Right across from my hotel (and from Town Hall too). Long bar, tables, large backroom times two. Pretty stained glass windows. Large beer list, but they were out of a handful of things. Flights of four available, although the menu says six. Friendly service. Great place.
These guys put on a great event; I was very impressed. A number of brewers came out and talked about their beers and passed them around the room. There was also all you can eat breakfast in the back as well as some interesting kegs on tap (Surly Urine Trouble, Bourbon County, Cacao Bender, and a few others). I didnt get a good look at the rest of the tap list but if I was in that part of town I’d stop in again for the food.
Dark place, nice ambiance. I had just eaten but the menu looked solid. Bartender was friendly and knowledgeable. Large draft list with lots of local and non-local options, and some rarities. Decent prices. Definitely a worthwhile stop.
Large space with a segregated dining area. I sat at the bar and didn’t bother to check out the restaurant side. The tap list was large, but a bit light on locals. I settled with a Furious to go with my dinner. The food was OK, nothing to rave about. Prices weren’t cheap (though it seems they have pretty good happy hour deals). Service was transactional, not especially friendly.
Great tap lineup and ridiculously good service! Love this place.
deyholla (519) Minneapolis, Minnesota | December 1, 2012| Updated November 30, 2014
Now there are 104 Taps. Best tap selection in terms of quantity in the area. Food is quite good as well. Really a great bar.
Right across from the Town Hall so figured I would poke my head in. A nice selection of local taps. A large bar with a nice feel to it and plenty of seating on my visit. Bartender was great and gave me a sample of a few things before I made my purchase. Didn’t sample the food on my visit. Prices seemed a touch steep, but nothing out of step. A nice stop especially considering the location.
JK (363) St. Louis Park, Minnesota | August 29, 2011| Updated April 20, 2012
Visited on Saturday evening. Even as a college student, I did not like Sgt. Preston’s. I just never had a good time there. Republic is a big improvement. The beer selection is good and fairly priced, particularly the $10 sampler, where I chose 3 Belgian beers for 8 oz pours, La Trappe Quad, Tripel Karmeliet (please remind Milkmandan this is the world’s best tripel) and Kwak. Shared the fries, which were barely warm but otherwise very good and served with aoli, which I liked, and a doctored ketchup, which was not very good. Service was friendly enough, and you shouldn’t need help from the waitress in choosing your beer. Much nicer interior. There was a band, and the bar is dark and lit by candles, not a bad spot to take a lady. Republic has one of the best happy hour’s in the twin cities. I recommend the burger with proscuitto and egg.
I’ve visited this place a couple of times since it changed from Sgt. Preston’s. I love what they’ve done with the beer list. One of the best beer-related happy hour values in the Cities with $3 U.S. craft beers as well as three 8 oz pours of anything for $10. Large patio in front that overlooks the bustle of the 7 corners. Bonus that it’s right across the street from the Cities’ best brewpub, Town Hall.