Went on a little fun adventure today to enjoy some crafty cocktails, eat tasty bites and compete in 18-holes of miniature golf all in the newly opened Can Can Wonderland in St. Paul.
It’s in the basement of a warehouse and has underground parking with a one-way creepy steep ramp. A lot of hand-made signs guide you throughout the establishment almost like it’s a pop up rave of some sort. Unorganized is the best word to describe how it functions. You really don’t know if you’re in line to play or to get on a list. There are four bars, with three different menus. You can’t order the same items at each bar, so make sure you grab the correct menu.
It was about an hour and a half wait to play golf today (Saturday) at 2pm. No fret–ample time to explore the grounds and sort out the confusion. Played a few old school pinball machines that seemed to have techs working on a different one on every turn around. The staff is very hipster friendly and well knowledgeable with the cocktails they pour. Great conversations can be had to make the wait time go by very quickly.
The food and drinks are fun and creative and I wouldn’t mind trying every item…on all three menus. On this visit I tried the Mac and cheese dog, a brisket and bacon grilled cheese with a side of tomato soup, a Bloody Mary, and a blue cheese infused gin drink served in a bloody shark jaws. Also had the “Cruise Ship” – mini donuts with caramel and chocolate sauce, bacon and sprinkles, and comes with a cone of cotton candy, yum!
I’d wait a month or so to go. Let them get up to speed and work out the few kinks they have. It’s new, but it’s fun. They are only open Thursday – Sunday and after 8:30pm anyone under 21 has to motivate. Not every hole is finished, and some aren’t working properly at the moment. I’d also avoid weekend days. The art work (holes) are awesome to play and work your way around, but you are a bit rushed with players eagerly waiting behind you, I get it though.
-Phatphood (follow me on Instagram)