Muddy Waters Bar & Eatery | Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Muddy Waters Bar & Eatery
Excellent based on 16 ratings
Type: Restaurant

2933 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, Minnesota United States 55405 [ print map ]
612 872 2232 | facebook | twitter

Hours: M-F 7am-2am; Sa-Su 8am-2am

Mayor: BVery (3) | Taps: 30 | Bottles: 22

Muddy Waters Bar & Eatery

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Beer Available At Muddy Waters Bar & Eatery (arranged by most recent)
Lagunitas Fusion XXIV 88, Bent Paddle Cold Press Black Ale 92, 2 Towns Rhubarbarian 53, Moa Imperial Stout 96, Steel Toe Sommer Vice 73, Ballast Point Dorado Double IPA 99
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16 reviews for Muddy Waters Bar & Eatery
 Ambiance  79%
 Service  72%
 Selection  80%
 Food  76%
 Value  65%
 Overall  79%
 Rating  87%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla  (350) Minneapolis, Minnesota | December 14, 2014
A cool combination bar and coffee shop that is also a restaurant. The front area contains seating and the coffee shop with a long bar in the more narrow part of the restaurant in the back. Servers were friendly and were able to offer up some suggestions. Selection was solid with all sorts of different beers on the taps. I didnít try food on my visit. Prices were competitive. A solid bar but, in the competitive Minneapolis/St. Paul environment, not elite.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Stine  (173) Minneapolis, Minnesota | June 25, 2014
Muddy Waters is worth the stop in uptown as there will usually be something fairly unique on tap; they seem to have a good relationship with distributors despite the relatively short tap list. Sit at the bar and check the chalkboard, because the printed menus are often out of date and many options are only listed with the entirely useless "rotating" descriptor. The server might know, or might not. The bartender who is a locally famous rapper might be a cool dude, but he might know, or he might not. They do have the chalkboard though. The food quality is high - if crawling through the beer stops in lyn-lake, this is the place for dinner.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
csaso  (162) Missouri | December 11, 2013
Very cute little place in what looks like a very happening area. Pretty good size beer list with lots of locals - although they were out of the first two I tried to order. Food menu looks good - some upscale (in a good way) apps and sandwiches with a few entrees. Service needs to be very improved though - besides being out of some beers on their "beer list", the waitress needs a serious attitude adjustment. I will definitely try to come back though and just hope for a different server!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
t0rin0  (1471) Do Not Resuscitate, California | August 22, 2013
Visited August 15, 2013 with kbutler.

Wow, this place is hipster central. Tight black clothes, thick rimmed glasses, and tattoos everywhere. The decor and the clientele made me feel like I was in San Francisco. Not that I really mind, just kind of a funny observation. The servers were really nice and even knew a thing or two about the beer they were serving. I had a glass of the Summit Saga IPA (meh) and Founders All Day IPA (awesome). Also ordered a plate of yucca fries which were good for what they are. Prices werenít cheap but not terrible either. Good beer selection, would return. Also next door to Lyndale Tap House and across the street from Herkimer and Moto-i. Around the corner from Bryant Lake Bowl.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
fluffheady  (100) Chicago, Illinois | June 3, 2013
If I lived in Minneapolis, this is where Iíd be. It has a great attitude. There is a coffee bar on the left, open in the morning to the late evening, and a beer bar on the right, open in the afternoon to late night. We went here in between the ceremony and reception of a wedding. I canít imagine a better place to have stopped. Unpretentious attitude but a great beer list. Really nice staff. Awesome food. GO HERE.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 20/20
mnmike  (33) Minnesota | March 5, 2013
Went with the wife on a crowded weekend night. Waited 45 minutes standing and drinking beer. They often do tap take overs here. Surly
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye  (192) Steinbach, Manitoba | January 6, 2013
Another solid place in the "beer strip" on Lyndale. Good selection, nice atmosphere, good selection.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
cards04  (133) Steinbach, Manitoba | January 6, 2013
Good beer bar with lots of quality taps, and food was quite good too. Loud and packed. I guess itís a great go to option for the locals. I would like to come back here.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
thome50  (29) Morro Bay via Orange County, California | November 12, 2012
Went here twice while in MN. First time was direct from the airport on a Friday afternoon. Arrived around 2pm on a Friday and sat at a fairly empty bar with the owner serving us. Very nice host and bartender who let us sample a number of beers. The food was good but not outstanding in relation to the prices. I canít really say how well the beer was priced since it seemed good to me in regards to Southern California prices. Had brunch here on my last day in the city and loved it. Seemed an even better deal. It was packed though we didnít have a tough time getting a table.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
JK  (305) St. Louis Park, Minnesota | October 7, 2012
Very high prices, even during happy hour. Service was friendly and even gave me a taste of a new beer without asking. The bar is cramped, you will get to know the person next to you. My other complaint is that the place is a mess, as in cluttered. Not unclean, but disorganized as if they are trying to fit too much into a small place. So while from the outside it appears to be a dimly lit bar for a place to take a date, inside is a little different. The pizza was very good, wood-fire or coal, I think. Complaints aside, Muddy Waters, along with The Bulldog, has the most interesting tap selection in uptown.

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