Gluek's Restaurant & Bar

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Welcome to Gluek’s Restaurant & Bar - the OLDEST restaurant in downtown Minneapolis. Family Owned & Operated since 1934, Gluek's has been serving Minneapolis since Prohibition and is a local favorite!! Enjoy lunch, dinner, happy hour or host a private party in our FREE Banquet room...perfect for any occasion! The food is fabulous with generous portions and the friendly service will keep you coming back time and time again. Old world charm can be found everywhere at Gluek's with a European Beer Hall atmosphere, high arched ceilings, gorgeous stained glass windows and natural wood work. Have you had a GLUEK BEER today?! Minnesota has been drinking GLUEK BEER since 1857 so there's not a better time than NOW to go ahead and have one for yourself! We offer Gluek Pilsner, as well as a Haus Red and Haus IPA all on tap in 4 different sizes! Be like the bottle...say GLUEK GLUEK GLUEK!
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RM
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Open bar area with no quiet place to sit. Pretzels were excellent! Burger and brat were nothing to brag about. The amount of time waiting to get our check was about 40 min.

OT
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were out back in the Biergarten so the noise level was very low and it was easy to visit. Our waitress was very accommodating and the food was delicious

OT
South Dakota
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brews great food. Perfect place to meet friends before a game. Always looking for unique experiences. Glueks did not disappoint.

LB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Came in after twins game on Sunday so my beef stroganoff was such a comfort food. Every one else at table enjoyed there food

D
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mick our waiter wad great. Food was authentic and tasty

MA
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Food and service were both very good. Noise level made conversation difficult.

MM
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Our food order did not arrive for 45 minutes & one of our orders was completely missed. Lots of confusion with our server.

NE
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I was excited to be there to celebrate my last day of cancer treatment. We were given free dessert.
The wait staff was awesome and of course Steve Gripp and the Band were great.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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OT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service ar a very busy Saturday lunchtime
Enjoyed the new menu items

WM
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The four of us were there for happy hour. We had several appetizers. The service was great and the food was wonderful. We will definitely go back.

S
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were in town for the weekend, and it was a great spot for some quality pub food.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and so accommodating! Allowed our family to sit in the back to visit while a band was going on. Food is delicious and will definitely go back!

T
Minneapolis
139 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our favorite spot to eat before or after a Twins game!

LT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a terrific tender pot roast dinner and my wife had the beef stroganoff which she said was really tender and extremely tasty. My son’s loved the pretzel appetizers as did we. The best part was the price...very affordable for a downtown restaurant!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great server. Love the ambiance. Convenient to Target Center.

DG
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Went in for fish Friday. Food and service were top notch. But there was a party going on in the back of the restaurant that was super loud. Got us thinking that the arched architecture may have amplified it. Would definitely go back for the food drink and prompt service. Very historical building.

S
Minneapolis
57 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice happy hour choices, great food choices, our’s was delicious. Ambiance is wonderful, a cherished old bar. Service was excellent.

DD
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

the waitress avoided us, bouncer was mean and kicked us out

WM
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The five of us all enjoyed our food and beer. The wait staff was very friendly and fast.

H
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the history! the food and cocktails were great, too!

DN
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a group of 14 prior to a concert they did a great job everyone enjoyed it food was good and the service was great we would definitely return

MR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and beer is always outstanding. We had Craig as our server and he was the best!

OT
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Have not been back in over 20 years and still love it!

F
Minneapolis
26 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

All I can say it “terrible” never to return

T
Minneapolis
139 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great German themed food downtown with prices that would be normally found in suburbs.

LA
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner before concert at Target Center! Will definitely be back!

RB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little German bar and grill.

EV
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Awesome food and super friendly staff. Restaurant was not crowded and yet the food took a long timer to arrive and wasn't well coordinated among the servers.

r
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love Glueks!

TA
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We started with the Giant Pretzel...and we all said best pretzel we have ever had. Six of us with six different sandwiches and liked them all. Think our top vote would go to the walleye sandwich!

K
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for the Friday fish fry. Fish was hot, crunchy and delicious. Best hush puppies I've ever had. Very friendly waiter and excellent service. We went early (about 5:30) and I sure we were ahead of any kind of dinner crowd.

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome experience. We had reservations for 5:45 on a Friday and they were ready for us. We parked in the lot adjacent to the restaurant and were having a dinner before a Disney on Ice show with our 4 year old Daughter. Honestly for a bar/restaurant on the Friday before St. patty’s day they were family friendly and provided great service. The waitress gave great food and they didn’t seem rushed at all. We will go back soon!

GS
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food
Very affordable pricing
Great workers

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Didn’t love the live band. Food was good and the drinks were good. Really could have done without the band.

JE
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had reservations for 6 at 6:30 pm before the Kiss show at Target Center on 3/4. Gluek's actually takes reservations on big show nights, many other places don't. Table was waiting for our group as we arrived just a little early. Service was great. Beer and drinks were good. Food was good, it just took a while to come out of the kitchen. The place was jam packed and loud, but that was expected before a show at Target Center. Lots of people watching before a Kiss show with costumes, etc...I like craft beer and German food. Nothing disappointed us. Bell's Hopslam with Pretzel Sticks and Buffalo Wings was all I needed pre-show. Friend had Walleye. All very good. Our server did his best to keep the drinks coming while we were waiting for food. He got us settled up quickly and we arrived just as the opening act began. We will be back for future events. Thanks.

OT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The pretzel is incredible! Live music was a little loud but fun atmosphere!

H
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great pre-concert gathering place. Great old building, good menu selections. The walleye and chips was outstanding, I will be back!

PA
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

I've been to this restaurant twice now and both times the food has been excellent. The noise level is the biggest drawback, as it's very difficult to hear. Luckily I've been in the back room both times, which is slightly less loud. Our waiter was fine until the end of the meal. My husband & I ordered dessert & I asked for decaf coffee. I was told they don't serve decaf coffee - seriously? But he brought me regular coffee...then completely forgot the dessert and didn't come back to our table for almost 15 minutes. By then it was too late to have the dessert (in which case I wouldn't have had the coffee, but by then it had already been served). All 4 of our meals were very good and reasonably priced. It's right across the street from the Target Center, which is why we went there both times. Parking is pretty convenient too.

LS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, fun atmosphere and fabulous location! Right across from The Target Center and Loews Hotel.

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