Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge

Bar, Eatery

1900 Marshall St NE
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55418-4213
United States

(612) 788-9069 | map
psychosuzis.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
3.91
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
12
pDev:
13.3%
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nadiashebang from Minnesota

3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 2 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

Intentionally kitschy, albeit a bit too intentional for my taste. Huge bar and if you're a local, you'll definitely end up here for someones 21st. If you're visiting, I'd recommend another location. It's good, but is it sit next to 14 bachelor, bachelorette, college graduation, and anniversary parties good? I'm not so sure.

Jun 26, 2017
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ovaltine from Indiana

4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Very eclectic place, which is part of its charm, excellent food, good selection of local stuff, and if you can sit on the patio in the summer (hard to get a spot), well, beer nerd life doesn't get much better.

Jan 01, 2016
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jera1350 from Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Visited here on the Fourth of July based on a recommendation. Even though it was scorching outside, we sat on the enormous deck of this tiki themed bar. The deck sits on the the shore of the river which provides some nice views. Lots of grass umbrellas to contribute to the theme and provide shade. The drink menu is massive, but only a tiny portion of it is dedicated to craft beers such as Surly, Summit and Schell's. Suzi's is better known for their beach drinks. I went with the Coconaut which was amazingly good. The inside was large and pretty cool too. The best indoor feature was the massive waterfall at the entrance. Service was friendly and helpful. Overall, an awesome place, just not specifically for craft beer.

Jul 05, 2012
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TheQuietMan22 from Iowa

3.55/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

A couple friends and I enjoyed the food and drinks at Psycho Suzi’s on a recent trip to the Twin Cities. I was both curious and concerned when I was told it was a “tiki restaurant,” but was very impressed when we arrived.

We did not have any trouble parking — slipping into a space near the dumpster — but the lot was full and cars lined both sides of Marshall Street. It was around eight o’clock so we were seated immediately, but I could tell the place must get very crowded at times since there were heaters outside the front entrance. (Or maybe those were for the smokers.) I noticed there was a patio along the riverside, but it was closed for the winter.

At first I mistook the drink menu for the food menu. It was massive. Psycho Suzi’s was, first and foremost, a cocktail lounge; the menu was full of island-themed drinks served in glasses shaped like the heads on Easter Island and straws garnished with monkeys. My friends drank those and got thoroughly buzzed (I guess they are almost straight booze). I focused on the beer menu, which was adequate. Aside from most of the usual suspects on tap, Psycho Suzi’s served a couple Minnesota native beers from Schell, Summit, and Surly. I had a couple Surly Bender’s. Unfamiliar with Surly brews, I asked the waitress what style it was and she said it was a brown ale, so she at least seemed knowledgeable. There was also a list of can and bottle beers, including Kokanee, which I have only seen elsewhere at a BevMo! in California.

About the food: the onion rings were good and the beer-battered cheese curds were excellent. Aside from meat-free pizza combos, there was, as far as I could tell, only one vegetarian option: the Attica salad. (After downloading their menu online, I noticed there is a veggie sandwich, too.)

One cool quirk was the fact the stall doors in the bathroom served as chalkboards. There was a holder for multicolored sticks of chalk, so could not resist writing something.

Jan 25, 2012
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Chaz from Minnesota

3.18/5  rDev -18.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

All the fun of Psycho Suzi's original location has been enhanced by the move to a larger physical space. There's a bigger deck now (it even faces the river!), an upstairs bar with live music on occasion, the ginchy waterfall inside the main entryway, and the unique, Tiki lounge vibe -- what's not to love?

The food here (pizza, sandwiches, apps) is good, and the selection is a notch above that of your average sports bar. Of course, even with the fun menu descriptions (and note: an app or two is almost a must-have base for a round of potent cocktails) the food isn't the main attraction. It's all about cocktails in shrunken head mugs, chintzy plastic monkeys, umbrellas... Paralyzed Polynesian, baby!

I can't rate this place too highly, since it's a Tiki-themed Cocktail Lounge vs. a proper Beer Bar or Gastropub but -- I'll return to this in a moment...

Service is average: I've visited over a dozen times over the years and am satisfied enough with the gruff-yet-friendly service that I can recommend it without additional caveats. I'm frankly more surprised at the 'kid friendly' aspect of the new place (maybe families are more comfortable in the new space?), but I digress.

Value is average for a themed bar (Note: The hype has simmered a little since Donny Dirk's opened, but both do retro-chic for a reasonable price).

While Psycho Suzi's is unlikely to rate among the best beer bars in the area they've always made an effort to include Craft and specialty options. The bigger space seems to have allowed for a little more focus on beer, with more national Craft brands and limited, local draught offerings (Surly Darkness). Dare we hope for beer events and releases? Perhaps; with Dangerous Man coming soon, the Northeast scene appears to be moving full steam ahead towards Craft dominance over BMC.

Ultimately, when you find yourself on a Nordeast bar crawl and someone gets a hankering for punchy rum drinks, it's good to know that Psycho Suzi's has a couple dozen better beer options.

Nov 29, 2011
Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge in Minneapolis, MN
Place rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 12 ratings