Washington Square Bar & Grill

Washington Square Bar & Grill

4736 Washington Square
White Bear Lake, MN 55110

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651-407-7162

Serving breakfast, lunch,
dinner and drinks

8 am – 1 am
7 days a week

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MAY 2015
May 3, Sunday
Live Music
6-8 PM on the patio
PEACEMEAL

The return of Sunday night music on the patio with a long time Washington Square favorite!



May 7, Thursday
Live Music
3-5 pm HAPPY HOUR
Joe Carey
"St. Paul rock ’n’ roll singer-songwriter Joe Carey has got his own thing going on. A self-proclaimed “soulful roots rock” performer, Carey plays vocal-driven, guitar-heavy stuff reminiscent of what would happen if The Black Crowes played a friend’s barbecue. It’s upbeat, driving rock for the kind of folks who say the Foo Fighters are the best thing Dave Grohl has ever done, and the kind of folks who mean it. That’s the thing to take away from Carey: He knows what he likes, and that’s what he plays. And he’s not alone; there’s a good portion of America represented by this guy—that’s both Steve Perry’s America and REO Speedwagons’. Does that America belong to all of us? Maybe a little, if we’re kind of drunk."
A.V. Club - The Onion (Feb 1, 2012)


May 10, Sunday
Live Music
6-8 pm on the patio
Lisa Wenger and Billy Larson

"What can you say about Lisa Wenger? She's a beautiful, talented and passionate performer. A fixture on the Twin Cities Blues scene for nearly a decade now; Lisa has through various incarnations delivered a funked up, stripped down, wall shakin' and house rockin' blend of blues based American roots music."



May 14, Thursday
Live Music
3- 5pm HAPPY HOUR
Joe Cruz

Joe Cruz is regarded as one of the most versatile and energetic multi-stringed instrumentalists on the Twin Cities music scene. Throughout his 30-year career, this passionate musician has developed a vast array of styles (Jazz, Rock, R&B, Latin, reggae, country, bluegrass and folk.) In addition to his primary instruments, acoustic and electric guitar and mandolin, Joe also plays Cuban trs, Puerto Rican cuatro, banjo and dobro. Joe has been engaged by The Childrens Theater Company for several productions. He currently plays solo shows and with his band Scenic Roots. Also performs with, Brian Wicklund and The Barley jacks, guitar/vocal jazz duo Cruz with Roxy, and blues piano man Scottie Miller . Also a composer, Joe has an extensive repertoire of original compositions.



May 17, Sunday
Live Music
6- 8 pm On the patio
Lehto and Wright

Lehto and Wright are a Celtic/American/English folk and Progressive rock band from Minneapolis, MN. John Lehto and Steve Wright perform either as a duo or, with the addition of Matt Jacobs on drums and percussion, a Celtic Rock trio. They have been positively reviewed by such notable magazines and webzines as Dirty LinenGreen Man ReviewfRoots (Folk Roots), Shite 'n' OnionsFolkWorldRamblesAllmusicSing Out! and Ledge.



May 21, Thursday
Live Music
3- 5 pm HAPPY HOUR
Nick Hensley

Nick Hensley is the former lead singer and co writer of The District, a regional act from the upper Midwest, co based out of St. Paul, MN and Chicago, IL. He created Love Songs For Angry Men shortly after The District called it quits in 2002. Hensleys alias, stage name and alter ego, Love Songs For Angry Men, was born to get people curious, talking and through the doors. Now, ten years later, its the title of his first solo and also used as a general band name for the duo, trio and even the 7 piece band.



May 24, Sunday
Live Music
6:00 - 8:00 pm on th
John Gangl and Dan Neale

Bob Dylan was born on May 24, 1941, was raised in Hibbing, MN and has been making timeless music for more than 50 years.  To celebrate his birthday please join John Gangl and Dan Neale as they present a special evening of music featuring songs from Blood On The Tracks and Desire as well some of his early and more recent works.  Tonight were playing Just Bob!
 



May 28, Thursday
Live Music
3- 5pm HAPPY HOUR
Brian David

"During a time when music seems to have less of an identity and more of a catch, fans everywhere are searching for a band that knows who they are.  With identity comes a confidence that the music you create can have a positive effect on those who listen.  The Brian David Band has an identity that makes their music unique in many circles in the Twin Cities. Over time, Brian David, along with Sean (The SW Stomp) Woodward and now a full band including Eric Hanson on Electric Guitar, Tim Krueger on Bass, and Ben Hail on keys have solidified the Stomp Pop/Rock Vibe into a sound original to the Minnesota music community with a deep lyrical perspective, passionate delivery and driven purposeful songs. Influences include artists like The Dave Matthews Band, Matchbox Twenty, Tonic, David Gray, Johnny Cash and 311.  In their third album titled "There From Here",  BDB looks to connect with their fans on a personal level leaving them with a message of clarity and assaults t he ears with an eclectic, melodic, funk groove that keeps us wanting more."



May 30, Saturday
Live Music
8-11 pm
R.I.D.E.

Join us for the return of R.I.D.E. and the return of Summer!



May 31, Sunday
Live Music
6-8 PM on the patio
Scottie Miller

Scottie Miller, (also known as Scottie “Bones” Miller) is an American pianist and singer-songwriter born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His musical style is a combination of blues, soul, funk and jazz.  “Sounds like Dr. John meets The Band at Bruce Springsteen’s house.  Highly recommended.”  Tom Hyslop - Blues Revue Magazine.  (Quite the comparison, and he backs it up with high energy performance, creative song writing, dramatic lyrics and impeccable piano playing.)

He performs worldwide as a solo-artist, or with the incredibly funky “SMB” (Scottie Miller Band),  (which features drummer Mark O’Day, guitarist Joe Cruz, and bassist Kevin Rowe).

Recent theater performances find Scottie adding string quartet to the mix, further breaking the boundaries of style and genre.  This ”blues-pianist” shows again and again how versatile his music can be with blues, jazz, classical, funk and soul influences that blend together seamlessly.

Scottie is also the touring keyboardist for 2010 Grammy nominee and multi-BMA recipient Ruthie Foster & The Family Band.  He appears on her "Live At Antone's"-Ruthie Foster Family Band.  “DVD Of The Year” (2012 Blues Music Awards (BMA’s)).



JUNE 2015
June 4, Thursday
Live Music
3-5 pm HAPPY HOUR
Terry Dubois

"After years of touring as a headliner and as an opening act for bands lik Ted Nugent, Molly Hatchet, Savoy Brown  and  Pat Travers and recording  with members of McCartney and Wings, Mike and the Mechanics, The Pretenders, Meatloaf, and Boys Don't Cry, Terry has settled in the Minneapolis area, working with area favorites such as The Mixx, The White Sidewalls, Blazer, Pizazz Band, Susie and the Studmuffins, Blue Backbone and Inside Out, to name a few."                                                                         

"Now performing as a solo artist, he blends his soulful singing style with a warm acoustic sound, bringing to life four decades of classic pop/rock favorites. Add some original selections, sprinkle in a dash of good humor and you're sure to be entertained!"