I came here after the relocation to the West Bank. Fairly close to Town Hall on Cedar. Visited for the grand opening and 2006 Surly Darkness release. Luckily we arrived early, but still, at the time of entrance it was standing room only. Service overall was decent given the chaotic environment. One of the waitresses in particular was excellent in providing us with Darkness samples for a couple of friends who hadnít arrived yet. A cafe environment where the tap/bottle selection was good. Would like to revisit when itís not so busy.
Very cool bar for craft beer and live music; awesome ambiance and a really solid tap list. Prices fluctuate, some beers are quite expensive, but a lot of good options and overall a great stop.
JK (363) St. Louis Park, Minnesota | December 8, 2014
Visited Fall 2014. Somehow this was my first time here, for an early dinner. Build-your-own beer flights offered at reasonable prices. My fish and chips was very good. Not a lot of service; you order your food and drinks at the bar, but they were friendly enough. One of the better beer bar tap selections available, and reasonable prices Atmosphere of a dive bar..
Walked over here with kbutler and CLevar after the meet and greet for RBSG. There wasnít anything overly noteworthy about the place, just a quiet bar with a fair amount of taps and some stuff on the walls. The place was fairly empty actually. We must have gotten there just before the band because others who went a half hour later said it was busy and there was a band playing loudly. All I know is that I got a beer called Lucid Silo (a saison) and tried a sip of CLevarís Surly Cynic with nectarine wood (or something like that). Over all the beer selection was pretty good. Service was friendly enough but I didnít really interact with the bartender much. Didnít eat either.
For me, this place has the *it* factor. They had many cool and one-off things on tap I hadnít seen on our beer travels of Minneapolis. It feels a bit more "coasty" than other places in the city. If a helicopter picked this place up and dropped it in Portland or San Fran, they would thrive.
Finally stopped in here after years of living in MSP. Cool place with lots of draft choices. I never make it down this way because I always seem to end up at Town Hall but this is a good beer spot and shouldnít be overlooked. Didnít try any food but will be back.
Bar in the West Bank area. 28 taps, 37 bottled beers, two ciders. Beers range from local to regional to national to imports. 70-some seats and 10 places at the bar. 4-oz. flights available: local brews on draft are six for $8; national beers are six for $10; imports are six for $15. Sometimes good specials. We had six generous samplers of Great Lakes beers for $6. Typical pub grub on the menu. Good, friendly atmosphere. Kind of a loud college-alternative sort of place. Highly recommended.
Quite a small place on the weekend with a little stage for live music. They had quite a large tap list and I was able to try the Delirium, which was $10. They also had ST Creme Brulee on tap, I would like to come back to try a few other beers.
Stopped here 5/9/12 for dinner. It seemed like a slow night but sitting at the bar I had great service. The atmosphere was dark and comfortable for a pub, it probably get crowded in a good way on the weekends. The tap selection is constantly changing from week to week but Iím told they try to focus on having many local beers and minimum two Surly taps. Most of the beers were mid range drinkers, nothing too rare or extreme. The Fish and Chips were good and the fresh cut fries were delicious.
This is a smaller corner bar, live music at times. Good beer selection ranging in areas. I was impressed to walk in the other night and see Odell Bourbon Barrel Stout on tap. Nice place, Iíd gladly stop by again.