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Muddy Waters Bar & Eatery

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Taps: 30 / Bottles: 35
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

14 Ratings
Ratings: 14
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.07%
$$ - reasonable


[ Bar, Eatery ]

2933 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55408-2111
United States
phone: (612) 872-2232

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @muddywatersmpls

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(Place added by: JohnBierman on 11-16-2011)
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JoRado

Minnesota

4.9/5  rDev +14.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$

Wow, do I love this place. I moved just down the street almost a year ago and I always have to stop in here for a drink if I am ever going out.

There selection is excellent for beer, with there tap list constantly changing. I'm not going to lie there have been numerous times that I have wanted to try something on their tap menu, but unfortunately were already tapped out. More of just a personal disappointment and not a bad thing on their part at all.

The service is excellent, my favorite bartender Billy that works there knows his beer. I love ordering a beer from a bartender that has a passion for beer just as much as I do.

Food is excellent, just on the pricey side. I've never ordered anything that I didn't regret paying the listed price for, but it does make it so I only get food for myself when I feel like treating myself.

02-15-2012 00:21:29 | More by JoRado
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tbone64

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +17.1%

03-08-2014 14:20:19 | More by tbone64
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Pug

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-18-2014 00:20:51 | More by Pug
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NeedBeerHere

Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$

Atmosphere is pretty laid back and inviting. There's a coffee bar to the left and the main bar to the right. I thought the place was great as it wasn't too snobby and wasn't a dive either. It's just a nice place where people treat you with respect. I always try to sit at the bar and I did both times I've been there. Service was really good on a semi-busy day and was great at a Surly tap take over considering how crazy packed the place was. The selection is semi-good as they have roughly 20 taps (from my recollection). They had some great beers and some that were just OK but nothing really crappy on tap. Basically they have a decent beer selection. I really loved the food I got there. They had an amazing BBQ sandwich with coleslaw on top that was really good. They are a semi-gastro pub and I think they do an OK job at it. The beer and the food are pretty darn good. The taps are pretty reasonable and for the quality of food I got I thought the price tag was reasonable. Great place and will definitely hit the place when I'm in the neighborhood.

12-26-2013 07:59:50 | More by NeedBeerHere
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joh02034

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

12-09-2013 00:08:26 | More by joh02034
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Fluffheady

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

If I lived in Minneapolis, this is where I’d be. It has a great attitude. There is a coffee bar on the left, open in the morning to the late evening, and a beer bar on the right, open in the afternoon to late night. We went here in between the ceremony and reception of a wedding. I can’t imagine a better place to have stopped. Unpretentious attitude but a great beer list. Really nice staff. Awesome food. Power outlets. GO HERE.

11-25-2013 00:26:24 | More by Fluffheady
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xmorgan

California

4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$

I like Muddy Waters, the beer list is ok but the food is a little pricy and TOO Gastro for me.

I get they want to be a Gastro Beer Bar, but having a couple of solid staples done more traditionally would be great.

Good service and good staff make it a great place for a decent beer.

I would suggest living the beer menu, by that I like to read the beer list and judge the style, verse asking the beer tenders all the time.

It only takes a commitment to that.

I appreciate the beer tenders know the beers or have been spoken to about the beers, I HATE when asked "What kind of beer do you drink?"

Really, I'm in a fucking craft beer bar (Supposedly) I may not remember all the beer names, but I know types and styles and what I may want at that particular moment.

List the Beer Name, the brewery, the style, the ABV, serving size and if you can notes or pairing notes.

11-11-2013 01:35:36 | More by xmorgan
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

10-27-2013 21:24:07 | More by KarlHungus
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Jodi215

Arizona

3.66/5  rDev -14.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.25 | $$

There were some things I loved about this place and there were other things that really annoyed me. Atmosphere is cute, neighborhood pub. The music was way too loud though and very annoying. We waited for quite a while for our food and then were brought the wrong order and then we waited and waited for the correct order to arrive. So that was annoying. Beer selection was a strong 4.0 but the menu was a brunch and very limited. After waiting for so long for our order much of it was cold so that was annoying. The food was good though even cold. Would I go back, maybe.

09-05-2013 20:17:01 | More by Jodi215
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GRG1313

California

3.86/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$

Stopped while in the neighborhood and was rewarded with a decent selection of local beer which was exactly what I wanted.

30 taps about 75% local, the rest decent domestic and a few Belgians. No sour or wild ales which was disappointing but somewhat common.

Service was great; tasters were offered even without asking and ambiance is nice for a restaurant/bar. Perfect for my tasting of many Surleys and a couple of Steel Toe, among others.

Probably not a destination kind of place but I'd definitely return.

07-21-2012 23:03:36 | More by GRG1313
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Muddy Waters Bar & Eatery in Minneapolis, MN
93 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.