McCoy's Public House
Taps: 12 / Bottles: 29
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 2 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by kbaker91:
3.15/5 rDev -6%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
This place is also listed on Open Table, so my wife and I decided to try it out while gaining dining points as well. Thank god we had reservations, because the bar area was packed with what looked like a 5 or 10 year fraternity/sorority reunion. Not that there is anything wrong with these people, just not my preferred scene. We were seated in a lovely side room that happened to have a fireplace, which added nicely to the atmosphere. It was also a lot quieter than the loud, crowded bar area.
The food was pretty good. We shared a delicious lobster spring roll appetizer; I had a burger, my wife the fish and chips, both of which were good (hard to ruin either one).
If this were being rated solely for the food, service and the dining room, McCoys would rate average to slightly above average.
Unfortunately, this is a beer website, and beer is McCoy's main failure. McCoys has two house beers; one a brown ale, another some sort of raspberry concoction that I cannot recall. I did the brown, my wife the raspberry. Both were fairly weak. The rest of the beer menu was mainly BMC with a couple of Summit, Boulevard, and SN offerings mixed in. Nothing notable or exceptional.
Overall, a decent place to have dinner, but not a beer destination.
Tried McCoy's again last night with the wife due to their announced new beer selection. I have to say the beer selection is much improved. They are now featuring ten Belgian & Belgian-styled brews on tap, several more Belgians in the bottle, as well as more American craft brews. The new selections are not anything you cannot obtain anywhere else in the Twin Cities (St Bernardus 12, Maudite, Lagunitas, Flat Earth, etc), but this change makes it a nice place to visit for a decent beer selection in the Western Suburbs. I am bumping up my selection score for McCoy's from a 1.5 to a solid 4. The rest of my scores are staying the same, as the rest of the experience was the same as our first visit.
03-23-2009 02:02:01 | More by kbaker91
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3.4/5 rDev +1.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.5 | $$
This is an ok place to get a beer but it's not a destination by any means. It is a clean, relatively modern looking bar. There are a few tvs. Decent looking but not paarticularly inviting. The tap selection is a couple macros, a few Belgians, a handful of locals and a couple wildcards (Lagunitas, New Belgium Dig, etc.) The service is friendly and they offer samples, but it can be painfully slow. The food is eatable, but not particularly good. I was disappointed with that. Roughly five bucks a beer, ten or eleven for lunch.
02-25-2012 22:18:45 | More by jsprain1
McCoy's Public House in Saint Louis Park, MN
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.