Grumpy's Bar & Grill

★★★★☆
  • 1111 Washington Ave S

    Minneapolis, MN 55415

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  • 612-340-9738

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TRYING IT TODAY, LETS SEE, SHALL WE, OH I AM SO EXCITED OOOOOOOOOOOWEEEEEEEEEE

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TRYING IT TODAY, LETS SEE, SHALL WE, OH I AM SO EXCITED OOOOOOOOOOOWEEEEEEEEEE

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This is almost the exact opposite of the Grumpy's in NE Mpls, with the exception of the surly staff attitude.

Where the NE bar is cramped, this place seems empty with 20 people in it. It's hard to call this a "neighbourhood bar", because almost nobody lives around there.

One thing that the Grumpy's chain seems to encourage is a lousy attitude toward customers. It starts when you park in the back - a surly old guy will confront you. When you pass that gauntlet, you will sit for about 15 minutes before anyone even approaches you for your order, even if you sit at the bar. Don't try to flag their attention, or you will get a generous helping of contempt.

Actually, you will get disdain and contempt regardless.

The last time I went there, my friend and I waited 20 minutes at the bar, though there were only about ten people in the place. It took over five minutes to get a tap beer, and another ten minutes before anyone took our food order. Everyone there makes no secret of their belief that customers are a pain the neck, and they get some kind of perverse pleasure from being annoying and rude.

Go over your check carefully. The staff will place other people's food/drink on your bill. Trying to straighten it out is exasperating, as the staff really don't care.

I can think of no reason, even mildly compelling, to go to this establishment. Though we tipped cash ($1/beer) separate from our food tab, there was no change in attitude or quality of service. The bartender seemed genuinely irritated by our desire to have a second round.

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★☆☆☆☆

This is almost the exact opposite of the Grumpy's in NE Mpls, with the exception of the surly staff attitude.

Where the NE bar is cramped, this place seems empty with 20 people in it. It's hard to call this a "neighbourhood bar", because almost nobody lives around there.

One thing that the Grumpy's chain seems to encourage is a lousy attitude toward customers. It starts when you park in the back - a surly old guy will confront you. When you pass that gauntlet, you will sit for about 15 minutes before anyone even approaches you for your order, even if you sit at the bar. Don't try to flag their attention, or you will get a generous helping of contempt.

Actually, you will get disdain and contempt regardless.

The last time I went there, my friend and I waited 20 minutes at the bar, though there were only about ten people in the place. It took over five minutes to get a tap beer, and another ten minutes before anyone took our food order. Everyone there makes no secret of their belief that customers are a pain the neck, and they get some kind of perverse pleasure from being annoying and rude.

Go over your check carefully. The staff will place other people's food/drink on your bill. Trying to straighten it out is exasperating, as the staff really don't care.

I can think of no reason, even mildly compelling, to go to this establishment. Though we tipped cash ($1/beer) separate from our food tab, there was no change in attitude or quality of service. The bartender seemed genuinely irritated by our desire to have a second round.

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A nice downtown complement to the original Grumpy's in NE. Ample parking in back, plus a little patio. Forget the diet for a night and get a burger and some tots.

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★★★★☆

A nice downtown complement to the original Grumpy's in NE. Ample parking in back, plus a little patio. Forget the diet for a night and get a burger and some tots.

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i won't be going back. a grumpy bartender is not worth my time. after saying i don't like a certain type of beer, he brought one over. i thought it was a joke or that maybe he liked it and wanted me to try it? i should have clarified. my husband took a few sips, as did i - but i don't think we even finished it. at the end of the night when i didn't want to pay for it, he said, "i hate complainers" and took about 20 minutes running around complaining to his fellow bartenders before he actually knocked it off the bill. whatever, lame place. and the jukebox sucked - you couldn't hear it except for the two tables right by it. i will admit the food can be good but it's not worth it.

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i won't be going back. a grumpy bartender is not worth my time. after saying i don't like a certain type of beer, he brought one over. i thought it was a joke or that maybe he liked it and wanted me to try it? i should have clarified. my husband took a few sips, as did i - but i don't think we even finished it. at the end of the night when i didn't want to pay for it, he said, "i hate complainers" and took about 20 minutes running around complaining to his fellow bartenders before he actually knocked it off the bill. whatever, lame place. and the jukebox sucked - you couldn't hear it except for the two tables right by it. i will admit the food can be good but it's not worth it.

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Great place to be a regular at! the bartenders are nice and know how to make a drink, good beer selection, and the nachos are amazing. The music selection could be better, but the karaoke is great and they have a great selection of songs.

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Great place to be a regular at! the bartenders are nice and know how to make a drink, good beer selection, and the nachos are amazing. The music selection could be better, but the karaoke is great and they have a great selection of songs.

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Now, I've been to Grumpy's a handful of times and I will agree - don't go after a Twins Game. Menu is VERY limited, but took some friends here for lunch recently and they loved it! Everyone had a burger and I had the El Paso Tuna Melt. Food came quick, was delicious, and attentive service. The drinks poured in the evening are strong enough and at a good price. I recommend for the food and drinks. Lots of fried stuff if that's what you're into.

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Now, I've been to Grumpy's a handful of times and I will agree - don't go after a Twins Game. Menu is VERY limited, but took some friends here for lunch recently and they loved it! Everyone had a burger and I had the El Paso Tuna Melt. Food came quick, was delicious, and attentive service. The drinks poured in the evening are strong enough and at a good price. I recommend for the food and drinks. Lots of fried stuff if that's what you're into.

Pros: Reasonably Priced, Good Food, Good Service

Cons: Limited Parking, Twins Game Day Menu

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Avoid Grumpy's on Minnesota Twins game days. Grumpys has sold their soul to Bobby and Steve's Auto World and now charges you a parking fee to eat or drink there before games.

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Avoid Grumpy's on Minnesota Twins game days. Grumpys has sold their soul to Bobby and Steve's Auto World and now charges you a parking fee to eat or drink there before games.

Pros: Close to the Dome

Cons: You pay to park in their lot on game days/nights.

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Old Speckled Hen on tap, great music, mixed crowd, yummy food.

Free parking!

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★★★★★

Old Speckled Hen on tap, great music, mixed crowd, yummy food.

Free parking!

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You never know what you will see at Grumpy's. They have some of the best food in town, and a great innovative drink selection. The staff is prompt and friendly. The people watching is amazing. Parking is usually not a problem. The patios make it divine. The music is occassionally hard-core.

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You never know what you will see at Grumpy's. They have some of the best food in town, and a great innovative drink selection. The staff is prompt and friendly. The people watching is amazing. Parking is usually not a problem. The patios make it divine. The music is occassionally hard-core.

Pros: unique, excellent food, friendly staff

Cons: smoky

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After deciding to go to this bar based on this webpage, we weren't sure what to expect. But as soon, as we walked in - we felt right at home. Our waiter was very friendly, a little overly chatty and in fact, from the state we were from. Grimpy's has a great jukebox, the problem was, you couldn't hear it from all spots in the bar. It was a strange blend of alt kids with tattoos mixed in with Vikings Fans who just came in from the game. Everyone seemed to get along - so it was all good.

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★★★★☆

After deciding to go to this bar based on this webpage, we weren't sure what to expect. But as soon, as we walked in - we felt right at home. Our waiter was very friendly, a little overly chatty and in fact, from the state we were from. Grimpy's has a great jukebox, the problem was, you couldn't hear it from all spots in the bar. It was a strange blend of alt kids with tattoos mixed in with Vikings Fans who just came in from the game. Everyone seemed to get along - so it was all good.

Pros: Good beer selection, Good service, Good parking

Cons: speakers not working, single stall bathroom

 

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