Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery

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BEER AVG
3.75/5
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Eatery

800 LaSalle Plaza
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55402
United States

(612) 332-2739 | map
www.rockbottom.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
85
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
46
Avg:
3.66
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Reviews: 26 | Ratings: 46
Reviews by JeffKrenner:
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2.88/5  rDev -21.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

I went here with an out of town BA for dinner before a Timberwolves game on Tuesday. We arrived with plenty of time to have a couple pints, grab some grub, and get to the game. This, unfortunately didn't happen. Our food took almost 45 minutes from when we ordered. Food was good, but not really that warm. Which brings us to the biggest problem we had here.
Our waitress was incompetent. Food took forever and given the warmth of it, she left it sitting a while before picking it up. We were left with empty pints for periods as long as 15 minutes at a crack as was everyone in our area. If I do go here again, I will be sitting at the bar.
Place is fairly nice, but poorly lit. Pool tables are overpriced to play. Bar area is comfortable and easy enough to find people you are meeting at. Adequate seating.
Selection was average. I haven't really been a fan of most of their beers I have tried, which is mostly their regular 5 beers. I went with one of the seasonals this time, the RT Ryebock, and since it was good stuck with it for the night. I think the seasonals are what give the brewer the chance to make some beers that he wants to make. Stick with them when you go here.
Prices weren't too bad, although burgers at $10 seems a bit much.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jrsaffert
4.14/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Josholson666
3.88/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of green727
4.08/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of einman
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Ilafan
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of PlatonicOtterLuv
4.13/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.23/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of ovaltine
3.49/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of pat61
3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

This is a chain and it has a little bit of that chain vibe but overall it is not too bad and a decent place to go with a group for a beer if you are down town. The food is not gourmet but it is edible.

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Photo of zeff80
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of dheldman
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of SurlyUtopia
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of millelacsmark
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of lonewolfcry
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Dave11899
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of timlyon
4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of heytomcat
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Pug
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of mattmarka1
2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of p-wagz
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of gatornation
3.38/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

in Lasalle plaza we entered off of hennepin ave..the bar is very big but on the darker side A huge bar in the center is surrounded by tables and a fair amount of tv,s... lots of taps but only RB taps no guest taps. Service was good as the place was crowded food was presentable but just average bar food, the place was fun to be at lots of people and a good atmosphere..not a place or destination for me.. but a stop if you are taking in a show on hennepin, chambers.le meridian and many theaters, craft bars are nearby

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Photo of jsprain1
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

A- A bit dark in the bar. There are plenty of tv's for watching Twins games/other sports. There's a pool table as well. Otherwise, seems like a general bar and grill to me.
Q- Everything was served and done well enough. No cleanliness or quality issues.
Ser- Slow but friendly service. It took quite a while for my second beer to come (longer than it should have), but everyone there is eager to help and the waitresses knew quite a bit about their rotating taps.
Sel- About 8-10 taps, of varying styles.
F- The reuban was subpar, rather bland unfortunately. The coleslaw was pretty tasty though.
Val- About 5 bucks a beer, 10 bucks for sandwich. I would go back for a beer or two, but the food didn't strike my fancy.

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Photo of scanny79
4.14/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Atmosphere: Rock Bottom has a very nice arrangement for all comers whether you want someplace to eat or if you want the bar feel to it. The bar area is darker than I would like, but it definetly adds something to the place.

Quality: Everything I got from there was very nicely presented, and tasted very good.

Service: I had been seated in both the restaurant area and the bar area and both locations I was served very quickly and they were very prompt with refills or checking on me.

Selection: I didn't order anything off of the menu because it was the pre dinner drink stop prior to going elsewhere to eat. I did look at the menu and it appeared as if they had something for everyone. The beer selection was the same, they had a beer to accomidate everyones taste buds and gave a very good description of what the beers were.

Food: N/A (didn't eat there). However, from what I hear from people I know that have, the food is very good. I know the food I seen coming out of there looked and smelled very good. Would definetly like to try sometime.

Value: I would say it was about what I expected to pay for drinks. The growlers I ended up purchased from there were very reasonable in price and well worth it. Definetly a return visitor.

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Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery in Minneapolis, MN
85 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.
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