Local Partners

We don't think you should have to go far to get a great glimpse of the area! Check out some of our local partners. We love to SHOP LOCAL!

Empire Coffee


Come back every week to try new roasts and blends. We feature coffee from all over the country, so you never know what roast or blend will enliven your taste buds. All of our coffees are reasonably priced, as well.

Why should you #JoinTheEmpire? Well, we put a lot of love into every cup of coffee we serve. That’s why our lattes are topped with little hearts. We’re also constantly on the lookout for new ideas to bring to Empire Coffee, such as our rose-and lavender-flavored sodas. Stop by now to try one of our creations for yourself.


Our coffee tap house features plenty of fresh coffees you can’t find elsewhere in Superior. We don’t want our atmosphere to feel just like any other place. Empire Coffee resides in a building from 1892 that features high ceilings and Victorian Roman architecture. It’s a classy yet cozy spot to enjoy a great cup of joe and a good time with family and friends.

Stop by today to see what we have on tap at Empire Coffee.

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Earth Rider Brewery

Earth Rider Brewery crafts world-class beer with Lake Superior water and peerless ingredients. Earth Rider’s team is proud to sustainably produce beer for Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Earth Rider is the first brewery in Superior, Wis. to produce beer for the region since 1967 when Northern Brewing Company ceased operations. The brewery building was constructed in the late 1880s as a bakery, transformed to a “bakery supply” store during prohibition, and then lasted five generations as a beer wholesaler (Leamon Mercantile).

Earth Rider’s Cedar Lounge taproom sits adjacent to the brewery. The Cedar is a historic Northern Brewing Company tied-house tavern constructed in 1912.

Earth Rider is a member of the Bev-Craft network of independent breweries, comprised of a team of decorated brewers and brewing-industry professionals with a mission to keep independent craft brewing robust.

1617 N 3rd St Superior, WI

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7 West Taphouse


Everything from classic American lagers to small-batch craft IPAs, our rotating beer-selection is sure to have something for you! We stand by our beer... So much, that we'll even mix it with our ground beef! We make sure to add that savory beer flavor to give our famous BeerBurgers that extra OOOMPH!

Our Burger-of-the-Month and Taco-of-the-Month specials bring unique specialties and classic favorites to your table each and every month!

1319 Tower Ave., Superior, WI

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Douglas County Historical Society

The Mission of DCHS is to collect, preserve, interpret and exhibit artifacts, archival materials and photographs of the cultural, social and political history of the people and communities of Douglas County, Wisconsin.

Located at 1101 John Avenue, the home of the DCHS was built in 1925 for $35,000 and was known as the Vasa Temple. Newspaper articles of the time inform us that it was erected by the Svea and the Freja lodges of the Vasa Order of America, which was a Swedish American organization. Lidgerwood-Mundy bought the building in 1948 and has been there until recently, when they moved their engineering and accounting divisions to their main headquarters. They have maintained the building very well, keeping the wiring updated and re-roofing the building in 1991.

Not only does our Great Hall serve as our exhibit room but it is also home to the History Theatre a feature unique to DCHS in the upper Midwest. In addition the building’s 40 by 60-foot hall is also large enough to utilize for meetings, weddings, funerals, musical and theatrical productions.

1101 John Avenue, Superior, WI

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Superior Public Museums

Superior Public Museums operates three unique historic sites: Fairlawn Mansion, SS Meteor Whaleback Ship, and the Old Firehouse and Police Museum. Each site offers tours, events, private rentals, and so much more.

The City of Superior stretches across the landscape at the head of Lake Superior, with a wide open view of Superior Bay. At the turn of the 20th century, the city was an important shipping port and a prosperous hub of industry where fortunes were made by men of vision. Superior Public Museums is proud to be instrumental in preserving this city’s rich and captivating history. We welcome you to be our guest as you travel back to the Gilded Age of our past.

Browse through our website to discover more about each of our three historic museums, including hours and tour admission prices. Check for upcoming events and entertainment, and read our blog for more insight into our museums’ past and present.

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Angie's Closet

As you step into Angie's Closet you will find a welcoming and inviting atmosphere. We cater to all ages from young women starting out, to career women, to women now enjoying the best years of their lives. We carry fresh classic trendy fashions.

You will find your perfect work outfit to casual weekend wear and even special occasion wear. We feature name brands and cater to all shapes and sizes with being affordable. We carry head to toe accessories including scarves, jewelry, handbags, shoes and boots.

Come and let Angie be your personal shopper and tour her closet!

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Joe Polecheck Photography

Located inside of Empire Coffee on Tower Ave., Joe Polecheck Photography captures landscape photos from the Twin Ports and surrounding natural areas. With a variety of print sizes, you'll be sure to take your favorite piece of the Twin Ports home!

As stated on his website, "photography is a medium through which to experience and share the wonder of this planet. Rather than stand as a barrier between myself and nature, my camera has completely changed my sense of beauty, and how to appreciate it. It has made me more finely in tune to the ever-changing interaction of patterns and shapes, light and shadows, drama and subtlety which make up the natural world. It allows me to capture the emotion and feeling of the moment, to preserve it, and to share it with others and to create often-needed reminders that this world truly is beautiful."

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North Shore Stand-Up Paddleboard

From the North Shore SUP website: "We are paddlers. We value the natural world around us. We love getting out there and into the environment in any way/shape/form. We come from a whitewater background and have experience guiding on rivers mostly in the southwestern region of Colorado/New Mexico. This is where we found sup, and our stoke to share it with others began. When the rivers got too low for rafting we became obsessed with how versatile and fun it was playing on a board. We learned all we could about the sport and still continue to develop and improve our expertise.

We now paddle year-round on different types of waterways with awesome people, who have made paddleboarding their profession! We attend clinics, build up our certifications, constantly keep up with the industry, and most importantly we are out there doing it all the time. We are proud of the equipment we choose to carry and it reflects in how amazed our customers are when they paddle with us!"

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Vintage Italian Pizza

Three great locations! We're in your neighborhood! Well, maybe not that close, but luckily we deliver!

Here at VIP we take pride in our generous portions and top quality ingredients. Our famous pizza and hearty pastas are made lovingly from old world family recipes and 100% real cheeses! Try our pizza, pasta or any of our menu items for that matter and taste the difference quality ingredients and tradition make!

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