The Herkimer Pub and Brewery
The Herkimer Pub and Brewery

The Herkimer Pub and Brewery

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.theherkimer.com/
  • Phone: 6124441959x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Breakfast/Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm

    Lunch & Dinner: Daily: Noon - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Brewery
  • Executive Chef: Omar Gillego
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Shuffleboard and various bar games
  • Special Events: Reserve "Shuffle Lane" anytime for a private shuffleboard party. EVA's Garden is available for up to 30 for a cocktail style party or a seated dinner.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lake & Lyndale
  • Public Transit: Lyndale and Lake Street on the 4 line.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking is available on both Lyndale Avenue and Aldrich Avenue.
    A large city lot is located on the East side of Lyndale behind the Jungle Theater. Blue Apartment building has paid public underground parking available at 2922 Aldrich Ave South.
A word from The Herkimer Pub and Brewery
Established in 1999, the Herkimer Pub & Brewery is located at Lake & Lyndale in Uptown, Minneapolis.We brew small batch craft beer, serve award-winning food and have become a local neighborhood favorite.
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The Herkimer Pub and Brewery reviews from OpenTable diners
11 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (6)great for outdoor dining (4)good for groups (4)vibrant bar scene (4)great for lunch (3)fit for foodies (3)hot spot (3)great for brunch (2)special occasion (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Bar Food With a Twist
    UNFSocProfVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Met here on a Friday night to catch up with old friends and family. Our server did an excellent job accommodating our large group, especially as we were coming and going at different times. The restaurant provides tasty, affordable bar food. Many of the menu items are familiar, but with a twist. This ensures that a diverse crowd, like ours, can find something to please. I, for one, thoroughly enjoyed the tomato soup with grilled cheese bites.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service!
    MplsMama
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We went to the Herkimer on a Friday evening for a family dinner (2 teenagers and a 4 year old). Husband and 2 teenagers ordered the chicken and waffles and raved about how good it was. I ordered the nachos and they did not disappoint- they were huge and everyone was able to give them a try. The only disappointment was that there was really nothing for young kids to eat, but not that surprised given that it is more of a bar than family restaurant. We did bring in some food for the little one and the server was fine with it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good beer you can't take home
    shikimo
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The Herkimer has been around Uptown/Lynlake a long time and needs to introduction: the beer is fantastic, the service friendly, and the food is solid pub fare (nothing mind-blowingly amazing, but it's perfect for the beer and the atmosphere). It's also a just far enough from central Uptown to skip both the parking hunt and long waits. The last time we were there they were out of several entrees, but that can happen anywhere. More serious is the fact that you can't take the beer home in growlers: for a true microbrewery, this is an inexplicable shot in the foot. The explanation from the waiter: the owners have another place that sells take-home alcohol up the street, and that one cannot own two such places within a certain number of feet.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Happy Hour
    forester13
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The Happy Hour prices are great. The fish taco was excellent and the onion rings were good. Wine was mediocre so would recommend go for the 2fer well drinks or beer. Great pre-Jungle Theater eating choice.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great burger
    Theatergoer
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Great meal, good local place. Ate there before our Jungle Theater date.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SP88
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Herkimer's burgers are FROZEN PATTIES. I was completely underwhelmed by the food, especially since there are other Pubs with much better food (Red Cow, Town Tap, Buster's --please when will you open again?). Beer good, not really unique. I'm a Town Tap fan all the way--won't be trekking down to Herkimer any time again. Sorry.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 60 reviews are from the The Herkimer Pub and Brewery reviews archive.
  • BINGO
    Scientist
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Great choice for Mother's Day brunch. All the girls got a flower - beers were enjoyed by all - food was perfect. But the highlight was BINGO. We didn't win, but sure had fun.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Last minute decision to head out for Brunch on Mother's Day lead us to Herkimer's. We have been there in the evening many times but never for brunch. The food was awesome! We will definitely be back for brunch again soon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • German beer
    supersonic410
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The staff were quick to seat us. Thanks to the Open Table reservation system there was no waiting at all even though it was a busy Friday night! You can definitely tell they make beer here. The tall vats can easily been seen throughout the restaurant. Several beer options are available. The menu is limited and the pretzel bread flat-bread pizza is a must try. Outdoor seating is available. Street parking only. Vibrant are of Uptown!
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Uptown Ambience!
    UptownNewbie5
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    I am new to the Uptown bar/dining scene and wasn't sure where to have dinner with my Mom but wanted her to get the feel for Uptown's energy. This was a GREAT choice and I will most definitely be returning very soon! With it being a local brewery, the beer selection was great (albeit a little overwhelming for a newbie like me)! The waite staff were wonderful, explaining the different tastes in beer and returning to our table only a few times to check on us (my Mom and I don't see each other much so we love to sit & talk and getting interrupted every five minutes can get very annoying). Overall, we both loved it!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Get the burger; skip the appetizers
    crawfordviolin
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    I went here to watch the Super Bowl. They put out a large screen, which was perfect. The waitress was really great, making sure that we were able to take advantage of the happy hour. We got three appetizers, all fried, and perfect for the game. Next time, I will get the burger. They looked great.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, fun times
    laura
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Everything was great, service, food, etc... The only problem for us, and although I realize it is a bar, we went early enough (6pm), we thought so we could enjoy a dinner with our almost 6 year old son. It was too loud... But I understand...so all and all, it was a great way to celebrate my husband's birthday! Thanks!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thursday night visit
    almostwicked
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Good house brews & tasty pub food. Not a lot of space for larger groups, but cozy for meeting a couple friends for beers.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best kept secret and great beer
    Cynthanina
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Herkimer has been around for a long time and I have NO idea why I have not been there until now. Cute little retaurant/pub with an excellent selection of their own beers and a great happy hour (2 for 1). Specials on generous appetizers and a yummy all you can eat fish fry on Fridays for $12! Be sure to check out the game table in the back and get in a game of Scrable or Taboo. Friendly staff and excellent service. VIP/loyalty card too. LOVE this place!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not what I was expecting
    iLogos
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Had equal parts brew pub and sports bar vibe going on. A number of tvs with "the game" on. Probably the best place to go watch a local or important sports game, beers looked great, but I was there for brunch and it wa definitely not the vibe I was looking for. Also, they "ran out" of hollandaise sauce for a 10:30 brunch... when I arrived there was no more than a dozen people in the place. What gives? I'll be back for brews and food (which was very good). Unlikely to be back for brunch.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood bar
    Stacy
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Excellent service....and $2 beers to celebrate their 14th anniversary. good times!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud
    IMDVine
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    I have to say the service was excellent at The Herkimer, but that's about the only plus. The place was way too noisy with the loud music to have any type of normal conversation. Food was decent, not exceptional. There really wasn't much of a draw to the place. I like the funny name: The Herkimer. I probably won't go back anytime soon.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Delicious but Loud
    Rieahhh
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    As expected of a brewpub, the beer menu was the highlight of the meal. Pub fare was solid - our party enjoyed several different burgers, Mac & cheese and beer-cheese soup. The most unusual presentations were the salads - a Caesar served in about 1/4 of a head of romaine, like a little boat full of croutons and other goodies, and an iceberg wedge (really the full head split in thirds) served with apples, raisins and thin onion rings. Delicious! Drawback: On a Friday at 7:30 the place is NOISY. We were glad to be shown to a corner booth. Sadly, mounted above our booth was a speaker blaring out music to the entire room. Our party of 6 couldn't hear across the table. We skipped dessert and went somewhere quiet instead.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing bloodys!! I really
    Yumyum
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    Amazing bloodys!! I really appreciated the manager accommodating my friends and I. I made a reservation and the app didn't block the reservations to reflect the changed Packer game time, but they still honored our reservation. She did a great job to get us set up at the bar and then sat at the next available table. Will definitely come back!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pre Jungle excursion
    BBEN
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Arrived in time for Happy Hour. They were already out of our first choice of beer, so we tried something else. Our party of four all enjoyed their dinners. Our only complaint was the noise level, which was incredibly LOUD. Quite off-putting. We won't be back for dinner, maybe for a beer.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good burgers and beer
    jominneapolis
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    We love Herkimers' sweet potato fries and burgers. Their more hoppy beers, made in house, are also great. I like that they offer you samples of several beers before you choose one. The only drawback for us was the loud noise level (at only 6:30 p.m.) which made it hard for our group to talk.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good service
    Alexis
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    The music was god awful (hip-hop), but the beer was good and they where very generous with the tots that came with my meatless burger. I like that.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Watery, runny "blue cheese
    luv2eat
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    Watery, runny "blue cheese dressing" with stale wings. "Salad" that accompanied sandwich was lettuce ("right out of the package"). Period. Very limited menu. Poor quality.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice surprise!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    We choose Herkimer's strictly based on location. We expected a noisy crowd and so-so bar food. But we were pleasantly surprised. The food was above bar food, good beer selection and very good service. We could actually hear ourselves talk. Our wait staff that evening was personable, knowledgeable, attentive and above average.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mothers Day Brunch
    Davis
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Made reservation for Mother's Day Brunch via Open Table. However, Lyndale Ave location did not have a single high chair or booster to accommodate infant under 1. Had to leave and find alternative. Cannot accurately comment about Food, Service, etc.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service Top Notch Food OK
    JackVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    Our waitress was fabulously attentive and energetic without being over bearing. The food was good, but not spectacular.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK
    dfjh
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    Average food overpriced. This was my first time here and most likely last.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and service. Waitress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    Good food and service. Waitress helped us pick out our beer selection. The parking is awful in this neighborhood. Wish someone would build a parking ramp instead of more highrises.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was very good. Comvenient
    Thomas
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Food was very good. Comvenient location for the Jungle Theater. Parking adjacent
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The beer was great and the
    GolfNujt722VIP
    Dined on 4/25/2013
    The beer was great and the burgers were ok. I asked mine be cooked well and it came out medium. Quite noisy atmosphere but it looked like a great hot spot for the younger crowd. Service was very good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We are not quite the bar pub
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/25/2013
    We are not quite the bar pub types but the service was friendly and we enjoyed our dinner with happy hour beers. They are asupports of aliveless project. That says a lot.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Herkiburger and Belgian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/21/2013
    The Herkiburger and Belgian brew were great. My friend thoroughly enjoyed her Montecristo.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The omelets and country potatoes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/21/2013
    The omelets and country potatoes were absolutely delicious and I'm looking forward to returning to try those again, as well as other items on the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service-nice neighborhood bar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    We enjoyed our night out at Herkimer's, although we would not rush back. It seemed to be a great neighborhood bar, but not a "destination" dinner for us. Parking in that area of town is hard to find, so that was not a good beginning for the evening. The bean burger was really good, and we would highly recommend the sweet potato fries; the regular burger was good, but nothing special. Beer was good, although we did not find anything that we would gush over. However, we did love the whiskey flight with beer chaser - original, and a highlight for my friend who loves whiskey. The service was first-rate, from the hostess to the waiter, and including the bartender. Even in a crowded, noisy situation, we felt like we got special attention.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love Herkimers! Have gone
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    Love Herkimers! Have gone many times for happy hour. Their Club sandwich is the best! Beer is always great. Hope to see more GroupOn opportunities.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Herkimer Pub and Brewery
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    The Herkimer Pub and Brewery is a fun minnesota bar that has good food, great happy hour specials, fun atmosphere and, of course, great beer! We enjoyed our time there and will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was average. We were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/7/2013
    The food was average. We were there for lunch and were disappointed that they were out of what we wanted to order. Love checking out different local brews and found a couple great ones.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great food, beer and service...only
    jcditzel
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    great food, beer and service...only thing that could make it better would be free parking!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was good and a good
    PatV
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    The food was good and a good value. The restaurant is in a happening location. We went across the street to the Jungle Theater after and the entire evening was fun.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We needed a reasonably-priced
    Woodrumb
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    We needed a reasonably-priced place, with a solid menu, that would take reservations for a group of 10 for Easter Brunch. The Herkimer delivered 100% on these three requirements, and offered great tasting brunch and lunch menu options to us (with our 5 small children). The Herkimer is a pub and brewery (by name) so if we were looking for something different we should have gone somewhere else. The ONLY drawback I didn't realize beforehand (though I've been there at night) was that most of the Herkimer's seating consists of high tops or booths, which isn't great for kids or large groups. We were able to squeeze into a larger booth in the back, which worked out, but would have been nice to spread out a bit more.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate