BEST NEIGHBORHOOD BAR (MINNEAPOLIS) - 2008
Grumpy's Bar & Grill
2200 4th St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
In February Grumpy's Bar & Grill celebrated its 10th birthday. For those who appreciate divey neighborhood bars, it's not hard to see how it's lasted so long. The crowd is a good mix of old veterans who have been there since mid-afternoon, Uptown hipsters cruising through Northeast, bar-hopping twentysomethings who probably walked to the bar from home, and a handful of punks. The jukebox has a little something for all of them, and the small, dark space is appropriately illuminated by neon beer signs. As in any good bar, there are wacky activities throughout the week. Tuesday nights feature a hot-dish happy hour from 5 to 9 p.m., where a dish will set you back $1. Wednesdays have a pub quiz hosted by some guy named Bernie. And if you bring in an old-school album for the DJ to spin on Thursday, they'll give you a free cocktail.