United States > Minnesota > Minneapolis
tennisjoel (32) Rochester, Minnesota | April 25, 2008
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
A coworker friend of my wife suggested this to us as she found out I was a beer aficianado. This was an unexpected find as she mentioned to us that this place had their own beer. I had not heard of this through ratebeer, so naturally, I was skeptical. As we entered I saw an interesting tap list including Rush River Bubblejack IPA, Youngs Double Chocolate Stout, Fullers ESB, as well as a bunch of Chatterbox specialty beers (IPA, Belgian White, Abbey Dubbel, Brown Ale, and Maibock). I asked the bartender who made these beers and he told me Point brewery. I ordered the abbey dubbel and it was pretty decent. However, when looking to enter this as a rating, Point does not make a belgian abbey dubbel. My guess is that the beer was Schell Snowstorm, as the bartender also mentioned to me that it was a winter seasonal. Still, I was somewhat impressed with this little dive bar having a pretty decent beer selection. The ambiance was also kind of cool (eclectic) with a diverse crowd and people playing interesting board games and arcade games, popular in the 80ís.
Atom (109) Minneapolis, Minnesota | September 2, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 10/20
Cool place to hang out and play video games or board games with friends. A nice vibe and friendly staff. Not overly impressed with the food but it is decent. Decent beer selection although I do not recommend their contract brewed house beers. Nice neighborhood bar.
tcoth0053 (2) , | March 29, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 16/20
A good neighborhood pub to hang out in with friends. Good beer selection and very good house brand beer. They also make some really good, interesting hamburgers.
ryanfolty (204) Bourbon County, Minnesota | August 20, 2011
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Decent spot to go for some brews. Main attraction is the back area with the couches and nintendo. Tetris was on when we were there, however it was not working...or maybe we were too drunk and it was operator error.
kbutler1 (83) Minnesota | June 7, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
A fun spot to go with some people if you want to get your old school games on or play a board game. Beer menu is ok with a mix of craft and their own contract brewed beers. Food is fairly typical bar fare. Be prepared for kids to be around if you go during the day.
BVery (437) Burnsville, Minnesota | May 14, 2009
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Great place to hang out and play Nintendo, Atari, board games, etc. Awesome root beer on tap, and a decent little selection of tap/bottle beer. Fun place.
heemer77 (212) Urbandale, Iowa | May 3, 2009
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
I liked the visit here and enjoyed their beers. My friend that lives near there had heard that the beer was brewed by Schell, but no one seems to be sure. Rush River IPA was on tap as well as an assortment of their craft brews and a root beer. All the beers were decent to fairly good with no duds in the bunch. The Atariís and 8-bit Nintendoís by the couches were a nice touch. Overall, worth a visit, but it would be fun to know who actually makes their beers.
tyler_mn (67) SLP, Minnesota | December 19, 2008
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Interesting little neighborhood bar. Lots of *Chatterbox* beers... all pseudonyms of various Schell offerings. A couple of local seasonals- re - summit - . Plenty of couches and lounge chairs for a comfortable and laid back atmosphere. Old school board and arcade games abound. The service knows very little about the beer they serve but are friendly enough. Really not a place to seek out, but if in the mood for some MN local brews (sans Surly) and in the neighborhood, worth a peek.
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