MSP Beer Flights.
Looking for a casual spot in St. Paul or Minneapolis that offers Beer Flights. Have already checked into Bulldog Lowertown and that is on the list. Not really interested in places that brew their own beer i.e. Rock Bottom, O'Gara's and Green Mill. Any help is much appreciated as the gal and I will be going out Saturday night.
The Bulldog Lowertown
237 6th St E, Saint Paul, MN 55101
I agree with the recs for Muddy Pig and Happy Gnome. I'd probably choose the Gnome over the Pig for a night out with the lady - if you can snag one of the booths in the bar it definitely has an edge in ambience. The menu is a little more ambitious as well, but that isn't always a good thing. Maybe it's just me, but the whole "gastropub" thing is getting a little played out (I'm looking at you, too, Pat's Tap!).
Buster's on 28th offers build your own flights, has an extensive tap list, and has a very cool neighborhood pub vibe. And their food is excellent. Not so pretty, but excellent nevertheless.
162 Dale St N, Saint Paul, MN 55102
498 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Buster's on 28th
4204 28th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Glad Bulldog is on your list. I just had the dark beer flight at the Bulldog in NE. (The Bulldogs may have separate ownership and operations though.)
One of the dark beers in that flight was really outstanding. Young's Double Chocolate Stout. (Think that's what it's called.) It was dark, rich, full-bodied. Tasted like chocolate but not sweet. (Had feared it would be sugary and it wasn't.) Rich but with a little bite maybe from the chocolate and hops? I have since found this beer at Haskells and will be going back to Bulldog for it.
The Lowertown and Uptown Bulldogs are under the same ownership, while NE has different owners, but similar concept (just different menu).
Young's Double Choco is probably my favorite beer, especially when the temps start to drop. So good, and if you can find it on a nitro tap it's divine.