Republic - 7 Corners

Bar, Eatery

221 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55454-1054
United States

(612) 338-6146 | map
republicmn.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.26
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
71
pDev:
9.86%
View: Place Reviews | Events
Reviews: 22 | Ratings: 71
Reviews by TheQuietMan22:
Photo of TheQuietMan22
3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Republic was a solid selection by a friend of mine on a recent trip to the Twin Cities. We needed to park in the parking garage across the street, near a hotel, but I was cool with that.

It looks like a corner pub from the outside, and, once inside, I got the same impression. However, we seemed to be the only plebs there; our fellow customers looked avant-garde and hipster chic. I guess the place is near a “theatre,” so I guess it serves as a watering hole before and after shows. There was a long bar, high tables along the wall, tables in the back, and at least one other overflow room behind the bar. (Based on the website, I think there may be an outside patio, too.) We sat in the bar area, where it was pretty dark. I almost needed to use the mood candle to read the menu.

The waitress gave us a few extra minutes to look at the beer menu, which was impressive. The beer of the day was Alaskan White Ale and the featured beer was Hop Slam. Any bar that serves Hop Slam immediately impresses me. Many of the beers were Midwestern, which I liked: there were beers from Brau Brothers, Bells, Capital, and Surly. My first beer was a Stone Smoked Porter, which I had only seen on tap at Pure Luck (RIP) in LA. After that I drank two Left Hand Milk Stouts.

My friends loved their food, and the spinach and artichoke dip with tortilla chips was awesome. However, the portobella mushroom sandwich I ordered was pretty pathetic; I inhaled it in a couple bites. The sandwiches and burgers did not come with a choice of sides, which surprised me; I really could have used some fries. (The fries, though, were on the menu as an appetizer.) When one of us asked for ranch dressing on a salad, the waitress told us they did not serve ranch. What?!

The atmosphere was pretty chill, the beer selection was good, and the food was affordable. If I ever visit again I think it will be more for the beer than the food, and I will definitely order the small plate of fries.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of metter98
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of dbrauneis
4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of REVZEB
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of BalancingBrooms
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Great place just off of the light rail. I was visiting with a friend who took me here. Large tap list with local beers. Excellent service with knowledgeable bartenders. Beautiful bar and ample seating. Food is solid. Vibe reminds me of a classic laid back Midwest craft beer bars. Maybe a lot of nostalgia kicking in for the Midwest but really loved this bar.

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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.63/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of needMIbeer
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of gatornation
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

A great bar with a very good tap list. seating and bar on one side with more private tables on the back end. Thier are no TV'S in here. They have a great outdoor seating area. Food is very good always fresh and well presented. They about 80 beers on tap with a very nice selection at all times. Service is great food is great brew is great.

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Photo of GeneralBurden
4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of SuomenAmerikkalainen
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of runmn
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

This is a place I could gush over for hours. Inside does not have a single television but looks like it has been preserved from some much older time. Inside is absolutely beautiful. Outside is a good sized patio. Personally, their happy hour is the best for a beer bar in the Twin Cities between their food and beer reduced prices and frequency. Their service is always solid and their prices are on point. Their food is out of this world and made from scratch, even their ketchup. They offer some like 75 beers on tap but they do not seem to change very often. Overall, the selection is still very good, it only becomes a problem when you go a few times a week for a long period of time.

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Photo of wisegreensoul
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of jhavs
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Nice place, great tap list, gets crowded. Easy on and off the green line. The food menu is upscale pub options. Great burger and good wings.

Staff is attentive, even when it gets crowded for happy hour and weekend nights. Lots of great local and national craft options. Always have something from the tap on special. Prices are good overall.

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Photo of deebo
4.56/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

A place you can always count on for a great tap list, above average food-not your typical bar food, and knowledgeable bartenders. Very nice indoor seating with outdoor seating outfront as well. Definitely a go to place. Parking isn't ideal.

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Photo of costanzo_mike
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of warmbier804
4.98/5  rDev +16.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of HopliteMpls612
4.64/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of KillerJigger
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Patrick_Redbeard
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Josholson666
5/5  rDev +17.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of SunDevilBeer
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Long, classic bar with an English/Euro feel to it. Comfortable place I hung out for a while in.

Friendly, chatty server behind the bar. Just my type - obvious that he knew beer, but not real snobby about it and conversed well about sports and the eclectic music selection from his ipod.

Broad selection of local/national craft beers that are served in good shape and at reasonable prices. Will definitely stop in again next time I'm in town.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Chucker17
4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of chrisjws
3.86/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Bunuelian
4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Republic - 7 Corners in Minneapolis, MN
Place rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 71 ratings