Free Wireless AND Food

I’ve seen requests for lists of places with free wi-fi and beer. I’ve seen requests for places with free wi-fi and open late.

What I want to know is what places have free wi-fi and food. Real food. Burgers and stuff. Not coffee shops with some sandwiches in the refrigerator case.

Off the top of my head:
Wilde Roast
The Herkimer
The Acadia Cafe
Old Chicago
Rock Bottom Brewery

What else? Those links also suggest the 331 Club and poaching the Tea Garden’s wi-fi from across the street at Uptown Diner. Bonus points if you happen to know whether or not the outlets are plentiful. My battery life ain’t so great anymore.

Also, is there a list somewhere that you can search on both these terms? Or is there a restaurant database out there that includes internet accessibility for each restaurant?

14 Comments so far

  1. Erica (unregistered) on June 28th, 2006 @ 9:25 pm

    So I went to the Old Chicago in Uptown and asked the hostess if they had free wifi. She looked really puzzled and said that she knows people come in there with their laptops and get on the internet, but that they don’t provide it.

    ???

    I left.


  2. Greg (unregistered) on June 28th, 2006 @ 10:24 pm

    Most Panera’s have wi-fi.


  3. macphotog (unregistered) on June 29th, 2006 @ 3:49 am

    “Also, is there a list somewhere that you can search on both these terms? Or is there a restaurant database out there that includes internet accessibility for each restaurant?”

    http://www.wififreespot.com/minn.html

    The site is great! I use it all the time. And when I discover new places, I email them and add to the resource!

    You may know better if the places listed is a restaurant, or just a coffee shop.

    Good luck !


  4. Erica (unregistered) on June 29th, 2006 @ 8:29 am

    Most Panera’s have wi-fi. And I’m super disappointed that the one in Uptown just closed. Not really because I love Panera that much, but because I knew I could walk there and eat and get on the internet.

    I was just looking at wififreespot last night. They do have a pretty good list. It’s troublesome if I don’t know anything about the establishment, though.

    I was kinda hoping for something like the City Pages restaurant list where you can narrow it down by price, neighborhood, cuisine, etc. I wish wi-fi was another option you could search by.

    I noticed New City Billiards downtown has free wifi.


  5. Ellen (unregistered) on June 29th, 2006 @ 10:05 am

    Mairin’s Table and Cliquot Club Cafe both have free wifi and fabulous food. Cliquot has several conveniently placed outlets as well.


  6. Dan (unregistered) on June 29th, 2006 @ 10:27 am

    Bad Waitress.
    •Beer
    •Food
    •Coffee
    •Great jukebox
    •Wifi


  7. Erica (unregistered) on June 29th, 2006 @ 11:15 am

    Bad Waitress! Awesome.


  8. Ed Kohler (unregistered) on June 29th, 2006 @ 1:20 pm

    I second Erica’s call on Panera. In fact, I’ve written about how smart it is for Panera to offer free wifi here.


  9. Alexis (unregistered) on June 29th, 2006 @ 1:28 pm

    Azia has free wi-fi, and a full menu ’til 2am.


  10. Luke Francl (unregistered) on June 29th, 2006 @ 3:35 pm

    Here’s another request…

    Are there any places in town that have

    1. Free WiFi
    2. Beer

    AND

    3. A meeting area with room for 30 people?

    A users’ group I’m part of is looking for a place with those three criteria.


  11. el paolo (unregistered) on June 30th, 2006 @ 5:57 pm

    Keegan’s Irish Pub in NE Minneapolis. Free wireless, happy hour from 3-7 during weekdays, and really decent food. I recommend the St. James Gate if you want a sandwich or the Shep. Pie if you want soup/stew. I’ve studied many hours here. Actually, I’m writing this from Keegan’s and am on my second half-priced Guinness. w00t w00t.


  12. Erica (unregistered) on July 9th, 2006 @ 8:46 pm

    Just found out Bruegger’s on Lake Street in Uptown has it, too. It’s pretty new, I guess.

    And Bruegger’s menu has completely changed since the last time I went in there. Which is good.


  13. Dave Dash (unregistered) on July 12th, 2006 @ 12:46 pm

    Old chicago does have Wi-Fi. It works rather reliably. Unfortunately outlets are at a few of the booths inside. They could stand to have some outdoor outlets.


  14. Erica (unregistered) on July 12th, 2006 @ 12:49 pm

    That’s good to know. I still can’t figure out how the hell the hostess didn’t know that.



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