specials on drinks.

Parrot's Cay Tavern & Grill
1149 36th Ave. S
Grand Forks, ND 58201
(701) 795-4053

Parrot's Cay, one of the popular Grand Fork bars, is the place to go for generous portions of spicy food like buffalo wings where you get a choice of heat level from 1 to 15.  There's regular live entertainment including karaoke nights. The drinks list is extensive but only includes wines and beer, no hard liquor. Happy hour is 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday.

Gilly's Bar & Grill
9 N 3rd Street
Grand Forks, ND 58203
(701) 795-2152

One of the biggest Grand Forks bars, Gilly's Bar occupies 7,000 square feet.  It is known as the only dance floor in the downtown with one of the best resident DJs. Gilly's has blackjack tables and pull-tab games if you want to try your luck. The menu includes appetizers like Bourbon Street sampler, Grand Junction sandwiches and rack of pork ribs. You can choose from a wide variety of drinks from bottled and tap beers, wines and hard liquor.