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Mackenzie Pub

Whisky Bar, Pub, and Bar$$$$
Downtown West, Minneapolis
  • morgan a.
    "Best beer selection with awesome company!"(6 Tips)
    Carla B.
    "The back deck is the best spot"(2 Tips)
    Annika's V.
    "Ask for the Ambrose special!"(2 Tips)
    Tommy F.
    "Best tap selection of any bar in downtown Minneapolis!"(2 Tips)
69 Tips and reviews
  • beer
  • back deck
  • ambrose
  • bar in downtown
  • pinball
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  • Kris James K.
    Kris James KulsrudMarch 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great bar in downtown that isn't loaded with the "downtown" types. Amazing beer selection, good scotch selection, treat the staff right and they'll take care of you. Upstairs is great for parties!
  • Tom S.
    Tom SilerApril 29, 2017
    Been here 25+ times
    Last of the great old time downtown Minneapolis bars! Smoked wings, Cajun or Dry rub, DELICIOUS. Scotch Eggs. DELICIOUS.
  • PubPass
    PubPassMarch 6, 2015
    “An American bar with a Scotch flavor,” Mackenzie Pub has a great craft beer selection and a killer menu including our favorite, the Red Stripe burger.
  • Chris A.
    Chris AlleyApril 26, 2014
    I'm from out of state and wanted to find a local place. Come here for the great service and enjoy the local drinks. Great bar!
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistOctober 12, 2011
    Known more for its love of futbol, this downtown pub's backing the only team that can make football just as boring, serving as the rallying point for the Twin Cities' Browns boosters. Read more
  • Slaw
    SlawAugust 14, 2014
    Whiskey bar? Maybe. Great bar for beer, solid bar food and a nice relaxed environment? Definitely.
  • Mark M.
    Mark MillerApril 5, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    We gather our gospels from gossip and bar talk then we declare them the truth We salvage our sermons from message boards and scene reports and we sic them on the youth
  • Stuart
    StuartSeptember 30, 2014
    Pinball and great beer. Really good people watching out on the patio.
  • Brian B.
    Brian BarnumApril 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The real Makenzie's! Accept no 4square substitutes. Derrik and Chelsea and everyone who works here, is the shit. And they have pinball!
  • Stephen K.
    Stephen KoontzAugust 24, 2014
    Their patio is larger than the inside. And your conversation is not interrupted by bums and car horns!
  • Nick V.
    Nick VRMay 10, 2011
    Good Selection of Beer...sometimes gets crowded with posh bros and slags..go when Derek is working.
  • Cody C.
    Cody CharpentierMarch 2, 2013
    Check out the weekly specials - they're worth the look!
  • Brian B.
    Brian BarnumJune 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Shiner red bird! It's brewed with grapefruit and is delicious.
  • Lenette W.
    Lenette W.July 3, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Andy is an awesome waitress. Sees you coming and is ready with a cold beer.
  • Maria H.
    Maria HansenApril 25, 2012
    Great service and fun! The staff is hilarious!
  • Christopher S.
    Christopher SmithJanuary 4, 2016
    Great little beer and friendly smoke shack.
  • Ankur
    AnkurAugust 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Must have summer cocktail, Steigl Raddler over ice with tequila
  • Tommy F.
    Tommy FrerkingMay 20, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Best rotating tap selection in downtown.
  • PubPass
    PubPassMarch 5, 2015
    Downtown's favorite craft beer bar for 20 years!
  • Chinwuba O.
    Chinwuba OkaforMarch 18, 2015
    Good food, friendly staff. That's all I need!
  • Chris W.
    Chris WillemsMarch 17, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The bartender is great! Will pick out a beer to your liking.
  • Marc M.
    Marc MastelApril 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask Derek for a Stinky Pinky. A deceivingly easy shot that tastes like a bomb pop.
  • Caleb M.
    Caleb MApril 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Usually has an uncommon Surly brew on tap!
  • Josh S.
    Josh SMarch 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Jerk wings are phenomenal.
  • Rashena M.
    Rashena MolinaJuly 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great pub. Making this a weekly spot
  • Roscoe
    RoscoeOctober 27, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The smoked wings are un f'n believable.
  • Tom K.
    Tom KristjansonJune 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Full nachos are mediocre but the jalapeño make up for it.
  • Jennifer A.
    Jennifer AmesJune 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    BAD service on the patio. Sat there 40 minutes and waitresses never checked in with us. Would have ordered food if they cared to ask. It was not extremely busy either.
  • Sean J.
    Sean JansonMarch 21, 2013
    Surly Furious - a good local IPA.
  • Jason N.
    Jason NessaMarch 10, 2013
    Great place for Cleveland Browns fans.
  • Louis K.
    Louis KliegerDecember 23, 2015
    Fun place to play darts.
  • morgan a.
    morgan addyApril 5, 2011
    Best beer selection with awesome company! WIN!
  • Josh E.
    Josh EvansMarch 4, 2016
    Beer selection and food
  • Tommy F.
    Tommy FrerkingJuly 29, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Best tap selection of any bar in downtown Minneapolis!
  • Shaun Z.
    Shaun ZimmermanSeptember 24, 2013
    Holy hot damn, the wings are GOOD!
  • McKenzie M.
    McKenzie Mindt HagenFebruary 14, 2013
    If you like hoppy beer, try a Big Eddy
  • Carla B.
    Carla BeiroAugust 19, 2015
    The back deck is the best spot
  • Mark M.
    Mark MillerApril 16, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    I've been here more than I have checked in lol
  • Sarah
    SarahNovember 4, 2012
    Get the Red Breast, neat.
  • Brandon N.
    Brandon NovySeptember 27, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Check you glass for cracks before drinking.
  • Jay L.
    Jay LarsonMay 15, 2011
    Surly Darkness on tap. Get it while you can!
  • Annika's V.
    Annika's VelocityMarch 8, 2012
    Ask for the Ambrose special!
  • Tammy W.
    Tammy WorrellNovember 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Wings & Cajun burger
  • Doug A.
    Doug AdelmannJanuary 28, 2016
    Wings are great
  • annipakko
    annipakkoMarch 8, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Ask for the Ambrose special
  • Owen O.
    Owen O'NeillApril 21, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The ginger bartender is wicked hot
  • Paul W.
    Paul WeierJuly 10, 2012
    WIFI password: scottish
  • John W.
    John WarrenJanuary 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Cuban sandwich
  • Melina J.
    Melina JerveMay 11, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    If "who let the dogs out?" Is playing, GTFO!
  • Johanna S.
    Johanna SnowDecember 3, 2010
    The bartender here is kind of a bitch. If you're going to correct me when ordering a shot, then you better fucking make it right, fucker Definitely not the best pub in town You're best somewhere else.
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