Third & Franklin | Winona, MN
Since 2007, Ed's has been serving the finest, fresh ales & lagers, cocktails & wine, and Art & Entertainment to Winona. Stop in to relax in our aesthetic atmosphere, grab a pint of something tasty, meet with friends and/or colleagues, and enjoy the artwork and/or a show. We offer beer tastings, live performances (from comedy to jazz to rock n' roll), and our mod side-lounge provides an excellent private room for meetings and small functions. Hope to see you soon!
We at Ed's are serious about good brews and are committed to bringing Winona the freshest and best available beers at all times. Come check out our rotating taps, great bottle selection and our 1st Tuesday Beer Club tastings.
Whether you are in the mood for a Bloody Mary, a hand crushed Margarita, a summer Mojito, our signature Tinto de Verano, or something either classic or new, the mixologists at Ed's will make you a cocktail to remember.
Much like our dedication to fine brews and drinks, our passion for quality entertainment results in a consistent and eclectic line up of fantastic shows. Check out the events calendar to find the next great performance!
From the Bar: 01/14/14
It’s been a long cold winter already, but we are gearing up for our biggest few months yet! Ed’s aims to prove this winter and spring, that it is THE choice for live music and entertainment in Winona. We’re betting that you’ll agree.
If you’ve been keeping up with the events at Ed’s, then you know the last couple weeks of January we have an incredible line up of acts, beginning with this week’s Wintergrass 2014! Like last year, we’ve teamed up with Boats and Bluegrass to book 5 nights of unparalleled music. Wednesday, we feature Dave Simonett (of Trampled by Turtles fame) and Band, along with the enigmatic Gabriel Douglas (of the 4 on the Floor); Thursday, Chicago bluegrass legend and former Hen House Prowler, Eric Lambert and Friends with Black River Revue opening; Friday our own Jake Ilika opens for Minneapolis folkgrass act The May North; Saturday local acts Beet Root Stew and Gravy Train hit the stage; and on Sunday, to cap off this amazing week, a HUGE triple bill consisting of Mike Munson, Charlie Parr and Mikkel Beckmen, and 81 year old Mississippi blues legend Leo ‘Bud’ Welch.
And it doesn’t stop there!!! The following week, to celebrate one of Winona’s great cultural events, The Frozen River Film Festival, we will feature on Tuesday 1/21 a beer tasting and 2 great FRFF films; Wednesday, Dead Horses and Last Revel; Thursday Jake Ilika and Actual Wolf; Friday Chris Holm (of the 4 on the Floor) brings his act Fattenin’ Frogs with The Old Fashioneds opening; Saturday’s Meltdown concert features Horseshoes and Hand Grenades and Jaybone Bell and Restless Light; and on Sunday, Mike Munson wraps it all up!
The rest of winter and spring doesn’t slow down much. We’ll be teaming up with MWMF to bring you Joey Ryan and the Inks on Jan 31, Lacrosse Reggae/Rock act T.U.G.G. will be in town on Feb 1st, People Brothers Band Feb 7th, Apollo Cobra Feb 8th, John Paulson’s jazz combo on Feb 15th, Kitchen Dwellers with Jaybone Bell on Feb 21, General B and the Wiz with Koo Koo Kangaroo on Feb 22, The Heavy Set and Erik Koskinen Band on March 1st, Manfort returns on March 15th, The Ultrasounds and San Dimas on March 28th, and Craig Baumann (of Fat Maw Rooney) brings his latest endeavor, Honest Monday on March 29th… Midwest Music Fest comes at the end of April with a few BIG surprises, Aaaaaaand, we are working on many more top quality shows to fill in the blanks. Heck Wilkie Days (July 8-13. Mark your calendars!!!) is almost half booked!
It’s been such a pleasure to work with so many nice and talented folks over the years, and our persistence, reinvestment, and commitment towards making the pub bigger and better, while maintaining quality and quaintness, has been paying off in dividends by attracting more and more of the top talent from the region and beyond to our stage. Folks love coming down to our little neck of the woods to play for YOU, the best music fans in the state!!!
While a large majority of the shows will be free, some will require a cover charge. However, you can be assured that A) The quality will be unmatched – Jim Trouten’s sound and lights are our ace in the hole, and good acts deserve decent pay. B) ALL door money is given directly to the talent and production.
As you already know, Ed’s isn’t just a music venue, we pride ourselves on having the best and freshest beer selection in town. Brandon has been great at curating an eclectic and high quality draught line up with many exclusive brews coming through in the past few months, including Deschutes Abyss and Surly Darkness. Our seasonal bottle selection has grown impressively, and Beer Club and Homebrew Club are still going strong. In fact, we’ve been seeing larger, more enthusiastic crowds than ever before at these events. Dave Sanders’ ‘Beer School’ series was a hit, and Founder’s Centennial IPA won our Hoptoberfest beer tasting and voting to be our featured IPA of the year. Stop down, not just for a show but anytime, to relax in our art filled, cozy environment and enjoy a great brew, cocktail or glass of wine!
We look forward to seeing you in the days, weeks, and months ahead!
Ed, Brandon, Maggie, Aliza, Sarah, Ian, Jonathan, and N8rain!