26 N Fifth St, Minneapolis, MN | Directions 5540344.980376 -93.273647
Neighborhoods: Central, Warehouse District
Bouncer is a woman beater!!! – we were at drink on Oct 30th and it was very busy. it was around closing time and the tall skinny black bouncer was pushing an ice cart thru the crowd at a high speed. he ended up hitting my girlfriend with it forcing her to the ground. she got up and was like "WTF!!" he then grabbed her and punched her in the face twice causing a bloody/swollen lip a bruised jaw, and threw her and i out of the bar and started yelling "Do something ni***!". i stuck around to talk to the manager (Tom Lovaas) and he acted like it was no big deal, like it happens all the time. i went back into the bar to close out the tab and look for her cell phone which had dropped out of her bra when she got hit and i noticed that the pussy that hit her was giving the bartenders high fives. If you are a girl and you like being punched by security for no reason this is your bar!!! we will NEVER be going her again!
They are ehhhh..... – I came here with one of my lady friends, a couple of weeks ago. Let me tell you, don't ever bring anyone here or yourself for that matter. they are one of the worst experiences I have had downtown and I have had some pretty bad nights down here. So my recommendation, DON'T!
Doorman is a Jerk – A few friends of mine went downtown to hit a few bars and Drink was one of them. I was wearing a party top, nicer jeans, and converse shoes as my shoe supply was limited at the time. The doorman let my friends in with no problem but paused for me and said "well, for future reference no girls in sneakers". I was shocked that there was a dress code considering the fact that the place is essentially a grubby sports bar. Expensive drinks (though I wasn't there at happy hour), unfriendly staff, and obnoxious costumers. I wouldn't go again.
What! – Too many people complain. Well, If the drinks are overpriced, come when they have specials. Every time, and I mean EVERY TIME, I go to the Drink, it is fun personified. This is from someone who visits from Chicago and I enjoy myself, each and every time I go there.
Customer Service? – So I know a door man's job isn't exactly easy but man who says you have to be a nob job about it? After he questioned me a thousand times the bartender was no different. She was snotty and rude. I probably won't be back and suggest you don't go either.
No good – We went for some fun girlfriend dancing on a Saturday Night, we had been to another bar/club prior to this one, and showed our Military ID's and were exempted from paying the cover charge. But at Drink we showed our ID and still had to pay the cover charge. The other clientele of Drink give others no respect, or courtesy. Didn't drink at drink due to the other feed back we had heard. The dance floor was so dirty your feet stick to it, so made it difficult to actually dance.
I do feel if a bar has "Service Industry" nights and 'College ID' Nights they can exempt a Military member.
Probably won't go back.
Dont go there unless you'd like to be assaulted by their staff – We went there on a Friday night and a friend of mine from our group was assaulted and mased by one of the bouncers. These people have absolutely no regard for the law and do whatever they please. Having witnessed the incident myself, I can say with confidence that the intersaction between the two of them did not raise to the level at which a reasonable person would feel that its necessary to attack someone with mase. I deeply regret not having filed a police report on the spot because we would have definitely sued the place for assault & battery otherwise. Unfortunately, getting him to a clean and safe place at that time took priority. This is not a good nor safe place to visit. Please go elsewhere.
Drink = Dirty Bartenders that steal and just a nasty place in general-ABSOLUTELY NO STARS – This place is not a good place to go. Repeatedly they have put drinks on tabs if they think you have had a few to many cocktails. I have heard from repeated people that say they have been ruffied in this establishment and BY THE BARTENDERS..they suspect. Really Sad.
Needless to say they have a good location so you go there but really it is not worth it. Overall bad service and well the character is disgusting.
If you must go there only get drinks from a cocktailer because they are non biased and will just order your drinks...nothing more about it. less chance of anything being put in your drinks- i think.
Does NOT support America's Troops, hates freedom – Last Friday (3-7-08) I was going to meet some friends at Drink. I just got back over here and wasn't too familiar with downtown (new light rail, etc.), so I left a little early and beat my friends to the bar by 10-15 minutes. I wandered around a little bit and then decided to wait inside out of the cold. The bouncer refused me entry because of my military jacket. WTF?! He said that wasn't an expectable look at Drink. He claimed there was some sort of "business casual" dress code for Friday nights. They apparently have a different idea of business casual than I do, because a number of people walked out of the bar while I waited for my friends in what appeared to be jeans and a t-shirt under their coats. When my friends arrived they asked the bouncer again. He said if I took off my coat and put it in the car we could all come in. It was a least -10 ?F. I surprised he didn't just ask me to sp*t on a flag to come inside. Needless to say, we didn't. We walked across the street and had a great time at Brother's, which I highly recommend.
Bouncers are on power-trip – Went to Drink for Halloween 06 with my wife and a group of her co-workers. My wife and I went as Brittney and K-Fed. I had on some baggy jeans, a white button down shirt with a wife beater under and a yankee hat to top it off. We got in and went upstairs to the VIP area to meet up with my wife's co-workers. One of the bouncers told me to take off my hat. I was like "dude, give me a break it's halloween". The ego maniac didn't care so I took it off only to put it back on once he was gone. The same dickhead found me a little while later and told me if I didn't leave my hat off I would be kicked out. Funny how there were a bunch of chicks with baseball hats on and god knows how many other types of hats since it was HALLOWEEN and only me - a guy - was being told to take mine off. If I wasn't with a big group I probably would have gotten into a shouting match with him and been kicked out but I bit my lip until we moved on to the next bar.
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