The Bachelor Farmer is housed in a historic brick-and-timber warehouse located in the North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis. Built in 1881 and expanded in 1902, the building was home to a number of small businesses over the years, including McMillan Fur and Wool, Northwestern Grease Wool Co. and Marvel Rack. Eric Dayton purchased the property in 2008 and with his brother, Andrew, began a complete renovation. Their intention was to preserve as much of the original character of the building as possible. They renamed it Peer House because they hoped it would become a place that would bring people together and eventually feel like home.
In 2011, Eric and Andrew Dayton opened The Bachelor Farmer on the building’s first and second floors. The restaurant consists of a dining room and small adjacent bar on the first floor. A second dining room and a series of three rooms for private dining and events are located upstairs. The Bachelor Farmer grows its own produce on a small farm located on the roof.