ElGaucho (243) Minnetonka, Minnesota | October 15, 2011
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 11/20
I added this place not because of the large selection but because they had 5 pretty decent regional selections, two from Central Waters (Porter and Pale Ale), two from Point, and one from O’So (Hopdinger). Located within the top hotel in Rapids, the Hotel Mead. On the Friday night I was here, they had live music and a dance floor off of the main bar. Bartender service was outstanding. 3 nice TVs which made watching the NLCS involving the Brewers enjoyable. The Grand Ave Tavern is located in downtown Rapids and is walking distance to several other bars, including the moderately upscale Andy’s Bar, directly across the street, which has a decent beer selection as well.