Voted as the Best Country Bar in Minnesota for good reason. We know a lot about great music, cold drinks, and great food. You won’t find a more patriotic and true bar than Rollie's Rednecks and Longnecks in what we call "Tinville Minnesota"!
With live music every week from local artists as well as national performers throughout the year, we continue to bring the best lineup of country and rock music to the St. Cloud & Sauk Rapids. Rollie's has everything from lunch, dinner, great live music, outdoor shows, your favorite drinks, shots and much more. Read how it all started.
How it Started
“I was broke,” he said. “I’d been playing in bars around the area for about thirty years, and I used to play this bar back in the day when it was called The Hitchin’ Post, and I told my wife, ‘If it ever comes up for sale, we’re gonna buy it and turn it around.”
In 2009, that dream came true, and they opened the first night with an ode to his father, who had passed away.
“My dad was a huge Stonewall Jackson fan, and I told my mom when I bought the bar the first act would be Stonewall Jackson for my dad, and by God, we got him up here, and he played here, and he did a great, great show,” Rollie said. “He called me a week later to thank me for the show and he told me he was out fishing with George Jones. And George Jones said, ‘Hi, Rollie.'”
For those not familiar with the artists of the genre, a call from George Jones is akin to getting a call from Mick Jagger.
“And that kickstarted everything, it went so well,” Rollie said. “And after that we got Conferderate Railroad, T.G. Sheperd – we’ve had so many bands the walls are full of them here.” Most of the artists that are hung on the wall have also graced the stage, where there’s even a hidden piece of the Grand Ol’ Opry.
Yet even after rubbing elbows with country music’s biggest stars, it’s friends and family that Rollie holds most dear.
Don’t let the name scare you away. “Redneck is a big misconception. To me, it’s just a working American — a contributor,” Rollie said. “We don’t cater to just one group, we cater to everybody.”
The place is like a museum dedicated to the country music genre. Come visit us today.