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
WOW! This place is a true Uptown Gem! – I can't get enough of this place! The food is incredible, the bartender said they change the menu seasonally, he also said they have at least 5-6 taps going at all times now. I think the best part of this brewery was the fact that it is SO obvious that THIS is the neighborhood place TO BE! I've lived in Lyn-Lake for close to 5 months now - and I saw practically everyone from my street at one point or another that night!! It's got such a great vibe and the service is great! I got the impression that the Herkimer has the kind of staff that IS friends with alot of their tables - simply from almost everyone there being a "regular". Me and my friend's are sure going to add ourselves to the "regulars" list at the Herkimer - I'm also excited about joining shuffleboard league.
BEST French Fries!!!!!!!! – McDonald's like french fries except always fresh and hot, perfectly cooked, crispy yet not overcooked, served with a chipotle aioli! You will LOVE them!
This place rocks! – Talk about value. Reasonably priced food, great beer, and a nice atmosphere. They've got a new menu that is a big improvement over the old menu - and I thought that was excellent too. The steaks are good, the sandwiches are very unique (portabella philly) and the pastas are excellent (plum chipotle pasta is my favorite). The new baked brie is worthy of fine dining establishments. And the tuna steak with wasabi mashed potatoes is to die for.
The desserts are also good, but be prepared to wait - they sometimes have a problem making desserts a priority.
PS - For the guys who panned the "cloudy" beer, check out true German beer (that would be from Germany), not corporate American brew pubs. Dave, the brewmaster, will be happy to give you a lesson. If you want filtered beer, ask your server. There are options.
some one must have a taste bud loose – the beer is for the most part vary good. I need to remind people this is not bud light so if you can't handle it go to the 'burbs. my suggesten is try the amber and dark beers, such as the Märzen or the Vienia, and the Schwertz, the lager is ok esp. if you are into straight up amarican beer the kölsch is great too. don't try the weise beer, yuk! other then that the food is great, the staff is great for the most part, the managment leaves a little to be desired though, vary rude and crude esp the young girl, not friendly at all, no biusness sence at all.
form the shadows
its my local, and i'm glad – I like the Herkimer. Theres always a nice crowd in there, cheap happy hour eats (try the spinach dip - its very good) and reasonable beer. I'm no beer expert but i think the other reviews on this site were a bit harsh. The beer is just fine. Its a great place to go on happy hour.
At Least the Root Beer Rocks – I went here this summer with a sandwich-loving friend. We had the Metropolis (shredded chicken with enchilada sauce) and the El Puerco (pulled pork of some sort). Both were huge and very tasty. The beer selection confused my friend, who could not, even with help from the waitress, figure out what they had on tap that night. I opted for root beer and that was the best decision of the night. We two in our late 30s felt a bit out of place here, but the sandwiches were worth the drive.
the tap must be rusty! – Beer this bad must come from rusty water taps!
But, the location seems to pull'm in. I like that 'burb place for beer/ales made right - Sherlock out in the western burbs.
Maybe new management could kick this place in the right direction...who knows....
Til then...... rusty tap water to blame huh...
BEER IS AWFUL! – I've visited hundreds of brewpubs across the US. The Herkimer easily produces and sells(!) the worst beer I've ever tasted.
I'm not sure you can even call it beer. If you've ever homebrewed yourself, the Herk beer is similar to what is produced after initial fermentation--cloudy, unrefined and uncarbonated. You'll also get a nice headache caused by the yeast floating through the beer...lovely. If you enjoy real beer, stay away from the Herkimer until they learn some basic homebrewing techniques.
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