Busters on 28th

4204 28th Ave
Minneapolis, Minnesota United States 55406
bar  4.55/5.0 20 reviews
Mon-Fri 11:00am-1:00am, Sat-Sun 10:00am-1:00am

Mayor: BVery (5) | Taps: 32 | Bottles: 50+
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
BVery  (618) Plymouth, Minnesota | January 12, 2009| Updated June 11, 2012
Awesome neighborhood bar in South Minneapolis. Great beer selection, 25-30 taps and 109 bottles when I was there. Our server (Jon) was extremely knowledgable and friendly - total beer geek, which is perfect. Small place with dark wood decor. Probably my favorite beer spot in the Twin Cities as of now.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
deyholla  (519) Minneapolis, Minnesota | May 6, 2016
A smallish beer bar on the south side of Minneapolis. Small bar with a decent amount of seating throughout the building. Staff was friendly and happy to talk about beer. A great selection on the taps with a good mix of locals and non-locals. Flights available. Did not try the food on my visit. Prices were inline with the area. A great bar!
78
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
ElGaucho  (269) Minnetonka, Minnesota | April 5, 2008
Busters was a pleasant discovery. Residential neighborhood setting that youíll miss if you blink. Thereís apparently been a bar in this building for many years, but the owners of Busters upgraded, updated and upscaled the place. Long, but not quite as narrow as say a MacKenzieís. Nice dark wood finishes on the walls. Very good tap selection. In addition to the beers listed on the tap list on their website, I was treated to Avery Maharaja on tap last night. Sadly it ran out shortly thereafter. Busy on a Friday night finding a table was a bit of a challenge, even at 9pmish. Had the walleye sandwich which was very good. Beer lines seem to be clean, although I think the place is pretty new, so to be expected. Location is a little out of the way for a lot of people unless you live in South Minneapolis. Still, this is a warm, nice, neighborhood bar with good food and a good beer selection that is worthy of the trek. Located between the 38th st. and 46th st. Hiawatha light rail stations, although a bit of a hike to walk from either as it is about 5 blocks west of the line. The 38th st. station is closer, at about .7 mi. Beer selection is among the better ones in the city, beating out Acadia Cafe and MacKenzieís, although perhaps not as good as say a Bryant Lake Bowl.
78
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye  (253) Steinbach, Manitoba | January 6, 2013
Definitely a place to stop by in Minneapolis. Nice atmosphere, good service, decent list (though not as extensive as Happy Gnome).
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
ryanfolty  (232) Bourbon County, Minnesota | August 20, 2011| Updated January 12, 2013
Nice bar in South Minneapolis. Had a good selection on tap, excluding the Stella for $6 :-) 100ish bottles as well. Only complaint is the individual bathroom for dudes. Some guy was camped out in there and we had a line 3 deep waiting to go. Update - stopped in for bourbon barrel week and it was just amazing. Love this place!!
80
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Stine  (205) Minneapolis, Minnesota | August 2, 2014
Busters has reopened and is every bit as great as it was before the fateful fire. Excellent if unspectacular tap list. Scratch cooking from the kitchen here offering up bar classics with a gourmet angle. All this in a friendly, no pretense environment. Great little place.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Atom  (192) Minneapolis, Minnesota | May 23, 2015
I wasnít always a huge fan of Busters but its in the neigborhood and I find myself there often. They have lots of beer events and get lots of nice kegs. Although they donít always have the most interesting selections. They have pretty good food but for the most part Busters is on the more expensive side. Service isnít always great either. Mixed feeling here really.
86
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
cards04  (156) Steinbach, Manitoba | January 6, 2013
Lots of excellent taps, and a great flight sampler at a great price. Lots of good current stuff and decent pub grub to boot. I will visit here again.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
drpimento  (155) La Crosse, Wisconsin | August 2, 2012
Glad I came here! Was lucky to get a spot at the bar and the owner even brought me a stool! Little warm where Iím sitting right across from the griddle n friers, but the door is open and a nice breeze is wafting in. Air is good. Customers on my right are super friendly, ditto the bartender. The cooks are cranking the food out and to my eye, it looks faultless. And they sure are serving a lot of it! Got a tv on with the Olympics on behind the bar; small, good picture, and works for me. Lots of dark wood in the place including ceilings. Good selection of draft and bottled beers. Patio in front is busy but has some open tables. If I lived anywhere near here, I can see being a regular. Probably give it a better score too.
60
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
maekchu  (130) Hirakata, Japan | August 23, 2014
Busy place. Noisy and crowded on a Friday evening. Sports TVs everywhere, with the sound turned down. 32 taps, a lot of them Midwestern brews (Bellís, Founderís, Surly, Central Waters).Some ciders and imports. The beer list wonít impress beer geeks at all. Variety of sandwiches, pizzas, salads. We had mussels, which were just okay. Service was rushed -- in her hurry to serve and later take away plates, the unsmiling server twice spilled stuff on our table, nearly missing us and my rating notebook.... I donít think Iíll go there again.

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