A Collection of Rogues, Crooks, and Fine Cocktails


In the late 1920’s, the Green Lantern Saloon in St. Paul was where the best stickup men in America came to commiserate over drinks and share stories of life on the run. Police, news reporters, and city officials were also counted as regulars.  You might even rub shoulders with John Dillinger, Verne Miller, Frank Nash, and the Barker Boys who were just as fond of the food as the illegal drinks.

The original owner, “Dapper” Danny Hogan was known as the “Smiling Peacemaker”. He acted as a liaison between police and gangsters. Unfortunately, not even his charming personality could save him. On December 4, 1928 Dapper Dan was killed for violating the code of the underworld. After Dapper Dan’s death, his partner Harry “Dutch” Sawyer took over the Green Lantern. Dutch ran the Green Lantern as a front for bootlegging and a speakeasy for several years. In 1933, Dutch handed over control of the Green Lantern to two of Dillinger’s gang members, Tommy Gannon and Pat Reilly, but closed in 1934 after the end of prohibition.

While the building may no longer exist, the legacy of the Green Lantern lives on and today is resurrected at the Park Square Court Building in Lowertown. Sure to become the newest home to rogues, crooks, and fine cocktails.


Hours & Directions

Tuesday: 6PM-12AM
Wednesday: 6PM-12AM
Thursday: 6PM-12AM
Friday & Saturday: 6PM-12AM

229 6th St E.
Lowertown – St. Paul, MN 55101

Originals


Odds on Favorite
knob creek rye, old grandad, brovo amaro #14, vanilla-cinnamon syrup, house sasparilla-strawberry bitters…11

the fix is in
hornitos reposado, aperol, tattersall grapefruit crema, brovo sauvignon blanc vermouth, salerno…11

the cat’s meow
bombay dry gin, lavender syrup, byrrh, lemon, rhubarb bitters, cava…10

THE VOLSTEAD
old overholt rye, tattersall amaro, norseman olympia, sage maple syrup…9

WABASHA
hop-infused tito’s vodka, st-germain, orchard apricot, honey simple syrup, jamaican #2 bitters…10

651
hendrick’s gin, blood orange, basil, house sour, balsamic syrup…10

SUCKER PUNCH
dewar’s, luxardo, ruby red grapefruit, house sour…12

SMILING PEACEMAKER
finlandia grapefruit vodka, aperol, lemon, orange juice, honey simple syrup…10

CHIN MUSIC
house limoncello, blackberry brandy, mint…10


beertails


DAPPER DAN
zaya rum, orange blossom water, honey simple syrup, jamaica #2 bitters, fulton lonely blonde…9

ALVIN KARPIS
bulleit bourbon, maple syrup, lemon juice, egg white, chocolate syrup, left hand milk stout…10

JOHN DILLINGER
j. carver sevilla, raspberries, lemon, lagunitas pils…10

BABYFACE NELSON
tattersall sour cherry, honey, lemon, fresh ginger, maiden rock honeycrisp cider…10

nightcaps


LIMONCELLO
secret house recipe…9

IRISH COFFEE
power’s irish whiskey, house irish cream, left hand milk stout, coffee, whip…10

NUTTIN’ HONEY
frangelico, drambui, coffee, whip…9

KEOKI COFFEE
copper & kings brandy, kahlua, coffee, whip…9

PACKING HEAT
house-infused coconut rum, godiva white chocolate liqueur, coffee, whip…9

BRANDY ALEXANDER
copper & kings brandy, crème de cacao, egg white…9



Upcoming Events



  1. PAUL METSA

    December 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
  2. PRIVATE EVENT

    December 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  3. JERRY KOSAK

    December 14 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
  4. PRIVATE EVENT

    December 15 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  5. Lindsay Pedalty Quartet

    December 16 @ 9:00 pm



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