The Dugout Bar is a historic neighborhood bar in the heart of Mahtomedi, Minnesota. It exudes small town charm and prides itself on providing great food, good music and friendly service. Since the 1930’s the building has been home to a variety of bars, but the most popular and locally revered was known as the Dugout.
In 2019, local residents Jessie Tomme, Mark Hagen and Todd Rogers came together to purchase the Dugout from the previous owner. They understand and appreciate its history and are determined to extend that legacy. They are committed to the Mahtomedi community and want to make the Dugout the clear choice for those looking for a good time in the Mahtomedi/Willernie area.
We are local Mahtomedi residents who truly care about this town and our neighborhood businesses. Together we are dedicated to making our small town strip a must-visit for Minnesota regardless of where you live.
Jessie Tomme was a lifelong resident of White Bear Lake who opened her business, the Jessie Tomme Salon, in Mahtomedi in 2005. She fell in love with the community and made it her home in 2015. Jessie is a strong supporter and advocate for the community.
Todd Rogers has been a lifelong and proud resident of Mahtomedi. He has been active in the community his entire adult life, including as a member of the Mahtomedi Fire Department for 30 years, serving 15 years as its Chief.
Mark Hagen is a resident of neighboring White Bear Lake and has many friends in Mahtomedi. Mark chose the Flame Bar as his favorite establishment in Mahtomedi and spent many years patronizing it, until it closed in 2019. Mark began his search for an establishment to call his own in the Mahtomedi community which led to him partnering with Jessie and Todd.
The Dugout Bar is known for having some of the top Twin Cities bands on it's roster. Every single show is up close and personal with the bands. Concert like sounds and lighting makes for an unforgettable evening.
The Concert Series starts in October and runs through April. We feature live bands performing on the main stage both Friday and Saturday evenings.
The Summer Solo Sessions start in May and run through September. These evenings feature incredibly talented local, Twin Cities acoustic artists in the sunshine on the patio.
"This spot is a little out of the way for me, but it's always worth the trip, especially during games. When the Vikings score, it's purple shots all around! Plus on our latest visit they had a free sloppy joe bar and passed out multiple white claw samples with swag. They've got some mighty fine bar food to boot (the grilled cheese!!!) Best little place in Willernie."