In 1984 Joe and Linda Schaefer bought the location which is now Moose Country. With the help of family and friends, Joe’s Dad led the team to extensively remodel the Moose Country location.  On August 9, 1984 Pony’s American Bar opened its doors for business.  It brought a fun, casual happy hour and dining experience along with late night dancing to Lilydale.

The Schaefer’s expanded to four locations in the late 80’s, all called Jose’s “Cheeks and Cheers”.  The atmosphere at Jose’s was casual, fun and sometimes even wild. The Schaefer’s sold three of the four Jose’s, keeping what is now Moose Country. In   1997 they opened the Wild Onion on Grand Avenue. Since then Moose Country and   Wild Onion have been neighborhood bars and restaurants serving cold beer, hot food and a damn good time late night!

Over the years the Schaefer’s have always sought to provide the best quality, service and late night entertainment. So come in and enjoy our atmosphere, hospitality and service with a smile.  We welcome you for lunch, happy hour, dinner and dancing sometime soon!


Schaefer’s expanded to four locations in St. Paul, Minneapolis, Burnsville and Lilydale in the late 80’s, all called Jose’s “Cheeks and Cheers”.  The atmosphere at Jose’s was casual, fun and sometimes even wild.The Schaefer’s sold three of the four Jose’s, keeping what is now Moose Country. Then, in 1997 they opened the Wild Onion on Grand Avenue. Since then, Moose Country & Wild Onion have been neighborhood bars and restaurants serving cold beer, hot food and a damn good time late night! Over the years the Moose has always been a family effort.

Moose Country About Us_web

So come in and enjoy our atmosphere, hospitality and service with a smile.  We welcome you for happy hour, dinner and dancing sometime soon!

 

 

Check Us Out In Person

Monday – Friday
Bar Hours: 2pm – 2am
Kitchen open at 4:30pm

Saturday and Sunday
Bar Hours: 10:30am – 2am
Kitchen open at 10:30am

Phone: (651) 451-0160
Address: 857 Sibley Memorial Highway  Mendota Heights, MN 55118