Oct
11
to Oct 26

Something Blue Event

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BLUE DOOR'S WEDDING CATERING POP UP IS BACK!
Join us for Something Blue, our wedding catering pop up series, Oct 26th at 6pm. This time around we're bringing Blue Door Catering to Paikka with Maven Events for one night only to give you a taste of having Blue Door on your big day. 

This event is free to attend and structured around providing an all-encompassing peek into Blue Door Catering’s wedding catering capabilities. Think Blue Door-inspired small bites and tap cocktails perfect for a small crew or large crowd. We'll also have our wedding experts on hand to answer any questions you might have about the planning process.

INTERESTED IN JOINING US?
Fill out the registration form HERE. We'll take care of the rest.

QUESTIONS?
Give us a holler at catering@thebdp.com with any questions pertaining to this event.

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Rappour: A Whole Yacht of Love
Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

Rappour: A Whole Yacht of Love

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“Love
Exciting & New

Come Aboard
We’re Expecting You”

No life jacket required in this vessel, baby!

Join us as we set sail on the SS Partio with Cruise Director Adam Luessen of Tattersall Distilling and Captain Stephen Davis of Surly Brewing. These fine chaps will be pouring the exclusive primo potables from 7-10, but the after party continues down in the hull from 10 to question mark. 

It gets windy out there on the open seas, so tie a sweatshirt around your shoulders in case you get chilly. We are very relaxed with the dress code, but country club casual is the preferred attire. Music Director Ken Hannigan will keep the party going all night long, with just enough Doobies to keep us all high (if you know what I mean). The Hi-Lo Rave Posse will be providing the finest entertainment money can buy, and don’t worry, this one’s on us. 

This is the final Rappour voyage of 2017, so don’t get left standing on the dock.

From Tattersall... INVISIBLE BEAST (Carbonated on Tap): Tattersall Aquavit, Tattersall Freewheeler Pommeau, pineapple, lemon, honey-lavender syrup, bitter orange.

From Surly… 

SurlyFest - Dry-Hopped Rye Lager

Spice Boyz - Ginger & Cayenne Infused Lager

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Rappour: 902Hi-Lo
Aug
15
7:00 PM19:00

Rappour: 902Hi-Lo

Rappour continues August 15 with 902Hi-Lo, a 90s themed bash on the partio! We'll be joined by Indeed Brewing Company & Norseman Distillery

Free caricatures, Jenga, tarot card reading & other games on the partio...plus other food & drink specials exclusive to the event, including...

From Indeed Brewing Company:

  • Gin & Juice Shenanigan's Infusion
  • Ecto Cooler Shenanigan's Infusion

From Norseman Distillery:

  • Doc Wallbanger: A fun variation of the classic Harvey Wallbanger, a splash of Carrot juice brings this one to life! Norseman Vodka, Orange Juice, Galliano, Carrot Juice (Right)

  • B-Side Shandy: Super cool little Shandy! pH Adjusted orange juice, Honey, Norseman Gin, Indeed’s B-Side Pilsner. (Left)

Hop in your Geo Metro and come celebrate nostalgia with Norseman, Indeed and the Hi-Lo regulators! Grunge vs Rap, Zach vs Slater, Clinton vs Unsafe Sex! Dress up if you’d like, or just come bask in the glow of 90’s tunes all night and the Hi-Lo rave posse bringing all the good vibrations! See ya there!


What's Rappour? It's Hi-Lo Diner’s monthly summer party series. Think rapport spelled -pour instead of -port. 

rap·pour

/rəˈpôr/ Noun. 

1: Relation; connection, especially harmonious or sympathetic in which the people or groups concerned pour brews & spirits alike. On the partio (read: patio). At Hi-Lo Diner. 

“Hey Bruce, let’s hit up Hi-Lo next Tuesday for Rappour.” 

2: A collaborative relationship between Hi-Lo, local breweries, & distilleries: party on.

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Rappour: North of July
Jul
11
7:00 PM19:00

Rappour: North of July

Rappour (a series of imbibing events) continues with North of July, 7/11 on the partio! Can't make it to the cabin for the fourth? Stop by our cabin on East Lake July 11th, 7-10pm. We'll be joined by our up north pals: Bent Paddle Brewing & Vikre Distillery.

Free caricatures, Jenga, & other games on the partio...plus other food & drink specials exclusive to the event, including...

From Vikre Distillery:
The Lumbersexual - Vikre Øvrevann Aquavit, oaked & smoked rhubarb cordial, fresh lime, & Bittercube Bolivar Bitters.

From Bent Paddle Brewing Co.:

  • Kanū Session Pale
  • Paddle Break Blonde
  • Bent Hop IPA

Pups & big blue oxen welcome. Prepare your plaid...we'll see ya there!

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Rappour: Hawaii Hi-Lo
Jun
13
7:00 PM19:00

Rappour: Hawaii Hi-Lo

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Introducing Rappour: Hi-Lo Diner’s monthly summer party series. Think rapport spelled -pour instead of -port. 

rap·pour

/rəˈpôr/ Noun. 

1: Relation; connection, especially harmonious or sympathetic in which the people or groups concerned pour brews & spirits alike. On the partio (read: patio). At Hi-Lo Diner. 

“Hey Bruce, let’s hit up Hi-Lo next Tuesday for Rappour.” 

2: A collaborative relationship between Hi-Lo, local breweries, & distilleries: party on.

 

Rappour kicks off June 13 at 7pm with Hawaii Hi-Lo, a tropical, retro tiki party collaboration with Bauhaus + Lawless Distilling. Games, tarot card reader, caricatures, DJ Ken Hannigan, drink specials, & more!

Pouring on the Partio from Bauhaus: Homeguys Helles Lager, Hairbanger, Sky-Five, & Wonderstuff.

Also mixing (for one night only) a sweet & savory tiki-style cocktail from Lawless' Jeff Fricke: Salt & Pepper Gin, cocoa nib liqueur, lemon, coconut cream syrup, & Bittercube Corazon Bitters. 

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Peach Bum IPA Beach Party
Jun
10
4:00 PM16:00

Peach Bum IPA Beach Party

Life's a peach, so let's party.

We're celebrating the release of Indeed Brewing Company's Peach Bum IPA with a summer beach bash. Throw on your swimmies, slap on that sunscreen and join us on June 10 from 4-7pm as we kick it at the diner. Games, prizes, surprises and more! 

Featuring:

  • Ken the DJ (Nightchain) 
  • Beach games
  • Giveaways
  • Food and drink specials
  • PLUS: We're raffling off Peach Bum for a year to one lucky guest!


Hang with us and make Peach Bum IPA your new sun-drenched and juicy summer jam!

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Brunch-A-Palooza
Jun
3
10:00 AM10:00

Brunch-A-Palooza

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.

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Hi-Lo Turns 1!
Mar
28
11:00 PM23:00

Hi-Lo Turns 1!

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! 

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Milkshake Emporium
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!

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PIG ROAST (swine dining) with Chef Erik Sather of Lowry Hill Meats
Oct
22
3:00 PM15:00

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

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!

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Hi-Lo Diner & Blue Door at The MN State Fair
Aug
31
to 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!

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First annual Wonderland during Open Streets
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.

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