Herkimer Pub & Brewery

Twin Cities, Minnesota

3.2 / 9 votes

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Casual brew pub and restaurant, vegetarian-friendly

Restaurant, Bar

Who we are:
A local brewery and restaurant where regulars feel at home and newcomers feel welcome in a 1920's style atmosphere. We offer exceptional lunch and dinner entrees, a friendly staff and a rotating selection of German-style lagers.

What makes us different:
Being the only brewpub in Uptown, The Herkimer offers a variety of tap beers as well as a diverse dinner menu. Customers can enjoy a game of shuffleboard, while eating and drinking in a casual and comfortable environment. The Herkimer is the only upscale, come-as-you-are brewpub in the Uptown area.

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According to the waiter I had, there were only a couple vegan options - salads, a veggie sandwich (not burger), and pub pretzel. He said their sweet potato fries were drenched in buttermilk and that the tater tots were not vegan either (though he didn't state why). I had a vegetable sandwich which was ok - nothing fabulous, just vegetables on toast. Drinks were fine, atmosphere is fun, but I definitely will not be back for food.

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I like that Herkimer's brews its own beer, though I wasn't that impressed with the draft that I had. But it's gutsy to brew your own beer and I don't think any other place in the greater Uptown area does that, so I must give them credit for it.

The atmosphere was okay when I went. It felt like a friendly, familiar, comfortable place and didn't seem pretentious at all.

I also had a plate of mini veggie burgers which were made of blackbeans. They were fairly bland and boring, mostly because I couldn't use the main condiment on the side, a chipotle sauce (which is NOT vegan). I did like the sweet potato fries, though.

That there aren't many vegan food options at Herkimer is surprising, especially given that moto-i next door (owned by the same guy who started Herkimer) has a ton of vegan stuff. Also, Lyn-Lake is otherwise a bastion of veganism, from the pizzas and desserts of Pizza Luce and Galactic Pizza to the falafel and baklava at Falafel King. Herkimer could really jack up its business if it put a little bit more thought into its food; that said, it's a halfway decent bar with the courage to serve its own brew. That's rare and unusual and deserves recognition.

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Neighborhood

Lyn-Lake

Directions

on number 4 bus line, 1/2 block north of the Lyndale Avenue and Lake Street intersection in south Minneapolis

Non-Smoking

Prices

$$ - average

Cuisines

  • American
  • Eclectic (Varied)

Features

  • Happy Hour
  • Outdoor Seating

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Hours

11am - 1am

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