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Visit Downtown Brainerd

You may have noticed some changes in Downtown Brainerd if you haven't visited for awhile! While many of the favorites can still be found, there are also a ton of newer shops, restaurants and businesses to visit. There really is something for everyone.

There are a wide variety of shops and stores downtown for every budget and interest. Stop by one of the many secondhand and thrift stores including Open City Thrift and Bargains on 7th, or visit the Iron Hills Gun & Pawn around the corner for some great deals. Find the latest in fashion at The Gallery and The Olde Open Window, or browse the selection of handmade bath and beauty products at The Purple Fern.

For specialized shopping, check out Arlene's Bridal or VIP Floral for upcoming wedding planning, E.L. Menk for the perfect jewelry item, or Bob & Fran's for new home or cabin furnishings.

Downtown Brainerd dining and beverage options include the Brainerd American Legion, Coco Moon, Crow Wing Co-Op, El Potro Mexican Restaurant, Front Street Café, Last Turn Saloon, Sage on Laurel, The Six Twelve Station, Ya Sure Kombucha, and Yesterday's Gone. Don't forget to stop by Fancy Pants Chocolate and the Knotty Pine Bakery to pickup some homemade desserts.

Beauty services in Downtown Brainerd include Lakes Lash Studio, Vaenn Hair Studio, Elysium Hair Studio, Hair & Beyond, and Belle Creations.


A number of favorite local events and annual holiday events are held in Downtown Brainerd each year including the Here for Good Market every Tuesday Until August 31st, The Halloween Spooktacular, and the Downtown Window Walk held every December. There are plenty of great opportunities to bring the whole family out for shopping, fun, and food!

Downtown Brainerd Business Guide

Design Consign
Assertive Community Treatment
Sports Card Central
Picture Perfect
612 Station
Front Street Cafe
Open City Thrift
Bridge of Harmony
The Gallery
Liode Oils
E.L. Menk
Cat Tales
Northwind Grille
Coco Moon
Borden, Steinbauer & KruegerPA
Iron Hills Gun & Pawn

American Legion
Charpentier & Lange
Atlas Abstract & Title
Last Turn Saloon
Northland Fire Protection
Oldies Etc.
Dragon Forge Games
Pit Stop
Arlene's Bridal
Purple Fern
Vaenn Hair Studio
Lakes Area Music Festival
Crossing Arts Alliance
Knotty Pine Bakery
Rumbly Hall
SE'z Bar

Cindy's Quilt Shop
Doherty Staffing
Fancy Pants Chocolates
Visit Brainerd
Hello Gorgeous
VIP Floral, Weddings & Gifts
Ivy Room
The Parlor
Lakes Vape & Rec Supply
Bob & Fran's
Brainerd BN Credit Union
Bremer Bank
O'Nearys Pub
Lakes Lash Studio
Century Link
The Office Shop
Anderson Cleaners

Movement Garden Studio
Makers Space
Belle Creations
Bargains on 7th
Elysium Hair Studio
Old Open Window
Sage on Laurel
Crow Wing Co-Op
Downtown Art & Frame
El Potro
Hair & Beyond
Nextera Communications
US Bank
Severson Porter Law