Brit's Pub & Eating Establishment


27 Reviews
Brit's Pub & Eating EstablishmentBrit's Pub & Eating Establishment

Type: Bar, Eatery

1110 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55403-2405
United States

(612) 332-3908 | map

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Reviews by kbaker91:
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3.3/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Finally getting around to reviewing this place, as I have been there a few times in the past. Stopped in yesterday (Easter Sunday) with my wife for a couple pints after brunch.

The place itself is decorated to resemble a London pub, with Premier League matches on the 'telly' and Anglo memorabilia on the wall. On a nice day, the sidewalk patio on Nicollet Mall is lovely. Brits also features a great upstairs outdoor patio area with lawn bowling as well.

The clientele varies depending on the time of the day you visit. Afternoons are mellow, with patrons relaxing enjoying a pint. Weekend evenings turn this place into a clusterfuck, packed and sweaty, almost impossible to get a beer or hear any sort of conversation.

The beers are pretty standard for a British-style tavern. Tetley, Fullers, Old Specked Hen are some of the brews/breweries featured (besides the obligitory Bass, Guinness, Harp, BMC). The only two American 'crafts' available (Colonials as denoted here) are Summit EPA & Goose Island IPA. Expect to pay $6 for an imperial pint.

Did not eat this trip, but have had the old English menu war horses in the past (bangers & mash, fish & chips, shepard's pie, etc). All were decent, but not worth going out of your way for.

Service is good if the place isn't busy, scarce when it is.

Overall, your impression of this establishment will vary depending upon which time of the day you visit. If you want a mellow tavern to relax and have a couple pints, then definitely stop by in the afternoon. If you are looking for that mellow environment in the evening on a weekend, avoid this place like the plague, as it turns into a pickup joint for the frat-boy crowd.

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Photo of runmn
4.39/5  rDev +22.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

English pub downtown in Minneapolis within a three tiered building capable of holding massive amounts of people. The pub holds a large outdoor area for lawn bowling on the second level that has also been used for national level pole vaulting events. Great place to watch soccer and rugby and has an enjoyable atmosphere overall. If one is a fan of authentic English style beers, this is the place to go. They carry at least 3 or 4 Fullers beers at once in addition to the expected beers in US version of an English or Irish pub. They also carry a few local beers. The pricing is very much in line with other establishments downtown with their quality of beer and venue. The food is also quite good. Their menu actually seems a bit larger than other English pubs I have been to and their prices are typical of downtown restaurants, but not over the top

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Photo of RangeRooney
3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

Photo of PhillyStyle
3.29/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.25

Good example of an American British pub. Good selection of english ales, but the same stuff and you can find anywhere. The food was good pub grub and the atmosphere was good (it was a pretty good crowd on a tuesday night). Wait staff was average. Overall, not bad, but not great either.

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Photo of HopliteMpls612
3.96/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Josholson666
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Taybeh
3.64/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

In terms of selection, this is the typical British import line-up (which is kind of disappointing, considering they're successful enough to throw in a little something a bit more interesting) and then some locals...good vibe and the lawn bowling in the summer makes it stand out.

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Photo of jrsaffert
4.3/5  rDev +20.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of pat61
4.06/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

It has a decent vibe, a reasonable selection and some nice scotches. Its a good location to rest your feet. The sidewalk tables are nice in the summer.

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4.18/5  rDev +16.8%
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Brit's Pub & Eating Establishment in Minneapolis, MN
3.58 out of 5 based on 50 ratings.
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