Whether you are a local from Renville County, or just driving through town, JJ’s Bar & Grill in the city of Danube, MN is worth a stop.
Owned by Joey Jensen (JJ) and his fiance, Jackie Miller since 2017, JJ’s prides itself on being a hometown bar where everyone knows your name but also welcomes new faces from all over the state. The hometown bar in Danube has been a family affair for about 18 years. Joey pointed out, “We purchased the bar from my fiance’s parents, Dave and Darlene Miller about two and a half years ago. When they owned it, it was called Millers on Main.” Joey knows the small town of Danube well; he and his family live in Danube, and during the day he works for the City of Danube doing maintenance.
Something for Everyone on the JJ’s Menu
Like many bars and restaurants, COVID-19 has presented new challenges for JJ’s Bar & Grill, but they are excited to now be open full time, offering both takeout and dine-in. JJ’s menu includes everything from cappuccinos and smoothies, to burgers, fried food, pizzas, and a full bar. The cappuccinos and smoothie bar are a new offering this year. Joey said, “The neighborhood kids love to stop in on these summer afternoons to get a cool smoothie.” The bar also has some fun specials, such as a Social Security number deal; if the last digit of your social security number matches one that is drawn each day, your second drink is half price.
“The neighborhood kids love to stop in on these summer afternoons to get a cool smoothie.”
Welcoming Bikers with Minnesota Motorcycle Runs
Motorcycle enthusiasts and Harley Davidson owners from Central Minnesota are familiar with the popular Apol’s Harley-Davidson’s Bandana Run” and JJ’s Bar & Grill and Danube is honored to be one of the sponsors. This summer, JJ’s is also a sponsor for the Passport Run through ABATES (American Bikers for Awareness, Training, and Education of Minnesota) where people buy a book, and get a stamp for every stop they make, with a chance to win a lot of big prizes! Customers that stop in for the Bandana Run or Passport Run also get appetizers at JJ’s for buy one, get one half off. A motorcycle enthusiast himself, Joey is thrilled to see bikers from all over the state of Minnesota, stop into JJ’s. “We serve a lot of locals, but also welcome bikers and new customers to check us out!”
“We serve a lot of locals, but also welcome bikers and new customers to check us out!”
Connected to Danube Community Center
Connected to the Danube Community Center, JJ’s Bar & Grill can provide beverages for special events with Danube City Council approval, “It’s great serving parties and celebrations through the Community Center… we can leave the door open, and then people can walk over to JJ’s to get a drink and then go back to their party.”
“It’s great serving parties and celebrations through the Community Center… we can leave the door open, and then people can walk over to JJ’s to get a drink and then go back to their party.”
Building a Business through Relationships
When Joey was shopping for insurance for his small business, he looked to the great experiences that his Mom has had with Michael Gauquie. Michael is an independent agent at MG Insurance Agency and a previous owner, who sold the business to Christian Ochsendorf. Even though MG Insurance is currently located in Willmar, MN, Joey remembers when Michael had an insurance agency in the Olivia area, “My Mom has had a great relationship with Michael Gauquie for a long time, so MG Insurance was also my agency of choice for commercial liability insurance, and I have received great service from them.” If your business is looking for commercial insurance, we invite you to give us a call or request a quote online here. Our goal is to find the ideal business or commercial insurance coverage for you to help your business be successful.
Stop by JJ’s Bar in Danube
JJ’s Bar and Grill is located on 405 N Main Street in Danube, MN. Danube is a small quaint town located on the intersection of Highway 212 and County Road 1 in Central Minnesota. Stop by Monday-Thursday 11:30am-1pm, and Friday-Saturday 10am-1pm for great food, drinks, and a polite and cozy atmosphere. You can find JJ’s on both Facebook and Snapchat or via phone at (320) 826-2606.
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