Best British Pub Minneapolis 2014 - Merlins Rest Pub
Here in Minneapolis, we have our establishments that celebrate across-the-pond cultures, but Merlins Rest leads the pack — without choosing any one exclusive locale. Instead, the Longfellow bar celebrates the four cultures of the British Isles — English, Scottish, Welsh, and Irish — equally, with respect, community and, of course, the suds. Boasting a wide range of beers, whiskey, and scotch, complemented by an elaborate bar and spacious booths, Merlins riles up the locals with live music, cultural clubs, and wide-ranging activities. Of course, you'll also find all the important menu staples like shepherd's pie, bangers and mash, fish and chips, and more — many also available in vegetarian form. Merlins doesn't caricature a culture or seek to mimic it, just pays homage while pouring a few back.