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Mackenzie Pub

Whisky Bar, Pub, and Bar$$$$
Downtown West, Minneapolis
  • morgan a.
    "Best beer selection with awesome company!"(6 Tips)
    Annika's V.
    "Ask for the Ambrose special!"(2 Tips)
    Carla B.
    "The back deck is the best spot"(2 Tips)
    Tommy F.
    "Best tap selection of any bar in downtown Minneapolis!"(2 Tips)
68 Tips and reviews
  • beer
  • ambrose
  • bar food
  • back deck
  • bar in downtown
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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!
  • 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
  • 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
  • Slaw
    SlawAugust 14, 2014
    Whiskey bar? Maybe. Great bar for beer, solid bar food and a nice relaxed environment? Definitely.
  • 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!
  • Stuart
    StuartSeptember 30, 2014
    Pinball and great beer. Really good people watching out on the patio.
  • 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.
  • Maria H.
    Maria HansenApril 25, 2012
    Great service and fun! The staff is hilarious!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Christopher S.
    Christopher SmithJanuary 4, 2016
    Great little beer and friendly smoke shack.
  • Chris W.
    Chris WillemsMarch 17, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The bartender is great! Will pick out a beer to your liking.
  • Chinwuba O.
    Chinwuba OkaforMarch 18, 2015
    Good food, friendly staff. That's all I need!
  • PubPass
    PubPassMarch 5, 2015
    Downtown's favorite craft beer bar for 20 years!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Josh S.
    Josh SMarch 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Jerk wings are phenomenal.
  • Rashena W.
    Rashena WarrenJuly 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great pub. Making this a weekly spot
  • 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.
  • McKenzie M.
    McKenzie Mindt HagenFebruary 14, 2013
    If you like hoppy beer, try a Big Eddy
  • morgan a.
    morgan addyApril 5, 2011
    Best beer selection with awesome company! WIN!
  • Tommy F.
    Tommy FrerkingJuly 29, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Best tap selection of any bar in downtown Minneapolis!
  • Jason N.
    Jason NessaMarch 10, 2013
    Great place for Cleveland Browns fans.
  • Shaun Z.
    Shaun ZimmermanSeptember 24, 2013
    Holy hot damn, the wings are GOOD!
  • Louis K.
    Louis KliegerDecember 23, 2015
    Fun place to play darts.
  • Jay L.
    Jay LarsonMay 15, 2011
    Surly Darkness on tap. Get it while you can!
  • Josh E.
    Josh EvansMarch 4, 2016
    Beer selection and food
  • Annika's V.
    Annika's VelocityMarch 8, 2012
    Ask for the Ambrose special!
  • Sarah
    SarahNovember 4, 2012
    Get the Red Breast, neat.
  • Mark M.
    Mark MillerApril 16, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    I've been here more than I have checked in lol
  • Brandon N.
    Brandon NovySeptember 27, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Check you glass for cracks before drinking.
  • annipakko
    annipakkoMarch 8, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Ask for the Ambrose special
  • Carla B.
    Carla BeiroAugust 19, 2015
    The back deck is the best spot
  • Owen O.
    Owen O'NeillApril 21, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The ginger bartender is wicked hot
  • Tammy W.
    Tammy WorrellNovember 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Wings & Cajun burger
  • Doug A.
    Doug AdelmannJanuary 28, 2016
    Wings are great
  • Paul W.
    Paul WeierJuly 10, 2012
    WIFI password: scottish
  • 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.
  • Melina J.
    Melina JerveMay 11, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    If "who let the dogs out?" Is playing, GTFO!
  • John W.
    John WarrenJanuary 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Cuban sandwich
  • Ryan J.
    Ryan JoyApril 14, 2012
    Smoked chicken wings. Holy smokes.
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