Change of plans: Best bars and liquor stores by Eagan

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by GFG, Feb 26, 2013.

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  1. GFG

    GFG Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 North Dakota

    Hey guys, as some of you may remember I had a post last week about the top places in Burnsville. Well I had a change of plans. Now I need to know the best bars and beer stores in Eagan. I'll be staying at the Residence Inn by MSP.

  2. minnesotaryan

    minnesotaryan Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2010 Minnesota

    You should message me and I will open some beers with you
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  3. maximum12

    maximum12 Poo-Bah (3,503) Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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    Zest right off of Diffley has really good food & a few good taps. Old Chicago off of Yankee Doodle has a ton of taps, usually 2-4 decent ones. If you have a car, honestly your best bet is to jump on 35E & drive 10 minutes to St. Paul. Some very good places in the city.

    Big Top off Yankee Doodle has a pretty good selection. Black Diamond (right next door to Zest) off S. Robert has a decent selection & they're good folks. The MGM a bit south off of Pilot Knob has upped its game recently. Again, though, a short drive south will bring your to the Eagan Cellars &/or Blue Max in Burnsville, both great places (though the Cellars has high prices).
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  4. HomeBrewed

    HomeBrewed Initiate (186) Dec 10, 2006 Minnesota
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    When will you be in town?
  5. brydeen

    brydeen Aspirant (208) Dec 18, 2009 Minnesota
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    I second the vote for Zest. Really solid food, and 5-6 decent tap selections makes for a very solid happy hour venue
  6. GFG

    GFG Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 North Dakota

    I get in around 9pm on March 20th and leave around 11 or noon on the 24th
  7. MN_Beerticker

    MN_Beerticker Initiate (0) Jul 10, 2012 Minnesota

    Again if you want to hit Blue Max is a mile or two off of 35E on the CTY RD 42 exit. Only about 11 miles South on 35E from Residence Inn in Eagan.
  8. grantcty

    grantcty Initiate (86) Feb 17, 2008 Minnesota

    Well, since you'll be staying right by it, you should check out The Lone Oak Grill. They have a pretty solid tap list, about as good as Zest's.
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  9. brewseum

    brewseum Initiate (90) Nov 11, 2004 Minnesota
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    Beers always taste slightly better on a corporate card.
  10. Ish1

    Ish1 Devotee (464) Feb 25, 2010 Minnesota
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    +1 on Lone Oak Grill. Unfortunately, you are in Suburbia so you options are somewhat limited. If you have a rental car, blue max is worth the drive. Shooting accross the river to St. Paul/Mpls may be worth it as well (Happy Gnome, Muddy Pig, Busters on 28th, etc.)
  11. mjchapley

    mjchapley Initiate (0) Feb 9, 2012 Minnesota
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    I would say Lone Oak is your best bet in that area. But if you have the time and don't have a car I think it is well worth the taxi fair to go up to the Gnome, Pig, Sweeny's (all within walking distance and by the end of March should be warm enough to manage). Or cab up to Groveland Tap grab a burger and beer for lunch then walk across the street the the Ale Jail and grab some bottles.
  12. GFG

    GFG Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 North Dakota

    I have a car. I'm driving down from Grand Forks. I'll more than likely be hitting up Blue Max. I've been wanting to go to the gnome and four firkins for quite some time as well, so maybe I'll try get to one of those as well
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