1928 University Ave NE Minneapolis, MN 55418

  • Hours

    Weekend Brunch Seating Hours:
    Saturday and Sunday 10:00AM -1:30PM
    Lunch Menu Seating Hours:
    Friday Only: 11:00AM - 2:00PM
    Happy Hour (Bar Only) Seating Hours:
    Wednesday to Sunday: 3:30PM to 6:00PM
    Dinner Menu Seating Hours:
    Wednesday to Saturday 4:00PM to 9:00PM

    Sunday 4:00PM to 8:00PM

  • Contact Us

Truly a family legacy, the roots of Jax Cafe run deep.

Beginning in 1910 when great-grandfather Stanley Kozlak built the business on the corner of 20th and University Avenue. The building housed his furniture, hardware, and funeral services as well as the local dance hall. When prohibition ended in 1933, a liquor license was obtained and Jax Bar and Cafe was born- in the very part of the building the main bar lives today.

Our Story

Reserve a banquet room today

Rich with an ambience of nostalgia and heritage, we bring to you our Banquet Rooms to create your own fond memories and unforgettable affairs. If these walls can talk, you'll hear the laughter and joy of generations past as you add your own excitement and celebrations.

Private Dining & Events

"50 years and still going strong!"

My parents John and Mary Jelinek had their wedding reception at Jax on May 24, 1969. Yesterday we celebrated their 50th anniversary with- what else? Brunch at Jax! Everything was absolutely amazing! -Beth Loeffler