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The Local Irish Pub

₱₱ - ₱₱₱American, Irish,
931 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402-3201
+1 612-904-1000
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
931 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402-3201
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Reviewed yesterday

Service was okay, the rest was a letdown. We had reservations but for some reason were seated by the door at a small table with stools, so it was a chilly location and not relaxing as people were constantly milling around us or walking by....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank LadybugRiceLake_WI
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined at The Local with friends (total of 6) before an evening Vikings game. We made reservations and they honored my special seating request that was noted. The noise level was moderate and the place was very busy. We were able to converse with...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank johnsonlnl29
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was traveling for business and this was walking distance to Hotel and recommend. Very crowded (some pre show traffic) so sat at bar. Good service and enjoyed some good fish and chips. Sampled a few drafts prior to choosing a few good ones.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank tripdbl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch here on a recent trip to take in a Vikings game. Had the fish and chips which were OK but not great. The fish was a bit overdone and the fries were fine. The ambiance was typical irish pub, close packed and well...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank roberthT9654JN
Reviewed 4 November 2018

We were hungry after a night time sporting event at Banknorth Stadium and found The Local. Cozy dark irish pub that served a bar menu until midnight and drinks until two. Etched glass, inticate woodwork and an intimate candel-lit feel. Big selection of draft beers...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Wizard9145
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Great place to stop in and grab a bit and/cocktail! Service was friendly and be sure to ask for any specials!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Bowie1fan
Reviewed 18 October 2018

OK, I live downtown and I've tried a lot of fish and chips and no other restaurant gets close to The Local's. Plus, the ambiance of this place is amazing. A real historical treasure. Here's a tip: they've got a lunch menu with smaller portions...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kay J
Reviewed 16 October 2018

We stopped in for just drinks with friends. The bar area is dark and romantic. Great atmosphere! The bartender was friendly and the drinks were good.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sandy H
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We went there before a concert at the Target Center. Very nice, surprising big inside. Service was just right, attentive without being a pest. Food was wonderful, different from the ordinary and came in a good amount of time. For drinks we had The Big...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lisamM2516IJ
Adam M, Manager at The Local Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Hi , Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review of your experience. I am pleased to hear that our team made your experience pleasant and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Most of our party ordered fish and chips and it was just OK... we ordered bloody Mary’s which were pretty good and some ordered bogo mimosas...but service was so slow, they never got the free one. Our server Mikayla did separate bills for everyone even...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jeneeo
Adam M, Manager at The Local Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Hello Jenee, Allow us to take a closer look at this for you, it appears that we really messed up. We'd really like to have the opportunity to make it right. ​Please contact us at adamm@carairishpubs.com with your information so we're able to best assist...More

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Questions & Answers
Michelle G
21 March 2016|
Response from suprmdl76 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! I have a seafood allergy and one of my coworkers has gluten/dairy allergies and we were all able to eat just fine.
Frank M
31 August 2015|
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Response from Runner771941 | Reviewed this property |
We went for lunch and had no problem wth getting a little private booth. I don't know about reservations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 931 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402-3201 (Formerly The Local)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 612-904-1000
  • E-mail
The Local celebrates two decades of enduring loyalty and adoration for its many offerings, from an 80-foot bar featuring a hand-carved back bar, numerous nooks and crannies for exchanging secrets, and ample space in the Whiskey Lounge for telling flat-out lies. Celebrate the highs and the lows in our Boardroom, Kissing Room and private event rooms, The Hollow, The Sanctuary and The Choir. Our food comes from our scratch kitchen, with an exciting menu under the direction of culinary director Vincent Francoual.
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