Nice selection of beers, probably a good 25 things from all over the map. They take care of their tap lines here--I had the best pints of Two-Hearted Ale Iíve ever had in my entire life. Wondrously crisp, perfectly fresh. The Cuban sandwich I had was OK, but nothing to write Havana about. Was there in the middle of the afternoon, so Iím not sure how busy it gets. Still, nice place and all.
Visited on a Saturday afternoon. Pretty nice beer selection, although nothing really stood out on my first visit. Food was average, but nothing special. Weird dance music was playing in the bar area, which didnít really seem to match the bar atmosphere. I would have liked to have come back another time after my initial visit, because I wasnít especially impressed.
footbalm (75) Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota | December 31, 2006
Glad I did not rate this the first few times
that I was there as it was when smoking was still allowed. Great little place with a nice selection of brews. The owners are beer guys and keep the tap selection and bottle selection top notch.
Really lovely bar with comfy old-timey ambiance and very attentive service during the (admittedly slow) couple of hours we were there. Did not try food as we had just eaten at the similar-quality Happy Gnome before arriving, but the beer selection was quality -- a quite nice Victory Prima Pils was in good shape -- and the single malt selection was similarly solid. Not spectacular if youíre a well-travelled beergeek but a very nice place to just chill out and soak up the vibe.
Finally made my way down to the pig during the RBSG 07 pub crawl. This was the last bar we hit of the night. Since I was driving, I only ordered 1 beer here. Obviously, between the muddy pig and happy gnome (used to have the same owners), you have some of the best selections and highest quality beer in the state. I like the ambience here...kind of like a small town bar. It seems smaller than the Gnome, and the outdoor seating is more limited. The service was so-so, but I suppose that was partly due to the fact that it was busy. I was expecting a little more, but I think I prefer the atmosphere and service at the happy gnome over the muddy pig.
The Pig has nice ambiance, a litte patio, and this great sausage kraut melt appitizer that is quite good. Did I mention that they have about 25 great taps that continually rotate. this is a great place for a beer.
The atmosphere is great and the music is very casual. We went around 4pm and it wasnít too busy. The selection here is great. They break up the beer by categories on the menu. Great beer both American and foreign on tap and bottles. The service was awful. Our waiter forgot about us for the last 40 minutes we were there and I had to order my own beer up at the bar and ask the bartender for my bill. The food was pretty good and not expensive. The beer is fairly priced also. We went last night at 7pm and there was nowhere to sit or stand but during the day it is a different story. If youíre in the area this is a must visit.
JK (363) St. Louis Park, Minnesota | October 2, 2004| Updated August 29, 2009
Very expensive, but very high quality selection. There were a few rare beers I had never heard of, and also Bellís Cherry Ale on tap for the high price of $6 for the pint. Service was rude. /////////// I wonít erase my previous comments yet but will update. Service has been fine generally. Fine selection, but still above average prices. Very small, cramped bar area. I wouldnít come here more than 4 people because there is hardly any seating at the bar and there is no room to stand at all, so you need to plan on getting a table. Good scotch selection. A very liberal crowd in a very liberal area of a very liberal city. I have met the owner several times and he has always been friendly.
Weird vibe, with luxurious dark wood, leather booths, and pretty dirty otherwise. Bartender was helpful, but said "something to think about" too often. Good beer selection, maybe a little too heavy on past tap takeovers (2/3 of the list was New Belgium / Indeed / Summit) but I found some nice selections. Prices solid. A few rarities. Worth a stop.
What a find! I had heard from other Ratebeerians that the Muddy Pig had a nice selection of tap beer and they were right. The patio is very small (more like a side yard), but they have made the most of the space. In the photo, it is the area behind the blue fence. There are 3-4 tables with umbrellas. Since it is right next to the building with a fairly high fence surrounding it, it probably only gets sunlight when the sun is directly overhead. Among the on tap selections were Mojo IPA (Rockies IPA), a few Bells offerings like the Best Brown, Wittekerke, and others. The place has nice ambiance and is cozy. A must visit for any self-respecting beer aficianado living in the Twin Cities or visiting St. Paul.
Strolled in at around 4pm on a Saturday. A couple patrons at the bar sitting. The bartender looks like he just rolled out of bed and came to work after a long night of partying. The beer list was long but not very impressive, I had trouble finding anything that I really wanted to have. Asked about Surly Darkness and he said they didnít have it and not sure if they would get it. Ok, moving on. I settles on Great Lakes Nosferatu as I havenít had one in a while. My girlfriend grabs a Farm Girl. The bar looks old and a little dingy. We end up meeting some friends who have little kids and we move to a back room to get to a more kid friendly area. I would say this is not really a kid friendly bar but hey, they werenít my kids. The waitress was really nice and kept checking up on us. We never ordered any food but it looked and smelled decent. If I were in the area, I would just go to The Happy Gnome, better atmosphere and beers on tap.