United States > Minnesota > Minneapolis
FrostyTiger (7) Minnesota | February 1, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
I like this place. They donít have a lot of taps but quite regularly have some rare beer on tap that other places donít. And even though the bar area isnít huge for some reason every time I go here I get lucky and get a seat at the bar. The food is great also. The bartenders tend to really know their beer. They also have events quite often which is very cool. I definitely recommend BLB.
Atom (109) Minneapolis, Minnesota | October 20, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Great beer bar/resturant/bowling alley in uptown. Really nice beer selection always rotating. Nice vibe, I like to stop in after work sit outside and just watch Lake Street move by. Great food too. Can get crowded on the weekends, but worth stopping in any other time.
t0rin0 (1325) Do Not Resuscitate, California | August 20, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited August 18, 2013.
Checked this out with stlwill on his recommendation. Pretty neat set up. According to the bar back the place has been around since the 50ís and they added the bowling alley portion of it later. Itís pretty awesome that there is a bowling alley with good beer. I also love that they do events for special keg tappings at this particular bowling alley.
The tap lineup is well thought out. They had Two Hearted on tap and the new "French IPA" from New Belgium but after tasting the New Belgium beer I went with a St Lupulin from Odellís. The bartender also gave me taste of the Blame It On The Boil sour beer from Crazy Mountain which I did not care for. Prices were reasonable and the music was good most of the time, though very eclectic with some Lead Belly and Black Sabbath but also some 80ís crap.
One of my favorite stops (if not my favorite) in Minneapolis.
BVery (407) Burnsville, Minnesota | November 10, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Sweet place in uptown. Bowling and beer, perfect for me!!
XmnwildX12 (51) Farmington, Minnesota | June 28, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Had an decent variety of taps and had some awesome food. Also loved the nostalgia bowling, cool place to grab a beer and bowl a few games.
emeinz (47) Minnesota | July 13, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Good service. Good neighbor hood and good atmosphere. Not too many tap lines, but they make it worth your time. Good food to accompany the beer. I would recommend this place.
JK (278) St. Louis Park, Minnesota | April 3, 2011
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
I have lived near this place for a long time but never managed to make it there until a few days ago First, poor layout inside. The bar is too small, and with the remaining area occupied by tables, some of the servers were kind of unfriendly when I had the nerve to stand drinking my beer. The appetizer I had was ok. Selection is decent, they had a Bellís release event when I went. Beers not on happy hour are expensive. Clear the tables out of there when you are having a busy night, and this would be a lot better place.
detroiter (10) Euphoria, Minnesota | January 18, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Cool place to hang out and have a beer or two. Nice variety of tap beers - something for every taste. Food is good, service is friendly. And bowling!
JaBier (87) Capital City, Ohio | November 14, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Stopped in on 10/30/10. Small place thatís absolutely packed (young crowd, too), but there were two seats at the bar. Staff was friendly and attentive, despite being slammed. I could tell theyíre used to it. Good selection of beers, but I was focused on Darkness. Didnít try the food, but wished I was hungry. Brunch smelled amazing. Worth the stop for sure.
theisti (505) Leawood, Kansas | August 12, 2010| Updated June 28, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Visited for lunch, midweek. The space is pretty small, but comfortably so. There are is a decent size bar to the right, bar tables in the center, and maybe 8 dining table to the right. Behind all of this is the bowling alley, which is pretty cool. During lunch, no one was bowling, and the place was mostly filled with socialists working on their latest movie treatments. They had wifi, and an electical outlet; two things I was really in the need of. The service was very friendly. I had an egg scramble and a Surly Hell, both were fresh and in good condition. They have rotating Surly and Bells seasonal, plus a solid draft and bottle list. Not huge, but well chosen. The food menu was really quite pricey, considering. In general, a fun place which I am sure is even more so when it is in Bar mode in the evening. The fact its aroun the corner from Herkimer and Moto-I make it an easy choice to visit.
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