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Buster's on 28th
Taps: 20 / Bottles: 100
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
4204 28th Ave S
phone: (612) 721-0911
(Place added by: Chaz on 11-19-2007)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 18 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
my wife and i went here last Friday..the place was packed @ 6pm but we got a seat fast..our waitress was right there and knew what was on tap ..the selection of taps was outstanding..surly.bells/stone/ and locals like Fulton and lake Harriett probably 25 taps and 100 bottled beers lots of domestic taps and bottles with lots of import taps and bottles.. and i like that they had a beer menu..we had some great chicken wings first..then some 1/2 pound hamburgers that were great with french fries that were hand cut and very good.. i really like this place for both beer and food and would recommend this to anyone that like both
04-05-2011 22:54:54 |
More by gatornation
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Stopped in for the first time on a Saturday afternoon. This little neighborhood bar is pretty small, but had a nice patio to go along with the inside seating. About a 15-20 solid choices on tap. Went with a Surly Mild while my counterpart had a Hopslam. The bartender was attentive and courteous and prices were par for the course. Not a destination bar by any means, but if your in the neighborhood, this would be a great choice for quality brews and burgers. Didn't have any food, but it looked mostly like burgers and fries, but I do know that they like to use craft beer in their cooking as well.
03-26-2012 22:56:14 |
More by jera1350
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
I've been to Buster's a couple of times, figured I could look at my notes and write a review.
The atmosphere is nice, usually it is packed full of people...it is small, and retains some neighborhood charm. The service is good, but it can be tough to get a spot in there for dinner, even on a week night, you usually get a crowd that is there to chat, happy hour, eat, and stay a while.
The first time I went, I was quite impressed by all the tap handles and was excited to see what they had in bottles...I quickly realized that they have a moderate selection of pretty common brews. When I have been there the servers I have had are not all that impressive when it comes to knowing their beer.
The food is great, that being said, the decent selection of brews would probably get me back there anyway. I don't go there often, just because it is not in my neighborhood...but if I was within walking distance, I would probably frequent the place.
Overall good for the value, does feel small, slightly above average selection of beer....
04-06-2009 21:14:03 |
More by mwagner1018
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2.5 | $$$
Buster's fits the mold of being an excellent neighborhood bar, but not a place to go out of your way for...
With that said let me tell you about the Pros:
1. A great beer selection. Offering 3-5 belgium offerings about 10 local taps including: Flat earth, Summit, Surly, etc. along with another 10 or so craft offerings...totalling about 25 great taps!
2. The place is new, so it has a nice clean atmosphere. With TV's placed out of the way, but watchable if you are alone or want to watch the game over your buddies head.
3. Location...There are very few good bars in south Minneapolis. So if you find yourself in this area with a hankering for a good beer don't hesitate to stop by.
1. Poor ventilation, makes you want to burn your clothes after leaving...as everything will smell like grease.
2. Prices can get a bit much. They have a minimal happy hour that only bumps off $1 off of beer and wine. The food selection doesn't leave you with many options for under $7. So a couple of beers and lunch can top over $25 if you are not careful.
01-20-2008 19:29:49 |
More by ndolover
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$
My first impression of Buster's was a good one. A glance over the bar showed an extensive variety of draft beers and when I took a look at the beer list the bottled selection was equally impressive.
From there it was mostly downhill, but not much. The food was fine, though if not for the beer selection I can think of a number of places I'd rather go. Our service was a little slow, but I've definitely had worse.
Bottom line...It wasn't the best I've been to in the Twin Cities, but I'll probably go back.
07-06-2010 19:54:59 |
More by greggj
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
We took our out of town guests to Buster's for dinner as we were in search of good burgers and good beer and had been hanging out by Lake Nokomis. I was moderately excited to go as the reputation of the place is strong. Initially I was a little taken aback as it seemed that they didn't really want us to stay and eat. The hostess (she may have just been one of the servers, but wasn't our server) kept telling us this or that and then pausing like we were just going to leave and go away. It wasn't the best way to start things off. The episode was exacerbated by the fact that when we walked in we saw the "please seat yourself" sign, but due to the size of our party wanted to give them the option to put us where they wanted. The tables in the back that we would have taken got grabbed by some other folks "seating themselves" and we ended up in the middle of the bar. I tell this story simply because they seemed a little disorganized and not really sure what to do with us. This really surprised me for such a busy place. Once we were seated our server was very good. She knew the beer and was very prompt with everything.
The atmosphere was good, but not really out of the ordinary for a bar that fashions itself a "beer bar." There are many other places that are just as good to hang out.
The quality is where this place begins to separate from some others. Everyone loved their meals. The burgers were great, the pizza was tasty, the walleye was excellent. The beers were all very good as it appeared the list was carefully selected and represented the region very well.
Selection was very good for beer and limited for food. The food items were terrific, but limited. The beers represented the region well. There were some belgians on tap as well. The bottled beer list said 116 but I didn't count. Plenty of taps for the size of the establishment.
Food as I said was great. No complaints there. The side of fresh fruit is a nice option.
The value was decent. Given where it is, the size of the establishment, and how busy it was they can charge the prices they do obviously. I had no problem paying them, but there are other comparable places cheaper and for that reason I would click "a bit pricey" simply to fulfill the role of the reviewer for others who might be "shopping" for a place to go. Its worth the money, but if you are on the cheap side find another place.
To conclude, I feel that I would offer the following advice to families. There were children there dining with their families. There was a kids menu. The kids food was good. I saw at least one high chair. I offer that up simply because overall I didn't get the feeling that kids were "encouraged." I think they are "welcome," but I just don't think they are preferred. This is simply my opinion based on the vibes the staff were throwing off. I could be wrong, but its my opinion.
08-14-2009 19:43:48 |
More by Ragingbull
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$$
I've been scoping Buster's out for a long time. The problem is that you can never get a seat here. The place is always packed. Finally, I made it on a Wednesday afternoon when I had a day off from work. The first thing I noticed is the beautiful decor. Very classic and laid back. Definitely not a dive. My wife and I grabbed a booth near the chalkboard so I could gander at the selection. The beer selection was very nice. Over 25 beers on tap and I think over 100 bottles (I may be mistaken on this as I didn't find the bottle list until I was on my 3rd pint). Plenty of Minnesota offerings w/ a strong Surly presence (Bitter Brewer, Furious, Bender on tap). There were plenty of Bell's, Rush River, Rogue, New Belgium, and other US craft brew options. They also have several Belgians (Rodenbach, Kwak, DT) and some German beers. All were served in appropriate glassware. The food was fantastic. I had a Buster Burger that was succulent. My wife had the Rachael, which she reported was good. Our service was reasonable. The prices were average.
Overall, a nice spot to have a beer. The front patio was opening up and looked very inviting. I will definitely be back to Busters...if I can find a seat.
05-10-2008 21:14:16 |
More by brewdoc75
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Went to Buster's because I picked up a half-price gift card on the internet. First impression was pretty good when I saw the number of taps they had but changed as I took a closer look. While there are many, the beers on tap are nothing more than boring. With a the exception of a few good ones, most are pretty mundane for the Twin Cities area.
After sitting down in a booth, I ordered Delirium Tremens and to my surprise the beer tasted old. Already having experienced this before with this beer, I was not happy. My disappointment was remedied, however, when I received my food: cod empanadas. Expecting fish fried in a out shell, I was pleasantly surprised to find sauteed vegetables and cod inside of puff pastry seated on a bed of roasted potatoes and covered in creamed spinach with bacon.
If not for the food, I would almost not ever come back. But I do have some of my gift card left so I guess I will give it another shot.
01-09-2009 15:46:25 |
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