Coffee + Wine Bar located in Downtown Ely, MN.
Northern Grounds, a long time Ely favorite has come back to life in downtown! Located at the intersection of Central Ave. & Sheridan St., the former VFW has also experienced a revival of its own. Recently remodeled, the brick and tin work is swoon-worthy.
We welcome guests to enjoy fine wines, craft beers and on-site roasted coffee as well as the baked goods and accompaniments guaranteed to please. Some of the most noteworthy additions are pour-over single origin coffee, nitro coffee, 47 wines by the glass, and craft cocktails!
Our story began innocently enough, out in the fields of produce that my wife and I were tending during our time as farming apprentices. We learned some great life lessons out there, stuff you can’t learn from a book.
One day I said something like “wouldn’t it be funny if we made cranberry apple granola and called it Crapola?”.
I say lots of things like that, but for some reason, this idea actually became a reality. The next thing I knew, a business was born. Be careful what you say in front of your wife. It could change your life forever.
Since our humble beginning almost ten years ago, we have grown our product line and our distribution area. We have put the “fun” in “functional” food, and reminded scores of people about the importance of fiber in their diet, in our own signature style.
We have had a lot of fun marketing our granola, but we’re serious when it comes to quality. Just like we learned in farming, it’s worth taking extra time and effort to do things the way we believe is best. Running this business has been far more work than we imagined, but we learn as we go and take pride in our accomplishments. We have grown the business, but the business has also grown us. Each day brings new opportunities and we’re excited about the future. We want to sincerely thank our “regular” customers for supporting us all these years!
For the safety of our valuable employees, we will only be doing Curbside Pick Up at this time.
Please call 218-365-7412 to place your order.
Credit Card payment is required when order is placed. Now offering Mix ‘n match 6 packs of beer to go and bottles of wine to go.
OPEN Daily 12pm-8pm
What does someone coming from a paddle around the Boundary Waters want, sometimes more than a shower; of course a cold beer and a great steak!
Established at the top of Sheridan street in 1997, the Ely Steak House provides that and much more. There are however, if you look around the dining rooms and lounge, a lot of people enjoying the food, who have never taken up a paddle.
The “Kick Butt” steaks do exactly that. You will find yourself comparing any future steak or burger to what you had at the Steak House. Everything else on the menu lives up to those standards, and everyone has a favorite. From the famous “Bucky“ burger, and giant walleye sandwiches, to the great desserts and fresh coffee.
With access to 4 lakes, this laid-back, year-round resort in the Superior National Forest was built in 1919, and is 4 miles from the International Wolf Center.
Simple 2- to 8-bedroom cabins have mini-fridges, microwaves and coffeemakers, plus lake views, fire pits and decks. Suites feature 1 or 2 bedrooms, and add full kitchens and/or covered decks.
Our rustic bar serves up a great Bloody Mary and homemade pizzas. Other amenities include a 40-person sauna, a swimming beach, fishing docks, and a marina with boat rentals. There’s also a fish-cleaning house, a game room and a playground.
Grab a cold beverage, enjoy a savory sandwich, and take in the view of Shagawa Lake indoors or from the deck—it’s a great place to converse with guests and locals alike. Antlers Lounge is a relaxed Ely, MN bar that serves up the town’s best wine list, specialty drinks, and most impressive lake views.
Order one of our four beers on tap or choose one of our wide range of bottled brews, including local favorites like Iron Range Amber, James Page and Nordeast. Add one of our specialty sandwiches – try the Caesar Prime Rib Sandwich, Shagawa Combo, or Fish In The Weeds and nine flavors of wings to create the perfect lakeside experience. For our sports fans, munch on free popcorn and watch your favorite team play on our four flat-screen TV’s, while for all families, children under the age of ten eat for free from our kids menu.
Antlers Lounge is a place to enjoy great company, beautiful views and a good time—join us soon at our bar in Ely, Minnesota.
Antlers Lounge Hours: 11:00am – 1:00am* Daily
*Closing time may vary without notice based on business demand.