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orourke (10) Minnesota | December 26, 2011
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
A mecca for South Minneapolitan beer lovers. The owner and bartenders are extremely beer knowledgable and they have an excellent, ever changing selection of beers. Also have cask beers on tap that change per week.
ryanfolty (182) Bourbon County, Minnesota | August 20, 2011| Updated January 12, 2013
96 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
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!!
BVery (379) Burnsville, Minnesota | January 12, 2009| Updated June 11, 2012
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
zeke626 (4) Minneapolis, Minnesota | May 13, 2008
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
My local neighborhood bar - has an unbelievable selection of quality taps (about 28) and bottles (102 to choose from last time I was there). Service is great, although it can be slow at times. The food is excellent for bar food, but there isnít much to choose from. The popularity of the place is definitely starting to pick up, as it can be a wait to get a table on Friday or Saturday night as this small place fills up easily.
jmikolich (103) North Ridgeville, Ohio | October 5, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Stopped on a Thursday night, sat at the bar, ordered a mildly overpriced sampler (14 bucks for 5 samples) but the samples were of anything including cask beer, bartender was awesome and attentive, tap list was pretty sweet and all in all a great time, as night progressed bar keep was willing to talk about beer and biking. this place is small but worth it. parking is on the street but easy to find.
bobbypaulson (37) Fergus Falls, Minnesota | March 24, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
went here a couple times when I was in the city. The last time I went I was waiting for my wife to land in the MSP airport. They had KBS on tap!!! I was alittle upset that I couldnít drink more because I had to pick up my wife (safety first). They only have about 20 taps but itís all great beer on ever tap. They have a good bottle selection and the srevers are wonderful. I brough in my backpack and I was able to sit at a table, read and drink great beer. On top of that I had a waleye Rachel and it was superb. The fries are sublime aswell. This place is great high recommended!!!!
cards04 (94) Steinbach, Manitoba | January 6, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
drpimento (146) La Crosse, Wisconsin | August 2, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
ElGaucho (221) Minnetonka, Minnesota | April 5, 2008
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
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.
tennisjoel (32) Rochester, Minnesota | April 25, 2008
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
I was in the area eating dinner with my wife, so we decided to stroll on over to Busters after hearing about the good beer selection. Almost missed the joint, as it is not a very big establishment (yet). We arrived around 7:45 PM and it was packed. Eventually we found a seat at the bar. The service was a little slow, but there was only one main bartender working. The tap list was expansive and there was 88 bottle listings. I enjoyed a Rodenbach Grand Cru, setting me back $8 but it was worth it, especially since this is a beer they will not be distributing to the US very soon. Kudos to Busters for still having this on tap. The couple next to us enjoyed a bottle of Ommegang Three Philosophers I told them that was an excellent choice, albeit expensive. Finished with a Furious which was on special at $4 for a pint. All in all a pretty decent place. I overheard that they plan to expand the bar and grill soon, as they are buying a couple of the stores currently adjoined to the place. Iíll be interested in returning after the renovation.
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