For me, this place has the *it* factor. They had many cool and one-off things on tap I hadn’t seen on our beer travels of Minneapolis. It feels a bit more "coasty" than other places in the city. If a helicopter picked this place up and dropped it in Portland or San Fran, they would thrive.
Stopped by on a Saturday afternoon while visiting the twin cities. There is something for everyone here as my wife wanted an espresso, and so did the rest of our group until they saw all of the taps. Very good and relaxing place, especially for the late afternoon.
Great beer selection. Friendly staff. Love their nachos. Often have live music. Love their beer and beast specialties. They frequently have beer events that are fun to go to. Have had several cask beers there. Staff is very knowledgeable about the products both food and beverage.
This is a smaller corner bar, live music at times. Good beer selection ranging in areas. I was impressed to walk in the other night and see Odell Bourbon Barrel Stout on tap. Nice place, I’d gladly stop by again.
Bar in the West Bank area. 28 taps, 37 bottled beers, two ciders. Beers range from local to regional to national to imports. 70-some seats and 10 places at the bar. 4-oz. flights available: local brews on draft are six for $8; national beers are six for $10; imports are six for $15. Sometimes good specials. We had six generous samplers of Great Lakes beers for $6. Typical pub grub on the menu. Good, friendly atmosphere. Kind of a loud college-alternative sort of place. Highly recommended.
Great selection of local taps, great service. Caught the Eel River release in Feb. and have been back a few times since then. Well worth the trek from Town Hall, at least for the variety.
IPAndy (8) minneapolis, Minnesota | March 18, 2007
First visit was a good one. Had a Rachel sandwhich (standard, loads of kraut stood out) and an Anchor Porter. The selection was really incredible, but it was like 1PM and I could only get the Anchor. I will certainly go back.
Stine (259) Minneapolis, Minnesota | November 10, 2006| Updated July 20, 2014
Righty-o. Lots of great taps in one cool cafe where you can read, chat, study, or cause commotion all you want and do it comfortably. Acadia also represents the Twin Cities music scene quite nicely, too. I’ve seen some great shows there, and, to echo the last opinion, some damn awful ones as well. My grilled cheese sandwich was well over-cheesed, but with 24 taps and plenty of interesting musicians there’s no reason to stay away for long.
Stopped here 5/9/12 for dinner. It seemed like a slow night but sitting at the bar I had great service. The atmosphere was dark and comfortable for a pub, it probably get crowded in a good way on the weekends. The tap selection is constantly changing from week to week but I’m told they try to focus on having many local beers and minimum two Surly taps. Most of the beers were mid range drinkers, nothing too rare or extreme. The Fish and Chips were good and the fresh cut fries were delicious.