Located in the heart of City Center Mankato’s Entertainment District

Pub 500 is the perfect spot to gather with friends or family and enjoy genuine hearty fare and liberating libations. With a wide selection of beer and drinks, appetizers, sandwiches and entrees you’ll find something to please even the pickiest one of the bunch!


Pub 500’s patios are a great place to grab lunch, an ice-cold brew at Happy Hour or watch the nightlife of City Center Mankato. Perfect on warm days or cool nights, you can come and sit back around the fire pit with friends and family. And if you get hungry, our menu offers classic hearty fare that is sure to please everyone. Our south side patio is smoke-free until 9 p.m.


The perfect gift for anyone, anytime!

Pub 500 Gift Cards may be purchased at the Pub in any amount and used for food, beverages or Pub Wear. Stop in today and we’ll make your shopping easy.

Pub 500 Gift Cards


Patio Dining at Pub 500


We wouldn’t be here without each and every one of you.

Travelers’ Choice Award 2020 – Trip Advisor
Two time winner of the National Restaurant Association Good Neighbor Award for the State of Minnesota
Minnesota’s 12 Best Bars outside the Twin Cities ~ Thrilllist
Kind of a Big Deal Awards – Top Bartender Nominee ~ The Growler Magazine
Certificate of Excellence ~ Trip Advisor
Best Restaurants in 56001 Best Burger Category ~ LocalEats
Best Happy Hour ~ Mankato Free Press
Dog Friendly Patio ~ BringFido.com
Top Rated Place To Eat ~ Family Destinations Guide

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2014 Partner Award ~ Minnesota State Univeristy, Mankato
2014 CityDesign Award of Excellence, Downtown Detail Award ~ City Center Partnership
Best Bar and Best Live Music ~ Slanted Magazine
Champion of Diversity ~ Greater Mankato Diversity Council
Best Happy Hour ~ Mankato Magazine
2012 Mankato President’s Circle Award ~ Minnesota State Univeristy, Mankato
2013 “Good Ol’ Mustache Bash” Fundraising Event ~ Minnesota Restaurant Association
2009 Hospitality Award ~ Visit Mankato
2006 Best Pub/Tavern in Southern Minnesota ~ Applause Magazine
2005 Best Customer Service ~ Static Magazine