This place ROCKS! 32 draft beers all great and delicious. The staff is super friendly. I really like the availability of half pint pours. Iím guessing glassware is tough due to the fact that this is a college town and the good glassed would have legs. I was there for the Pre-Darkness Party and met a ton of great folks. John the Manager cares and reads these forums. On the bad sideÖthe chicken wings sucked and I did not finish them. I was still hungry. The great beer made up for the bad meal.
Sticky-floored pub with a decent tap list. The 25ish taps featured plenty of locals, but little that regional power tickers wonít have already tried. I ended up sticking with pints of Bent Paddle Venture Pils for the duration of my visit. Foodís limited to your standard bar fare. Like the tap list, the foodís better than average, but nothing worth writing home about. Thereís a game room attached to the main bar, which is sort of cool, I guess. Overall, I wonít go out of my way to visit again. However, Itís a solid option if youíre visiting the University.
This place came highly recommended, but I was unimpressed. When we arrived, the three best taps were all sold out, and the staff did not know much about what else was on tap. Service was very slow, despite it being a pretty dead evening. The food was mediocre, very average pub fare. The only high point was some great beers still on tap, and prices are pretty cheap.
Another place I wish I could make it to more. Their prices are extremely reasonable, even with the really nice kegs they get their hands on. Always nice selections and food is always good. Place gets crowded fast, I usually hang in the basement.
A large college bar with a strong selection of brews. Place has a large room with pool tables plus a large bar area that is often quite packed with college kids or folks on their way to a U of M sporting event. Service can be a bit slow but the bartenders are usually familiar with beer. A nice number of taps with the occasional rare beer coming through. Never tried the food on my visits but the prices are solid. Not too bad for a college bar.
A true college bar. But, as someone (ahem....) somewhat older, I didnít feel at all uncomfortable. Maybe Minnesota students are nicer than those elsewehere. I dunno. Anyway, itís got a a big square bar space in the middle. Lots of booths and hight tables. Silverware and napkins sticking out of little metal buckets on the tables. Lots of sports TVs on (well, the Vikings were playing a pre-season game) and occasionally some loud music. 32 taps, mostly Midwest and West Coast stuff. A few interesting brews on the list. 18 bottled beers. Pints for $5-6. Flights of any three 5.5oz. glasses, variable pricing. Happy hour $1 off all drinks. Burgers and sandwiches, standard pub grub. Nice place, really.
This is a college bar with cheap prices, bad but not horrible food, and friendly people. The tap list is solid and will have a few exciting choices for non-locals, albeit nothing that canít be found elsewhere usually.
Last stop of the night. Kind of a pain to get to because of all the construction going on at the time. Despite that there are some neat buildings to see in the area. The inside of the place was very dark but busy. Bathrooms are downstairs and there is a bunch of beer related stuff on the walls in the stair case.
The beer list was alright. Actually there were some good ones on there but not what I was expecting. I did make it a point to try a Grain Belt while there. I got a kick out of the mixed drink menu since they had a drink called a Wop Bomb. The bartender had a kind of funny shirt on that said "your grandpa drank here" on the back.
Iíd have to check the map to see what else is in the area but itís probably worth a revisit.
A fun place. Was here a while back and it was too busy to sit down - this time it was empty (middle afternoon) and nice friendly service. Board games. Okay food. Fun atmosphere. Good selection on U of M campus, so younger crowd. Overall a nice place.
Stopped in for a $3 Surly special, had a ton of Schadenfreude and some Furious on cask. Had their Reuben which is made with Summit Oatmeal Stout, it was awesome. Had a nice list of taps for a decent price.