212 Division Street, Northfield 507-663-0342
The Tavern Lounge is located on the main level of the Archer House River Inn. Open seven days a week, the Lounge offers a full bar with craft beers and specialty cocktails, along with a tasty appetizer menu. The cozy, casual atmosphere draws college students, locals, and tourists alike, creating the perfect setting for catching up with friends or relaxing and enjoying a good book.
The Lounge is also a popular destination for great live music, presented Thursday through Saturday evenings, and featuring some of Minnesota's best musicians.
In warm months, the Lounge's outdoor deck overlooking the Cannon River is the perfect place in Northfield to sit outside and enjoy a beverage and the view.
Lounge Hours: 4 pm until Midnight, 7 days a week
Live Music: Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays beginning at 8 pm
Hailing from the Twin Cities, Minnesota, the Broken Heartland String Band plays music that is wholly American in its roots. With anchors in blues, old-time, bluegrass, and honky-tonk, the band brings energy and soul with a selection of cover tunes and originals blended from the diverse musical backgrounds of the band's five members. Joe Nicola holds down the low end on upright bass; Patrick Giblin manages soulful and wailing lead vocals while maintaining moving melodies on guitar; Wilson Goss keeps the toes tapping on banjo; and the band's sound is completed by the sometimes dancing, sometimes battling interplay between Courtney Buck's fiddle and Mark Wiltse's harmonicas. The Broken Heartland String Band is out to provide a good time with wholesome, partner-swaying, knee-slapping, hootin' and hollerin' tunes.