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Brit's Pub

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1110 Nicollet Ave (at 11th Street S)
Minneapolis, MN 55403
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(612) 332-3908
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Brit's Pub - Minneapolis, MN

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Best

one of the best and most fun places we have been

Worst

Brit's beer selection is good. The food is so-so (were you expecting good Brittish food?!) Pros: Beer Cons: Expensive!

Editorial review from Citysearch 8/16/2012

Fun place but food is hit or miss. Too busy and crowded at night for dinner - but a great place to get drinks at the bar if you like a crowded bar scene. Best for lunch on a sunny day when you can sit on the Mall and enjoy the open air. more

Don't Go For the Food, Go For the Drink 3/5/2012

The food is ok, not much in the realm of vegetarian food, much less vegan food. The place itself is really... more

Don't Go For the Food, Go For the Drink 3/5/2012

twuollet Provided by Partner
The food is ok, not much in the realm of vegetarian food, much less vegan food. The place itself is really nice, and they have a lot of area outsi... more

Absolutely wonderful 7/9/2010

one of the best and most fun places we have been more

Okay 6/12/2010

Brit's beer selection is good. The food is so-so (were you expecting good Brittish food?!) Pros: Beer Cons: Expensive! more

Great for Large Groups 10/13/2009

This is a spot I enjoy after-hours, usually in a smaller group or just 1:1, but I discovered Brits is great at group gatherings: Pros: Buffet Food/Staff/Location/Ambience more

worst patio service ever 9/8/2009

the food was average, other than being cold. our server was busy but he did not try check back with us. he didn't try at all.. im sure he doesn't care he might not have a job in a month anyways. it gets cold up in minnesota. more

Not going back for a while 4/12/2009

I've gone to Brit's a fair number of times, but with my last couple of experiences, I know it's going to be a while before I return, which makes me sad. The first time I went, everything was perfect. (Maybe I was just in lust with the place.) We had a short waiting time before getting a table. The waiter was friendly and knowledgeable. The food was fantastic. Even the atmosphere was pretty comfortable. The only downside was that the prices were a bit much for the amount of food we got. The next time I went, it was for my 21st birthday. It still went pretty well. I called a couple hours ahead (since they don't take non-business reservations) to let them know that a party of about 10-15 would be showing up. And when some of us showed up, they sat us at a prepared table. They brought my remaining guests to the table without an issue as they (the guests) were able to show up. The waiter this time was alright, but not amazing; he might have been intimidated by the party's large size (though we were not rowdy, by any means). The food was good once again (I doubt that changes much) as was the beer and liquor. The next time I went was for my 22nd birthday, since I was so impressed with my last experience. I followed the same method of calling ahead to let them know a group of about the same size would be showing up a couple hours later. This time when some of us showed up, they told us that they wouldn't seat us until everyone was present. However, I had some guests who wouldn't be able to show up until about an hour after the original festivities had started. I tried pleading with the hostess, but it was no good. She said we could sit at the bar until everyone arrived, but didn't understand that we would be waiting an hour to eat. Finally, one of my friends made the bold move of marching upstairs and pushing some tables together. Once that happened, we sat down and got served. As people arrived, they came and joined us. Food and beer still good, but the waiter was mediocre and my evening had been soured by the hostess. I recently decided to try it one more time recently, and once again dealt with rude and unhelpful staff. I love the food and I love the beer, but I can't put up with snobby staff that have bad attitudes when there are so many other places that offer the first without the latter. Pros: fantastic beer, good food Cons: service is inconsistent, parking, food prices a bit high more

Grab a beer 10/7/2008

great place to grab a beer after work. Seating outside was great for people watching and enjoying the summer weather. Good vibe in the bar, lots of beautiful people. Food was good and service was terrific. more

Over Priced 8/8/2008

I've been to Brit's numerous times - it's a nice play to go for happy hour in the summer. I went there today for lunch and was absolutely blown away by how much the lunch cost me. A Stilton Burger and a Lemonade ran me $21.50 (with a 15% tip)! Pretty out of control for a place like Brit's, who I wouldn't necessarily classify as having 5 star cuisine. The other big dissapointment was the fact that they've shrunk their burgers down to the point where they're literally a quarter of an inch thick - seriously! more

AVOID: Bad service...family unfriendly. Go and you'll be fleeced. 8/6/2008

AVOID! Very family unfriendly. Bad service....food ok. Brit's was a favorite years ago, so when relatives came in town and we found ourselves on Nicollet Mall, I encouraged a visit to Brit's for lunch. With three adults and three small children (6, 5 and 4) we ordered light with a couple appetizers, a sandwich and three miniscule (very) kids pizzas. The service was inexistent despite the restaurant being visibly staffed and lightly filled with patrons (lunch). Presented with the bill found they had kindly added a 17.5% gratuity. The tax was way off, so the waitress disappeared for the manager to show up. Asked about the tax, he reminded my that all the tax downtown was 12% (he thougfht) (not his fault...no big deal) now on food and the gratuity was mandatory. ""It's on the menu...didn't you see it""? he asked. Okay...I get the parties of six or more...but kids??? Was delivering some pizza biscuits really in the spirit of the menu warning? And further..what ever happen to 15% which I always leave? ""Oh it's always been 17.5 percent here"""", he responded. more

Bad, Bad Place to Go! 9/24/2007

VERY BAD service... We had to get our own drinks.... We wanted to lawn bowl, and we were told to come back in a few hours.. Got there ahead of schedule and waiting to lawn bowl. They let an entire group of people go before us; then told us we couldn't bowl. I live downtown - 3 blocks from there actually and WILL NEVER go there again - - and will tell others to do the same. more

Worst Service in Mpls 8/17/2007

Brit's has the potential to be fun....great atmosphere, superb location, beautiful summertime patio....and yet these assets are overshadowed by the most hideously sub-standard staff in the metro area. Perhaps this establishment is petitioning for the title of: ""Worst Servers and Management in America!"" If so, then congratulations, you're well on your way. Slow, lazy, rude, unapologetic for mistakes....these are some of the examples of the so-called ""service"" I have experienced when patronizing Brit's. The food is sub-par at best, and a word to the wise: don't go if you are excessively hungry or thirsty. It is possible that they place every food and drink order IN BRITAIN, given the amount of time it takes to receive your order. As a former frequent Brit's guest, I often forgave the atrocious service by way of a lovely summer evening on the patio, but really, enough is enough. No more rewarding bad business with my business. Cons: Service, service, service. more

good for friends to go and relax and have a good time 7/15/2007

i actually went solo and there was a lot of people there having a good time with their friends or family. i ordered the four cheese penne with breadcrumbs and pancetta - it was very rich and very delicious for pasta and cheese lovers. service was friendly but i did notice my waitress having to juggle a lot of tables. I didnt go outside to the lawn bowling but i saw it through the window and it looks like everyone was having a nice time. inside decor is cool. Pros: definite british-style menu more

Great social bar downtown, busy on the weekends 7/11/2007

This place has many positive aspects - great place for after work happy hour, gathering for drinks in the evening, roof top bar with lawn bowling, very 'social'. Also very busy most of the time! Food is ok, it's british style shepherds pie, the scotch eggs are a tasty but unhealthy appetizer. Go here for drinks and then walk somewhere else for dinner. This is a great place to take an out of towner as it has atmosphere and lots of people. more

Great Beers, Great location, Good food! 6/11/2007

A perfect spot to sit down and enjoy a few cold english beers from tap. Sit on the patio and order up an order of Scotch Eggs. They are good!!!! Pros: Good beers on tap! Great Scotch Eggs! Great location! Across from park with free concerts at 5pm everyday in June. Cons: None that I can think of. more

Best Roof Top Bar 6/6/2007

Must say after all these years Brits roof top is still by far one of the best spots on a summer afternoon. The new addition overlooking the lawn bowling was great for our group of 20 people. Service, sunshine and smiles made it all spectacular. more

Used to be my favorite spot, but their service ruined it 5/28/2007

We used to love Brit's. Working near by, it was a fun and convenient place to meet after work or rent space for work-related functions. Unfortunately their service or lack there of has ruined this place. Tact and customer service are sorely missing but that's OK, The Local, across the street has both in spades. Go there instead for a much more enjoyable evening. more

A wonderful night...not such wonderful service 4/10/2007

Over two years ago eight guys went out for a bachelor party. After eating a nice dinner, we headed to Brit's. We had only had a few bottles of wine with a big dinner but Brit's declined to serve us. We talked with the manager and they were unable to say why. Frankly, he was not very nice. They knew we were a bachelor party and did not want our patronage. I know that some people are reading this thinking we were unruly, but we really were not. I had been to Brit's before but I will never go back. I have not gone back and the other guys I was with have not either. They put a damper on a special occasion. Lucky for us there are many fine pubs in Minneapolis. The rest of the night went on without incident. Brit's is authentically pompous. I guess my Irish heritage should have lead me elsewhere to begin. more

Summertime favorite 11/21/2006

This place is exceptional in the summer time - try lawnbowling (or just watch) on the roof. Also - very reliably good happy hour crowd and great drink selection. more
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Editorial

  • In Short
    Brit's has become a local landmark and everyone's welcome. Downtown workers hit this multilevel bar for happy hour, singles love the late-night vibe at the street-side bar and...

  • 9/20/2006 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    Daily 11am-2am
  • Payments:

    American Express, Discover, Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Central, Downtown West

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