The Nook Basement – Saint Paul, Minnesota - Atlas Obscura
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Saint Paul, Minnesota

The Nook Basement

The basement bowling alley of this St. Paul dive bar is decorated with thousands of dollar bills. 

The Nook may be famous for its cheese-stuffed “Juicy Lucy” burger, but have you seen the basement? An old train car sits in this basement bowling alley, adorned with over $16,000 worth of one dollar bills. Patrons decorate the bills and tack them up on the ceiling and walls with toothpicks.

Know Before You Go

If you are going to bowl at Ran-Ham, this is an easy addition to your trip. If you are dining at the Nook, request a table in the basement but be warned, cell phone service can be tricky in the basement.