Brit's Pub

★★★★☆
  • 1110 Nicollet Mall

    Minneapolis, MN 55403

    Cross street: 11th Street S

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  • 612-332-3908

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Fun place but food is hit or miss. Too busy and crowded at night for dinner - but a great place to get drinks at the bar if you like a crowded bar scene. Best for lunch on a sunny day when you can sit on the Mall and enjoy the open air.

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★★★★★

Fun place but food is hit or miss. Too busy and crowded at night for dinner - but a great place to get drinks at the bar if you like a crowded bar scene. Best for lunch on a sunny day when you can sit on the Mall and enjoy the open air.

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Is a great place with wonderful food and great service.Wait staff friendly and attentive.Have been there several times and never been disappointed.Great spot to watch the Holidazzle parade and finish up with their incredible tomato soup.In the summer the patio and lawn area are great places to relax.

5
★★★★★

Is a great place with wonderful food and great service.Wait staff friendly and attentive.Have been there several times and never been disappointed.Great spot to watch the Holidazzle parade and finish up with their incredible tomato soup.In the summer the patio and lawn area are great places to relax.

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one of the best and most fun places we have been

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★★★★★

one of the best and most fun places we have been

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Brit's beer selection is good. The food is so-so (were you expecting good Brittish food?!)

Freddie is just an actor, about as British as I am.

The beer is crazy expensive and the food is too.

It is a fun place, though.

1
★★☆☆☆

Brit's beer selection is good. The food is so-so (were you expecting good Brittish food?!)

Freddie is just an actor, about as British as I am.

The beer is crazy expensive and the food is too.

It is a fun place, though.

Pros: Beer

Cons: Expensive!

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This is a spot I enjoy after-hours, usually in a smaller group or just 1:1, but I discovered Brits is great at group gatherings:

I work downtown and earlier this summer we had a group of 80+ people gathered for dinner, drinks and lawn bowling. We had our private party upstairs on the private patio and the weather was perfect. We had a great view of the other patrons and the bowling lawn.

The buffet offered a lot of variety and was delicious. Enough dessert was put out for everyone, but Brit's failed to realize how popular the cheesecake would be as several people wanted a second slice, it was so delicious.

We had a lot of compliments that this was a great venue as no one was forced to mingle with others; some chose to mix with drinks on the patio, I and others took our drinks and had a blast lawn bowling.

The service was excellent as well.

2
★★★★★

This is a spot I enjoy after-hours, usually in a smaller group or just 1:1, but I discovered Brits is great at group gatherings:

I work downtown and earlier this summer we had a group of 80+ people gathered for dinner, drinks and lawn bowling. We had our private party upstairs on the private patio and the weather was perfect. We had a great view of the other patrons and the bowling lawn.

The buffet offered a lot of variety and was delicious. Enough dessert was put out for everyone, but Brit's failed to realize how popular the cheesecake would be as several people wanted a second slice, it was so delicious.

We had a lot of compliments that this was a great venue as no one was forced to mingle with others; some chose to mix with drinks on the patio, I and others took our drinks and had a blast lawn bowling.

The service was excellent as well.

Pros: Buffet Food/Staff/Location/Ambience

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the food was average, other than being cold. our server was busy but he did not try check back with us. he didn't try at all.. im sure he doesn't care he might not have a job in a month anyways. it gets cold up in minnesota.

1
★★☆☆☆

the food was average, other than being cold. our server was busy but he did not try check back with us. he didn't try at all.. im sure he doesn't care he might not have a job in a month anyways. it gets cold up in minnesota.

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I've gone to Brit's a fair number of times, but with my last couple of experiences, I know it's going to be a while before I return, which makes me sad.

The first time I went, everything was perfect. (Maybe I was just in lust with the place.) We had a short waiting time before getting a table. The waiter was friendly and knowledgeable. The food was fantastic. Even the atmosphere was pretty comfortable. The only downside was that the prices were a bit much for the amount of food we got.

The next time I went, it was for my 21st birthday. It still went pretty well. I called a couple hours ahead (since they don't take non-business reservations) to let them know that a party of about 10-15 would be showing up. And when some of us showed up, they sat us at a prepared table. They brought my remaining guests to the table without an issue as they (the guests) were able to show up. The waiter this time was alright, but not amazing; he might have been intimidated by the party's large size (though we were not rowdy, by any means). The food was good once again (I doubt that changes much) as was the beer and liquor.

The next time I went was for my 22nd birthday, since I was so impressed with my last experience. I followed the same method of calling ahead to let them know a group of about the same size would be showing up a couple hours later. This time when some of us showed up, they told us that they wouldn't seat us until everyone was present. However, I had some guests who wouldn't be able to show up until about an hour after the original festivities had started. I tried pleading with the hostess, but it was no good. She said we could sit at the bar until everyone arrived, but didn't understand that we would be waiting an hour to eat. Finally, one of my friends made the bold move of marching upstairs and pushing some tables together. Once that happened, we sat down and got served. As people arrived, they came and joined us. Food and beer still good, but the waiter was mediocre and my evening had been soured by the hostess.

I recently decided to try it one more time recently, and once again dealt with rude and unhelpful staff.

I love the food and I love the beer, but I can't put up with snobby staff that have bad attitudes when there are so many other places that offer the first without the latter.

1
★★★☆☆

I've gone to Brit's a fair number of times, but with my last couple of experiences, I know it's going to be a while before I return, which makes me sad.

The first time I went, everything was perfect. (Maybe I was just in lust with the place.) We had a short waiting time before getting a table. The waiter was friendly and knowledgeable. The food was fantastic. Even the atmosphere was pretty comfortable. The only downside was that the prices were a bit much for the amount of food we got.

The next time I went, it was for my 21st birthday. It still went pretty well. I called a couple hours ahead (since they don't take non-business reservations) to let them know that a party of about 10-15 would be showing up. And when some of us showed up, they sat us at a prepared table. They brought my remaining guests to the table without an issue as they (the guests) were able to show up. The waiter this time was alright, but not amazing; he might have been intimidated by the party's large size (though we were not rowdy, by any means). The food was good once again (I doubt that changes much) as was the beer and liquor.

The next time I went was for my 22nd birthday, since I was so impressed with my last experience. I followed the same method of calling ahead to let them know a group of about the same size would be showing up a couple hours later. This time when some of us showed up, they told us that they wouldn't seat us until everyone was present. However, I had some guests who wouldn't be able to show up until about an hour after the original festivities had started. I tried pleading with the hostess, but it was no good. She said we could sit at the bar until everyone arrived, but didn't understand that we would be waiting an hour to eat. Finally, one of my friends made the bold move of marching upstairs and pushing some tables together. Once that happened, we sat down and got served. As people arrived, they came and joined us. Food and beer still good, but the waiter was mediocre and my evening had been soured by the hostess.

I recently decided to try it one more time recently, and once again dealt with rude and unhelpful staff.

I love the food and I love the beer, but I can't put up with snobby staff that have bad attitudes when there are so many other places that offer the first without the latter.

Pros: fantastic beer, good food

Cons: service is inconsistent, parking, food prices a bit high

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great place to grab a beer after work. Seating outside was great for people watching and enjoying the summer weather. Good vibe in the bar, lots of beautiful people. Food was good and service was terrific.

2
★★★★★

great place to grab a beer after work. Seating outside was great for people watching and enjoying the summer weather. Good vibe in the bar, lots of beautiful people. Food was good and service was terrific.

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I've been to Brit's numerous times - it's a nice play to go for happy hour in the summer. I went there today for lunch and was absolutely blown away by how much the lunch cost me. A Stilton Burger and a Lemonade ran me $21.50 (with a 15% tip)! Pretty out of control for a place like Brit's, who I wouldn't necessarily classify as having 5 star cuisine. The other big dissapointment was the fact that they've shrunk their burgers down to the point where they're literally a quarter of an inch thick - seriously!

I've paid over $20 for lunch before, and do not have a problem doing so - but certainly not at a place like Brit's Pub, and not for the caliber of food they serve.

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★★☆☆☆

I've been to Brit's numerous times - it's a nice play to go for happy hour in the summer. I went there today for lunch and was absolutely blown away by how much the lunch cost me. A Stilton Burger and a Lemonade ran me $21.50 (with a 15% tip)! Pretty out of control for a place like Brit's, who I wouldn't necessarily classify as having 5 star cuisine. The other big dissapointment was the fact that they've shrunk their burgers down to the point where they're literally a quarter of an inch thick - seriously!

I've paid over $20 for lunch before, and do not have a problem doing so - but certainly not at a place like Brit's Pub, and not for the caliber of food they serve.

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AVOID! Very family unfriendly. Bad service....food ok. Brit's was a favorite years ago, so when relatives came in town and we found ourselves on Nicollet Mall, I encouraged a visit to Brit's for lunch. With three adults and three small children (6, 5 and 4) we ordered light with a couple appetizers, a sandwich and three miniscule (very) kids pizzas. The service was inexistent despite the restaurant being visibly staffed and lightly filled with patrons (lunch). Presented with the bill found they had kindly added a 17.5% gratuity. The tax was way off, so the waitress disappeared for the manager to show up. Asked about the tax, he reminded my that all the tax downtown was 12% (he thougfht) (not his fault...no big deal) now on food and the gratuity was mandatory. "It's on the menu...didn't you see it"? he asked. Okay...I get the parties of six or more...but kids??? Was delivering some pizza biscuits really in the spirit of the menu warning? And further..what ever happen to 15% which I always leave? "Oh it's always been 17.5 percent here"", he responded.
Enough of this place...I succumbeed to being fleeced with resolve never to venture back. Poor service...unfriendly, adequate food, yet highly overpriced. Save your money and go elsewhere. There are plenty of other choices in downtown Minne...especially on Nicollet that are overwhelmingly better.

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★☆☆☆☆

AVOID! Very family unfriendly. Bad service....food ok. Brit's was a favorite years ago, so when relatives came in town and we found ourselves on Nicollet Mall, I encouraged a visit to Brit's for lunch. With three adults and three small children (6, 5 and 4) we ordered light with a couple appetizers, a sandwich and three miniscule (very) kids pizzas. The service was inexistent despite the restaurant being visibly staffed and lightly filled with patrons (lunch). Presented with the bill found they had kindly added a 17.5% gratuity. The tax was way off, so the waitress disappeared for the manager to show up. Asked about the tax, he reminded my that all the tax downtown was 12% (he thougfht) (not his fault...no big deal) now on food and the gratuity was mandatory. "It's on the menu...didn't you see it"? he asked. Okay...I get the parties of six or more...but kids??? Was delivering some pizza biscuits really in the spirit of the menu warning? And further..what ever happen to 15% which I always leave? "Oh it's always been 17.5 percent here"", he responded.
Enough of this place...I succumbeed to being fleeced with resolve never to venture back. Poor service...unfriendly, adequate food, yet highly overpriced. Save your money and go elsewhere. There are plenty of other choices in downtown Minne...especially on Nicollet that are overwhelmingly better.

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Brits is a fun place to go with a group of friends or for a work event. The food is great and lawn bowling is a fun change of pace. If you haven't lawn bowled before strength or body condition have no effect on the game. It is more like Boccie Ball plus Bowling mixed.

4
★★★★☆

Brits is a fun place to go with a group of friends or for a work event. The food is great and lawn bowling is a fun change of pace. If you haven't lawn bowled before strength or body condition have no effect on the game. It is more like Boccie Ball plus Bowling mixed.

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VERY BAD service... We had to get our own drinks.... We wanted to lawn bowl, and we were told to come back in a few hours.. Got there ahead of schedule and waiting to lawn bowl. They let an entire group of people go before us; then told us we couldn't bowl. I live downtown - 3 blocks from there actually and WILL NEVER go there again - - and will tell others to do the same.

0
★☆☆☆☆

VERY BAD service... We had to get our own drinks.... We wanted to lawn bowl, and we were told to come back in a few hours.. Got there ahead of schedule and waiting to lawn bowl. They let an entire group of people go before us; then told us we couldn't bowl. I live downtown - 3 blocks from there actually and WILL NEVER go there again - - and will tell others to do the same.

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Brit's has the potential to be fun....great atmosphere, superb location, beautiful summertime patio....and yet these assets are overshadowed by the most hideously sub-standard staff in the metro area. Perhaps this establishment is petitioning for the title of: "Worst Servers and Management in America!" If so, then congratulations, you're well on your way. Slow, lazy, rude, unapologetic for mistakes....these are some of the examples of the so-called "service" I have experienced when patronizing Brit's. The food is sub-par at best, and a word to the wise: don't go if you are excessively hungry or thirsty. It is possible that they place every food and drink order IN BRITAIN, given the amount of time it takes to receive your order. As a former frequent Brit's guest, I often forgave the atrocious service by way of a lovely summer evening on the patio, but really, enough is enough. No more rewarding bad business with my business.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Brit's has the potential to be fun....great atmosphere, superb location, beautiful summertime patio....and yet these assets are overshadowed by the most hideously sub-standard staff in the metro area. Perhaps this establishment is petitioning for the title of: "Worst Servers and Management in America!" If so, then congratulations, you're well on your way. Slow, lazy, rude, unapologetic for mistakes....these are some of the examples of the so-called "service" I have experienced when patronizing Brit's. The food is sub-par at best, and a word to the wise: don't go if you are excessively hungry or thirsty. It is possible that they place every food and drink order IN BRITAIN, given the amount of time it takes to receive your order. As a former frequent Brit's guest, I often forgave the atrocious service by way of a lovely summer evening on the patio, but really, enough is enough. No more rewarding bad business with my business.

Cons: Service, service, service.

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i actually went solo and there was a lot of people there having a good time with their friends or family. i ordered the four cheese penne with breadcrumbs and pancetta - it was very rich and very delicious for pasta and cheese lovers. service was friendly but i did notice my waitress having to juggle a lot of tables. I didnt go outside to the lawn bowling but i saw it through the window and it looks like everyone was having a nice time. inside decor is cool.

2
★★★★☆

i actually went solo and there was a lot of people there having a good time with their friends or family. i ordered the four cheese penne with breadcrumbs and pancetta - it was very rich and very delicious for pasta and cheese lovers. service was friendly but i did notice my waitress having to juggle a lot of tables. I didnt go outside to the lawn bowling but i saw it through the window and it looks like everyone was having a nice time. inside decor is cool.

Pros: definite british-style menu

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This place has many positive aspects - great place for after work happy hour, gathering for drinks in the evening, roof top bar with lawn bowling, very 'social'. Also very busy most of the time! Food is ok, it's british style shepherds pie, the scotch eggs are a tasty but unhealthy appetizer. Go here for drinks and then walk somewhere else for dinner. This is a great place to take an out of towner as it has atmosphere and lots of people.

2
★★★★☆

This place has many positive aspects - great place for after work happy hour, gathering for drinks in the evening, roof top bar with lawn bowling, very 'social'. Also very busy most of the time! Food is ok, it's british style shepherds pie, the scotch eggs are a tasty but unhealthy appetizer. Go here for drinks and then walk somewhere else for dinner. This is a great place to take an out of towner as it has atmosphere and lots of people.

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A perfect spot to sit down and enjoy a few cold english beers from tap. Sit on the patio and order up an order of Scotch Eggs. They are good!!!!

2
★★★★★

A perfect spot to sit down and enjoy a few cold english beers from tap. Sit on the patio and order up an order of Scotch Eggs. They are good!!!!

Pros: Good beers on tap! Great Scotch Eggs! Great location! Across from park with free concerts at 5pm everyday in June.

Cons: None that I can think of.

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Must say after all these years Brits roof top is still by far one of the best spots on a summer afternoon. The new addition overlooking the lawn bowling was great for our group of 20 people. Service, sunshine and smiles made it all spectacular.

2
★★★★☆

Must say after all these years Brits roof top is still by far one of the best spots on a summer afternoon. The new addition overlooking the lawn bowling was great for our group of 20 people. Service, sunshine and smiles made it all spectacular.

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We used to love Brit's. Working near by, it was a fun and convenient place to meet after work or rent space for work-related functions. Unfortunately their service or lack there of has ruined this place. Tact and customer service are sorely missing but that's OK, The Local, across the street has both in spades. Go there instead for a much more enjoyable evening.

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★☆☆☆☆

We used to love Brit's. Working near by, it was a fun and convenient place to meet after work or rent space for work-related functions. Unfortunately their service or lack there of has ruined this place. Tact and customer service are sorely missing but that's OK, The Local, across the street has both in spades. Go there instead for a much more enjoyable evening.

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Over two years ago eight guys went out for a bachelor party. After eating a nice dinner, we headed to Brit's. We had only had a few bottles of wine with a big dinner but Brit's declined to serve us. We talked with the manager and they were unable to say why. Frankly, he was not very nice. They knew we were a bachelor party and did not want our patronage. I know that some people are reading this thinking we were unruly, but we really were not. I had been to Brit's before but I will never go back. I have not gone back and the other guys I was with have not either. They put a damper on a special occasion. Lucky for us there are many fine pubs in Minneapolis. The rest of the night went on without incident. Brit's is authentically pompous. I guess my Irish heritage should have lead me elsewhere to begin.

1
★★★☆☆

Over two years ago eight guys went out for a bachelor party. After eating a nice dinner, we headed to Brit's. We had only had a few bottles of wine with a big dinner but Brit's declined to serve us. We talked with the manager and they were unable to say why. Frankly, he was not very nice. They knew we were a bachelor party and did not want our patronage. I know that some people are reading this thinking we were unruly, but we really were not. I had been to Brit's before but I will never go back. I have not gone back and the other guys I was with have not either. They put a damper on a special occasion. Lucky for us there are many fine pubs in Minneapolis. The rest of the night went on without incident. Brit's is authentically pompous. I guess my Irish heritage should have lead me elsewhere to begin.

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This place is exceptional in the summer time - try lawnbowling (or just watch) on the roof. Also - very reliably good happy hour crowd and great drink selection.

2
★★★★☆

This place is exceptional in the summer time - try lawnbowling (or just watch) on the roof. Also - very reliably good happy hour crowd and great drink selection.

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If you're a bit of a beer snob, this might be a good place to start the night. Come early for fish and chips and a pint of old speckled hen and leave before the the shee shee bar crowd gets in. If it's a summer night, go early for HH drinks and get a spot on the roof patio next to the garden.

2
★★★★☆

If you're a bit of a beer snob, this might be a good place to start the night. Come early for fish and chips and a pint of old speckled hen and leave before the the shee shee bar crowd gets in. If it's a summer night, go early for HH drinks and get a spot on the roof patio next to the garden.

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I was in Minneaoplis during the summer 2006 for a conference. We didn't know where to eat, so we tried Brit's. I got the Tandoori chicken (a version of it). It was delicious. The drinks were somewhat expensive, but not compared to NY or Boston prices. Several other people ate (and drank) there as well for the week we were there, and I heard no complaints, other than the drinks were expensive. Check it out!

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★★★★★

I was in Minneaoplis during the summer 2006 for a conference. We didn't know where to eat, so we tried Brit's. I got the Tandoori chicken (a version of it). It was delicious. The drinks were somewhat expensive, but not compared to NY or Boston prices. Several other people ate (and drank) there as well for the week we were there, and I heard no complaints, other than the drinks were expensive. Check it out!

Pros: Very good bar food

Cons: Very loud (world cup was on)

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While I wouldn't classify Brit's food as gourmet by any stretch, when you combine the above average food with the atmosphere (especially on the deck) I would say it's a great time for all. We went with a group of 13 and sat on the deck. Service was above average (although the server seemed to be having a bad day), we drank beer and spent some time lawnbowling. Very enjoyable.

2
★★★★☆

While I wouldn't classify Brit's food as gourmet by any stretch, when you combine the above average food with the atmosphere (especially on the deck) I would say it's a great time for all. We went with a group of 13 and sat on the deck. Service was above average (although the server seemed to be having a bad day), we drank beer and spent some time lawnbowling. Very enjoyable.

Pros: Atmosphere, grabbing some rays on the deck

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Britt's Pub and Eating Establishment is a slice of the United Kingdom right in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. With all of your standard British fare to eat and a wide selection of imported beers it is hard to go wrong here. Also, they have patio seating outside and an amazing rooftop lawn bowling and drinking area. This is a fun place to visit and as an added bonus provides you with some great people watching.

4
★★★★☆

Britt's Pub and Eating Establishment is a slice of the United Kingdom right in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. With all of your standard British fare to eat and a wide selection of imported beers it is hard to go wrong here. Also, they have patio seating outside and an amazing rooftop lawn bowling and drinking area. This is a fun place to visit and as an added bonus provides you with some great people watching.

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Brit's Pub has a great atmosphere. It's an authentic British Pub. Dining on the patio on Nicollet Mall is always a treat when the weather is nice. I recommend the fish and chips!

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★★★★★

Brit's Pub has a great atmosphere. It's an authentic British Pub. Dining on the patio on Nicollet Mall is always a treat when the weather is nice. I recommend the fish and chips!

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I rate Brit's the best bar in the Twin Cities because the owner is awesome. When you walk in when he's working he's got that fun-whitty British accent coupled with great hospitality and humor. The food is good (burgers, Indian food, fish and chips),
and of course the beer is not to be missed.
For a fun night out on the town in an ecletic, relaxed and fun atmosphere, try Brit's Pub on Nicollett Mall.

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★★★★★

I rate Brit's the best bar in the Twin Cities because the owner is awesome. When you walk in when he's working he's got that fun-whitty British accent coupled with great hospitality and humor. The food is good (burgers, Indian food, fish and chips),
and of course the beer is not to be missed.
For a fun night out on the town in an ecletic, relaxed and fun atmosphere, try Brit's Pub on Nicollett Mall.

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Service is alright. Food is alright. Patio is large and very unique with lawnbowling!! I go for atmoshpere. Be forwarned that drinks are GROSSLY overpriced. Actually, this is one of the more expensive bars in town. I ordered two shots and one drink and my tab was almost $30. What did I order? Two liquid viagras (aka yag bombs) and one stoli red bull. Other bars would've used ONE can of Redbull, not THREE like Brits.

2
★★★★☆

Service is alright. Food is alright. Patio is large and very unique with lawnbowling!! I go for atmoshpere. Be forwarned that drinks are GROSSLY overpriced. Actually, this is one of the more expensive bars in town. I ordered two shots and one drink and my tab was almost $30. What did I order? Two liquid viagras (aka yag bombs) and one stoli red bull. Other bars would've used ONE can of Redbull, not THREE like Brits.

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We went to Brit's with a group of friends and had a great time, particularly the lawn bowling, although it is necessary to get reservations for lawn bowling as soon as you arrive. The atmosphere is fun, with of course British drinks and food. There are many places to sit and eat at, including a bar area, and two different areas that you can sit outside, although it can get really crowded in certain areas on weekend nights (especially outside in the summer). Overall, I would highly recommend Brit's for a fun and relaxing time!

PROS: Lawn bowling is excellent fun!
CONS: Can get crowded

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★★★★☆

We went to Brit's with a group of friends and had a great time, particularly the lawn bowling, although it is necessary to get reservations for lawn bowling as soon as you arrive. The atmosphere is fun, with of course British drinks and food. There are many places to sit and eat at, including a bar area, and two different areas that you can sit outside, although it can get really crowded in certain areas on weekend nights (especially outside in the summer). Overall, I would highly recommend Brit's for a fun and relaxing time!

PROS: Lawn bowling is excellent fun!
CONS: Can get crowded

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