Who doesn't love a pub? Steeped in tradition and devoted to camaraderie, these neighborhood hangouts charm everyone. Plus, what kind of complaint could you have for a place that serves hefty pints, savory pub grub, and a constant dose of hospitality? We choose only the best pubs in Minneapolis to give you a feel for how good these places can be. Enjoy a glass of your favorite ale, a plate of fish and chips, and all the tall tales you can bear. Although Gluek's Restaurant & Bar is a tradition in town, all of our Minneapolis pubs easily deliver the feel-good experience you're craving.

Gluek's Restaurant & Bar
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Built in 1902 for Gluek's Brewing Co. of Minneapolis, this establishment is modeled after traditional Bavarian beer halls experienced by the company's founder. Today, it's the only place in town that serves Gluek's on tap. Expect laid-back...  Read More

A popular stop in the West Bank neighborhood of Minneapolis, Nomad World Pub has earned its stripes by offering folks terrific happy hour specials and a wide slate of entertainment each week. Visit on Mondays for team trivia night, or stop by...  Read More

O'Donovan's Irish Pub

Built in Ireland and shipped to the USA piece by piece, O'Donovan's offers a wonderful pub experience complete with the requisite Murphy's, Harp and Guinness collectibles, a cool mural of an Irish rugby match, and even cozy fireside seating...  Read More

The Herkimer Pub & Brewery

This German-inspired brewpub is paradise found for beer lovers in Uptown Minneapolis. At The Herkimer Pub & Brewery, polished bar and beer stills contribute to a rustic atmosphere with a sleek edge, service is top-notch, and friendly,...  Read More

Maxwell's American Pub

Ideally situated in downtown Minneapolis, Maxwell's American Pub is a neighborhood favorite with an attractive atmosphere and a genuine, welcoming staff. The beer selection here is phenomenal; there's always a nice mix of rare import beers and...  Read More

Kieran's Irish Pub

Around since the mid-1990s, this attractive pub remains one of the most popular gathering places in the town. The decor is as authentic as can be – dark-stained wood, bric-a-brac celebrating Ireland in general and Guinness specifically, and a...  Read More

You don't have to be a Keegan to taste the stout at this University Avenue pub, but it'll certainly earn you some cool points if you brush up on your Irish history and aren't afraid to sing a song or two. The only pub in the state to receive the...  Read More

Eli's Food and Cocktails

For over 50 years, Eli's Food and Cocktails has been a staple among pubs in Minneapolis. Though their range of draft beers and creative cocktails is impressive, the real standout here is the fare: traditional American cuisine with some...  Read More

Brit's Pub and Eating Establishment

Located in vibrant downtown Minneapolis, Brit's Pub and Eating Establishment serves upscale pub fare and pints of high quality international beer. The atmosphere is very authentic, with polished wood dominating the decor. Drop by happy hour from...  Read More