Ballentine VFW Post 246

Bar, Karaoke, Event Space
2916 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 823-6233
11:00am - 2:00am
11:00am - 2:00am
11:00am - 2:00am
11:00am - 2:00am
11:00am - 2:00am
9:00am - 2:00am
9:00am - 2:00am


  • A little piece of small town South Dakota in Uptown Minneapolis. It's like they took the bar patrons, the building and drink prices back from where I grew up and plopped it in Uptown. It's awesome!
  • Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Order a Jack and (never more than a splash of) Coke to stoke your courage for the best karaoke the Cities have to offer.
  • Dwayne is the best bartender!!! Also, have your wedding reception in the hall! Super affordable and you pretty much get free reign.
  • Just the tip!
  • Don't stop believing!!!
  • Get your drinks from Trish! She's the best.
  • Front Door Dan is awesome.. Steve & Greg are my absolute favorite bartenders... Terribly awesome karaoke-with no judgements-and cheap pitchers during happy hour!
  • Fernando is a riot! Love his Wednesday trivia night.
  • Taken over by libtards but aight
  • I ordered the cheese bites here as a last resort seeing that I HAD to order fried foods according to kitchen. The cheese bites were literally the WORST thing I have ever ordered from any restaurant.
  • So many bros now
  • Pizza, Live Music, Happy Hour, Karaoke, Brunch
  • Check out James Ballentine VFW as it was featured on Best Bars in America for Local VFW open to the public serving cheap beer to help support the troops
  • Beer, bingo, pull tabs.
  • Karaoke and strong inexpensive drinks.
  • The drinks and the old school crowd.
  • The bathroom smells like sweettarts.
  • If you don't love this place there's something wrong with you!
  • Frat boys. Bad karaoke. Cheap drinks.
  • If you want to do karaoke get there early and put your name in right away!!! Takes hours to finally get to you because it's so popular.

Nearby places

2922 Lyndale Avenue South (btwn W 29th & Lake)
2937 Lyndale Ave S (btwn Lake St and W 29th St)
2940 Lyndale Ave S (Lake & Lyndale)