Primebar - Minneapolis
Primebar - Minneapolis
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Primebar - Minneapolis

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.primebarminneapolis.com/
  • Phone: 6122354295
  • Hours of Operation:
    Mon - Wed 3pm-1am
    Thursday 3pm-2am
    Friday 11:30am-2am
    Saturday 10am-2am
    Sunday 10am-1am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Sean Sherman
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lake Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Behind Calhoun Square with entrances on Lake street and 31st Street.
A word from Primebar - Minneapolis
Primebar is a contemporary Ale House featuring 60 tap beers with over half of the beer coming from local and regional breweries. Our menu is American Contemporary cuisine, featuring Two-handed sandwiches, Flatbreads, and Small plates to share.
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Primebar - Minneapolis reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Disappointment in Uptown
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    This was my third time back to Primebar. I was disappointed. I went for a uptown trendy fun dinner and felt I was at a suburban sports bar. The TV was so load with the game that we could not hear each other at dinner. The food and menu has changed and not nearly as good as I originally remember. Staff was fair to good. Certainly not what I would call a great experience. Probably will not return as there are too many other great choices in that neighborhood. Give me Figlio back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just small plates, but, Bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    Just small plates, but, Bad wait-person...maybe, off nite?
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I love this place. Lots of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/20/2013
    I love this place. Lots of interesting beers, creative food... You can't go wrong.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • There were 4 of us on a Tuesday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/19/2013
    There were 4 of us on a Tuesday night, arriving at 8:00. We made a reservation through Open Table -- waited for 10 minutes for the host to appear and when no one showed up, we had to ask at the bar who would seat us. Once seated, the server was anxious to take our order. Food arrived promptly -- 2 of us had the spinach with squash salad with a really small chicken breast. It was good but too pricey for a bowl of spinach, a few smoked almonds and only several pieces of squash. Another in our party had the Caesar salad and said it lacked flavor. The 4th person had a burger and fries and said it was okay. May come back for lunch but not dinner -- very dark restaurant & really loud! Also, the booth we sat in was really tight, cramped.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friday night cocktails and dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    Solid brew menu, packed until after happy hour. Nice menu for small plates with good value. Interesting options on the specialty cocktail menu. Had the lamb shank, carnitas tacos were great. Desert menu had some nice offerings, but the flavor wasnt there. Good apps and the server was on his game..attentive but not hovering. Would go again but would wait until after happy hour to miss the larger crowd on a friday night. Overal not bad
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Primebar not really prime
    ceejVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2013
    Our experience at Primebar was just "okay". The food was okay, the service was okay. The beer list was extensive but when I asked for 2 of the listed choices, was told they were out of them. I had wine instead. Then on my husband's second beer, the server offered a couple of beers that weren't even listed on the menu. A little inconsistency there. We'd go back for happy hour, but probably not for dinner next time.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Meh...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/10/2013
    Pretty plain spot to grab a bite to eat. Nothing spectacular.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food quality was a complete
    Aniversary
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    The food quality was a complete surprise. I had expects a typical tap house fare with the usual mediocre offerings. The food was very well done and the beer can chicken along with the prime rib were a hit with our table. Worth a try if you have been disappointed by the previous restaurants in the location since Figlio's. bar service was the only negative. It took ten minutes to get served drinks prior to our seating. The bar was not that busy and the tenders needed to pick up the speed. How hard is it to pour a beer?
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was my second time to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    This was my second time to Primebar, and the second time that the service was awful. Just like last time, our server was barely around, we were oftentimes looking for him, and seriously- why does the food come out one plate at a time? The servers will bring ONE plate to ONE person at the table and leave it there while everyone else waits. The servers bring the plates out and yell, "Chicken? Who's got the chicken. Spinach salad? Who has the spinach salad?" Etc. Etc. It's not OUR job as the patrons to tell you what we ordered. Get a system in place, people. Assign numbers to each seat and know which plate is going where before it comes out. It's extremely tacky for a more upscale restaurant to be so disorganized when the food is coming out.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Usually food and service is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/3/2013
    Usually food and service is great this time our server was horrible! Service was really slow. Took 15 minutes before the server came over for my drink order. Waited forever for him to take our food order.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I hope this restaurant makes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    I hope this restaurant makes it. This location seems to be cursed. We really liked Il gatto. Husband and I came to Primebar for date night on Saturday and we enjoyed the ambiance (booths, upscale, gastro pubby). I had the French onion soup to start which was really delicious. Our main dishes were the shrimp and chorizo flatbread (very good) and the pork chop (huge and very tasty). The beer list is off the charts. My husband enjoyed the beer he ordered, Hop Dish. I had a pomegranate margarita which was very well done, freshly made and tasty.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My wife and I were going to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    My wife and I were going to Comedy Sportz and looking for a place nearby to eat. I read a couple negative reviews about quality of service on this place but I since it was so close I decided to give them a chance. I was pleasantly surprised and found the place to be really nice. They had great food, a good beer and wine selection and our service was very good and prompt. I would recommend this restaurant to friends.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our server was fantastic --
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    Our server was fantastic -- had great suggestions for my drink order, stopped by just often enough, very friendly. The appetizers we had during happy hour (deviled eggs and animal tots) were great. The music (speakers) near our booth became quite loud as the night wore on. There was a good crowd with high energy (fairly young, mostly 20s and 30s). Overall, it was a fun place to meet friends and enjoy drinks and nibbles.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a wonderful experience.
    RockyVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    We had a wonderful experience. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu. He was always present ,but never bothered us. We loved all our food, from the buffalo calamari, spinach salad and salmon to the bread pudding. perfect in every way . We felt very well cared for and completly satified!!! Will come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was very good. Took advantage
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Food was very good. Took advantage of the happy hour appetizers. The Calamari was excellent. Our waiter Allen was exceptional. Very attentive to us.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Happy Hour
    KarenLVIP
    Dined on 2/13/2013
    Great spot for drinks and appetizers - especially during Happy Hour!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food there is AMAZING!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    The food there is AMAZING! We like to go there on the nights when we have reservations for Comedy Sportz upstairs. Staff is always super friendly and accomodating. Menu is filled with delicious, interesting, dishes (not boring same-old burgers and fillets). The appetizers are really good, too. All in all a GREAT place to eat- great prices, too.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this bar for happy hour!
    Steph
    Dined on 1/18/2013
    Love this bar for happy hour! Their appetizers are delicious, drinks are strong but sweet, perfect. Dinner was mediocre to me.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A group of us ate at Primebar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    A group of us ate at Primebar for a friend's birthday. The ambience was cool, it was a great place to watch football, and their beer list was pretty extensive. The service was the biggest drawback. Our server only checked in with the table twice, and he made us wait over forty-five minutes before taking our order.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I'll be back!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 1/7/2013
    Some friends joined me for an afternoon delight and we had a wonderful time. The beer selection is unique but still very local. I love that. The food is delicious. I have a soft spot for the Animal Tots... A must have. The service is friendly and attentive. I can't wait for my next visit.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lively spot!
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    Went there for the Packer/Viking Game. Busy and fun atmosphere for a game! Food was good and reasonably priced. We used to come to Figlios all the time and miss it but I must say, this is pretty good replacement. Better than Il Gatto (sorry:()
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were there to watch the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    We were there to watch the Vikings-Packers. Service nice and friendly even though we occupied a table for 2 hours. Patrons courteous and not too loud. Food excellent. We'll return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went for a large birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/4/2013
    Went for a large birthday party. Waitress was extremely friendly and attentive. Food runner accidentally dropped food on a guest, but instead of apologizing said that her "glass shouldn't have been in the way". A manager stopped by, but did not offer to comp her meal. Food was fine-- nothing great, except the pretzel sticks.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The staff was not very helpful
    gps650
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    The staff was not very helpful or friendly except for the bartenders. Five of us were given a booth and when we asked for a table we were refused because they were for lrger groups. The food was nothing special, overcooked. Not a great dinner experience for our group.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We took my in-laws here while
    Karen
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    We took my in-laws here while they were in town. The food was super delicious and no one really had any complaints. We were seated right away but our server was not the fastest to attend. I will admit when she first came over we weren't ready but I really don't think we needed 10 more minutes just to figure out our drinks. Overall we really had a great meal and I would go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We enjoyed sampling beer and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    We enjoyed sampling beer and the appetizers were great. Our server did an outstanding job.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/17/2012
    Prime bar was a special experience. Between its interesting and very tastey menu and a special dessert for the birthday boy, it was a very enjoyable evening. We could even hear each other when talking across the table.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had heard of Primebar as
    wawoodee
    Dined on 12/2/2012
    I had heard of Primebar as one in a growing list of craft beer destinations in the Twin Cities. On that front Primebar didn't disappoint, with 60 taps and most of them of the craft beer variety. The beer menu is arranged by style, and there is something outstanding for every beer lover's taste. The beer menu strangely does not include prices, and they tend toward the higher end, though perhaps still competitive for Uptown. Based on what I ordered, pints appear to be $6 and specialty offerings, like Founders Breakfast Stout, are $8 for a 10 oz pour. We had several small plates, with the deviled eggs and carnitas tacos the standouts. Sundays are happy hour all day, so that's a good day to go for value. Recommended.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun food and environment !
    JuanlucaVIP
    Dined on 11/30/2012
    Fun food and environment ! Buttercake dessert is a must
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 3rd time and never again.
    UptownFoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/29/2012
    3rd time and never again. Service was horrible, food not so great. The service was so bad again that it far outweighed any joy of the environment.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First off I'm a big fan of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/28/2012
    First off I'm a big fan of the cocktails and wings here but the other night I had the lobster roll and it was a very bad decision. For $17 I was expecting something to be comparable to the Smack Shack’s King Roll ($19) but the amount of lobster barely cover the hotdog bun it was served on. It was probably about 1/5 the amount the Shack's King Roll and 1/10 the flavor. It was topped with what looked like canned tomatoes and the overall taste was just not enjoyable. This place is great and the mac and cheese is another high point but I felt really cheated out of this meal. Give this place a try though if you haven’t, I’ll be back but just be a lot more careful about what I order.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/20/2012
    Great food!! Get the Steak and Eggs Flatbread and the Gooey Butter Cake!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • If you want good bar food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/20/2012
    If you want good bar food and with a relaxed vibe, this is for you. Make sure to try their deviled eggs.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The music is way to loud.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    The music is way to loud. Is it a sports bar or restaurant?
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • I was incredibly disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/2/2012
    I was incredibly disappointed in my experience at Primebar-- the food was mediocre at best, and the service was outright rude. I will definitely not be returning, and I would implore you to find another place to eat.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • In general the food was very
    foodnwine
    Dined on 11/1/2012
    In general the food was very good. However, one person in our party ordered the Amish chicken and it was completely cooked. She sent it back to the kitchen. It came out a second time and it still was not done.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome beer selection, amazing
    DelishMNtoAZ
    Dined on 10/26/2012
    Awesome beer selection, amazing burgers, with a range if traditional to adventuresome offerings on the menu.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were very disappointed.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    We were very disappointed. We eat out frequently and like to try new places. Our waitress was attentive and sweet. However, the noise level was so high we considered leaving as we were seated. We could not hear each other talk and it was really just way too much. "Energetic" does not describe it - too loud, too much bass, too much for a meal. Maybe if it was just a bar, loud music would be appropriate. But when dinner is served the atmosphere should be quieter (in our view). And the loud music did not add to a festive atmosphere, it made our group uncomfortable and took away from the experience. We will not go back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The decor is wonderful, the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/19/2012
    The decor is wonderful, the food is great, the service was good, price is reasonable...but it was really loud.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun for drinks, not a great meal...
    SuburbsGirl
    Dined on 10/19/2012
    Would recommend for drinks but not for dinner. Did not care for the fish, no flavor and the "stew" underneath was not a good match.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic