ElGaucho (243) Minnetonka, Minnesota | October 30, 2015
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 14/20
10/30/15 Re-rate: They now have an updated, printed beer list that your server will produce upon request. Even better, they keep an updated tap list on beermenus.com. There are always at least 2 more unique, rare offerings available on tap, and being a frequent patron I can say this on good authority. 8/7/12: Re-Rate. Recently added 6 more tap lines for a total of 21. They always have one beer on from new, local brewer, Lucid. Hoping at some point they change their beer menu so that it lists the specific beers they have on as opposed to just the brewers. Gets a little cumbersome to ask your waitperson to list them all. 1/13/12: Neighborhood pub that underwent a major upgrade several years ago and is now an upper scale restaurant and bar with dark wood decor and a small patio for outdoor seating in the summer. Pros include the food and the beer selection. Cons include sometimes spotty service and higher prices. The prices don’t seem to affect their business too much as I’ve never seen the place empty. The beer prices aren’t outlandish ($4.75 for pints of the better stuff, $5.50 for Furious) but burger prices start at $12. Beer selection includes rotating seasonals of Surly, Great Lakes, O’Dell, Widmer, Sam Adams, Bells, Lagunitas and Fulton. They host the occasional beer dinner as well, so you know the GN cares about beer. Not the beer mecca that the Happy Gnome or Muddy Watters are, but due to the lack of good beer joints in the West Metro, it is one of the better places to get a beer West of 494.