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The Rathskeller

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"A lot of fun, reasonable prices, and free sandwiches at noon..."

Located in the now gone 100 block of South Front (across from the Saulpaugh Hotel), the Rathskeller was a large, loud, and, it seems fair to say, somewhat rowdy establishment.  Bill Brenner tended bar at the Rats from 1961-1968.  In the piece below, he shares a few of his memories--with a little help from Mankato's own, The Gestures. 


Listen: The Rathskeller...

[MP3] Download: The Rathskeller... (3 MiB)

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**Music courtesy of The Gestures and Menten Music.  Photos courtesy of Bill Brenner.