As a Wisconsin native, the word “tavern” brings a clear image to mind. Well, that image has been completely dispelled as we walked through the doors of the new Tavern on the Hill, located on Woodland Avenue near the UMD campus and the College of St. Scholastica. Nestled among new apartment developments, Starbucks, Qdoba and more, this “Tavern” is sure to become a Duluth favorite hot spot in a very short amount of time. This is no Wisconsin tavern for sure!!
Many of our guests are familiar with Duluth’s Blackwood’s restaurants and the incredible Blackwater Lounge located in downtown Duluth. But the new Tavern on the Hill, located near UMD and the College of St. Scholastic and just a short walk from our Duluth Bed and Breakfast, is a truly unique and new type of restaurant that Duluth has not had. It is sure to fill a niche that Duluth can embrace.
We had the pleasure of visiting the Tavern many times since the recent official opening in August, and we will be back again and again. We are eager to share this fabulous spot with our guests too. It is located about 8 blocks from the AG Thomson House Duluth Bed and Breakfast, making it a perfect place for our guests to walk or drive, and enjoy a modern yet warm place to drink, dine and connect. And they are not kidding about connecting; at each booth there is a charging station for those of us tied to our devices!
To describe the menu would take too long, but let me say that there was no stone un-turned during the preparation for this menu. The Tavern on the Hill offers guests so many fantastic options that will surely please the meat eater, vegan, vegetarian, and those with gluten or other allergies. The drink options run the gamut with signature martinis and cocktails, beer and wine, and of course delicious non-alcoholic beverages.
And I haven’t even mentioned the incredible indoor/outdoor space they have designed; offering indoor patio dining, with accordion doors opening up to the outdoor dining space. A space that will be getting a lot of use all year round! Yes, all year round because of the massive fireplace and heated concrete under the patio. Duluthians and Midwesterners are tough, but this space will provide a cozy and warm spot in the middle of winter to snuggle by the fire and enjoy a tasty hot beverage and snack!
The Market at Tavern on the Hill is the on-the-go spot to pick up food ready to go. And much like their “sister” restaurants, curbside pick up is an option and can be ordered directly online. And you cannot miss the Smoothie Bar; offering fruit and vegetable smoothies to go with your “grab and go” entrees!
As residents of this great city, as well as Innkeepers of the beautiful AG Thomson House Duluth Bed and Breakfast who enjoy sharing our favorite spots with our guests, we could not be more excited about this new, progressive, and one-of-a-kind Duluth gem to enjoy a quiet meal, or connect with friends and family!