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Beer Available At MacKenzie (arranged by most recent)
Summit Unchained 12 100% Organic Ale 84, Lagunitas Wilco Tango Foxtrot (WTF) Ale 97, Alaskan Hopothermia Double IPA 91, Bells Smitten Golden Rye Ale 88, Indeed Midnight Ryder Black Ale 97, Surly Brett Liquor IPA 88, Bells Hopslam 100, 21st Amendment Fireside Chat 50, Surly Abrasive Ale 100, Founders Kaiser Curmudgeon 99, New Belgium Lips of Faith - Tart Lychee 98, New Belgium Lips of Faith - Cocoa Mole 97, Odell Shenanigans 92
TheMaha (3) Minneapolis, Minnesota | May 17, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 11/20
Good place in the summer as they have a fun tucked away patio. The beer selection is always very good and varied. The prices are a little high but not out of line for most of downtown. The service on the other hand is indifferent at best and surly on occasion. The food is pedestrian.
MIBRomeo (141) Wisconsin | September 16, 2012
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
This place is almost great. A wide tap list with some great micros on line a crowd thatís not to raucous and a fair amount of seating. The food menu is pretty big and the things I tried were OK. The real problem here was the service. The table waitresses are somewhat attentive, but I only ended up at a table because the bar with 4 patrons was apparently to much for the bartender to handle. I waited over 5 minutes and couldnít pry him away from washing a couple glasses to order a beer. I later tried to ask a question about a tap and was snubbed by his response. The prices are pretty high on top of that. Unless I was targeting something specific I wouldnít return.
MBrausen (9) Minnesota | January 12, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Cool up stairs with additional small bar (open for special events). Good tap list, even more nice stuff in bottles. Just a nice overall place.
BVery (323) Burnsville, Minnesota | October 17, 2011| Updated October 18, 2011
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty solid beer spot in downtown Minneapolis - can always count on these guys to have a few goodies on the tap line. And they have the occassional beer event or special tappings, usually Surly-related (Iíve been here for Darkness, Moeís Bender, etc.).
Wellestone (1) Andover, Minnesota | August 27, 2010| Updated October 18, 2011
54 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 6/20
Presumably would have scored higher had the bartender/owner not kicked us out for moving his patio tables prior to going in to order at the bar due to no waitress service outside. Prior trips there have been fine wiht a good beer selection but the attitude of the owner makes this a no-go right from the start.
stankenk (8) Maplewood, Minnesota | December 4, 2008| Updated October 18, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
I used to drop by here at the end of every term when I was in college. It was nice to have a good micro and macro beer selection. As well as a good liquor selection.
piscator34 (37) Winnipeg, Manitoba | October 29, 2008| Updated October 18, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Above average downtown bar with a good draft selection. We had great service when we were there, but this was definitely at an off peak time of day. The food smelled great, but was kind of a letdown in the flavor department.
TomDecapolis (69) Lawrence, Kansas | June 4, 2008| Updated October 18, 2011
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Visited here a few times while on business in Minneapolis. My hotel was right around the corner so it was nice to find a close bar with good beer. I spent a lot of my time enjoying some Surly brews. They also had Ommegang, Victory, Bells, Summit and quite a few others. I did not have any food but the staff was friendly and it seems like a lot of the locals hang out here. Good time.
ElGaucho (207) Minnetonka, Minnesota | February 6, 2008| Updated February 18, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
2/18/12: Iíve been to Mackenzie quite a bit since my initial rating 4 years ago. Their selectn has improved immeasurably since then and is at this point easily top 10 and likely top 5 for beer selection in the Metro area. The quality of the selection is where they stand apart, predictably having gems you wonít have anywhere else. On separate occasions Iíve found Odell Saboteur and Stone 15th anniversary imperial black ipa on tap. They used to do 2 for ones both before and after twins games with your ticket stub. As of last season they werenít doing it anymore because " people were taking advantage of it." uh yeah!?! Thatís the point! They added a nice outdoor patio in back which is nice when the weather is warm although itís nestled next to the building and therefore doesnít always have direct sunlight. Outside of the incident Wellestone refers to in his review (I was there) Iíve had mostly great experiences here with beer. Best selection in the vicinity for Twins and Twolves games. 2/6/08:Walking distance from my apartment, this is a place that takes their beer seriously. No BMC on tap, although if you must stoop to get a Budweiser, itís available on bottle. The beer selection is fairly solid. Theyíre one of few places downtown that have 3 Surly brews on tap. Tonight they had the Furious, Bender and Mild. The other highlight was Sierra Nevada Celebration. The rest of the options were fairly pedestrian and included 3 Schell options (Pils, Snowstorm, Bock), Grainbelt, Blue Moon, Summit EPA, etc. So, obviously a place to get all of the standard local brews. Beer prices are ok, but food prices are very reasonable. The Margerita pizza I had was outstanding. They have an upsatirs balcony area thatís not open very often except for very busy nights, but is also available for private parties. Perhaps the best beer bar on Hennepin Ave. in downtown Mnpls. Amb 3, Ser 9, Sel 9, Fo, 9, Val NA, Ov 16
GaltScat (18) Minneapolis, Minnesota | February 6, 2008| Updated February 18, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
I have been to MacKenzieís many times, each time the experience was slightly different. The service and ambiance are the weakest parts. Service is unpredictable, sometimes good, most times mediocre. The ambiance is that of a standard yuppy downtown bar. It is also very loud. I try to sit out side by the traffic, a diesel bus is the less of the two noise evils. Selection is average to above average. They seem to rotate a couple of taps through some goodies like Surly, Bells, Flat Earth, etc. The rest of the taps are unimpressive.
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