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 sacrelicio:
Photo of sacrelicio
3.05/5  rDev -28.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Decent place that has some good potential. I love the atmosphere - classic long oak bar, very nice dark pub feel inside, no TVs, kind of reminds me of a North Woods hunting lodge or ski chalet. The side rooms have a muted artsy feel that I like. One of my favorite bars in terms of atmosphere and one of the few bars that I can cozy up to by myself.

The selection is good, not extremely impressive, but solid, with lots of local and regional beers from Harriet, Fulton, Bells, Founders, Surly, Tyranena, Central Waters, etc., and several from other parts of the country like Stone, Alaskan, and a few Belgians. Nothing out of ordinary, mostly standard offerings, but a nice wide variety. The beers are served fresh and in clean glassware. No complaints there.

Their main weakness is that the service ranges from average to bad. On a normal day, they serve at a medium slow pace, even if business is sparse. I just always feel like I'm waiting longer than I need for everything. I also had one of my personal worst bar service experiences of my life at the Surly Five release party. Several bartenders were behind the bar moving about as slow as you can imagine while the place was packed and hopping. Patrons were annoyed, obviously, as it took forever to get a drink, but no one was being obnoxious or anything like that. Bartenders started being rude to customers and muttering nasty comments under their breath. You never EVER do this to your customers. The rudest, most obnoxious customer needs to be treated with respect and class, even if they are being kicked out.

The food is pretty good pub fare with reasonable prices. The fish and chips was delicious and the buttermilk fried chicken wings were good as well.

Overall, the place is pretty good and has the potential to become one of the premier beer establishments in the Twin Cities.

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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