United States > Minnesota > Minneapolis
tennisjoel (32) Rochester, Minnesota | May 6, 2008
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
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.
JK (305) St. Louis Park, Minnesota | December 8, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
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..
t0rin0 (1474) Do Not Resuscitate, California | August 22, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited August 15, 2013.
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.
jmagnus87 (85) Rockford, Illinois | August 15, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome. Live music and lots of great brews on tap.
fluffheady (109) Chicago, Illinois | June 3, 2013| Updated January 27, 2014
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
kbutler1 (92) North Carolina | March 30, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
maekchu (105) Hirakata, Japan | August 23, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
XmnwildX12 (51) Farmington, Minnesota | July 29, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Gar4016 (10) , Iowa | May 10, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
MBrausen (9) Minnesota | January 12, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
JasonG (36) Salt Lake City, Utah | October 24, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
A bit dive-bar feel to this place, but nicely laid back and approachable. The draft list was really nice - several Surly options, St. Bernardus, Duvel. The burgers were pretty good, not amazing but pretty good. This place was not quite as busy, so it was a little easier to hear yourself talk compared to other busy places in the area. This place is definitely worth a stop.
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