2922 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN | Directions 5540844.949231 -93.288286
Monday To Friday From 12:00 PM To 02:00 AM Saturday To Sunday From 10:00 AM To 02:00 AM
Neighborhoods: Calhoun Isles, Lyn-Lake
Best Brew Pub In Town!!! – I love this place!
Great Brew! Tasty Food! Cool Vibe!
Great food and service – Herkimer is a great Brew Pub. The food is fresh and delicious. We had the green bean app., Haus salad, fish and chips and the tacos. This was our second time going there as we just moved to the area and were very pleased twice. Service was great.
Terrible service. Staffed by doosh-bags. Avoid. – My girlfriend and I go to the Herk at least twice each month for dinner, and probably another two times in a month just to have a beer and watch the game. We don't go for the food, because the food isn't that great. We don't go for the beer, because the beer isn't that great either. And we certainly don't go for the service, because the service is consistently awful. We go because we live a few blocks away, and we like to support the neighborhood.
Well, that changed last night. We decided on the Herk, because we wanted burgers, beer, and a place to watch the Twins game. The bartender (the doosh-bag with the sad blonde mohawk. Ooooh, yr so pseudo-punk and stuff) refused to serve us, because, in his words, "One of the waitresses thinks you've had a few too many already."
1. My girlfriend had just gotten off work.
2. He was the first person we'd encountered in the bar.
3. We were ASKING FOR DINNER MENUS.
And, most importantly...
4. We simply hadn't been drinking...yet.
Understand that my GF and I were ready to plunk down at least $50-60 plus tip, if not more (the beer is overpriced, and the food isn't exactly cheap). We are very good tippers, especially at establishments we frequent a lot. And, again, we hadn't been drinking before we walked through the Herk's front door. What gives?
The staff at the Herk has always seemed like a group of stuck up, lazy doosh-bags, but last night pretty much sealed it. My GF and I have both worked in restaurants in the past, so we know laziness and outright doosh-baggery when we see it, and we see it at the Herkimer A LOT.
Good riddance. We went to Figlio's instead. They have a better special on Tuesday nights anyway. We would have gone there in the first place, but it's further away.
To sum up: Avoid the Herk. Doosh-bags work there. The food kinda bl0ws, and the beer is overpriced. Thanks for your time.
Great burgers, need more TV's – This place is great and has one of the best burgers around and great fries too. If you are a Packer fan planning on watching a game there, you have to get there a couple hours before a game to insure a spot with a decent view of a TV. I'd say a couple more TVs are called for in order to be considered a real Packer Bar. You know all of us Packer fans need to have a good view of our beloved Favre working his magic!
Delicious Delicious Beer – This place has the best beer I have had. while I will drink almost any kind of beer, the Herkimer beer selection is the top. This is not you average "Macro Beer" it has flavor and color. the food has been good enough to great every time I have been there. Enjoy!
Great brews, surprisingly delicious food too! – The Herk always has a number of different brews and ales to choose from, and I haven't had one I didn't like. I also haven't had a meal there that I didn't like--from a basic sandwich to surf and turf. I recommend the Herkimer for their beers, but it's also great for lunch or dinner too.
Its a gamble with this place – Ive been to this place twice to eat with friends. The first time we alright. Service was slow, but the food was satisfactory. The second time I walked out before ordering food. The place had three tables filled (including ours), however the waitress spent more time flirting with the bartender than helping her customers. After we got our glasses of water to start, we were ready to order food. After waiting nearly 30 minutes, and eventually asking the bartender for our own drinks, to which we were scoffed at, we decided to leave.
Location aids the cool, casual cachet of this Lyn-Lake brewpub and eatery. – In Short
The bartenders are super-friendly, and the tabletop shuffleboard in the back is a worthwhile diversion. Bring some change, because you're sure to find something you like in the jukebox. For food, there's chicken quesadillas, zucchini fries, the BLT with shallot mayo, and a spicy Cuban pork sandwich. Owner-brewmaster Blake Richardson is always twisting knobs on the five silver brewing casks, but he can't keep up with the thirsty crowds.
Bad Service – Dive bar (which I sometimes like)! They brew their own beer- It was only okay. They didnt have redbull, what they had was some substitution energy drink & it was awful! Service was terrible- he acted like he was way too good to be serving us- and then he refused to split our bill (between 5 people) and had the nerve to roll his eyes when we wanted change. The only good thing I can think of is they have a lot of outdoor seating.
Best Burger – Great place! Cool, hip, yet still has class. The food is fantastic. One of the only places in town that will do your burger as rare as you like.
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