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Dangerous Man Brewing

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Type: Brewery, Bar

1300 2nd St NE
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55413-1132
United States

(612) 236-4087 | map

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Added by Mashbasher on 11-24-2012

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Reviews: 34 | Ratings: 157
Photo of BeerGuy8315
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Pretty good vibe, but the taproom is fairly small and was pretty packed. Service was still pretty quick though and I had the PB porter, which was great. Would return for this alone. Nice environment to sit down with your crew and have a pint.

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Photo of boyd0418
3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Buzzing! "Hopping" with tons of traffic. These guys are getting their brew on! Great job on the crowler availability. Keep it coming guys, I'm spreading the word!

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Photo of deebo
4/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Have gone to DM quite a few times since opening which means I must like it. It's usually very busy and tough to get a seat. Mostly a younger crowd. You have to stand in line if you don't have a seat at the bar. Beer is usually above average with something always very good.

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Photo of meg26
4.86/5  rDev +21.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I love this place so much. It has a very manly atmosphere, cool people to talk to, and most importantly, excellent beer. The Chocolate Milk Stout is always fantastic. My only issue is the past couple times I have gone, whatever they had on Nitro has been tapped out. Get there early.

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Photo of maedhros09
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

A nice cozy pub environment, nice service, and a refreshing variety of styles on tap (about 8-10 I think). I sampled a few brews before settling on their chocolate milk stout, which was great. The others I tried (PB porter and Belgian Strong) seemed OK or good but I guess I expected more. They serve either a smaller tulip size (must be about 10 oz) or a full pint in a traditional glass - I love having this option!

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Photo of Wobbly
4.33/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

One of the best of the relatively new breweries in the Twin Cities, situated in Northeast Minneapolis, the epicenter of the movement. Good variety of styles, which range from typical to ambitious. Occasional cask-conditioned beers available. If they have it on tap, try the excellent and unusual Peanut-butter Porter. Their approach is smaller batches of experimental beers, rather than the typical, never-changing lineup.

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Photo of ANiklaus
4.09/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Place to get great beer that you can't get anywhere else. Really the only problem is that there's not enough seating for how popular it is. Sometimes the line to get in goes out the door. If the only place that I can get your beer is directly from you, you should have enough seating to accommodate. That said, they have incredible beer and it's a fun little place. Be prepared to wait and not be able to hear your friends once you find a spot to sit.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.01/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

this place came highly recommended by all the locals we talked to, it seems its a favorite on the scene here, and i can see why. they had a cool metropolitan feel, neat old building, coffee shop vibe, maybe ten or so beers pouring. they had a caraway porter on cask that was among my favorite beers from the whole trip, but they also had a rooibos tea red that was amazing, and a really good chocolate stout. i had nothing that was bad, a few less creative selections, but it seemed like there was something for everyone, and it was a diverse menu. the brewing equipment was all copper clad and beautiful, clean, and in work when we were there. the service was fine, i mean, they were absolutely packed, so they were stressed out, but friendly and knowledgeable. tasty food truck out front. i have never had to wait for people to leave to be allowed into a brewery before, i thought that was comical, but also cool for them, seeing how busy they were. the beer was great and the overall experience was a cool one. lots of fun, i hope to be back next time i make it up to the twin cities. that caraway porter was from heaven.

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Photo of Dj1931
4.58/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Awesome place with a great atmosphere. Chocolate milk stout and varieties are incredible! Gets packed rather often and thus service is a bit harder to get attention from but it's worth the wait.

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Photo of NeedHops
4.66/5  rDev +16.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

One of the best, if not the best breweries in MN. Great place. Usually great beer selection. They just acquired more space which should allow them to make more beer to keep up with demand. Rob makes killer beer. Period.

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Photo of pat61
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

This is a funky tap room filled with people with enormous beards and there is usually a line out the door of people trying to fill growlers. It is usually crowded, energetic, loud, etc. No food but you can order in from any of the nearby restaurants. If you are on a Minneapolis beer tour, this is a must.

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Photo of pkolafa
4.64/5  rDev +15.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Cool building with fantastic beer at good prices! Food truck outside and lots of different styles of beer to choose from. Gourmet soda and coffee also available, which makes it a lot easier to bring groups that may not include serious beer drinkers. Looking forward to a return visit next time I am in MN.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Between Sisyphus Brewing and Dangerous Man, I haven't stopped dreaming about the excellent beers I had while in Minnesota.

Dangerous Man's Black Rye IPA has to be one of the best I've had in any state, or from any state. It was divine. Huge rye flavors, huge dark roast flavors, and huge pine and citrus flavors, this beer was big on flavor in every way. 4.25/5

Then there was that Chocolate Milk Stout they tapped just as I was about to leave. Are you kidding me? How did you nail this so well? This truly was close to being chocolate milk, as in it was just as creamy and huge on the chocolate flavor. This beer was astonishingly good. 4.5/5

I also tasted the cream ale (3.5/5), which brought back fond memories to my dad, of his years drinking Gennessee Cream Ale, the scottish ale (3.5/5), and the Northern Pine Porter (4/5). The beers ranged from good to superb. That's what you want in a brewery.

The atmosphere was pleasant, somewhat spacious, and our server was more than helpful. I also liked the gear being sold here, particularly the 3/4 sleeve baseball shirts for men and women and the woven caps from Ecuador. Pretty ill.

Dangerous Man Brewing was probably my favorite brewery in Minneapolis and the highlight of my brewery crawl. I won't forget the experience.

For those curious, I walked here from the Twins stadium and after hitting Fulton Brewing, and after Dangerous Man easily reached Indeed and Bauhaus. It's a fun journey.

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Photo of AlexBassBerger
4.25/5  rDev +6%

I lived just up the road in Northeast Minneapolis, and I only wish I got to go over to their tap room more frequently. They tickled my fancy for fancy dark beers with high abv, and their selection of board games was always a fun way to relax with friends.

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Photo of jwjon1
3.19/5  rDev -20.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Great corner building with a really cool neighborhood pub feel. Added bonus: half pours readily available! Found the beer to be well enough made, but nothing to write home about. Worth checking the scene out and enjoying a beer or two, though, especially if you are in the mood for fish and chips and hit Anchor nearby. Can even get your meal to go and bring it into Dangerous Man if you are so inclined.

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Photo of ChopperSmith
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

I love the Dangerous Man tap room. It's a fun neighborhood environment in the heart of the NE residential area close to downtown. The tap room is always buzzing with activity and fun people, and the beers at Dangerous Man are some of the best in the Twin Cities. I especially love their Milk Stouts and their Toasted Hemp Brown Ale (especially when it's from a cask). Love the beers, love the space and love the location. Trifecta!!! The only negatives are that the space isn't that big and fills up fast, making it hard to get tables/chairs, and it gets REALLY LOUD. Also, some of the servers are a bit hipster-douchey and non-communicative, but not all of them.

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Photo of KarlHungus
3.35/5  rDev -16.5%
vibe: 1 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Pretense rides high at Dangerous Man Brewing. Pretentious Minneapolis cyclists contend with pretentious suburban dads. Neither wanting to be crowded so closely to the other. Each trying to assert dominance over the other. It might be unfair to hold an establishment accountable for the character of its clientele, but I think it is fair in Dangerous Man's case. Their over the top masculine marketing attracts the kind of insecure person who is going to be a jerk to the people crowded around them. Crowded can be an understatement when talking about Dangerous Man. Overcrowding might be considered a good problem for a drinking establishment. However, it is still a problem, and it is one that keeps me from going there.

As for the beer, I'm not as high on it as a lot of other people in town seem to be. They make good stouts and IPAs, but every other style I've tasted from them has been sub-par.

Overall, I think the biggest thing appealing to Dangerous Man fanboys is the brewery's marketed masculine image. It is an image that clearly hits a cord with both cyclists and suburban dads. If applying that image to oneself is what a person needs to feel comfortable with the beer they are drinking than so be it. That person should go to Dangerous Man, and have an IPA or a stout. If one doesn't need that image attached to themself there are many other taprooms throughout the Twin Cities brewing beers equal to those of Dangerous Man Brewing, and with less pretense surrounding them.

Written on 7/15/16

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Photo of guywholikesbeer
4.73/5  rDev +18%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Dangerous Man might be the best Brewery in the Twin Cities. I've never had something here I haven't liked, beers range from very good to absolutely amazing. They are incredibly popular, so if you want a growler get there early. A lot of the time it is very crowded, so you might wait a few minutes to get your beer, but it's worth it. Their roster is always changing, although they have a few beers like the Chocolate Milk Stout and Belgian Golden Strong that are on tap very frequently. They do lots of different styles of beer, but personally I think they do stouts and porters best. No food served, but you can bring food in from anywhere in the neighborhood. Within walking distance from Indeed Brewing and 612Brew as well, so a perfect neighborhood for taproom hopping.

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Photo of Beerlover
5/5  rDev +24.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I finally got to this place, the only downfall was that I didn't get there sooner!! This place has a great atmosphere, not too small but not too big either, could be a family setting if you have kids, nice big tables to play games on if you prefer. Large L - shaped bar sits about 20 people. Selection was pretty good, had about 8 beers on tap. also had growlers for sale had we been there earlier, missed the quota for the day. No food available on premise but they encouraged bringing food from outside, in fact a patron was telling us that one night there was a guy offering to make people P.B.J. sandwiches for everyone. Awesome place, even got my pic taken with the Dangerous Man himself!!

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Photo of ogrerugby
4.47/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Great place with multiple offerings on tap. They had 8 on when I visited. They don't do samplers but they will let you try whatever you like. The Chocolate milk stout was outstanding. I also would recommend the Pale Ale, IPA and Hazelnut Porter. Will definitely be back the next time I'm in MN.

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Photo of gatornation
4.26/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

DM is in NE in a cool looking building. every time i go here this Brewpub is packed its like a party always have a great time .DM vibe is superb its a cozy bar that fills up fast with an eclectic crowd everyone seems to get along and even when crowded beers are served in a timely manner they serve house brands but always have something new fresh and delicious no food on premise but you can bring your own with a fish place and pizza place nearby highly recommend visiting this brewpub

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Photo of A-lex-ander
4.8/5  rDev +19.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

This review has been a long time in the making. I have frequented D-Man since there opening day more than a year ago, seeing as they opened directly behind my house it's tough to go anywhere else.

The interior is comfortable with slightly rustic bar and tables with industrial stools and eclectic chairs. With family style seating around the main table down the center of the room it's a great way to get to know your neighbors. The only two downsides to the space are that it can get a bit loud, but what ever it's a bar right, and the bathrooms aren't big enough, only one male and one female at a time. Seriously I just walk around the corner to my house and come back and it's faster.

The staff is great, everyone is always super friendly and willing to tell you about the beers, or just shoot the breeze if it's a week night and slow. I've had some fun conversations with some of them, and always look forward to talking with them.

The beers are of course phenomenal, but you can go read the reviews of those else where. With an ever changing tap selection they always get me to come back for more and they never disappoint. Last Saturday I had there imperial barrel aged chocolate milk stout and it was a kick, this week I'm looking forward to there peated scottish ale. If I am ever disappointed in a beer I always finish up with a chocolate milk stout to remind myself why they are so good.

No food. Bring your own.

The value is good a couple months ago I would have called it inexpensive at five dollars a pint, but after paying eight dollars for a tulip of of there imperial mentioned above I don't think I can say that anymore. But still definitely reasonable, and know one said you had to get the eight buck tulip there are other cheaper options as well.

I recommend this place to every one I know, and think every beer drinker in the twin cities should go and check it out it's amazing. If your from out of town and only have time to stop at one brew pub this would be it.

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Photo of pourmeadrink
4.9/5  rDev +22.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

I knew Dangerous Man existed -- I had heard of them... I just didn't know where they were. Turns out, thanks to a call from my friend, I find out they are less than ten miles from my home. Naturally, this meant a trip on Friday night was in order.

I wasn't sure what to expect. I had never been to a taproom before. Are you shocked? Because my friends were. I was a little bit as well. Dangerous Man was at standing room only capacity when I arrived at 10pm on Friday night. It was packed and the energy in the room was excellent.

Dangerous Man opened their taproom in 2012. Their mission statement, as posted on their website reads:

To be a destination tap house brewery in Minneapolis, focusing on high-quality, small batch productions beers.

They do not sell their beer other than in their taproom. You won't find Dangerous Man in cans or bottles. They only way to get your hands on their brew is to walk through that door and order up a pint... And I have to say, I love the approach. There is nothing running on the taps that wasn't made by the brewery. Six rotating taps pour some crazy good beers.

As mentioned, the energy in the room was epic. Twice, the brewers hopped up on the bar to make announcements and the crowd actually stopped to listen... both times. In the self-involved world of today, this really struck me as pretty neat.

I ordered up a pint of their freshly tapped Kölsch. The color was absolutely gorgeous. That golden hay color with the classic cloudiness through out the glass. Just a finger of smooth, fine bubbled head. The smell was floral and bright - exactly like what I am looking for this style.

Taste wise, this beer hit it out of the park. It was creamy with a malt sweetness with just the right punch of floral noted hops. Not overly bitter, it was excellently balanced from start to finish. As the beer warmed, the flavors matured into more of that yeasty malt sweet flavor. I love a beer that transforms as it's temperature changes.

I also sampled a taste or two of their Oktoberfest. Had I not been driving myself, I would have hoarded a glass of my own. It was fantastic as well. Very mild hop flavor throughout with a rich red-amber coloring. The pour was beautiful. Had I had a glass to myself, I'd have a longer write up -- woe is me, I may have to go back and have one all to myself just for that reason.

I would certainly, hands down, 100% recommend the Dangerous Man taproom. If you are in the Minneapolis area, put this place on your to-do list. You will not be disappointed.

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Photo of MNRealtor
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

This is truly a neighborhood bar...or brewery. The crowd is a mix of folks that make minimum wage to six figures, but it's all one happy family. Every time I am there it feels like a party at someones house, everyone just seems to mingle.
There are only a handful of beers available and only what they brew, but that adds to the charm if you ask me. They make killer sodas as well. I had a vanilla ginger soda last time and it was so tasty. Worth a try in between the beers.
There is no food available at Dangerous Man, however there are plenty of great near by restaurants that you can get as a carry out. Or just bring your own goodies with you. They provide plates and silverware to make it easy for you.
The beer is very affordable and worth a stop in. The taps are always changing, so head in if you see something you like online. There are always growlers you can bring home with you as well.

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Photo of AnnaEHS
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3

The look and feel of the Tap Room is great. Cozy bar feel, but it fills up, so get there early or be prepared to stand. No food service, but they allow you to bring food in. Anchor Fish & Chips is a block away and a great pairing to any of their beers. Only disappointment was that they were out of a few taps that I wanted to try. Will be stopping back again for sure!

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