Hooking up in St. Paul shouldn’t be too tall of a task. It’s the Capitol of Minnesota, after all. It’s not like you’re stranded in Houlton! We’ve compiled a list of the best of St. Paul’s hookup apps, hookup sites, and hookup bars. With this guide, you’re sure to find St. Paul hookups in no time!
We set our own team loose in St. Paul and tasked them with checking out the local bar scene and trying out different hookup apps. Their findings were promising.
Your chances of hooking up online and in St. Paul’s swank bars are almost limitless. Because St. Paul and Minneapolis are travel hubs, they attract residents from across the country and around the world. People of different nationalities, educational backgrounds and ages come to learn at St. Paul’s College or Concordia University. Sometimes, they decide to stay for a while.
Scroll through and find out what St. Paul has to offer for hookups, then let us know what you think. Also, if you know of a place and think we should add it to our list, leave it in the comments below.
We’ll start with the most useful St. Paul hookup apps and hookup bars because they give you the best odds of finding local hookups. Our crew gave each bar high marks on different factors, and we’ve detailed below. Find out why we gave these hotspots for St. Paul hookups two thumbs up!
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If you’re looking for a place that kinda reminds you of home, welcome to The Local. The pub isn’t in St. Paul, but it’s so good it’s worth mentioning. It’s almost like every Irish pub you’ve ever sat in except for a few key details that we’ll note. You’ll spot it immediately because, on the exterior, the lower facade is British Phonebooth red and the upper facade is black.
Once you step off the street, the antique light fixtures and polished crimson ceiling tiles draw you in, and you’re suddenly enveloped in a vintage atmosphere, ornate dark wood columns and sage-colored walls.
It’s formerly Cooper’s Pub, but with updated decor and a slightly altered menu (but not too altered! They don’t want to disappoint their regulars). They serve up corned beef and cabbage to pair with any local or imported beer on tap. Happy hour is from 2 pm to 6 pm, so bring your faux Irish eyes a-smiling.
What we also liked about this place is its romantic decor and lighting. Though similar to all other Irish pubs, it isn’t the typical appetite-killing drab golds and green. Set off from the center of the bustle are walled booths called “snugs.” They’re protected by etched glass and kill off most of the noise when this place gets busy. Reserve early if you’re on an intimate date.
Adult FriendFinder is the average guy’s Tinder that will actually. If you’re 28 or older and you’re hoping to find someone around the same age, try Adult Friend Finder. More than 90 million users log onto AFF hoping to find someone who’ll do the horizontal electric slide with them.
In all of our time experimenting with just about every app out there to find a woman for a quick fling Adult FriendFinder has stood out. They are the app we tend to recommend first and are the one that we have seen the best results with. You can’t have as many users as they have and be popular as long as they have been without helping men AND women find what they are looking for. Everyone should at least give their free trial a shot.
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It’s popular all over the world, not just St. Paul. So if you’re looking to hook up in a different city, keep AFF in mind. It’s been hooking people up for short term love since 2006, and it’s one of the oldest and most established hookup sites still in use today.
This isn’t just an ordinary supermarket — they’re responsible to the community and the environment. At Mastel’s, you can recycle your used egg cartons and pick up vitamins, supplements and cruelty-free cosmetics. If you pick up a punch card, you’re eligible for in-store discounts after 10 purchases. Listen, we’re not trying to sell you on groceries. We’re giving you valuable ice-breakers.
We found locals and out-of-town businesswomen searching aisle after aisle for the right stuff. So grab your empty egg cartons, make a grocery list and — Who knows? Maybe you’re the right stuff.
For guys looking for a woman who is a bit older, or women who are interested in both younger and older guys, Cougar Life is where it's at. This is the best site we have found for St. Paul hookups if you fit into one of the groups above..
The average woman on Cougar Life is between 35 to 55 years old, and the average man is in his late 20s. However, if you’re an older man you can still do well on Cougar Life. If you need help getting started, we can help out. Check out our dating expert’s tips on how to speak to older women. You might need these tips if you’ve only ever dated younger women.
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It’s another one of those pubs a little outside of St. Paul, but we couldn’t leave it off the list if you want to have an instant hookup tonight. The 331 Club is a Minneapolis hole-in-the-wall hidden gem that you hear about but never get a chance to visit. It’s a dive bar that’s been invaded by the hip and trendy, many of them sporting PBR Tallboys and taking a stab at drunk Spelling Bee. So if you get a chance to dive into this divey dive bar, you’ve got to.
Each night you’re sure to be entertained by live music, drunk spelling bee or trivia. They’re open from 1 pm to 2 am on weekdays, earlier on weekends. They have beers on tap and Brewery Of the Month pints. This St. Paul hookup bar has a menu, which the adjacent Sheridan room prepares. You can choose tables, patio seating or rest your hiney at the bar. And ladies? That jukebox in the bathroom is broken. Sorry.
The service leaves much to be desired, but the music and the patrons make up for it. We loved this little joint because of the feels you have when you’re here. It’s like you’ve just become great friends with 100 other bar dwellers. The drink and the entertainment provide plenty of opportunities to slide up to someone new and spark up a conversation. Give it a shot, let us know what you think.
Barrio’s bright red sign hangs vertically from the exterior brick wall. Inside, you’re met with a fusion of modern and classic Mexican colors and decor. They’ve got a tequila bar with more than 100 varieties of tequila and mezcal on hand. They make 10 different house margaritas and there’s beer on tap. You can also chow down on chips and guac, street-style tacos, enchiladas and tostadas.
It’s like a mom and pop restaurant with vibrant nightlife, but the best part is that they share their earnings with the community. Each time you pay your check, know that you’re supporting the local boxing gym and helping provide free training to the inner city youth of St. Paul.
We love Barrio’s philanthropy, but we also love the eclectic ambiance, the Happy Hours, and the short list of food to choose from. They’ve got a kick-ass happy hour and a chance to hook up with the lovely ladies who are traveling through St. Paul on business or pleasure. If you don’t get lucky during happy hour, you can enjoy a flavorful and well-made cocktail. Enjoy all that Barrio has to offer.
It’s a burger bar. What woman would be caught dead trying to hook up at a burger bar? The kind of lady who doesn’t care about appearances, and who doesn’t cut her pizza with a fork and knife. If you’re a vegan then that’s perfect, too because they have alternative plant-based options on the menu as well.
There’s a happy hour from 3-6 p.m., Monday through Friday and every day from 10 pm to close. During Happy Hour, it’s $2 off some drinks and $7 appetizers. It gets crowded at this St. Paul hookup bar, so prepare to get their early and save a seat for, hopefully, whoever you meet.
Now that we’ve covered some of our favorites, here are a few more proven places for hookups in St. Paul:
You’ve been to the Spearmint Rhino and the Lamplighter Lounge, but there are rules at those places. No touching (at least not for a few more greenbacks). Maybe you’re on a business trip and you’re just looking to get laid. Bust out your phone and download Tinder. It’s the best hookup app for St. Paul.
Keep in mind: Tinder ain’t for prostitutes. These are real women who still want respect. If you’re hot, kind, funny -- you know, a top-notch package? You’ll do well on Tinder. If you’re not sure you can send a respectful or funny message, you have options. You can check out Ash Wright’s tips for flirting on Tinder, or you can head back to the Rhino.
Ladies, it doesn’t really matter what you look like because any woman will get matches. So post that picture and prepare to get flooded with messages from guys (you might like a few of them).
Get ready to get it on on Tinder.
It’s different than any other place listed. It isn’t a bar, and it isn’t a coffee shop, rather it’s a gathering of bibliophiles who converge to discuss books. It’s not located in St. Paul. It’s actually not located anywhere; instead, it’s an event that appears where needed, though oftentimes it’s in nearby Minneapolis. They gather in an environment that matches the setting of their chosen text and talk about what they’re reading.
For example, for $35, you’ll get a ticket to a Twins game at Target Field, a copy of Baseball Epic and a seat in a specific section of the stadium. There, you and others on Coffee House Press can talk about the book of beers and brats, or you can agree to meet at another event (or maybe sooner).
If you’re a bibliophile and have almost given up on finding others like you, there’s hope. Hop on Coffee House Press today and find an event near you!
The Happy Gnome is a St. Paul hookup bar where upscale meets casual. There’s an outdoor patio bar, a chef-driven menu that changes daily and 90 taps of domestic and import beer. They craft their own brews and have seasonal rotations, so expect to do some taste testing in both summer and winter.
We liked The Happy Gnome because it exudes class. If you’re looking for a place to meet your Tinder date after you’ve already sealed the deal, you’ll love The Happy Gnome. You can impress with your knowledge of local ales and spirits if you’re with a beer enthusiast. It’s also a great place for date night or a double-date night because you can order a few items and share them over the lightly-drunken conversation.
The only hitch about The Happy Gnome is there is no happy hour. However, it’s a local favorite for all of the above-listed reasons and more. Find out why they call this place “Gnome Sweet Gnome.”
While some of the other dives are okay with being hidden away, the 1029 bar screams for attention. It’s in nearby Minneapolis, but it’s another bar we couldn’t leave out. You’ll want to make the short trip to visit this hookup bar.
It has an accompanying food truck, The Smack Shack, which was featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives! And you can see their restaurant in this Minnesota state lottery commercial. They’ve got sports on TV, bingo on Saturday, Bloody Mary Sunday, Karaoke Wednesday, live music, no cover and so much more!
We loved this place because it was the most fun a person could have on a Wednesday night. It’s a fun dive bar and a great place for dates or to hook up. The environment and the drinks create the perfect cocktail for successful St. Paul hookups. Beware that it’s a popular place and it will get crowded.
They’re on the corner and stay open till 2 a.m. If you’re looking for a super fun dive and a night of debauchery, drop in on The 1029 Bar.
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