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Merlins Rest Pub



3601 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55406

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(612) 216-2419

Hours

  • Monday: 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
  • Tuesday: 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
  • Wednesday: 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
  • Thursday: 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
  • Friday: 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
  • Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 am
  • Sunday: 9:00 am - 1:00 am

Cuisine: Bars, Irish Restaurants


4.4 of 5.0 from 72 reviews

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Merlins Rest Pub in Minneapolis, MN
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Merlins Rest Pub Reviews

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  • Meredith B.Food was great, bar tenders were entertaining.

    55555 by Meredith B.


  • Jane WTheir food is wonderful. The regulars are friendly. It is family friendly. It is a warm and comfortable place.

    55555 by Jane W


  • Kristi R.Awesome food & beer selection

    55555 by Kristi R.


  • Alicia DimitrovaThis place is fantastic. Wonderful selection of scotch. and great ppl watching. Staff A+!

    55555 by Alicia Dimitrova


  • Phillip MThe food was amazing, and we had a server named Alyssa who was extremely friendly and pretty darn kewt.

    55555 by Phillip M


  • Waabigwan L.The plowman rocks

    55555 by Waabigwan L.


  • James ColemanFish and chips are great and scotch selection is awesome.

    55555 by James Coleman


  • Waabigwan L.Food is great, service is great

    55555 by Waabigwan L.


  • Annie S.Fish and chips!

    55555 by Annie S.


  • City Pages Street TeamDark and convivial, with servers and patrons obsessed with good conversation and great Scotch, Merlin's Rest is an eerily authentic pub considering its East Lake Street location.

    55555 by City Pages Street Team


  • Linnea PThey serve lunch which is great if you don't want to compete with the loud evening crowds!

    55555 by Linnea P


  • BradThe mussels came in a swimming pool sized vat of garlicy buttery perfection. This place was a great find.

    55555 by Brad


  • Ketut M.Try the Pimm's cup, totally worth it.

    55555 by Ketut M.


  • Jeremiah A.The fish and chips are the best in town!

    55555 by Jeremiah A.


  • Paul S.Stay away! Terrible service, dirty, overpriced. Plus, I think they employ illegal workers. Go five blocks to The Blue Door for a much better happy hour, tasty food and friendly folks.

    33333 by Paul S.


  • Allen H.Best regulars in the metro!

    55555 by Allen H.


  • Hannah C.Don't bring your own birthday cake. Also, don't forget your pub quiz team name. And definitely don't do both of these things on your birthday...

    55555 by Hannah C.


  • Tony C.I love the vibe here

    55555 by Tony C.


  • Jason S.The bangers and mash cannot be beat!!

    55555 by Jason S.


  • AmandaOn Mpls St Paul's list of Insider Eats for single malt goodness. They have an impressive selection of scotch & Irish whiskies

    55555 by Amanda


  • Terre H.Skip the Old Fashioned. Basically a whiskey and soda. Weak and dry.

    33333 by Terre H.


  • Stefanie B.Merlins stew is coming!

    55555 by Stefanie B.


  • Wahida O.Ooooh! Sweet Potato = Strongbow + Finnegan's. Beer training wheels.

    55555 by Wahida O.


  • Joe C.Sunday Trivia. Sucks.

    33333 by Joe C.


  • Anne P.Chipotle Black Bean burger is absolutely amazing. I was blown away and it's my new menu favorite!!

    55555 by Anne P.


  • Kaylee L.Strong drinks... And they have strongbow on tap

    55555 by Kaylee L.


  • Rob L.Ask for Gremlin!!!

    55555 by Rob L.


  • Nayne P.They make amazing Bloody Marys. Try the Chiswick!

    55555 by Nayne P.


  • Maggie W.surprisingly good vegetarian options! try the veggie cottage pie!

    55555 by Maggie W.


  • Amy P.Friday nights are "Kilts and Corsets" night.

    55555 by Amy P.


  • Lapakko.comA St. Partick's Day or Any Day must is to order a "Black and Brown" aka a "Black Castle" (Guinness & Newcastle). It's a euphoric event.

    55555 by Lapakko.com


  • Jon T.Great mussels, a hearty hummus/feta/pita plate, bangers & mash and an amazing scotch list. What more do you need?

    55555 by Jon T.


  • Benita W.Black and Tan and a Cornish Pasty - Heaven.

    55555 by Benita W.


  • Barry K.Look out for wizards!

    55555 by Barry K.


  • Megan D.Get the Chiswick. Way more than a Bloody Mary ever could be.

    33333 by Megan D.


  • BestOfOn any given night, visitors might find locals who walked from their homes, elderly patrons bused in on a road trip and ready for a good tim

    33333 by BestOf


  • Brent M.Go for a single malt!

    55555 by Brent M.


  • Sara K.Home of pubschoolmn.com. Learn social media ... In a bar

    33333 by Sara K.


  • Megan D.Fish and chips. All the way.

    33333 by Megan D.


  • Troy B.Come on a weekend morning and get a toad in the hole.

    33333 by Troy B.


  • AlexandraPlay Cricket!

    33333 by Alexandra


  • Debra B.Pub Quiz is super fun. Food is decent. Beer selection is great.

    55555 by Debra B.


  • Drew G.Get your Fish & Chips (British style) and pair it with a good scotch. Also enjoy the Wednesday Night trivia. It's a great way to spend an evening with friends.

    55555 by Drew G.


  • Eric G.Get a laphroaig quartercask, not the 10 year.

    22222 by Eric G.


  • Meg S.Awesome trivia every Wednesday at 7:30

    55555 by Meg S.


  • Daina Lynn D.use the bathroom before you go, because Merlin's Restroom is a single stall...

    22222 by Daina Lynn D.


  • Daina Lynn D.Get the crisps that come with the burgers - precisely what crisps should be, at least to this Yank. Also, there are worse draughts than Finnegan's, a delightful medium-bodied local Irish amber.

    55555 by Daina Lynn D.


  • Domenica L.If the bagpipers are there DO NOT encourage them. They'll never stop. Bagpipes are for outside people!

    33333 by Domenica L.


  • David E.DEFINITELY get the fish & chips.

    55555 by David E.


  • MPLS.TVFirst Thursday of every month, Merlins Rest holds a sampling session of their large variety of scotches at 7:30.

    55555 by MPLS.TV


  • NickiHorrendous service

    11111 by Nicki


  • Ali K.Ask for the mash potatoes with garlic and basil garlic butter. It's magical.

    55555 by Ali K.


  • Tracie M.Try the new Prime Dip made from Thousand Hills beef! Delicious!

    55555 by Tracie M.


  • Ken K.Be careful in your conversations, apparently the owners have invested in some surveillance technology, and just might hack a loogey in your clam chowder.

    33333 by Ken K.


  • Johanna S.Service here sucks balls and the people here are rude, especially the manager/manager's wife. Plus this place is not that big, why do you have 4 servers on? What a waste of money.

    22222 by Johanna S.


  • Mpls.St.Paul MagazineMpls.St.Paul Magazine editors’ pick for best trivia night.

    55555 by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine


  • City Pages Street TeamVoted Best Neighborhood Bar in MPLS by City Pages in 2010. Thewhiskey selections are great, and the bar often hosts special tasting events for singlemalt Scotch enthusiasts.

    55555 by City Pages Street Team


  • Travis N.first Thursday @ 7:30: Scotch tastings. worth it to try and learn about Scotch

    55555 by Travis N.


  • John JThe Bacon, Banger & Egg Butty is the Bomb! Try it with the HP sauce.

    55555 by John J


  • Taylor C.Be on the lookout for Aaron Landry.

    55555 by Taylor C.


  • Josh T.I'm about to punch a bagpipe player. Drink the $$$$$$$$$$ scotch and you'll understand.

    33333 by Josh T.


  • Jesse KJameson shot with a pickle juice back... Its like Magic at Merlins..

    55555 by Jesse K


  • Troy B.Get a black velvetine.

    33333 by Troy B.


  • Tracie M.Come see Nikki and the Ruemates 2nd Thursday of every month - Fantastic!!

    55555 by Tracie M.


  • HeidiTry a Scottish egg. Eat it with a Black Velvet.

    55555 by Heidi


  • David W.show up for the Tuesday open jam session

    55555 by David W.


  • ldfsThe vegetarian stew is surprisingly good. Also the fries.

    55555 by ldfs


  • Joel D.watch Papa John Kohlstad's play some tunes.

    55555 by Joel D.


  • Heavy TableOrder a single malt Scotch off the bar's extensive list -- if you've never had a Laphraoig 10, see if you like one of the smokiest, peatiest, most challenging Scotches out there.

    55555 by Heavy Table


  • Joe H.Talk to John Dingley about Welsh cut glass.

    55555 by Joe H.


  • Ed K.Go to the Wednesday Night Pub Quiz and figure out Bill's theme for the night. That's the key to winning.

    55555 by Ed K.


  • Aaron L.Have Wild Bill Watkins tell you a story.

    33333 by Aaron L.


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