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MacKenzie's

Not Rated.
MacKenzie'sMacKenzie's
BA SCORE
87
very good

26 Ratings
Ratings: 26
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.78%
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

918 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55403-1805
United States
phone: (612) 333-7268

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(Place added by: feloniousmonk)
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Reviews by Erdinger2003:
Photo of Erdinger2003
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%

Walked in to get some Darkness on tap and found some. No problems getting served. I got a great lady who knew what beer glass I wanted without questioning me. Friend that was with me didn't get so lucky, he got the lady getting drunk by the bar who had no clue yelling at him asking why he would want "to be fancy" and have that glass. Everything else was fine, nice little place. They gave me a Lucifer glass when I asked for it to have my Darkness in. Big long bar and plenty of seating, there was even an upper level I didn't get to go to, but looked really nice.

Erdinger2003, Dec 20, 2007
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

jarrgal, Aug 23, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +12%

warpig372, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of mothman
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

mothman, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of MNBeer1017
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

MNBeer1017, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of treznor
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

treznor, May 20, 2014
Photo of 4000qtrap
2.65/5  rDev -30.6%

Visited midweek and it was largely empty. Nice patio out back. The food was average, but the service was poor and the waitress did not know her beer at all. However, beer selection was OK though they struggled to keep everyone in the loop as far as what was actually on tap versus what was on the menu.

Note: Decent option if you are at the conference center.

4000qtrap, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of garylite
2.48/5  rDev -35.1%

So you know how Cracker Barrel tries to fool you into thinking its an old country store the first time you go in and you quickly realize it is full of fake crap made in China. This place does much the same thing as it pretends to be an edgy bar with soul. This is as far away from Tornodo as McD's is from Luger's. The exceptional rating given here must be due to the fact that it has Surly on tap and I suspect without it and O'dell's the rating would take a nasty fall. Speaking of nasty the bartender has made it clear to me on several occasions she is happy with that discreptive. This isn't the cool edgy nasty either. This is the I don't give a crap variety. Speaking of crap. How bout the food, all my friendly tender could say is the pizza is good. Well I think the cardboard disk it was served on likely had a better flavor profile. Do yourself a huge favor and get your Surly at another bar in town. If you want a true MSP experience with great food and an even greater selction of Beers go to Town Hall Brewery grab a pint of Masala Mama on cask and a fresh hot cheese filled pretzel or a muy bueno burger.

garylite, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of jsprain1
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%

A- It has Scottish decor, but that's about the extent of the Scottishness. A couple of tv's and some arcade games gives it a sports bar like feel. The 90's music is a plus though.
Q- They have a variety of glassware which is always good. Everything was served properly as well.
Ser- Very friendly and knowledgabe about their beers. Service has a tendency to be slow to very slow, which is my only critique of service.
Sel- Heavy on the IPA's but there is a decent variety of beers on tap with many different breweries which is a plus.
F- Food is decent by sports bar standards. Thai chicken wrap is one of my favorites.
Food is inexpensive, beers are a little spendy but it balances out.

jsprain1, Aug 22, 2011
Photo of augievikings
4.16/5  rDev +8.9%

Went to MacKenzie's for the first time before a Twins game in July. We have walked past this place several times without stopping, but I saw a previous review and decided we should check it out. Very nice selection of beers, particularly higher ABV IPA's and more of a local selection, including Surly and Fulton. Some Belgian choices (Chimay, Duval) in bottles. For downtown Minneapolis, it probably has the best selection of craft beer that I have seen so far. The service was adequate, but it was 3:00p.m. and we were about the only people in the bar.

augievikings, Aug 01, 2011
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MacKenzie's in Minneapolis, MN
87 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.