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Brit's Pub & Eating Establishment

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Brit's Pub & Eating EstablishmentBrit's Pub & Eating Establishment

25 Reviews
Reviews: 25
Visits: 46
Avg: 3.55
pDev: n/a
Taps: 20
Bottles: --
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1110 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55403-2405
United States
phone: (612) 332-3908 | map

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Reviews: 25 | Visits: 46
Reviews by brewdoc75:
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3

When I first moved to Minneapolis I stopped by Brit's, now it is one of my favorite places to have an English ale. Keep in mind that this place is NOT a place to sample a variety of different beers. This is the bar you go to when you want to drink English ales in an environment that simulates what it would be like to be in an English pub. I've never been to a real English pub, but I envision one being a slightly dirtier, smaller, and homy version of Brit's. I don't think they have lawn bowling on the roofs of pubs in England either. There is a nice selection of English beers on tap at Brit's. These include Old Speckled Hen, Tetleys, Boddingtons, Fullers London Pride, Fullers ESB, and Newcastle. They have some other reasonable beers on tap such as Guinness, but I didn't go to an English styled pub to drink Irish Beer (the Local is down the street if you really want a good pint of Guinness). I always pick one of the English beers (except for Newcastle) and am quite happy. I've never had time, but I'd love to sit here for an afternoon and have a nice session of beer drinking. From what I've had, the food is pretty good. I've really only tried the pub fries and the fish n chips. The fish n chips are probably some of the best in the Twin Cities and definitely worth trying if you go to Brit's.

Overall, this place is a very solid choice if you like English beers or if you want an excuse to talk with a phony British accent.

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Photo of Josholson666
3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Taybeh
3.64/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

In terms of selection, this is the typical British import line-up (which is kind of disappointing, considering they're successful enough to throw in a little something a bit more interesting) and then some locals...good vibe and the lawn bowling in the summer makes it stand out.

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Photo of jrsaffert
4.3/5  rDev +21.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of pat61
4.06/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

It has a decent vibe, a reasonable selection and some nice scotches. Its a good location to rest your feet. The sidewalk tables are nice in the summer.

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4.18/5  rDev +17.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Brit's Pub is one of those eating establishments that has a great reputation with a wide range of people. It seems everyone has been there one time or another.

As a beer geek destination, it doesn't really hold up. While Brit's does have 20 taps by my count, they are the basic UK bar line up: Speckled Hen, Guinness, Newcastle, Boddington's (maybe the prettiest poured pint ever), Strongbow and the like. I noticed locals from Fulton and Surly as well on this trip.

For many, Brit's is the stop when going to Orchestra Hall for a show. Today, that was my excuse to have a couple of pints while Gloria prepped with One Voice for the opening concert of Chorus America, which was a great concert for those who like choral music.

For today's stop, I started with the Fuller's London Pride on cask to go with a true British feel. It was tasty and well served. It's the only cask engine, but at least they seem to be handling the cask well from this sample. I had a cask of this at The Blackfriar in London, possibly one of the coolest pubs in the world.

Next was a glass of Stella Artois, the Budweiser of the EU. A better beer than Bud, but it is a ubiquitous beer much in the same vein. However, SA likes to maintain a more sophistcated profile, so I guess that's why there's a separate tap for it. The website, as with most macro websites, was relatively useless in telling me why, but the video of the 9 step process to pour a chalice of SA (SA's word--they are fussy about that as well) points to how serious they are to have a well poured beer. Or, at least how serious they are about making it look like SA is a high end product. When I asked the waitress what it did besides keep it ice cold, she shrugged sarcastically and said "nothing".

I didn't eat here tonight, but have generally been very happy with the food and service at Brit's. The beer is well served and the place is cozy and a generally a great place to have a chat. Besides the less than adventuresome beer list (though true to their marketing), the only other negative I've had with Brit's is that the bar seems to smell funny to me. Not sure why--spilled beer stank maybe, but a minor detail and it seemed less pronounced on this trip. I don't go out of my way to drink at Brit's, but I'm perfectly happy when I find my there, pint in hand.

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Brit's Pub & Eating Establishment in Minneapolis, MN
83 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.