It’s always fun to visit new bars and restaurants so I decided to review The Pourhouse next, located right in downtown Minneapolis. It has a great open feel to it with a two story lay out and a small stage that the tables surround. It would be a fun personal place to see live music. They have a huge screen that can go down for sporting events too and I just read that every Wednesday they have a happy hour standup comedy show.
They have a very full (and creative) menu – you can pick from burgers, sandwiches, pizza, fajitas, tacos, mac and cheese, ribs… (I could go on and on). Or you can choose from their appetizers, which like any good sports bar they’ve got a lot to pick from. Decide between cheese curds, their ‘Pint O’ Bacon, wings (or try their wing challenge!), chicken wontons, onion rings, and lots more. One I tired and loved is their chicken lettuce wraps. These come with this chipotle jam that I’m pretty sure is what puts them over the edge, it’s definitely one of the best if not the best lettuce wraps I’ve ever had! These zesty wraps also include banana peppers and wonton strips to top it off with, it was great to share but I wanted the whole thing to myself!
I’d recommend coming here for their daily happy hour from 3-7 which is $5 appetizers and $3 rail & domestic beers. They’ve got enough to choose from on their happy hour menu that you should be able to find enough to fill you up and make you happy. Otherwise, the average price for their apps are around $10 and the average price for their burgers/sandwiches are around $10 - $13.
The service was good. They have so many people working there I think they might have outnumbered the guests! Which I guess is a good thing because it means no empty glasses and no empty plates sitting around. Not only was our waitress on top of it but two other people were also checking in on us throughout our visit…pretty impressive, maybe not so great if you’re trying to have a close discussion on a first date but I didn’t mind it!
The Pourhouse is your ultimate sports bar. They seem to have anything you might be craving food-wise and entertainment-wise. I’m excited to check them out this Fall for some football games! Come here with a group of friends for their comedy show or to enjoy some sports – and try their lettuce wraps!