5 Best Pubs in Minneapolis, MN

Below is a list of the top and leading Pubs in Minneapolis, MN. To help you find the best Pubs located near you in Minneapolis, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.

Minneapolis’ Best Pubs:

The top rated Pubs in Minneapolis, MN are:

  • Kieran’s Irish Pub – upbeat, old-fashioned & family-friendly bar offering draft beers, pub fare & live Irish music
  • Brit’s Pub – classic fare & English pints in a relaxed, wood-clad setting with fireplace & rooftop lawn bowling
  • O’Donovan’s Irish Pub – vibrant Irish pub with a patio, offering typical comfort fare along with a wide beer selection
  • Merlins Rest Pub – traditional watering hole featuring classic British grub, frequent live music & a long whiskey list
  • Morrissey’s Irish Pub – informal haunt offering burgers & other grub, plus Irish beers on tap, weekend brunch & live events

Kieran’s Irish Pub

Kieran's Irish PubKieran’s Irish Pub has welcoming staff will make you feel perfectly at home, whether you’re seeking for live music or a quiet spot to drink a dram of whiskey. In the Warehouse District, we’re close to Target Field and Target Center. Stop in after a long day at work for a perfect pint, a Corned Beef Reuben before a baseball game, or a plate of our world-famous Fish & Chips whenever the urge strikes. There’s no better venue to throw a birthday party, a wedding, an Irish wake, a retirement party, a bachelor/bachelorette party, a farewell party, a fundraiser, or a simple life celebration.

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Address: 85 N 6th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: (612) 259 8840
Website: kierans.com

REVIEWS:

“Drinks were fast and tasted great. Had a small issue with how the food came out to the table, but the GM was right there, johnny-on-the-spot to get it fixed and better for us.. the pot roast tastes awesome here for sure:))” – Justin Kelly

Brit’s Pub

Brit's PubBrit’s Pub first opened its doors way back in 1990. It has evolved from a little two-room bar to the considerably larger institution that it is presently. The Long Room was added in 1994, and the world-renowned English Garden Park, equipped with a 10,000-square-foot Lawn Bowling green, was added in 1998. Brit’s continued to grow in 2006, with the addition of two new locations: The Veranda Bar, an outdoor rooftop bar with views of the English Garden Park, and The Clubhouse, a cozy cocktail and party club with views of Nicollet Mall and Peavy Plaza.

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LOCATION:

Address: 1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: (612) 332 3908
Website: britspub.com

REVIEWS:

“Great rooftop dining in the middle of the city with tons of tables and wonderful wait staff. Felt like Cork, Ireland with tasty fish and chips and Harp and Guinness beer! You can watch sports on the Giant screen and after you eat try lawn bowling surrounded by a border of beautiful flowers.” – Bibi Belford

O’Donovan’s Irish Pub

O'Donovan'sO’Donovan’s Irish Pub is Minnesota’s first Irish pub, constructed fully in Ireland and delivered to the United States piece by piece. The authentic design of the pub was the first step in ensuring that all of our visitors experienced the actual essence of an Irish pub. When you walk inside this tiny corner of Ireland, you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported to the Emerald Isle. The owner of O’Donovan’s is an Irish native, and no cost was spent in importing the whole decor from his homeland.

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Address: 700 N 1st Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: (612) 317 8896
Website: odonovans.com

REVIEWS:

“Great Irish bar with a cool atmosphere and decor. Great selection of whiskey and good menu of draft and canned beer. Sean the bartender was awesome! I highly recommend it! Our group had a great time.” – Mark Gavin

Merlins Rest Pub

Merlins Rest PubMerlins Rest Pub offers you a good time. The bar has a large selection of imported beers on tap as well as genuine spirits. The bar offers Minnesota’s greatest range of single malt scotches and Irish whiskeys. You can wash down your hearty lunch of Bangers and Mash or our authentic Fish & Chips with a broad selection of both Import and Domestic beers, as well as Minnesota’s most complete list of Single Malt Scotch and Irish Whiskey.

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Address: 3601 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Phone: (612) 216 2419
Website: merlinsrest.com

REVIEWS:

“I visited Merlin’s rest pub on a Tuesday evening. It was quick to get seated and service was really fast (even though the server and bartender kept apologizing for being slow, it was faster than a typical restaurant). I had the fish sandwich and would definitely recommend it. It was good fresh and also good as leftovers the next day.” – Melissa Prenevost

Morrissey’s Irish Pub

Morrissey's Irish PubMorrissey’s Irish Pub is one of Minneapolis’ great hidden gems. Paddy Irish Man one, Paddy Irish Man two, Paddy Indian Man, and Paddy American Man stroll into a Brazilian restaurant in America, Morrissey’s Irish Pub, Minneapolis, MN, USA. All of the Paddy’s looked at each other and agreed that this was the finest location for an Irish pub. That is exactly what they did. It may sound like the beginnings of a funny joke, but this tavern was founded almost 8 years ago by four friends of various ethnic backgrounds. It serves some of the world’s best bangers & mash.

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Address: 913 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Phone: (612) 465 8555
Website: morrisseysuptown.com

REVIEWS:

“The pub itself is pretty typical. The karaoke is what I love! This guy comes in Saturdays at 9 pm and runs the entire thing. He does a really good job of keeping people engaged, even getting up to sing itself. I’ve been impressed by the range of skill levels that show up and how the group encourages each other. All three times I went there, it lasted 2-3 hours plus.” – Ty Ebert