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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)
69 Tips and reviews
  • beer
  • ambrose
  • back deck
  • bar in downtown
  • chicken wings
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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.
  • Lucas D.
    Lucas DFebruary 19
    The smoked wings were among the best I've had in Minneapolis! Fat, juicy, and they fell off the bone. The price is also very reasonable.
  • 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.
  • Stephen K.
    Stephen KoontzAugust 24, 2014
    Their patio is larger than the inside. And your conversation is not interrupted by bums and car horns!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Cody C.
    Cody CharpentierMarch 2, 2013
    Check out the weekly specials - they're worth the look!
  • Nick V.
    Nick VRMay 10, 2011
    Good Selection of Beer...sometimes gets crowded with posh bros and slags..go when Derek is working.
  • Christopher S.
    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
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • Tommy F.
    Tommy FrerkingMay 20, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Best rotating tap selection in downtown.
  • 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.
  • Rashena W.
    Rashena WarrenJuly 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great pub. Making this a weekly spot
  • Josh S.
    Josh SMarch 5, 2014
    Jerk wings are phenomenal.
  • 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.
  • Caleb M.
    Caleb MApril 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Usually has an uncommon Surly brew on tap!
  • Louis K.
    Louis KliegerDecember 23, 2015
    Fun place to play darts.
  • Josh E.
    Josh EvansMarch 4
    Beer selection and food
  • McKenzie M.
    McKenzie Mindt HagenFebruary 14, 2013
    If you like hoppy beer, try a Big Eddy
  • 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.
  • Shaun Z.
    Shaun ZimmermanSeptember 24, 2013
    Holy hot damn, the wings are GOOD!
  • Sarah
    SarahNovember 4, 2012
    Get the Red Breast, neat.
  • Carla B.
    Carla BeiroAugust 19, 2015
    The back deck is the best spot
  • morgan a.
    morgan addyApril 5, 2011
    Best beer selection with awesome company! WIN!
  • Doug A.
    Doug AdelmannJanuary 28
    Wings are great
  • Brandon N.
    Brandon NovySeptember 27, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Check you glass for cracks before drinking.
  • Tammy W.
    Tammy WorrellNovember 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Wings & Cajun burger
  • Tommy F.
    Tommy FrerkingJuly 29, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Best tap selection of any bar in downtown Minneapolis!
  • Annika's V.
    Annika's VelocityMarch 8, 2012
    Ask for the Ambrose special!
  • Jay L.
    Jay LarsonMay 15, 2011
    Surly Darkness on tap. Get it while you can!
  • Mark M.
    Mark MillerApril 16, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    I've been here more than I have checked in lol
  • 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
  • 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
  • Christo C.
    Christo CollinsDecember 30, 2012
    Watch out for Punchy. He's behind big buck hunt HD. Waiting. Watching.
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