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Bar/Pub/Tavern/Restaurant/Gastropub in Minneapolis–St. Paul

The Tav on the Ave promises to serve great food and drinks combined with a friendly and fun atmosphere. Our motto is: There's just nothing better than family and friends, and a place to get together, where good times never end. The Tav's got the reputations, and we're glad we have, the greatest combination, Tav on the Ave. Great Food. Great Drinks. Great Friends. The Tav on the Ave has been reviewed as "The BEST sports bar in town," "Great wings and drink specials" and "Great for groups and the whole family!" The Tav offers a complete menu with fresh salads, burgers, sandwiches and more. Tav on the Ave - Great Food. Great Drinks. Great Friends.



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  1120 Madison Ave, Mankato, MN 56001
  (507) 345-3308
  www.thetavontheave.com
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Tap List - 23


Alaskan Amber   
Alaskan Brewing Company  ·  Juneau, AK
Alaskan Amber is made from glacier-fed water and a generous blend of the finest quality European and Pacific Northwest hop varieties and premium two-row pale and specialty malts.
American Amber Ale
5.3% ABV  ·  18 IBU

Alaskan Heritage Coffee Brown Ale   
Alaskan Brewing Company  ·  Juneau, AK
This rich brown ale has a big cocoa aroma with light earthy roasted and gourmet coffee notes
American Brown Ale
7.0% ABV  ·  19 IBU

August Schell's Imperial Alt   
August Schell's Brewing Co.  ·  New Ulm, MN
A harmonious marriage of ingredients, processes and beer.
Specialty Beer
5.8% ABV

August Schell's Snowstorm 2016   
August Schell's Brewing Co.  ·  New Ulm, MN
A smooth, robust ale rich in nutty, toffee, and caramel malt flavors with a hint of dark fruit notes.

Bauhaus Winterloper   
Bauhaus Brew Labs  ·  Minneapolis, MN
A complex beer that combines multi-layered malt with dark fruit flavors.
Baltic Porter
8.0% ABV
Just Added

Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Barleywine   
Central Waters Brewing Company  ·  Amherst, WI
A barleywine aged for a full year in bourbon barrels, this beer has flavors of dark fruits and wood.

Coors Light   
Coors Brewing Company  ·  Golden, CO
Coors Light has a nice, bright appearance when poured and a crisp, clean taste.
American Light Lager
4.2% ABV  ·  12 IBU

Crispin Hard Cider   
Crispin Cider  ·  Colfax, CA
Fruit forward, with a fresh, crunchy appley nose and a deliciously refreshing, crisp mouth feel.
Common Cider
5.0% ABV  ·  1 IBU

Fulton 300 IPA   
Fulton Brewery  ·  Minneapolis, MN
It's an IPA built on a base of Weyermann Pilsner malt and heavily hopped from start to finish with Mosaic.
American IPA
6.9% ABV  ·  74 IBU

Fulton Lonely Blonde   
Fulton Brewery  ·  Minneapolis, MN
The Lonely Blonde wears a delicate fragrance of German noble hops, and slips a touch of white wheat between American pale and crystal malts for a smooth
Blonde Ale
4.8% ABV  ·  29 IBU

Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss   
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company  ·  Chippewa Falls, WI
Very clean and crisp flavor with a dry mouth feel. Light to low hop bitterness and finish.
American Wheat Beer
4.9% ABV  ·  14 IBU

Mankato Kato Lager   
Mankato Brewery  ·  Mankato, MN
A clean, malty, gold-colored German-style lager with a grainy-sweet flavor and a soft, dry finish.
Munich Helles
5.0% ABV  ·  18 IBU
Just Added

Mankato Mad Butcher   
Mankato Brewery  ·  Mankato, MN
An American Style IPA delivers ripe tropical fruit flavors, citrus zest, and a touch of honey from the malt. Deliberately unfiltered.
American IPA
6.5% ABV  ·  61 IBU

Mankato Mint Stout   
Mankato Brewery  ·  Mankato, MN
A fairly strong, highly roasted dark stout with pronounced bitterness.
American Stout
5.5% ABV  ·  37 IBU
Just Added

Mankato Organ Grinder   
Mankato Brewery  ·  Mankato, MN
The flavor follows the aroma, and is toasty with a touch of sweetness and a slight noble hop presence.
American Amber Ale
5.8% ABV  ·  26 IBU
Just Added

Odell IPA   
Odell Brewing Co.  ·  Fort Collins, CO
Boldly hopped American style IPA. Highly aromatic hops create a distinctive bitterness profile and an incredible earthy and citrus hop character.
American IPA
7.0% ABV  ·  60 IBU

Ommegang Lovely, Dark & Deep   
Ommegang  ·  Cooperstown, NY
Lovely, Dark and Deep pours deep black with a tan, creamy mousse-like head. Aromas of roasted malt and coffee with cream, coupled with subtle notes of chocolate and dark fruit from Ommegang’s house yeast prevail. Flavors of rich chocolate milk, and coffee and cream are impeccably balanced with restrained sweetness and hints of roastiness. The finish is silky smooth with a medium to full body.
Oatmeal Stout
5.3% ABV  ·  50 IBU

Oskar Blues Dale's Pale Ale   
Oskar Blues Brewery  ·  Lyons, CO
Dale’s Pale Ale is a hearty, critically acclaimed trailblazer that has changed the way craft beer fiends perceive canned beer.
American Pale Ale
6.5% ABV  ·  65 IBU

Southern Tier Warlock   
Southern Tier Brewing Company  ·  Lakewood, NY
Dark and mysterious, the Black Water series is serious about high gravity beer. Reanimate your senses with Warlock's huge roasted malt character, moderate carbonation and spicy pumpkin pie aroma.
Imperial Stout
10.0% ABV  ·  20 IBU

Summit EPA   
Summit Brewing Co.  ·  St. Paul, MN
Its light bronze color and distinctly hoppy flavor have made it a favorite in St. Paul, Minneapolis and the rest of the Upper Midwest ever since we first brewed it back in 1986.
American Pale Ale
5.2% ABV  ·  49 IBU

Summit Saga   
Summit Brewing Co.  ·  St. Paul, MN
A bitter, moderately strong American pale ale that uses its clean, supporting malt to showcase its hop character.
American IPA
6.4% ABV  ·  80 IBU

Summit Unchained #23 Dark Infusion   
Summit Brewing Co.  ·  St. Paul, MN
: A Coffee Milk Stout is a roasty, sweet stout made complex and smooth with the addition of cold brew coffee.
American Stout
8.5% ABV  ·  40 IBU

Summit Winter Ale   
Summit Brewing Co.  ·  St. Paul, MN
A somewhat strong dark beer with added spices that suggest the winter season
Winter Seasonal Beer
6.4% ABV  ·  40 IBU

Bottle List - 14


Blue Moon Belgian White   
Blue Moon Brewing Co.  ·  Golden, CO
Brewed with oats and spiced with orange peel and coriander. An unfiltered wheat ale spiced in the Belgian tradition.
Witbier
5.4% ABV  ·  9 IBU

Bud Light   
Anheuser-Busch, Inc.  ·  St. Louis, MO
A distinctively crisp taste with fewer calories!!!
American Light Lager
4.3% ABV  ·  10 IBU

Budweiser   
Anheuser-Busch, Inc.  ·  St. Louis, MO
Budweiser is a medium-bodied, flavorful, and crisp with blended layers of premium American and European hop aromas.
American Lager
5.0% ABV  ·  10 IBU

Coors Light   
Coors Brewing Company  ·  Golden, CO
Coors Light has a nice, bright appearance when poured and a crisp, clean taste.
American Light Lager
4.2% ABV  ·  12 IBU

Corona Extra   
Cervecería Modelo  ·  Tijuana, Mexico
Corona's aroma is fruity-honey with a touch of malt and the flavor is crisp and well-balanced between hops and malt, toward the malt side.
International Pale Lager
4.5% ABV  ·  10 IBU

Fox Barrel Pear   
Fox Barrel Cider Company  ·  Colfax, CA
A beer with additional flavors and aroma from fruit
Fruit Beer
4.5% ABV

Grain Belt Grainbelt Premium   
Grain Belt  ·  New Ulm, MN
A light-bodied lager designed with drinkability in mind.
American Lager
4.6% ABV  ·  10 IBU

Grain Belt Nordeast   
Grain Belt  ·  New Ulm, MN
A light-bodied lager designed with drinkability in mind.

Michelob Golden Draft Light   
Michelob  ·  St Louis, MO
Michelob Golden Draft is a premium, cold-filtered lager beer that is brewed using two-row barley malt, premium American hops and corn to achieve its smooth, full taste.
American Light Lager
4.1% ABV  ·  10 IBU

Michelob Ultra   
Michelob  ·  St Louis, MO
Michelob Ultra appeals to beer drinkers interested in a superior tasting light beer that promotes an active, social lifestyle.
American Light Lager
4.1% ABV  ·  10 IBU

Mike's Hard Lemonade   
Mike's Hard Lemonade Co.  ·  Chicago, IL
Lemonade for Grown-ups. Cold. Hard. Refreshing.
Fruit Beer
5.0% ABV

Miller Lite   
Miller Brewing Company  ·  Milwaukee, WI
Miller Lite is a pilsner-style beer brewed with choice hops, the finest blend of American-grown barley malts and pure, soft water to deliver the great taste of a true pilsner beer.
American Light Lager
4.2% ABV  ·  12 IBU

O'Doul's   
Anheuser-Busch, Inc.  ·  St. Louis, MO
O'Doul's is a premium non-alcohol brew featuring a deep, golden color, a light hop and spice aroma, and a mild, sweet taste.
Non-Alcoholic Beer
0.5% ABV  ·  5 IBU

Stella Artois Lager   
Stella Artois  ·  Leuven, Belgium
One of the World's best selling beers, enjoyed in more than 80 countries. Low malt sweetness with a crisp finish.
Czech Pale Lager
5.2% ABV  ·  25 IBU

Spirits - 71


1800 Tequila Reserva Anejo   
Casa Cuervo  ·  Tijuana, Mexico
100% blue agave, aged in French Oak barrels for three years
Añejo Tequila
80° (40%)


Angel's Envy Port Finish   
Angel's Envy  ·  United States
Vanilla, ripe fruit, maple syrup, toast and bitter chocolate to taste. The finish is clean and lingering sweetness with a hint of Madeira that slowly fades.
Straight Bourbon Whiskey
86.6° (43.3%)








Booker's   
MASTER DISTILLER NOTES “Maw Maw’s batch was named for my Great Grandmother who played an important role in my dad’s life. The aroma for this batch is rich with hints of vanilla and toasted nuts, and the taste is well balanced with a warmth which moves to a clean, long finish.” Fred Noe Aged 6 years 7 months and 3 days 128 Proof
Straight Bourbon Whiskey
7 yr
126.7° (63.35%)

Bulleit Bourbon   
Bulleit Distillery  ·  Louisville, KY
Medium amber in color, with gentle spiciness and sweet oak aromas. Mid-palate is smooth with tones of maple, oak, and nutmeg. Finish is long, dry, and satiny with a light toffee flavor.

Bulleit Bourbon 10 year old   
Bulleit Distillery  ·  Louisville, KY
Deep russet in color, rich oaky aromas. Consistently smooth taste with vanilla, dried fruit, and a long, smoky finish.
Straight Bourbon Whiskey
182.4° (91.2%)

Bulleit Rye   
Bulleit Distillery  ·  Louisville, KY
Russet in color, with rich oaky aromas. The taste is exceptionally smooth, with hints of vanilla, honey, and spice. Finish is crisp and clean, with long, lingering flavors.





Canadian Whiskey
80° (40%)




Diageo Crown Royal   
Diageo United Kingdom  ·  London, United Kingdom
TASTING NOTES NOSE: Rich and robust, with slight hints of vanilla and fruit. PALATE: Delicately smooth and creamy with hints of oak and the sweet flavor of vanilla. FINISH: Long and lingering.

Don Julio 1942 Anejo   
Tequila Don Julio  ·  Jalisco, Mexico
Añejo Tequila
80° (40%)

Don Julio Anejo   
Tequila Don Julio  ·  Jalisco, Mexico
Añejo Tequila
80° (40%)

Gentleman Jack   
Jack Daniel Distillery  ·  Lynchburg, TN
Just like Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey and Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel, Gentleman Jack is charcoal mellowed before going into the barrel. Gentleman Jack, however, receives an additional “blessing” when it is charcoal mellowed again after reaching maturity giving it ultimate smoothness. Gentleman Jack is full-bodied with fruit and spices, and its finish is silky, warm, and pleasant. When you drink Gentleman Jack, do so with pride, for this is the whiskey a gentleman orders.
Tennessee Whiskey
80° (40%)






Grain Vodka
80° (40%)

Hendricks   
THE GIRVAN DISTILLERY  ·  Scotland
Classic Gin
88° (44%)

Jack Daniel's   
Jack Daniel Distillery  ·  Lynchburg, TN
We do things a little differently around here – and that’s what gives Jack Daniel’s its distinctive character. We charcoal mellow our whiskey drop by drop, then let it age in our own handcrafted barrels. And we don’t follow a calendar. Our Tennessee Sippin’ Whiskey is ready only when our tasters say it is. We use our senses, just like Jack Daniel himself did. In fact, more than a century later, our Tennessee Whiskey is still judged the same way. By the way it looks. By the way it smells. And, of course, by the way it tastes. 80 Proof
Tennessee Whiskey
80° (40%)



Irish Blended Whiskey
12 yr
80° (40%)

Jameson Irish Whiskey   
Midleton Distillery  ·  Midleton, Ireland
Jameson Original is a blend of pot still and fine grain whiskeys that is as versatile as it is smooth. Triple-distilled and aged for a minimum of 4 years, this is the timeless whiskey that turned our green bottle into an icon. Nose: To the nose, Jameson has a light floral fragrance, peppered with spicy wood and sweet notes. Taste: Perfect balance of spicy, nutty and vanilla notes with hints of sweet sherry and exceptional smoothness.

Jameson | 18yr   
Jameson Distillery  ·  Ireland
Irish Whiskey
80° (40%)


Johnnie Walker Black Label   
Johnnie Walker & Sons  ·  Kilmarnock, Scotland
Johnnie Walker Black Label is our Iconic Blend, recognized as the benchmark for all other deluxe blends. Created using only Scotch Whiskies aged for a minimum of 12 years from the four corners of Scotland, Johnnie Walker Black Label has an unmistakably smooth, deep, complex character. An impressive Blended Scotch Whisky to share on any occasion, whether you're entertaining at home with friends or on a memorable night out.
Blended Scotch Whisky
12 yr
80° (40%)

Johnnie Walker Blue Label   
Johnnie Walker & Sons  ·  Kilmarnock, Scotland
Exquisite blend made from some of Scotland’s most exceptional Scotch Whiskies. Only one in every ten thousand casks has the elusive quality.

Johnnie Walker Red Label   
Johnnie Walker & Sons  ·  Kilmarnock, Scotland
Johnnie Walker Red Label is our Pioneer Blend, the one that introduced our whisky to the world. Highly versatile and with universal appeal, it has a bold, distinctive flavor that shines through even when mixed. Johnnie Walker Red Label is now the best-selling Scotch Whisky around the globe. Perfect for parties and get-togethers, at home, or going out. Enjoy with friends.


Ketel One Vodka   
Nolet Distillery  ·  Schiedam, Netherlands
Grain Vodka
80° (40%)

Knob Creek   
COLOR You can spot our deeper and darker amber pour. TASTE Takes over your palate with big notes of oak, caramel and fruit. AROMA Expansive notes of maple sugar, toasted nuts and oak. FINISH Long and smooth but with more kick than most. Aged 9 Years 100 Proof
Straight Bourbon Whiskey
9 yr
100° (50%)




Maker's Mark   
Proof: 90 Aroma: Woody oak, caramel, vanilla and wheat prevail in the nose Taste: Sweet and balanced with caramel, vanilla and fruity essences Finish: Smooth and subtle


Patron Silver   
CDC (Patrón)  ·  Jalisco, Mexico
Blanco Tequila
80° (40%)






Grain Vodka
80° (40%)









Tito's Handmade Vodka   
Mockingbird Distillery  ·  Austin, TX
Tito’s Handmade Vodka is produced in Austin at Texas’ oldest legal distillery. We make it in batches, use old-fashioned pot stills, and taste-test every batch. Tito’s Handmade Vodka is designed to be savored by spirit connoisseurs and everyday drinkers alike. Our process, similar to those used to make fine single malt scotches and high-end French cognacs, requires more skill and effort than others, but it's well worth it.
Grain Vodka
80° (40%)

Irish Whiskey
80° (40%)

Wild Turkey 101   
Wild Turkey Distilling Co.  ·  Lawrenceburg, KY
Straight Bourbon Whiskey
101° (50.5%)



Wine - 4


Bex Riesling   
Vintage: 2011

Chamisal Vineyards Stainless Chardonnay   
Chamisal Vineyards  ·  Central Coast/Monterey, California
Vintage: 2013

Simboli   
La Vis  ·  Trentino-Alto Adige
Vintage: 2013
Pinot Grigio/Gris

Sparkling Moscato   
Astoria  ·  Veneto
Vintage: 2013

Cocktails - 15


Blue Whale
Blue Curaco Malibu Coconut liqueur Pineapple Juice Sprite
Sweet Bitter
Light Alcohol Spirit Forward
The Blue Whale come with an miniature blue whale stress toy!!!!

Bulldog Margarita
Corona Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice Grand Marnier Jose Cuervo Especial Gold
Can't decided between a margarita or a Corona? This drink is perfect of you, a huge 25oz margarita served with a Corona turned upside down in it!!!!
Sweet Bitter
Light Alcohol Spirit Forward
This margarita is served in a 22oz Frosty mug, with all fresh ingredients and an ice cold corona hanging out of the top!!!

Dark and Stromy
Myers's Dark Rum Fresh Squeezed Lime Sugar Cock and Bull Ginger Beer
Sweet Bitter
Light Alcohol Spirit Forward

Famous Long Island
Coke Gin Light Rum Sweet and Sour Vodka
Sweet Bitter
Light Alcohol Spirit Forward
Make sure you try them in all the flavors Tropical- Cranberry, Pineapple and Orange Juice Raspberry- Chambord and Spirte Tip Top- Absolut, Bacardi, and Tanqueray

French Connection
Courvoisier VSOP Cognac Disaronno Originale amaretto
Sweet Bitter
Light Alcohol Spirit Forward

Joe Cool
Bols Peach Liqueur Bols Watermelon Liqueur Cranberry juice Pineapple Juice Sweet and Sour
Sweet Bitter
Light Alcohol Spirit Forward
The Joe Cool is served with a pair of Tav on the Ave official sun glasses!

Lizard Lotion
Apple Pucker Fresh Lime Juice Midori Orange Juice Pina Colada Pineapple Juice
Sweet Bitter
Light Alcohol Spirit Forward
Lately there has been glow in the dark lizards that have been crawling around this drink!!!!!

Mojito
Bacardi Superior Rum Limes Sugar Mint
Sweet Bitter
Light Alcohol Spirit Forward

Moscow Mule
Titos Handmade Vodka Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice Cock and Bull Ginger Beer
Sweet Bitter
Light Alcohol Spirit Forward
This drink is served in a traditional Copper Cup. Make this this a WILD ASS by substituting Jameson Irish Whiskey or Bombay Sapphire Gin

Naughty Nemo
Dr. Mcgillicuddy"S Vanilla Blue Curaco Triple Sec Cream
Sweet Bitter
Light Alcohol Spirit Forward
This Disney influenced drink comes severed with is own little clown fish!!! Make sure you catch one today!!!

Old Fashioned
Bulleit Rye Sugar Bitters Orange Zest Bourbon Soaked Cherries
Sweet Bitter
Light Alcohol Spirit Forward

Old Gregg
Absolut Raspberri Absolut Vanilla Chambord Liqueur Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
Sweet Bitter
Light Alcohol Spirit Forward

Orange Cosmo
Absolut Mandrin Cointreau Liqueur Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice Cranberry juice
Sweet Bitter
Light Alcohol Spirit Forward

Rubber Ducky
99 Bananas Cream Light Rum Pineapple Juice Sweet and Sour
Sweet Bitter
Light Alcohol Spirit Forward
Make sure you collect all of the Rubber Ducks that are served in each one of these drinks!!! Ducks are all seasonal!

Traditional Whiskey Sour
Bulleit Rye Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice Simple Syrup Angostura Bitters Egg white
Sweet Bitter
Light Alcohol Spirit Forward

On Deck - 5


Lagunitas Hop Stoopid   
Lagunitas Brewing Company  ·  Petaluma, CA
The beer with a guarantee built right into the name, this one is destined to blast through the flavors from the night before. Massively dry-hopped for your aromatic pleasure.
Double IPA
8.0% ABV  ·  100 IBU

Blue Moon Belgian White   
Blue Moon Brewing Co.  ·  Golden, CO
Brewed with oats and spiced with orange peel and coriander. An unfiltered wheat ale spiced in the Belgian tradition.
Witbier
5.4% ABV  ·  9 IBU

Fulton 300 IPA   
Fulton Brewery  ·  Minneapolis, MN
It's an IPA built on a base of Weyermann Pilsner malt and heavily hopped from start to finish with Mosaic.
American IPA
6.9% ABV  ·  74 IBU

Rodenbach Classic   
Brouwerij Rodenbach  ·  Roeselare, Belgium
Rodenbach consists of 3/4 young beer and 1/4 beer matured two years in oak. Rodenbach is highly refreshing and appetising: the perfect apéritif!
Flanders Red Ale
5.2% ABV  ·  30 IBU

Lagunitas Tuberfest   
Lagunitas Brewing Company  ·  Petaluma, CA
The TuberFest is a smooth and malty lager that is balanced with some delicious Pacific NW Idaho #7 hops, giving it a cedary herbal zing…
Märzen
7.25% ABV  ·  45 IBU