Walking down Main Street, it’s easy to identify the restaurants, bars and stores, but there is one spot that can can be easily missed. Adjacent to Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen and across the street from Duluth, there is a building that doesn’t seem to be anything.
There are no neon signs in the windows. The windows are covered with blankets. The only signage are the sticker letters on the green door. So many times have we just walked by going to and from work, not knowing this green door opened up to a bar!
We actually stumbled into Expo one day, when many businesses were still shut down due to COVID. We intended to visit Merles Whiskey Kitchen but they were closed. We continued walking down the street and saw the door to Expo was open.
Expo offers creatively crafted cocktails and some beer selections. On a previous visit, we did have some of the cocktails, the La Quincenera and the Slim Fizz. I remember the cocktails being good. In this recent visit, we stopped in while waiting for our dinner reservations. We had the Narragansett Lager and the Rhinegeist Truth IPA. The lager was just $3!
There’s even a cocktail with secret ingredients, the Acid Cat Spirit Guide. Based on Google reviews, people say to order the drink. Guess one of us will have to try it upon our next visit.
Expo offers a cool vibe. From the Mexican blankets on the window, the Skeleton by the door, to the cowboy hats in the wall and the Asian food to our beers served in Derby glasses, we aren’t too sure what the theme is here, but that’s ok. It’s a place for everyone.