The stories.

The best stories are told in person, at a good bar, with gesticulations and ever-changing personal asides. You’ll need to stop in and get to know us properly if you want to hear the really good stuff, but here are a few things we can share.


Palmer’s Bar Joins the Team. Palmer’s Bar, a Cedar-Riverside icon within walking distance of Edor Nelson Field, is the official 2019 post-game spot for Minneapolis City. —Minneapolis City SC [January 17, 2019]


Palmer’s Bar Changes Hands: What’s Next for the Iconic Spot? New owner Tony Zaccardi and former owner Lisa Hammer talk about the future of a century-old iconic Minneapolis bar. —Mpls/St.Paul Magazine [May 7, 2018]


A Fixture of the Minneapolis Music Scene is Buying Cedar-Riverside’s Beloved Dive Bar. Tony Zaccardi will take over ownership of Palmer’s. —Eater Twin Cities [April 9,2018]


Palmer's Bar, a West Bank institution, will be bought by Grumpy's NE bartender Tony Zaccardi. Zaccardi, who’s been a veteran of countless local bands over the past quarter century, might still be best known as the dreadlocked, bespectacled drink-slinger behind the bar at Grumpy’s Northeast for more years than are worth counting. —City Pages [April 9, 2018]


Palmer’s Bar to be Sold to a Similarly Indomitable Twin Cities Bassist. “Everybody wants to own their own bar. But how many get to own a bar like Palmer’s?” —Star Tribune [April 8, 2018]


Palmer’s Bar selling to longtime Grumpy’s NE bartender Tony Zaccardi. There’s a new owner of Palmer’s who hopes to carry on the legacy—though he’s certainly not new to the bar scene. —The Growler Magazine [April 7, 2018]