Brothers celebrates 20 years

A longtime favorite watering hole on the edge of downtown Rochester is celebrating 20 years this weekend.

To mark the occasion, Brothers Bar & Grill, 812 S. Broadway, will host the 20th Anniversary Bashon Saturday, featuring local band Key Lime Special at 8 p.m. and headliner Jon Wayne and The Pain — a reggae, rock, dub-step band — at 10:30 p.m. There's no cover to attend; all you have to do is show up and have a good time.

Drink specials include pints of Coors Light for $2.50 and bottles of Miller High Life for $2.

Got a little Captain in ya? The Captain Morgan Girls will be there from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. with drink specials and prize giveaways.

Co-owner Clay Fultonsays since the beginning, Brothers has been known not only for being family-owned, but also family-oriented. "We've struck a happy medium," he says. "We're a restaurant by day, sports bar by night."


Cheers to 20 years, and here's to many more!

Country at the Harbor

Just because the next annual Country Fest in Cadott, Wis., is 300 some days away, that doesn't mean you have to wait that long to enjoy some great, live country music. Celebrate all that's country this weekend, without the drive!

Just a hop, skip and a jump from Red Wing, Hager City's ultimate family-owned hotspot since 1964, Harbor Bar — an all-in-one restaurant, bar and marina — will host its free, annual country music festival today and Saturday. Enjoy local sounds by GM3 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. today, followed by a full day of entertainment on Saturday, including Night Fire from noon to 4 p.m., Swamp Dog from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Generation from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Located on the bank of the mighty Mississippi, Harbor Bar's marina contains more than 30 boat slips open to passersby on the river. Camping and boat slips are also available at the nearby Island Camping and Marina, (715) 222-1808, and Trenton Island Marina, (715) 792-2035, so festival goers can make a weekend of it, says Harbor Bar owner Brad Smith.

Harbor Bar is also a full-service restaurant, so while you're there, be sure to get your hands on some of their famous Jamaican Jerk chicken, prepared with homemade, Jamaican-style marinade and grilled over open flames.

For questions, call (715) 792-2417. Harbor Bar is at N673 825th St.

Brew up a storm


Sauerkraut and beer lovers unite for the first-ever Brewing up a Stormevent next weekend at the History Center of Olmsted County.

From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 27, learn about the history of the Schuster Brewery that closed in Rochester in 1919, watch beer-making demonstrations from Barry Von Kloppof the Von Klopp Brew Shop and help make some good old-fashioned sauerkraut, all while kicking up your heels to live music from the Gene Eiden polka band.

Cost is free with the price of museum admission, $5 for adults, $3 for children or free with membership. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs.

The history center is at 1195 W. Circle Drive S.W., Rochester. Call 282-9447 for questions, or go to

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