The Bachelor Farmer Will Not Reopen

The Dayton Bros’ North Loop restaurant, cafe, and Marvel Bar are all COVID-19 victims
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The Bachelor Farmer

Jon Reed Forsman

Update (3/5/21): The Bachelor Farmer/Marvel Bar building is up for sale for a confidential purchase price. Assembly is the firm with the listing.

Twin Cities dining community star restaurant the Bachelor Farmer is no more. Along with its adjacent cafe and downstairs Marvel Bar, this corner of North Loop culinary excellence is going permanently dark. The news came in a note posted today by co-owner Eric Dayton (also of Askov Finlayson).

“We were already walking a fine line before COVID-19, and given that no one knows how long the impacts of this pandemic will last, or what the new normal will be, I do not see a viable path forward,” he writes.


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He covers it pretty well here. Anyone who spent a decent amount of time in Minneapolis’ North Loop got to know these establishments well over the past decade. Beautiful spaces with kind and talented people serving up creative concoctions. The memories will live on.

Read Minnesota Monthly‘s past coverage of The Bachelor Farmer:

First Bite: The Bachelor FarmerReview: Bachelor Party, by Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl

The Bachelor Farmer’s Smørrebrød is The Brunch of The Summer

DeRushaEats: Marvel Bar and Bachelor Farmer

Discover How Khanh Tran of The Bachelor Farmer Creates the Perfect Plate

Best New Restaurants 2012

Why Paul Berglund Earned a James Beard Award

Hot Plate: A Day Behind the Scenes at the Bachelor Farmer