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Bar and Burger Joint$$$$
Cedar-Riverside, Minneapolis
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  • Colin T.
    "Excellent happy hour burger, great beer selection."(16 Tips)
    Katie K.
    "Amazing happy hour with lots of beer choice and huge outdoor patio"(20 Tips)
    Alex F.
    "Fish tacos and happy hour make a cheap and delicious night out."(10 Tips)
    Bobby K.
    "Generous amount of local beers on tap plus a great happy hour."(9 Tips)
118 Tips and reviews
  • happy hour
  • beer
  • burgers
  • fish tacos
  • outdoor seating
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  • Katherine B.
    One of the best beer selections in minneapolis featuring local breweries. Go during happy hour for $3 fries or $6 burger (4-6p and 10p-12a). Or check out their bloody mary bar on sunday.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Erik H.
    Erik HessMay 27, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Try one of the ridiculously affordable 32 tap beers, watch the sun set over the downtown skyline and try some killer food. My fave: Cheddar, bacon, caramelized onion turkey burger + housemade ketchup.
  • Donna W.
    Donna WeispfenningJanuary 1, 2013
    Love the grass-fed burger served without fries ... A nice side of mixed greens instead. We had great service from Elijah on New Years Eve 2012 (see photo)
  • City Pages
    City PagesMarch 27, 2013
    A splendidly sophisticated spin on tired mozzarella sticks, ricotta fritters are breaded & fried.Truffle honey gets drizzled over them before serving which compliments the salty layer. Read more
  • Allison K.
    Allison KaminskiApril 5, 2016
    Awesome brunch! Get the poutine and Diablo hash. Incredible beer selection, along with flights!
  • Food Republic
    Food RepublicMay 23, 2012
    Every day from 4 to 6 p.m., many of the 50-plus, largely local beers are discounted to $3 and the kicked-up comfort grub also gets a serious shave.
  • Bobby K.
    Bobby KennedyNovember 8, 2014
    Generous amount of local beers on tap plus a great happy hour. Loved the BELT sandwich with egg and bacon from a MN farm.
  • PubPass
    PubPassMarch 5, 2015
    Amazing rotating selection and an enormous patio at this historic location. Named one of the Top 100 Beer Bars in the Country by Draft Magazine, 2013 & 2014.
  • Brian M.
    Brian McClungDecember 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    104 craft beers on tap - including several great MN beers. Plus really good food.
  • Brandon P.
    Brandon P.May 22, 2011
    Ask about the daily $3 tap specials. Great beer at a great price. Why would anyone miss a fishbowl, honestly? Preston's was pretty gross; this is a big step up.
  • Streetkred M.
    I love this bar/restaurant. Always tons of good beer, friendly and attractive staff, and the food is also above average.
  • Nick F.
    Nick FayApril 10, 2013
    This is hands down the best Minneapolis' beer bar. They always have new/unique beers and great happy hour deals.
  • Eric S.
    Eric SemborskiJuly 25, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Awesome happy hour. 4-6 all (domestic) beers are 3 bucks a pint. So 1-2 bucks off. And burgers for 5 bucks, pretty delicious deal!
  • Brad
    BradJune 17, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    After years of going for not brunch, I finally tried brunch. Excellent food and $5 bloody Marys with a small build-it-yourself bar.
  • Ramon
    RamonFebruary 28
    We may have had an off night or server. The food was great, the beer was great, but our service was terrible. Server seemed irritated to serve us, and rarely came to check on us, or refill our drinks.
  • J B.
    J BJuly 26, 2016
    The cod taco platter was delicious. We also enjoyed sitting outside on a beautiful evening
  • lottie a.
    lottie andersonMarch 17, 2013
    If you want cold marinara with your hashbrowns this is the brunch spot for you! (Anti-Heinz establishment)
  • Matt P.
    Matt PetersonMarch 23, 2014
    Get a burger. Any burger. You won't be disappointed. And, of course, beer is awesome.
  • Marina
    MarinaMay 29, 2011
    Bathroom is a huge improvement, it used to be pretty gross but still only 1 stall. Try the fish tacos! One of the best I've had!
  • Meghan W.
    Meghan WilkerMay 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you like sharp cheddar and thick-cut bacon, you'll love the bacon cheddar burger. Sub a turkey patty to cut the guilt.
  • Rachel S.
    Rachel SheppardJanuary 26, 2016
    Great, cheap cocktails, including two on tap. Try the Stone Gimlet.
  • Michael R.
    Michael RiebelJuly 23, 2014
    Amazing chips and guac. Lots of tap beer variety. Slow service when sitting outside.
  • Turner
    TurnerAugust 7, 2012
    Cum for tha beer stay for the bathrooms ;). Luv tha service coasters r free during happy hour. Cum on by and grab all ya can
  • Jess M.
    Jess MJune 15, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Fantastic beer list and food! The burger with cheddar, bacon, and caramelized onions is especially tasty!
  • Lucy
    LucyJuly 30, 2011
    The Wild Acres turkey sandwich is fantastic. I really like that it comes with salad instead of fries.
  • Katie K.
    Katie KolbergJuly 31, 2013
    Amazing happy hour with lots of beer choice and huge outdoor patio
  • Zachary C.
    Zachary CrockettSeptember 12, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Get a turkey burger with guac & pico for $5 during happy hour 4-6 daily. Outstanding!
  • Steve L.
    Steve LafleurSeptember 8, 2012
    Huge selection of beer. It's all good. Probably the best beer bar in Minneapolis.
  • Ed K.
    Ed KohlerJuly 14, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    There's a working power outlet reachable from the balcony.
  • Kristen A.
    Kristen AFebruary 23
    Happy hour fish tacos. Fantastic.
  • Zachary C.
    Zachary CrockettAugust 10, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Room for dessert? CARROT-PARSNIP CAKE! The toasted walnuts on top are huge, meaty, and rich!
  • Michael K.
    Michael KennedyDecember 28, 2014
    Great happy hour burgers and a ton of craft beer on tap.
  • Phoebe E.
    Phoebe EganAugust 15, 2012
    Sweet potato fries were a bit disappointing... Too limp for my liking. Chipotle dip and house made ketchup is awesome tho!
  • Brad
    BradAugust 11, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Killer happy hour with $3 beers and $5 burgers from 4-6 pm. Sit outside and stay awhile.
  • Meg
    MegAugust 2, 2013
    They have several coders to choose from! Better than most bars!
  • Seth J.
    Seth JurrensSeptember 27, 2011
    Try a beef bacon cheddar burger, prepared medium. Possibly the best burger I've ever had!
  • Phil B.
    Phil BernardiJanuary 17, 2014
    if you want a variety of choices, come here. they have 50+ taps.
  • Brad
    BradJune 6, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Happy Hour menu has changed. $3 domestics have been traded for $2 off anything. Good deal still, but not the same.
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistSeptember 21, 2011
    Contains a grass-fed beef burger with garlic confit, tomato, and aioli. Read more
  • Marty O.
    Marty O.February 26
    Pulled pork rice bowl, mini tacos, both good choices.
  • eryn o.
    eryn oJuly 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Brunch! No wait, not bad food, and they were really nice about the slightly crabby children with us, but the service seemed slow.
  • Christo C.
    Christo CollinsMarch 17, 2013
    Watch out for Punchy. He's hanging from the iron thing above the bar. Waiting. Watching.
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WatkinsJune 1, 2011
    Also, the place is crawling with pretentious hipsters, big mood killer. I've heard you also can't smoke in the patio.
  • Jess M.
    Jess MJuly 8, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    If you sit by the elk, be aware that those pipes are the plumbing stack for the apartments upstairs.
  • Chris T.
    Chris TroutmanNovember 12, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Can't decide what to drink? Go with the beer flight.Pours are only 3oz less than a full beer.
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WatkinsMay 21, 2011
    I would like a fish bowl...I would also like non ale and IPA beer :-/ not good for college students looking to have a good time and drinks
  • Jason T.
    Jason TroutmanSeptember 2, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Unbeatable tap listing. Great, knowledgable bar staff.
  • Alex C.
    Alex ChristensenSeptember 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great rotating tap list! Check the board for the day's best.
  • Patrick R.
    Patrick RhoneOctober 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Fish Tacos at happy hour are one of the best deals going.
  • Matt R.
    Matt RDecember 19, 2011
    The fish tacos are a taste of divine supplication and extreme bliss.
  • Micah S.
    Micah SpielerOctober 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Check for beer of the day. Usually a great microbrew and only $3
  • J L.
    J LenzJune 7, 2011
    Great beer specials!! $3 Bells..get outta here! Food menu looks great and affordable!
  • Attila K.
    Attila KovacsJuly 1, 2015
    Happy hour, fish tacos, ribs, angus burger, guacamole & chips
  • Sarah E.
    Sarah EstherJune 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Thank god, finally a bar to weed out the mess that used to be here. Lovely beer and food menus. Yay!
  • Jaclyn K.
    Jaclyn KramerSeptember 17, 2012
    French Dip Sandwich is really tasty and a good size!
  • Colin T.
    Colin ThompsonAugust 17, 2014
    Excellent happy hour burger, great beer selection.
  • David N.
    David NorgrenMarch 14, 2013
    Crazy happy hour, the food is awesome and good beer for cheap
  • Javen S.
    Javen SwansonJuly 13, 2014
    The patio is awesome on a perfect summer evening.
  • Richard B.
    Richard BamattreJuly 13, 2016
    Great beer selection, and good food to match.
  • Julie C.
    Julie ChampionAugust 30, 2014
    Diverse beer list + late night menu + large outdoor patio = summer love
  • Alex F.
    Alex FinkMay 18, 2014
    Fish tacos and happy hour make a cheap and delicious night out.
  • Catherine M.
    Catherine MenickDecember 30, 2011
    The fish tacos are phenomenal and the service is too.
  • Beth
    BethJanuary 22, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Best Happy Hour around! 4-6pm daily!!
  • Stephen K.
    Stephen KoontzAugust 26, 2014
    Call this a win for largest beer selection in town?
  • Scott B.
    Scott BlanchardApril 11, 2015
    Great happy hour with great beer selection.
  • Ai E.
    Ai EntoncesSeptember 18, 2015
    Habanero chicken chorizo tacos my favorite
  • Tonpoco O.
    Tonpoco OlsonMay 2, 2013
    Nice vibe, with a good old fashioned drink.
  • Ryan D.
    Ryan DayJune 9, 2012
    Guacamole and Brie burger were very good.
  • Ethan T.
    Ethan TurnerFebruary 22, 2013
    Try the Turkey grilled sandwich at lunch. It's amazing!
  • Sara S.
    Sara SajadiJune 11, 2014
    Where to begin? Terrible service. Hair in my food--even though they replaced the meal, they didn't apologize or even comp the meal. Waitress seemed stoned and kept forgetting basic orders. Miserable
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BeckNovember 8, 2014
    Tasty food, especially the breakfast burrito
  • Stuart
    StuartSeptember 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place for mpls service design meetup!
  • Will L.
    Will LahtiJuly 26, 2012
    Awesome fish tacos and a huge selection of beers!
  • Erik H.
    Erik HessJune 7, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Listen to the solid playlist of Minnesota music.
  • eryn o.
    eryn oMay 1, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Bring a towel. The drier in the ladies' is the slowest in the world.
  • Helen K.
    Helen KirchAugust 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best turkey burgers I've ever had!
  • Alex S.
    Alex SzetoApril 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Burger with an Egg is wonderful
  • Robert Z.
    Robert ZographJanuary 31, 2015
    Great staff, food and beer selection!
  • Jeiran H.
    Jeiran HasanMarch 30, 2015
    Good location, great happy!
  • Nick T.
    Nick ThulinOctober 17, 2013
    Amazing cheese curd grilled cheese sandwich :-)
  • Ketut M.
    Ketut MakSeptember 8, 2014
    Poutine with a flight of beers. Yum.
  • Nicole M.
    Nicole MeyerApril 6, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    $5 build your own Bloody Mary. Amazing.
  • Yvonne L.
    Yvonne LippleJuly 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    ALWAYS ask for extra aioli for your fries.
  • Mike W.
    Mike WrightJuly 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Excellent beer, great service.
  • Lindsey M.
    Lindsey MossMay 6, 2013
    Great happy hour selection.
  • Micah S.
    Micah SpielerJune 26, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The fish tacos are the best deal.
  • Joe L.
    Joe LunaOctober 16, 2012
    Great great happy hour
  • Austin M.
    Austin MielkeApril 8, 2013
    Best burger in the area... hands down!
  • Chris M.
    Chris MahrDecember 19, 2013
    Real tequila in their long islands.... I like :)
  • Jarid W.
    Jarid WanigerDecember 27, 2013
    Try the Surly Smoke. It's delicious.
  • Jana M.
    Jana MecklerOctober 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Jana Nyberg Group plays every Thursday night in Oct, 9:30-11:30p. Wander over to
  • studioL
    studioLOctober 11, 2013
    Liked the vegetable tacos!
  • Catherine M.
    Catherine MenickMarch 2, 2012
    Get the burger. Any burger.
  • Gabriel D.
    Gabriel DwyerMarch 19, 2014
    Try the Ace Pear Cider!
  • John A.
    John AlspachMay 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Check out the art by local artist John Alspach
  • Javen S.
    Javen SwansonNovember 10, 2015
    My favorite summer patio.
  • Joel R.
    Joel ReiterAugust 20, 2011
    The Rosemary chicken breast sandwich is f#$%ing tasty!!!
  • Jonathan A.
    Jonathan AckermanApril 18, 2012
    Tuesday trivia is incredible!
  • Barry F.
    Barry FriedmanJuly 14, 2013
    Great Bison Burger
  • Alex S.
    Alex SzetoAugust 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Beer of the Day is always a smart choice as an opener
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