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Bar Abilene
Bar Abilene

Bar Abilene Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.barabilene.com
  • Phone: (612) 825-2525
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday Dinner 4pm to Midnight ,Bar open until 2am.

    Friday Dinner 4:00pm to 12:00Pm DJ DANCING 10:00pm to 2am.

    Saturday and Sunday: (Ala Carte Breakfast +lunch menu 10AM TO 3PM):Dinner 2pm to 2am on Saturday and 10pm on Sunday
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southwest, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Angel Campoverde
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Affiliations: Dine Originals - Member Restaurants
  • Private Party Facilities: Semi-private party options
  • Private Party Contact: David (612) 825-2525
  • Entertainment: .
    Thursdays SALSA Dancing with DJ MARCO 7pm to 2am ( free Salsa lessons from 7pm to 8pm).
    Fridays and Saturdays Dancing with DJ top 40's 10pm to 2am.
    8HD TVS AND A GIANT WALL SCREEN FOR SPORT GAMES.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Happy Hour
    Monday thru Saturday 4pm to 7pm.
    Monday thru Wednesday 9pm to Midnight.
    Sunday 3pm to close.
    Week End Brunch 10am to 3pm with $5 bottomless Mimosa and $5 Bloody Mary Bar.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fremont
  • Public Transit: Public Transit on Hennepin av S.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is a public lot located behind the building.
A word from Bar Abilene
Located next to the Lagoon Cinemas in Uptown, Bar Abilene features a full dinner & appetizer menu, as well as more than 25 freshly-made margaritas, 100-plus tequilas & guacamole made tableside. Bar Abilene offers a modern, Western feel that is both warm and exciting. The "cowboy fusion" cuisine being presented at Bar Abilene is a natural extension of Southwestern cuisine.BarAbilene Features DJ and Dancing 10pm to close Thursdays thru Saturdays.
We also have free Salsa Dancing lesson on THURSDAY FROM 7 TO 8PM and Salsa Dancing until 2am.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Rooftop cocktails with friends. Everyone had mixed feelings on the food. Our suburban friends expected haute gastropub and were disappointed at the mere 'pubness' of their burgers. It is what it is. The drinks were great. Baby Makers and Tavern Punch plus great beer selections. We had to demand waters for the table a few times and never got them; new server? water shortage? Perhaps we'll never know... A pleasant mix of people watching and rooftop drinking."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The service was slow. Some things were forgotten. Had to ask again. Enjoyed the salsa lessons."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Good overall experience. Would go back without hesitation"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We'd never been to Bar Abilene, but will certainly go back! It's nice to step off the busy Lake Street path. The food was fresh, the beer selection was stellar and the outdoor patio was perfect for the summer evening temps! Creative combinations and fun table-side guacamole preparation made for a great dining experience."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Bar Abilene is a fun place to choose for a few beers and some table side guacamole. The guacamole is some of the best I've ever had and it is fun watching them make it fresh at your table. It is definitely the reason we came. The rest of the menu is run of the mill TexMex offerings, but acceptable."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We enjoyed our brunch & the Bloody Mary bar. It was a beautiful day, so we chose an outdoor table and were seated next to patrons who brought their energetic Rottweiler (nothing against the breed, but he was a big, big dog squeezed into a little, tiny area), busy young child and fussy baby to brunch, so that negatively impacted the ambiance. I'm a mom, so I "get it" -- it's challenging dining out with kiddos, but there were other tables available and the server didn't suggest options to those of us seated near the chaotic table. Seems to me that good servers are aware and deftly handle situations like that so all are happy. Oh well. It was "ok.""
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Bar Abilene is an energetic place with great service and reasonably priced food. Menu/ drinks were varied and delivered good value to the customers"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This is our 2nd time to Bar Abilene and again it was good! I had the potato and rib Tapas and salad and it was delicious. The table size guacamole is fantastic too. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This was our second trip to Bar Abilene. The food is fairly bland. They do have some good cocktails by they're inconsistently made. Tasting very different from drink tobdrink. The atmosphere is confusing. Part sports bar part western and part dance club. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Good Food and Great Service and plenty of Televisions for watching Sports"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The food and service were good but not great. Fun atmosphere, though."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Food was great awesome, highly recommend the table side guacamole. Vibrant hopping place."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We were a little disappointed they did not have the usual brunch as they have in the past. Brunch was a la carte. Some good items; the eggs benedict was tasty and innovative with the pork. Yum. Omlettes were good, but overly peppery. Huevos Rancheros was great. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Staff seemed inexperienced but I give them an A for effort. Really liked the atmosphere, location and crowd. Biggest problem was the food was cold when it should have been hot. We could see the preparation area and did not observe any food sitting before going out to the table so I got the inclination that it was prepared ahead of time. My wife ordered the enchilada and they were nice and hot but they were served on a bed of cold rice. My burrito was also cold."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I hope Bar Abilene starts training their staff. Our service was terrible. Server was clueless and needs to get the basics mastered. Too bad because the food was great, as usual."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Food and craft beer selection were fantastic. I will definitely return."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Went on a Living Social deal discovering the reviews had been accurate. Appetizer came out before drinks, drink orders were wrong, things were forgotten and we were billed for drinks we didn't have. The place looked a bit run down. Needs a makeover"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Everything was great, but we showed up for an early dinner at 6pm and everything (except the drinks) came out of the kitchen way too fast. The Appetizer showed up before our drinks, the meal showed up before our appetizer was finished, and our drink refills showed up about the time the check arrived. Food was tasty, restaurant is VAST, but they had good specials and lots of specialty drinks and beers to choose from."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We had read the review saying how bad the service was, but we had purchased a "living social" before reading the reviews & tried the place anyways. All the complaints about poor service were true. The server was completely clueless on the rules/parameters for the "living social" - definately should have got mgmt from the get go. We could never find her for more beverages & when we did, after asking "can we get one more round of drinks on before hh ends please?" Her response was - "oh that ended 4 minutes ago - sorry". She was rude, mgmt was twice as rude, food was mediocre at best. When we said we wouldn't be back, the manager's response was "ok". We would NOT recommend this place & will tell others the same."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We were at Bar Abiline on March 15, two days before St. Patty's day, so there were a lot of people out for a drink. That said, it was a little loud, but the crowd seemed friendly. My wife and I enjoyed our food, as did our kids. If you are going to bring kids, I think you'd want to go early."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The food was pretty decent, but the service was atrocious. I would find it really tough to go back here knowing how many other places closeby would do a better job at similar pricing."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner and drinks at Bar Abilene! Great experience especially on a Thursday that you get to learn salsa dancing :)"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "I took my boy out for Valentine's dinner, and I got a reservation at Bar Abeline. I was expecting a crowd and chaos but the restaurant wasn't very busy at all. The Valentine's special was a good deal, and the food was great. Service was awesome and it wasn't expensive at all. Nothing too special but it wasn't bad at all!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "For as empty as the restaurant was, the service was really slow and horrible. We would recommend dinner at this location. Disspointing valentine dinner!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "A group of four of us selected this restaurant on a whim. Our server, Matthew, could not have been nicer. He suggested the McGee Margarita, which was a hit with all of us because of its unique flavors and 'not too sweet' characteristic. My husband and I tried tacos and the other couple had a salad and wrap. The made-at-the-table guacamole was awesome - some of the best we have had. The salsa was tasty. This place will come to mind quickly when we are looking for Tex-Mex."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Bar Abilene provides good food and service. Their black bean dip was awesome. We are always able to get in without a wait. Maybe that is just our luck with timing. We'll be back again."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our brunch at Bar Abeline. The build your own Bloody Mary bar was great, as were the bottomless Mimosas. Our server, Katie was knowledgable about the menu and had some great recommendations. She was very attentive and friendly too. Would recommend this spot!!"
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "My group and I went here for New Year's Eve. Our dinner and dinner service was delightful. It was after dinner when moving into the bar area that my opinion of this restaurant plummeted. Our server was incredibly hostile to us and verbally aggressive (with many profanities thrown our way). I would recommend this place for dinner but would maybe avoid it for late-night bar hopping."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The service was beyond bad. No one checked to see how the food was, no drink refills, no plates cleared away and on top of all that the server was very rude. I will not return to this place."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Went to Bar Abilene for Trivia hosted by a local radio personality by boyfriend loves. We had a great time! He ordered the Cuban sandwich and I ordered the Juicy Lucy burger. We both really liked the food. I had the Banana Split martini and started feeling tipsy before I even got halfway through with it so they aren't stingy with their drinks as far as liquor goes. We won a $10 gift card but even if we hadn't we'd still go back anyway. The service was ok. The waitress wasn't very attentive and it wasn't even busy. She took a while to check in on us throughout the night."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "Good chips and salsa. It was great that the Happy Hour pricing went until 7:00."
    Dined on 11/25/2013
  • "appetizers were excellent, margaritas were very good but a -little-e high priced. Service was excellent. Wait person was very nice knowledgeable. She made our experience a very special occasion."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Service was a little lacking -- tableside guacamole was removed before we finished it, chips were delayed in being refilled. We were over in a corner and I felt a little forgotten by our server."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "The food here is delicious, and you kind of wouldn't guess it by the decor. The prices are reasonable too!"
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "Hadn't been here in a few years, brought a friend. Service was terrible, restaurant was half empty. Put 2 and 2 together."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "We had an early lunch here last Sunday. The food was great, the atmosphere was fun but not too loud. Jenna our server was absolutely wonderful...fun, personable, and professional. Loved the tvs...could watch football but again, it wasn't too loud. Happy hour specials were nice. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 9/29/2013
  • "the drinks were amazing! Fish tacos super good!!!! the nachos and table side guacamole were delicious!!"
    Dined on 9/27/2013
  • "Never disappointed. Food and drink top notch and responsible."
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "Bar Abilene has nice food. It's different enough to be interesting but not so different that you're left wondering what you're going to get. If you have someone in your party who wants the same thing they always get anywhere else, they can get that. But for the more adventurous, there is always a debate about what to order because so many things sound great. Service has always been prompt, friendly, and skilled. It's a good place to go with a group or just as a couple. I think it's too loud but that's probably because I'm old. :) I keep going back. The guac is amazing! Check out the occasional beer-pairing dinners, tons of fun."
    Dined on 9/20/2013
  • "Average restaurant. Felt bad because it was so empty compared to other places surrounding it. We would have stayed longer for more drinks, but a friend who was joining us late couldn't come in because the bouncers (who weren't there when we first arrived) told him he couldn't bring in his bag. The bouncers were VERY obnoxious about it, actually taunting our friend. We went to the bar next door. Rules may be rules, but bouncers are supposed to avoid and stop fights, not try to start them. The three men working the door were actually trying to get him angry. Their behavior was irresponsible. And what a strange rule - no bags allowed? Our friend was meeting us after a performance and had ridden his bike. We won't be coming back. Ever."
    Dined on 7/25/2013