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The Local

Irish Pub$$$$
Downtown West, Minneapolis
  • Maggie M.
    "Have the Big Ginger... Jameson Irish Whiskey & Ginger Ale!"(16 Tips)
    "coffee but with the chocolate infused jameson"(10 Tips)
    Jeremy N.
    "Great bar and good food.. Take a picture in the kissing room"(4 Tips)
    Shannon O.
    "Their 2 Gingers whiskey is very good."(3 Tips)
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  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine
    Mpls.St.Paul MagazineDecember 11, 2012
    Best Irish Bar 2012 - Sure it’s decked with dark wood and Irish accents, but it has organically become one of the best gathering spots in downtown, which is truly the soul of a good Irish pub. Read more
  • Tony R.
    Tony RileyFebruary 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I had my Groom's dinner here. Amazing! If you are looking for a perfect night for family and friends they've got an amazing party room and a wonderful staff. Whitney took care of everything! Call her!
  • City Pages
    City PagesAugust 5, 2014
    How much wood would a wood-carver carve if a wood-carver would have free rein to fill up an enormous space with bars and sculptures and snugs and whatnot? Answer: A lot of wood. Read more
  • Bribble L.
    Bribble LegitDecember 17, 2010
    You can visit 100 Irish pubs and never see a vegetarian burger on a menu. Not only do they have one, its one of the best I've had in 17 years of veggie burgers. Don't miss the dill crisps either!
  • Lauren Z.
    Lauren ZimmermanJune 25, 2012
    If you're into hard cider, get a Crispin- ridiculously refreshing. The Local's 2 Gingers whiskey is also pretty incredible- get in as a Big Ginger, or sip it's that good.
  • Brad
    BradDecember 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Already some foursquare love for the Irish coffee but it really is special here. The whipped cream is infused with whiskey. An absolute treat on a super cold night.
  • City Pages
    City PagesFebruary 24, 2011
    Voted as Best Irish Bar by City Pages in 2010. Fun/random/totally drunken fact: The Local sells more Jameson Irish Whiskey than any other bar in the world. Need we say more?
  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine
    Mpls.St.Paul MagazineMarch 17, 2011
    Try the Green Ox Charcuterie Platter. The meat talents of Mike Phillips are well displayed on this bar platter of cured and cultivated meats with flatbreads, fruit, chutney, and onions.
  • Ben A.
    Ben AllenJuly 12, 2011
    The dancers across 10th in front of the old Let It Be are the best dancers in Mpls hands down. Catch them on the weekends and give em a few bucks. So much fun.
  • Gabriel M.
    Gabriel MylinMarch 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Alas, St. James Gate Brewery day...Thurs. 6-close is a thing of the past. 😥 (The city's best Guinness pour at the best price.)
  • Sharifa S.
    Sharifa SimonAugust 7, 2014
    Came late night on a Saturday. Food came quick, the booths are a neat feature set into their own little "rooms". Music was so loud it took away from the cool decor and almost intimate feel.
  • Brandon B.
    Brandon BattMay 5, 2014
    This place is awesome. Rad Irish style pub with top notch food. Grab a pint and some pub pretzels and enjoy!
  • TJ K.
    TJ KJuly 3, 2015
    Lots of different options. I had a house cocktail and the meatloaf dinner. Total win. Service was excellent as well.
  • Joe D.
    Joe DolinajAugust 18, 2013
    Great Irish Pub. The fish and chips were terrific. Try the Finnegins Ale. All the money goes to feed the hungry
  • Jenna E.
    Jenna ErnstSeptember 26, 2014
    Favorite Irish Pub in the Twin Cities. The Cherries & Chocolate drink is perfect for cold winter evenings with friends!
  • Tony O.
    Tony OdufuyeAugust 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Come here for. Brunch on Sat and Sun. Have to try the creamy hash browns and the Reuben sandwich. Heaven on a plate.
  • Jake F.
    Jake FergusonApril 28, 2014
    The baked cheddar and tomato soup was amazing. I couldn't get enough of it! The walleye sandwich was also wonderful.
  • Keith C.
    Keith CaveyOctober 31, 2015
    Hard to beat the brunch buffet. Nice spread of breakfast/brunch food, and it includes a Bloody Mary or Mimosa!
    Lapakko.comMarch 16, 2012
    These gents pour a great Guinness. Order one on St. Patrick's Day and then order a Poor Man's Black Velvet. You'll love it. Slainte!
  • Tyler E.
    Tyler EnbodenSeptember 15, 2013
    Brunch on the weekend till 1pm great Buffett of breakfast foods. Buffett comes with a bloody or mimosa
  • Chelley M.
    Chelley MJuly 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Always busy, staff are friendly and observant! Cute boy night doesn't appear to be Wednesday however, Mondays are a better bet :)
  • Calvin C.
    Calvin ChangJanuary 12, 2013
    Late night Golden Calamari = horrible. sauces are bomb but the fried quality of these squids miss the shot by far. Just order the Big Ginger please.
  • Tracy M.
    Tracy MorganFebruary 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome hangover brunch - cheesy hasbrowns, eggs, bacon, caramely sticky buns, and a hair of the dog (and more) for 11.99. Yummy salvation.
  • Matty M.
    Matty MorseApril 30
    The Guinness has improved much over the past year. Good pints now. The Irish breakfast (The Local) is very good.
  • Lin G.
    Lin GlimmJuly 26, 2013
    My first time here and our server recommended the Curry House Chicken! Pretty damn good curry for an Irish Pub!
  • Teddy E.
    Teddy EisenbergOctober 24, 2015
    Great communal atmosphere, especially for watching football. Now with brunch! Try the breakfast shepherds pie.
  • Arun D.
    Arun D'SouzaNovember 20, 2015
    Architecturally Beautiful Irish Pub! At one point in time, this pub sold the highest number of cases of Jameson whiskey in the world!
  • Nick A.
    Nick ArcherSeptember 12, 2011
    The Wee Lunches are a great option and very reasonable...but I'm hungry today and the Walleye sandwich isn't an option as a wee lunch.
  • Andrew D.
    Andrew DobneyAugust 28, 2013
    Cool (unique) atmosphere. Chicken pub pie was good too!
  • 2 GINGERS® Whiskey
    2 GINGERS® WhiskeyFebruary 15, 2012
    What goes best with an Irish bar? An Irish cocktail of course! Order a Big Ginger or a Skinny Ginger here.
  • Tanya S.
    Tanya SparksJuly 8, 2015
    Great outdoor patio area. Try the chicken shots, they are delicious. So are their salads
  • Summer
    SummerSeptember 12, 2012
    Wonderful place for a drink with friends, or to snuggle up with your sweetie in one of the dark snugs...
  • Marcos L.
    Marcos Lopez-CarlsonOctober 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Green Ox charcuterie plate, it's the handiwork of local artisinal meat wizard, Mike Philips. It's also only $5.99 during happy hour!
  • Gus W.
    Gus WhitelawNovember 29, 2010
    The big ginge....also, grab the nook half way down the right side of the room past the couches on the left side. Best possible access to the bartenders...
  • David O.
    David OstlundSeptember 28, 2012
    One of two must visit pub staples on Nicollet Mall. Friendliest bartenders on the planet.
  • Bite Squad
    Bite SquadFebruary 5, 2013
    Now you can get all the comforts of The Local delivered right to your door with Save $5 on your first order with coupon code "FOURSQUARE".
  • Barry K.
    Barry KennedyApril 27, 2012
    Try the 2 Gingers's a bit sweet, but damn me if it isn't better than Jameson!
  • Katie E.
    Katie ElumbaDecember 19, 2011
    Try to Pot Roast Sandwich and the Caramel Apple Crispin drink... Totally amazing! Great combo for Minnesota Winters :)
  • Jacob E.
    Jacob EdholmSeptember 10, 2015
    Plan ahead and get your group one of the amazing cozy areas all to yourself.
  • Adam N.
    Adam NoriAugust 16, 2011
    The Local Burger was one of the most amazing things I had during my time in Minneapolis! Highly Recommend it!
  • Azlan M.
    Azlan MacleodNovember 25, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Like whiskey? Then try the Flight- shot of Jameson, Jameson 12yr, Red Breast, Jameson 18yr. Very decently priced as well.
  • Todd C.
    Todd CostelloApril 10, 2013
    The Local Wontons, a Reuben and a Big Ginger ... talk about being completely satisfied! Great food and atmosphere!
  • Aakash J.
    Aakash JoshiAugust 27
    Good place for arsenal fans. Cosy pub atmosphere. Good for football ⚽, and bar food.
  • Victoria S.
    Victoria SAugust 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    While here, spill a full beer on your girlfriend.Go the extra mile......make it a Guiness. She's worth it.
  • Crispin Cider
    Crispin CiderMarch 14, 2011
    St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, enjoy a Crispin at The Local, a great mixology with Guinness, Smithwicks, Harp, and Fine Whiskey's
  • Patrick F.
    Patrick FogartyMarch 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Big Ginger, with 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey, is unbeatable. No wonder it is their signature drink!
  • Stephen K.
    Stephen KoontzAugust 24, 2014
    They have several enclaves to enjoy a good Irish brew with friends or coworkers
  • Shannon O.
    Shannon O'BrienJune 30, 2012
    I love the skinny ginger! Their 2 Gingers whiskey is very good.
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    BBC AMERICAJanuary 29, 2011
    This proper rugby pub shows 6 Nations Rugby Championship matches. Fans will show up wearing their country's colors. Kitchen opens at 9:00 a.m.
  • Nick
    NickApril 1, 2013
    The meat loaf is fantastic, and I'm not a meat loaf fan!
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