Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery - Minneapolis
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery - Minneapolis

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery - Minneapolis

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rockbottom.com/
  • Phone: 6123322739
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 1:00am, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 2:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Brewery
  • Executive Chef: Daniel Flores
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 9th & Hennepin
  • Public Transit: Near by bus stops on Hennepin and Nicollet
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: $1.50 off your parking available at the LaSalle Plaza Parking Ramp after 4P.M. until midnight Monday, Thur, Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday. Public Parking lots also available in the area.
A word from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery - Minneapolis
Rock Bottom is an exciting, lively restaurant and brewery featuring an eclectic menu at an affordable price. The service is friendly and energetic. Quality ingredients, talent, passion and innovation work hand in hand to bring fresh handcrafted beers with distinctive flavor from our on-site brewery.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery - Minneapolis reviews from OpenTable diners
93 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (36)hot spot (28)great for lunch (27)vibrant bar scene (23)special occasion (19)neighborhood gem (13)great for outdoor dining (9)late-night find (9)fit for foodies (9)kid-friendly (7)great for brunch (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Some of the worst service I have seen in a long time. Beware.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Can't get enough!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    RBB is a must-go restaurant for us! Top-notch food and a great ambiance keep us coming back over and over- you won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible service
    Foodservice
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Overall the food was good but the service was horrible. We ordered an appetizer at the same time we ordered our food and after an hour and ten minutes we had to ask our server where the appetizer was. He forgot to order it buy blamed it in his kitchen staff. The server also knew we needed to get out of there at a specific time because we had a show to go to, which is why we allotted two hours for dinner. Our food came after an hour and a half at which point we asked for our bill so we could quickly eat, pay our bill and leave. He didn't bring our bill until we were finished with our food. The quality of the food was pretty good, but I wouldn't go during any peak times, especially if you have plans afterwards.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rock bottom
    diningout
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We enjoyed our meal at Rock Bottom. I had Baja chicken sandwich with side of grilled broccoli. Both were very tasty. My husband had Hickory bacon chicken sandwich with side of fries. Service was good, pleasant dining atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Lunch Never Served
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Can't comment on the food cuz the service was so poor that we had to leave before the food was ever brought to the table. The hostess and server knew that we had tickets for a play and needed to be served on a timely basis. We made reservations, allowed 1 hour and 15 minutes (should have been plenty of time) and repeatedly told all concerned that we needed to keep things moving. The server was very busy attending to people who were done with or were finishing up their lunches while we waited for our food to come. With only 20 minutes left and no food in sight we had to leave very disappointed since I was taking my sister out for her birthday. I'm a long time season ticket holder at the Orpheum but will not try Rock Bottom again. again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Close to the Theater
    Outstanding
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We like Rock Bottom because it is close to the theater. We like to have a bite to eat before the show and the food is very good and it is convenient to the parking area we use for the theater.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • downtown dining
    connieo1
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    good restaurant for downtown dining - server sensitive to theatre reservation time
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-concert dinner/drinks
    Steph
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This is a great spot for dinner and drinks. We had a group of 4. The food was great and the service was great also. Perfect spot to hang out before heading to the Orpheum.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great pre-theater dining!
    KPaul
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We had an Open Table reservation before going to the Pantages Theater on a Friday night. There were many food choices on the lighter side and a good children's menu as well. The server was excellent and very attentive to our needs and time schedule pre-theater. We will return next time before an event.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome restaurant
    happyeater
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Went here for my friends bachelorette party dinner and the waitor we had was a ton of fun and perfect for our specific group! The drinks are top of the line and the beer selection is definitely something to come in for alone. Also at the end of our dinner the waitor brought out an ice cream brownie for the bride to be, which just gave it the extra touch and personal experience we were looking for. I highly suggest this place to eat at our even just to stop in and get drinks it is a very cool restaurant .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    hairbyerin
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Every employee we encountered was extremely kind and helpful. Our server was a lot of fun and make the experience so much better than a normal night out for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Their "Rocktoberfest" selections were surprisingly good; you wouldn't expect to find rotkohl in a sports bar. Note to Opentable users: if you have a reservation, make sure Rock Bottom notes that you showed up or you'll be stuck trying to get Opentable to unban/credit you for a few days...
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • RockBottom Minneapolis
    JRae
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had a group of 10 people out for dinner on Saturday night. The food was fabulous and service was impeccable! Great service can make a fun night out and our waiter Bo did just that. There was an issue with one of the entrees and he made it right and kept us updated when the newly prepared meal would be done. He engaged with us and had great suggestions. I can't remember the last time we had such fabulous service. The next day we were talking about the service experience-it left a last impression and we will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Casual Restaurant
    DebInPalmSprings
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Perfect pre-show dining. Great beer selection. Very convenient location.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale bar food
    Smkmshops
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We went to Rock Bottom before a Sunday matinee at the Orpheum. It wasn't packed, but service was a little slow. Our server could've been a little quicker and more attentive in the beginning. We waited longer than average to get drinks and place our order. But it was fine--we got our food and ate in time to make the show. Both sandwiches we ordered were tasty. The Burbonzola burger was flavorful and cooked perfectly. My husband really liked that their club sandwich was grilled--not just on toasted bread.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It Starts with Service
    Frankieknows
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Rock Bottom has established a reputation for excellent food and beverages - but what really sets it apart is the excellent service. During our recent visit, our server Beau made all the difference. He was very personable, knowledgeable about the menu, efficient, and just a darned nice guy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never at the bottom!
    thetops
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    You may have reached Rock Bottom, but they are the TOPS!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • On way to theater
    Gary
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Six of us had an enjoyable meal before walking over to the Orpheum to see 'Book of Mormon'. Service was great and they made sure we had time to enjoy our meal, relax a little, and get to our destination on time. Moderate pricing and the food was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK
    mcnally0070
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    My co-worker and I both ordered the Mac and Chicken. I have had it before and knew what it should taste like. There was no cheese in it. After getting our waitress she did take it back and have it re-made but by then it was time to go and she asked if we needed a box. There was no other offer made to make it right. Like reduced price or anything when we didn't get to actually eat our meal with the rest of the group.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inattentive service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Service was slow and inattentive. Our server brought the wrong drink, blamed it on the bartender, and said he would comp the drink. My daughter liked the drink and ordered a second one, which he never brought. Our bill included the cost of the drink -- don't know whether it was the one that was comped or the one he forgot to bring!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just awful!
    SimplyRedMN
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Booked a table to dine prior to a show at the Orpheum. Felt very rushed right from the beginning. Ordered the $10 margarita which specifically says on the menu that it is made with Tequilla, Cointreau, and fresh lime. When it arrived it was in a tall glass with a straw. Tasted like canned lemonade. It was all mix and no booze. Ordered the enchilada. It had been microwaved so long that the tortillas were like leather. The accompanying beans were just a soupy, runny, mess. Sent that back as well. The much touted Mac and cheese is all Mac and no cheese. I settled for a side of fries as my dinner. Not exactly how I envisioned the night. At least the waiter was very apologetic. The manager never stopped to speak with us.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food, great drinks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food was out of this world, the wait staff were helpful and attentive. The drinks were good from beer to mojitos.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Regular Patron
    LPig
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Had the Cajun Pasta - it was good - rightly spiced but a little on the cold to the touch side. and a little starchy sticky. Had the bar nachos - always good. Tilamook burger is a winner but did not order this visit. It was busy as usual.... opening for Book of Mormon and Twins game too. Reservations recommended
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • must eat!
    onefood29
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Tacos are a must have and the staff are friendly. Great for happy hour and a late night bite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant for quick meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Very excellent staff. I was very thankful they held my reservation a little bit longer and had my table ready when I arrived.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great downtown restaurant
    KathyS
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Rock Bottom is my go-to restaurant before concerts and shows downtown. The food is reliably good with a diverse menu of appetizers, entrees, and beverages. I always make a reservation on these nights as it fills up quickly.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Clancy
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    A wonderful spot close to Target Field where we were headed for a Twins game. Had a great time, service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Saturday evening dining
    Homechef1
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Not busy when we arrived on a Saturday evening many tables had not been bussed and remained that way through most of dinner when the tables were bussed they never cleaned the tables after they were bussed they only picked up the dishes not very appetizing. The food arrived stone cold but still attractive on the plate very noisy due to slamming door right behind the table we were at. Overall not as good as it used to be
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 65 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 805 reviews are from the Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery - Minneapolis reviews archive.
  • Great food, poor service
    Scarlet
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    I was in a group of four who had dinner before heading out to a show at the Orpheum. The food was amazing. Drinks were weak. Service was very slow. Barely stopped by, had to track down the server to remind her of a drink order from 15 minutes prior. The restraunt was not full, nor did it seem busy in our section. When the bills came, all of the drink orders were mixed up and put on other guest tabs. No ones bill was correct, but we had to get to the show and couldn't wait for someone to reprint them. Overall, I would Go back and hope for a better server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our pre-theater dinner was great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We were seated promptly and our server was certain that our orders arrived in plenty of time to have a relaxing meal get to our 6:30 theater reservations across the street. We ate light, salads and appetizers because of the early hour. Eating at 5:30 is not our usual thing, so we look forward to coming back to try more items on the menu
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot for pre-show dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    My group of 6 has season tickets to the Orpheum and we find that having our pre-show dinner at Rock Bottom Brewery is ideal. The food is always great and the staff make sure we finish on time for the show, every time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Larry l fowler
    Verypleased
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Our party of five added significantly to the high noise level. Our service was fantastic...can't remember server's name:(. Our server was African American ... Her joy was infectious. Although the food was very good our server is the reason we will be back?
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Date Night Destination
    HYandLK
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    My husband and I were celebrating our 9 year wedding anniversary. Our date night included dinner at Rock Bottom Brewery. Fantastic food...and if you get a chance to sit in Kathy's section - you won't be disappointed. She is one of the best servers we have had in a long time :)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service great. Food mixed
    Businessdiner1
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Our party of five had mixed reviews on food. Salmon special was excellent. Ribeye steals were overpriced, tough and not cooked to our request. However our server was excellent and salvaged the experience. Will go back for beers and burgers but not for steaks.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • seating
    seating
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Not a major item but seating was confused. Reservation made a day before. Greeter had our reservation but took a long time to come up with a decision on seating. We were placed at a table in traffic lanes of servers. Booths were open in our section for our entire time there.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rock Bottom Brewery
    diningout
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We enjoyed dining at Rock Bottom. I had the baja chicken sandwich with grilled broccoli. My husband had the hickory bacon chicken sandwich with french fries. The food was delicious! Everything done just the way we wanted. dining outServer was real good. No wait since we had a reservation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food!food,
    AMusist
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Great and intriguing selection - glazes on fish and steak are very worthwhile. Food came out quickly and fit order requests. Cocktails were pretty good as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bourbon Gorgonzola Delicious!
    SunnyJules
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We went to Rock Bottom to celebrate an early Father's day for my husband. He had the Bourbon Gorgonzola steak and I had the Bourbon Gorgonzola burger, both delicious. My husband also paid the extra $7 to take home the great beer stein for Father's day. We had excellent service and food. I would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Try the Mac and Cheese!
    Yummy
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    No really! It was SOOOOO good! Some of us had as the main course and some of us had it as a side dish to our great burgers, but everyone had some because it was that great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really Enjoyed Rock Bottom
    UPRider
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We had such a great experience at Rock Bottom our first night in town that we returned again the following night. Energetic environment combined with great food and very friendly and efficient table service. Had a great time and really enjoyed the food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic