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The Bulldog

Not Rated.
The BulldogThe Bulldog

Taps: 32 / Bottles: 42
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

19 Ratings
Ratings: 19
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.08%
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery ]

401 E Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55414-1005
United States
phone: (612) 378-2855

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(Place added by: feloniousmonk on 11-17-2006)
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Minnesota

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-06-2013 04:16:43 | More by MNBeer1017
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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Djsaturn1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-16-2013 02:18:32 | More by Djsaturn1
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jsprain1

Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$$

The bar has a warehouse type feel with a shuffleboard table and a long U shaped bar, with a few high tables around.
The tap selection is pretty solid with a few Belgians, a few local/regional beers, and some other craft beers (Bell's Ommegang, etc.)
The service is friendly, but most of the bartenders don't know much about their beer list. One thing that bothered me is a handful of times they've asked me what I want to drink but don't have a beer list handy.
The food is tasty enough, but it's not particularly great. The burgers are pretty good, the fries are so so.
Prices are fairly high.

12-10-2011 22:13:47 | More by jsprain1
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$

I am a regular visitor of the Bulldog Uptown, and recently had the opportunity to meet some family for lunch at the Bulldog Northeast. It was my first experience with this location, but it won't be my last. The atmosphere is less cozy/divey as the uptown location, but I still felt comfortable enough. The beer selection consists of twenty four taps about half of which are Belgian while the other half are local/regional craft beers. They had six rotating taps that were all unique tap offerings. They weren't necessarily beers that are hard to find in this area, but beers that you don't often see on tap in the Twin Cities. The food was good, but not great. I was satisfied with the Cuban I order, but it wasn't anything special. My companions said their burgers were good then went on to list places that make better burgers. Service was quite lacking on this visit. Our server knew the tap list well, but was very slow in taking our orders. I finished my first beer as the runner was bringing out our food. I had nearly finished my meal before the server asked if I wanted another, and we had to wave him down for that service. Pricing is what will keep me from coming here often. Beer prices where reasonable, and some of there Belgian beers might even be priced on the cheaper side compared to other places in town. The food, however, was rather expensive for what it was. It was the same quality as the uptown location, but everything was at least two dollars more. Overall, I can see myself coming back here, but can't see myself making it a regular stop.

09-30-2011 15:05:49 | More by KarlHungus
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UMNbeerhunter

Minnesota

4.53/5  rDev +14.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

The Bulldog NE is truly a beer drinkers bar. Bare brick walls with pictures of beer related places and events (for example a pic of the first beer being poured after prohibition), a metal top bar in the center of the room, and a good line of taps, as well as a great selection of glassware to accompany them. The service is reasonably quick and always on top of what is new on tap or bottle.

The food at the BD is really enjoyable. They have managed to take regular bar food such as hotdogs and burgers and turn them into gourmet servings without jacking up the price like crazy (think about $10 for a burger and fries). My favorite is the Rooster burger with Sriracha glaze, house made sweet pickles, roasted garlic aioli, and pepper jack cheese, amazing. For dessert they have an extensive list of cupcakes, thats right a long list of cupcakes.

Now on to the good stuff. The BD has a great selection for just about anyone. On tap the list reads from domestic like Summit, Surly, Bells and all their seasonal turnouts to Belgians like St. Bernardus, and of course some German and Austrian additions like Gosser and Paulaner. The bottle list is a also varied having everything from Miller light and Coors as well as more then a dozen belgian Trappists and Lambics. Regardless of what your tastes are you can find something you like here.

The Bulldog NE is defiantly in the top 3 of my places to hangout when I'm looking for a good beer in Minneapolis/St. Paul, the others being The Muddy Pig, and The Town Hall. There are two things that set this place apart from many of the other bars in the area. First is the unique twist on the food that is served that always goes well with something from their great beer selection. Second is their lively, not quite sophisticated, not quite blue collar clientele that fill the place looking for a cold one wether it be a Coors light or a Westmalle Dubble. I highly recommend this bar.

11-16-2010 05:58:23 | More by UMNbeerhunter
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The Bulldog in Minneapolis, MN
90 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.