A True American Original

The Driftwood bar is so much fun! music, pool, food, beer, they got it! :)

Ben Gordon

About Us

Situated in South Minneapolis, The Driftwood Char Bar opened it's doors in December of 2007.

If you had to describe the Driftwood, you could call it a nice little juke joint, that offers up great music, food, and drink 7 days a week. The Driftwood Char Bar has also been described as a warm and trippy South Minneapolis hole-in-the-wall whose many charms and cast of cartoon characters change nightly, and whose flavorful history, roots, vision and good energy make for a truly original vibe. "I always say it's a 'gay-lesbian-interracial-biker-bar-and-hippies, too,' " said the owner.

Driftwood is truly an American Original.

Hey we're social! Keep up to date with all the happenings at Driftwood!

The Driftwood bar provides a solid showcase of bar food favorites, a nice beer selection, and great local conversaton!

The live music is the backbone of our bar... everyday we play LIVE MUSIC!! :)

Owner of Driftwood

The Music

Driftwood Char Bar books high-quality mix of local and national singer/songwriters, blues, funk, rock and punk. "I love music, and Heidi loves music, and the regulars from the neighborhood love music, and that's the bottom line. Music is our life." said Larry Sahagian.

"Bands love playing here," said Fields. "Because of the wood and the vibe, the room itself plays like an instrument. Bands always talk about: `It sounds so good in here. Natural.'"

Check out who is playing and when they're playing! RIGHT HERE!

Thank you to all our customers and local bands for supporting us :)

Owner of Driftwood

Photo gallery

Check out some of the past performance here at Driftwood Char Bar!

Outside The Driftwood

Brian Greeb

Eldon Hagen

Jason Dixon & Stevens Bros

jason Trumpet

Great Food!



Inside The Driftwood

James & David Bennett

JFlad w/ SGRT Band

Cold Refreshments!

Frogleg Crowd

Stevens Brothers

Contact Us

ph: 612-354-3402, fax: 612-354-3403

4415 Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55419

Hours: Everyday 3pm - 11:30pm

FOR BOOKING: info@driftwoodcharbar.com