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Republic - 7 Corners

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

31 Ratings
Ratings: 31
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 13.45%
Taps: 57
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

221 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55454-1054
United States
phone: (612) 338-6146

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @republicmn

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(Place added by: TastyTaste on 07-03-2011)
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4.78/5  rDev +16.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Housed in the former shell of Sgt. Prestons at seven corners in Minneapolis. They kept a lot of the old taxidermy from the old establishment, but removed the rest of the detritus of the former dive/party bar. 32 craft beer taps with the best prices you will find in the Twin Cities or probably anywhere. We wandered in during happy hour and were dumbfounded by finding $3 pints of Stone Arrogant Bastard offered, as well as $3 pints of the heavyweights of local, regional, and national craft breweries. Imports weren't included in this deal, but there are so many interesting tap choices that there is something for every taste. The $5 happy hour burgers looked good in that locally-sourced, free-range trend sort of way.
When happy hour ends, the prices do not go up that much and are easily the best you will find anywhere in town. $4-$6 for pretty much all taps. Service was fast and very friendly, this is definitely worth a stop back. I now have another reason to go to seven corners, besides my favorite brewpub across the street.

Photo of notabear
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Huge selection of taps with a handful of rotating/seasonal brews. Happy hour is great, the staff is friendly, and the atmosphere is the opposite of divey (a plus for me).

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Photo of lurpy1
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Huge improvement over Sgt.Preston's, which was here in the past. Good riddance to yet another vomit soaked college bar. Atmosphere is good, only knock is when there is entertainment, it can be hard to stop. With 40+ taps, the selection is awesome. The selection can be a little static, but at any point in time I can find new brews, and beers of any style. The food is simple, and doesn't break new ground, but it tastes good and the price is right. THB on the same corner makes 7 corners a competitive market, but this is a good place.

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Photo of accordselux
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I've been here three times in the last month.

The first time was an after-show drink with friends. The waitress was very attentive and patient with our group. The beer selection was great. The atmosphere inside was good- sometimes a bit dark with the colors and light level, but good for intimate evenings with friends and family.

The second time we returned was again for a quick drink. There is not much atmosphere outside, but it was warm and sunny and comfortable. Our server Emily was outstanding (as she was at the Happy Gnome and Stanley's). Selection was good again, but had not changed over as much as I thought it would in the few weeks we had been there.

The third time we came back was for a dinner. We came on Labor Day so the restaurant was fairly empty. Our server was very friendly and helpful, and checked on us often. The Surly Five was great and came in a good size portion. Food quality was good (sometimes on slow days restaurants don't put their best effort in).

My only criticisms:

The beer list doesn't change much, and there isn't a wider bottle selection. A few more rotating taps or bottles would be great, perhaps a 'cellar' of higher alcohol beers for aging.

The atmospheres conflict: the bar is great, but the hip hop music in the dining area conflicted with what I assume the owner wanted to set for the mood. I don't mind the music, but it just seemed to be dissonant with the surroundings.

The Fish & Chips were fairly salty- at first I thought it was the fries, but it was the batter on the fish that was salty as well.

I'd definitely go back and I plan to!

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Photo of Powderhornphil
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

I have always enjoyed the place. They have a large amount of taps and the I have always found the seasonal rotation to be high quality. They seem to get a lot of limited release kegs.

Great food deals during happy hour.

With this right across the street from Townhall, makes it one of the best beer locales in Minneapolis.

Photo of KarlHungus
4.13/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Republic is an excellent recent addition to the Twin Cities beer scene. It has a classic beer bar atmosphere with a nice long bar, intricate stained glass work, and large dead animals hanging on the walls. It also has one of the best patios around. The service at the bar is some of the most knowledgeable beer wise I've come across anywhere. They not only know the beers they serve well, but they know craft beer as a whole well. They also know beer and food pairings. More importantly they are willing to share their knowledge in a friendly, respectful manner. The service on the patio is some of the slowest I've encountered anywhere. It has taken up to twenty minutes for me to get a single beer on the patio. Last time I was there my group left after waiting fifteen minutes without any of the three servers acknowledging us. The food is top notch. The local sausages are amazing. The burgers are good too, and a great bargain at $5 during happy hours. As for the beer, they carry a wide variety of styles from mostly local breweries. I would say they have one of the best selections of local breweries in the Twin Cities. The only complaint I have about their beer selection is that it doesn't change very often. This is something that usually causes me to visit places less frequently, but the selection at Republic is so well chosen that I still go their often during none patio season. If I'm in the area and the weather is nice, however, I'll most certainly be across the street on Town Hall's patio.

Photo of jera1350
4.13/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Decided to check this place out after a few beers over at Town Hall. Lots of outdoor patio seating. Moved inside after the ladies in our group got a little chilly. I think the decor inside is pretty cool. I will say that it was extremely dark inside however. Turn up the lighting a touch so I can see who I'm talking to please. I would say around 20 taps on hand with some very solid offerings. I think the list could use a touch more variety. Only one stout/porter on the whole list. Had an Avery Maharaja and a LaTrappe Quad which was served in its own branded chalice. Prices were fair. I don't know that they were the lowest in town, but they were not overpriced at all. Had some really good appetizers. Fries were very solid. Our waitress was attentive and provided us with good service. I wouldn't go out of my way to go here again for the fact that I would have rather stayed at Town Hall all night, but this place does make for a nice change of pace with their atmosphere and beer list compared to Town Hall. I would like to check out their happy hour however, as I hear it's really inexpensive.

EDIT:

Stopped in on Nov. 2012 and everyone at our table took advantage of the any three beers flight in 8 oz. pours for $10. That included Founders Backwoods Bastard and Breakfast stout, La Trappe Quad, Dragon's Milk, etc. Truly an awesome deal! I think they had at least one beer from every MN brewery represented also which was cool. Easy to drink local.

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Republic - 7 Corners in Minneapolis, MN
92 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.