MSP - Driftwood Char Bar- Anyone been?
- GastronautMN Jan 27, 2008 11:24 AM
The former Westrum's has reopened as Driftwood Char Bar. I'm looking to see if any CHs have been in to dine yet. Their website is not up so I have no idea how different there menu is from the Westrum days (mediocre efforts on standard issue bar food). Also curious about the clientelle. It sort of had a reputation of a hard drinkers destination for a bender and would get to be pretty shady place for the post 10 pm crowd.
I know they are supposed to be adding live music and hopefully that will bring in a better crowd. I think a really good pub with solid fare would do really well in the neighborhood.
First, it is a beer and wine bar now, so the patrons aren't quite as rough. The beer list is pretty horrible if you are a beer snob. They have Fat Tire, but that's about it.
We ordered the hot wings. They were standard wings, but not standard price. Based on the price we thought we would get a dozen wings, but the order only has 6.
DH ordered a cheeseburger. It was good. Not great, but a standard bar burger. I ordered a BLT and it too was good, but not great. I don't even remember the fries, so they must have been standard also.
We will probably go back, but that's mostly because we live on Nicollet so we can take the bus down and back very quickly. It is fine for a burger and a couple beers.