Cowboy Jack’s saloon coming to Otsego Waterfront

After Midnight Group has restaurants in Bloomington, St. Cloud and Plymouth, among others

What: Cowboy Jack’s

Where: 9010 Quantrelle Ave. N.E.

Why Otsego? We really like the area and have management who live locally in Otsego and Elk River, so it was the perfect fit.

Photos by Jim Boyle
Cowboy Jacks has changed the look of the Waterfront East building with its Wild West treatment of the brick building. Patrons will be greeted by an antique carriage, skulls and a rusty tin roof adorning north side of the restaurant.
Top and to the left: Inside, reward posters, antique motorcycles and guns help add to the atmosphere. There’s even a chandelier made with a carriage wheel and lanterns.

Why it’s unique to this area? Cowboy Jack’s has a lot to offer and that’s what makes it unique. Our demographics are so broad because we are a place where people go and feel relaxed and comfortable — whether it be  breakfast on a Saturday morning, a family dinner, a client lunch, a couple  of drinks after a long, hard day of work, a birthday party, to watch the Vikings play, or just to let loose and have a night out.

What this will mean to Waterfront development?  Undecided at this point

Does Cowboy Jack’s have a history of being a community partner, and, if so, how? Cowboy Jack’s is being known for being very active in their community. We work with local school and sports programs, local businesses, and do a lot with fundraisers and nonprofits.

For us it’s about developing relationships and growing with the community. We are not only here as a business, but as a supporter of all the other businesses in the area. We are very excited about the Otsego area because from what we have seen so far the area has a very good sense of community. We are excited to be a part of that.

Owner: The After Midnight Group ( also owns Cowboy Jack’s Plymouth, Cowboy Jack’s Bloomington,Cowboy Jack’s Downtown Minneapolis, Cowboy Slims Uptown, Cowboy Jack’s St. Cloud, Cowboy’s Saloon Circle Pines, Cabooze, The Joint Bar

Size: 5,500 square feet

Timeline: Open in October

Jobs at restaurant: We are currently hiring for all positions. We are currently taking applications and doing interviews at our Cowboy Jack’s Plymouth location (4120 Berkshire Lane N., Plymouth).

Of special note:   Cowboy Jack’s will feature live acoustic music on Friday and Saturday nights. We will have happy hour twice a day every day. Nightly specials include exciting promotions  such as Sloppy Jack’s on Mondays, Burgers on Wednesdays from 5 to 10 p.m., and bottomless bloody mary and screwdriver specials on Saturday and Sundays from 10 a.m. to noon.

Down the road you might also see other fun activities such as karaoke, meat raffles and bingo.