Wednesday, February 8, 2017
If you like beer and pizza (and a menu with other choices), this is your place. Urban Lodge is technically not in St.Cloud but it is just across the river.
Urban Lodge was originally called the Urban Moose Lodge Brewery. The name was changed because there was a little snafu with using "Moose" in their name. Roy also wanted to add "restaurant" to their name.
When you first walk in you see the dining room and the bar. Off to your right you see a cool fireplace and huge log you can sit on. There are also two love seats where you can sit to enjoy your beer and or food.
Since they brew their own beer we had to try some. I tried two of their stouts and hubby tried the IPA's. They have about 12 different beers to choose from. Very good beer.
Aside from the dining room there is also a back room designed to feel like you are in a garage. You can get up close to the brew tanks, there are lots of tv's and shuffleboard and other games. This room rents out for meetings, dinners, parties and other events for large groups.
Originally the owner of the Urban Lodge ran a business called "Flying Pig Pizza". Along with small plates (meant to be shared), entrees, salads and sandwiches you can still get Flying Pig Pizza. The photo above is the Seared Ahi Tuna, beautifully presented. Prices range from $6-11 for the Small Plates, Salads $6, Entrees $16-26, Sandwiches $7-10 and pizzas vary depending on size and toppings.
Urban Lodge hosts fun events throughout the year. Here is a sample of upcoming events.
Here are the hours for Urban Lodge. You can find them at 415 N Benton Dr, Sauk Rapids, MN