Wilbeski’s Blues Saloon
By Mitzi Beliveau
11/2017 Honorary Featured Article
The first time I danced at Wilebski’s Blues Saloon, I was amazed at the openness of the place. It has a mix of old and new décor and seating. This place has three levels of accommodation and great food for your pleasure. I was delighted by the large dance floor, the music that flows and brings you to a different world; the euphoric senses of the mind, body, and soul.
Wilbeski’s Blues Saloon Manager Duke is a master chef. He makes the most delish food led by his team of kitchen staff. Duke is warm and friendly with an occasional quick sense of humor that may leave a person with laughter and a smile that can be felt in the atmosphere. You will not be disappointed by the food or the Friday night buffet of items of 4-5 things that come free with your cover charge.
The bar and wait staff are friendly and always have a smile on their faces. If you were sad when you came in you will be smiling with the contagious friendliness.
Wilebski’s Blues Saloon got its start in the Frog Town area of St. Paul till they moved to their new permanent location. Wilebski’s Blues Saloon is owned by Mr. Rich DeFoe and his wife. Together they remodeled the building and kept the name Wilbeski’s Blues Saloon. Mr. Defoe who prefers to be called by his first name Rich from employees, visiting band member and people in the community.
I found Rich to be one of the most opened and warm-hearted men I’ve met, always making sure every who is in his place is feels welcomed. I have gone to different benefits and fundraiser held at Wilebski’s Blues Saloon for the Vets, band members whom may have battled Cancer; benefits in support of community outreach projects. I admire establishments that open their businesses to great causes. This truly shows the heart of the owners of Wilebski’s Blues Saloon that ripples throughout the community with a grander slogan of “people helping people”.
I often host large groups of people for a fun night of dancing at Wilebski’s Blues Saloon. Dancers of all levels dance here to the many different kinds of genre of bands that play here. They are open for music, food, and dancing on Friday nights with a cover charge.
The best to come at Wilbeski’s Blues Saloon is what they call, “The greatest jam session on earth.” On Tuesday nights you’ll find Wilebski’s Blues Saloon filled with different singers, musicians, and dancers. They mix and match different people for a different kind of experience of joy and upbeat music and dancing. I’ll repeat this, it is FREE, FREE, FREE! I am very much amazed by the comradery of the musicians and singers helping each other in the brotherhood of music.
Kudos to Wilebski’s Blues Saloon! I am always delighted and never disappointed going to Wilebski’s Blues Saloon. Wilebski’s Blues Saloon ranks one of the best Blues establishments in town by customers satisfaction and experiences!
Wilbeskis is located at 1638 Rice St, St Paul, MN 55117