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Active Beers: 44
Beer Ratings: 220
Beer Avg: 3.67
Taps: 6 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$ - inexpensive
[ Brewery, Bar ]
1300 2nd St NE
phone: (612) 236-4087
(Place added by: Mashbasher on 11-24-2012)
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| Reviews: 12 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | $
I knew Dangerous Man existed -- I had heard of them... I just didn't know where they were. Turns out, thanks to a call from my friend, I find out they are less than ten miles from my home. Naturally, this meant a trip on Friday night was in order.
I wasn't sure what to expect. I had never been to a taproom before. Are you shocked? Because my friends were. I was a little bit as well. Dangerous Man was at standing room only capacity when I arrived at 10pm on Friday night. It was packed and the energy in the room was excellent.
Dangerous Man opened their taproom in 2012. Their mission statement, as posted on their website reads:
To be a destination tap house brewery in Minneapolis, focusing on high-quality, small batch productions beers.
They do not sell their beer other than in their taproom. You won't find Dangerous Man in cans or bottles. They only way to get your hands on their brew is to walk through that door and order up a pint... And I have to say, I love the approach. There is nothing running on the taps that wasn't made by the brewery. Six rotating taps pour some crazy good beers.
As mentioned, the energy in the room was epic. Twice, the brewers hopped up on the bar to make announcements and the crowd actually stopped to listen... both times. In the self-involved world of today, this really struck me as pretty neat.
I ordered up a pint of their freshly tapped Kölsch. The color was absolutely gorgeous. That golden hay color with the classic cloudiness through out the glass. Just a finger of smooth, fine bubbled head. The smell was floral and bright - exactly like what I am looking for this style.
Taste wise, this beer hit it out of the park. It was creamy with a malt sweetness with just the right punch of floral noted hops. Not overly bitter, it was excellently balanced from start to finish. As the beer warmed, the flavors matured into more of that yeasty malt sweet flavor. I love a beer that transforms as it's temperature changes.
I also sampled a taste or two of their Oktoberfest. Had I not been driving myself, I would have hoarded a glass of my own. It was fantastic as well. Very mild hop flavor throughout with a rich red-amber coloring. The pour was beautiful. Had I had a glass to myself, I'd have a longer write up -- woe is me, I may have to go back and have one all to myself just for that reason.
I would certainly, hands down, 100% recommend the Dangerous Man taproom. If you are in the Minneapolis area, put this place on your to-do list. You will not be disappointed.
11-17-2013 23:56:10 |
More by pourmeadrink
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $
This is truly a neighborhood bar...or brewery. The crowd is a mix of folks that make minimum wage to six figures, but it's all one happy family. Every time I am there it feels like a party at someones house, everyone just seems to mingle.
There are only a handful of beers available and only what they brew, but that adds to the charm if you ask me. They make killer sodas as well. I had a vanilla ginger soda last time and it was so tasty. Worth a try in between the beers.
There is no food available at Dangerous Man, however there are plenty of great near by restaurants that you can get as a carry out. Or just bring your own goodies with you. They provide plates and silverware to make it easy for you.
The beer is very affordable and worth a stop in. The taps are always changing, so head in if you see something you like online. There are always growlers you can bring home with you as well.
10-21-2013 16:42:56 |
More by MNRealtor
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$
The look and feel of the Tap Room is great. Cozy bar feel, but it fills up, so get there early or be prepared to stand. No food service, but they allow you to bring food in. Anchor Fish & Chips is a block away and a great pairing to any of their beers. Only disappointment was that they were out of a few taps that I wanted to try. Will be stopping back again for sure!
09-15-2013 17:14:27 |
More by AnnaEHS
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $
A nice place. It was busy but not overwhelming on a Saturday afternoon around 2pm. Bright corner space with windows on both sides.
The bartenders were very friendly, and gladly poured a (big!) sample of the Belgian golden strong (~10% ABV). I'm glad to have tasted it, since it was $5 for a tulip, while every other beers is $3 for a tulip and $5 for an imperial pint. The Belgian golden strong wasn't terrible, but wasn't worth the price differential; I went with the Belgian blonde, and it was very nice.
Not a lot of seating when it's busy, but a few nooks for good standing room.
Half a dozen or so of their beers on tap.
I'd go back, but not sure that I'd make a special trip for it.
07-01-2013 16:26:46 |
More by warmstorage
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
I really enjoy the Dangerous Man taproom. Mr. Dangerous Man himself (Rob Miller) is friendly and often pouring the beers. They put out a really quality product for a reasonable price. Their space is also great. I am very happy to have them in NE Minneapolis.
06-26-2013 18:53:22 |
More by MNBeerGeek
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | $
Atmosphere - the atmosphere is great here! Love the feel of this place.
Quality - the quality of brews here is high. All three beers I had were very tasty.
Service - the service is decent, it can get busy and backed up but my experience has been quite good.
Selection - they have a decent selection, usually a good variety. Not a ton of brews though, about 5- 6 beers at one time.
Food - they don't have food but it's awesome that they allow you to bring in outside food.
Value - the buck goes decently far here, I'm impressed by the prices. A $5 - 20 oz glass of tasty craft brew on a Friday or Saturday eve? I'll take that any day!
06-25-2013 03:26:52 |
More by josephwa
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Dangerous Man is the poster child for growing pains in the St. Paul/Minneapolis beer scene. They have limited their growler sales to 20 per day in order to keep beervintory for the folks that come in to the bar to have a pint or two. So it's basically impossible to get a growler, but because of that you can get a beer when you come in to the pub. If this wasn't the case, they probably wouldn't have any beer left for the bar patrons.
I have been to Dangerous Man twice, and I enjoyed being there both times. The first time I was there I had the Belgian Golden Strong, which did have some fusel alcohol off-flavor. Not really good, but the hemp seed brown ale was really good and a one-of-a-kind. The next visit (not 6 weeks later) was better. None of the beers were the same, and they had a chocolate milk stout that was out of this world. I feel fortunate to have enjoyed that beer. Usually not my cup of tea, this chocolate milk stout was unbelievable. Pretty much perfect. I expect that Dangerous Man will shore up their deficiencies and be top notch in the next 6 months, if not sooner. If you're thinking about going there, stop thinking about it and go.
05-22-2013 02:15:23 |
More by jrskjei
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | $
The atmosphere was great, the beers were cheap, you can get a 10 oz Tulip glass for $3 or a 20 oz glass or $5, compare that to a regular bar where bud lights are $5 and this is a no brainer, great place to come and have some beers with your mates or bring a date. It fills up quickly so it can be hard to find a spot, and there is no food menu, but you can bring your own.
Quality- The beer we tried was not that great. They were all okay, but each had a little something wrong with them, off the several beers we tried there wasnt one that I had that I would have wanted to order again. My friend even said that one of the beers, the Session IPA, tasted like BO. The up side is that they always have new beers, so there will always be something new to try. They are a relatively new place and I'm sure they are getting the kinks out, I saw potential in the beer offerings, I just wish they would tone down the beers and offer a more classics. For example, I dont want a "Toasted Hemp Brown Ale", I just want a good old Brown Ale.
The mediocracy of the beer is all relative though, because it is cheap, which is always good. I dont want to leave an doubts, in terms of quality of beer to price this place deserves an A.
05-03-2013 02:18:36 |
More by TWHartman
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 3 | $
Great beer, horrible service. It was my third time here and decided to go on my birthday and pretty much was ignored as i tried to order a beer. I stormed out after 15 minutes waiting and watching people get served that arrived at the bar well after i approached it. Truly sad because there beer is good. I went to 612 Brew and it was equally packed if not more and was served promptly and the beer was great.
Other notes. Previously I had tried the extra dangerous bitter which was wonderful and also tried their IPA which was a bit grassy flavored but also better than your average IPA. On the night I last went there beer selection had fallen from 6 taps that they usually fill to 3. Six beers for such a small brew pub might be stretching it for a consistent variety.
03-10-2013 23:06:59 |
More by showsomelove
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $
Lots to love and hate about this place, and the stuff to hate all falls under 'No-Brainer'. Yes, it's foggy with hipsters, standing-room only as hipsters wave their hipster buddies to their tables and never leave, but it's in a hipster neighborhood and it integrated big hipster beards in its marketing. Thus, you wade shoulder-to-shoulder into a morass of retro spectacle frames, big bushy beards, and pale blue, luminous faces staring into mobile devices as though their lives depended on it.
On the other hand, it's a beautifully refurbished facility and, if there were a night not desperately crammed with hipsters, it would really be a special place to hang out. I love the long dinner table down the center, and nearly every seating area is within eyesight of the huge brewing tanks. Very spacious, very high ceilings, lots of clean surfaces and right angles in blonde wood.
The night I went, they were offering five varieties of beer brewed on the premises. Maybe offering five is their thing. Unfortunately, the one I wanted was gone, and that's bound to happen, I guess, if one beer is too delicious and people find out about it. I thought it was novel that the beers came in three sizes: small, large, and growler, and even a small beer is not terribly small. Smalls and larges were generally $3 and $5, which to me is a more than reasonable price for brewpub beer.
I would love to find out what night is their slowest night and make that my regular night.
02-19-2013 04:48:03 |
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