Brunch-A-Palooza
Jun
3
10:00 am10:00

Brunch-A-Palooza

  • Upper Landing Park

Bruch-A-Palooza is a one-of-a-kind outdoor brunch & music festival celebrating the beloved meal that combines breakfast & lunch – brunch! Join us at Upper Landing Park in St. Paul, Minn. for a day of delicious food, bloody marys, beer, mimosas, music, people, & fun.

This festival is a partnership between Hi-Lo Diner, Blue Door Pub, & GetKnit Events. We've also invited our friends from five local distilleries and a handful of MN breweries to bring you the brunchiest of brunch menus. Tickets and more event details can be found here.

PLUS: get your tickets before May 3rd and you will be entered into a drawing for a prize pack valued at over $600. Prize pack includes:

  • $100 Gift Card to the Blue Door Pub
  • $100 Gift Card to Hi-Lo Diner
  • Voucher For a Nights Stay at Hampton Inn, DT St. Paul
  • $100 Voucher for a Future GetKnit Event
  • Collection of MN Brewery & Distillery Merch

Hi-Lo Turns 1!
Mar
28
11:00 pm23:00

Hi-Lo Turns 1!

  • Hi-Lo Diner

Help us blow out the candles March 28th! The diner may have been built in 1957, but we’re celebrating our first year as the Hi-Lo Diner.

We’ll be celebrating all day with mini malts for the kiddos, breakfast & burger specials, & a fresh cocktail menu release & more! Stop by for cake during the day or join us later on for the big bash! PLUS a special appearance by the Blue Door Pub (hint: party favors, Blue Door style). 

Our distillery pals Tattersall, Norseman, & Lawless have each taken their own spin on Hi-Lo birthday cocktails.  Mixing starts at 7pm with a new distillery featured each hour. It’ll be a heckuva time! 

Mar
7
7:00 pm19:00

Milkshake Emporium

We've teamed up with Volstead's Emporium and Copper And Kings American Brandy Company to bring you -- for ONE night only -- the Hi-Lo Milkshake Emporium.

Join us March 7th at 7pm as Hi-Lo's Simeon Priest & Daniel Guerrero join forces with Volstead's Darrin Commerford & Bret Denison. They'll be slinging ice cream cocktails and other fun bevys featuring Copper & Kings products.

There'll be a DJ on hand and a fire on the patio for roasting house made Copper & Kings Absinthe Marshmallows. We'll also be passing around cocktail-themed donut holes, punch, & more! See ya there!

Oct
22
3:00 pm15:00

PIG ROAST (swine dining) with Chef Erik Sather of Lowry Hill Meats

  • Hi-Lo Diner

Join us on October 22nd from 3p - 9p for a Pig roast with Erik Sather from Lowry Hills Meats! Chef Heidi and Chef Erik have created a tasty Polynesian-inspired menu with a variety of sauces and sides ranging from Polynesian crazy corn to sweet potato skins, salad, kimchi slaw and more.

Bauhaus Brew Labs will be joining us and providing their tasty beer and our bar manager, Simeon is putting together special cocktails just for the event (read: don't miss it!).

Live music, yard games, all the good stuff you want in a fall backyard party.

Follow along for music line-up updates and other details with #swinediningathilo

See upcoming events and past events below!

Aug
31
Sep 1

Hi-Lo Diner & Blue Door at The MN State Fair

We LOVE the Minnesota State Fair!

Join us August 31st and/or September 1st as we share how we make our Gary Cooper at Hi-Lo and Blue Door's Merriam Park Blucy! We may just have some samples to share as well...

We will be in The Demo Kitchen inside the Creative Activities building. Demonstrations are at 10:30a, 12:00p, 1:30p, 3:00p both days. Hope to see you there!

Jul
24
11:00 am11:00

First annual Wonderland during Open Streets

Classic Cars lined up in front of the diner!

Classic Cars lined up in front of the diner!

We had such a fun time at our first annual Hi-Lo’s Wonderland, a celebration of classic Americana during Open Streets – East Lake! Seriously, so fun.

We took over our corner of East Lake Street for a day reminiscent of yesteryear. Think back to the good ol’ days where you’d pack up the truck each summer and head on down to the county fair. Music, food, drinks, classic cars, games, a pie eating contest, etc.

We partnered up with Blue Door Pub to fuel the festivities with Blucys and diner fare! Indeed Brewing’s beer truck was there to quench the thirst of all our Wonderland wanderers and we served up our yummy tap cocktails.

Indeed Beer truck on fleek.

Indeed Beer truck on fleek.

Thanks so much to all of the pie eating contest participants!

Ready, Set, Go! Soo many people from the neighborhood showed up to cheer on our contestants.

Ready, Set, Go! Soo many people from the neighborhood showed up to cheer on our contestants.

You can do it!

You can do it!

Let's hear it for the kids, yo!

Let's hear it for the kids, yo!

Our $350 cash prize winner!

Our $350 cash prize winner!

 

And the music was so amazing all day long.