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“Drink Perfection” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Marvel Bar

Marvel Bar
Ranked #94 of 1,781 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Warehouse District
Description: This is a destination cocktail lounge associated with a new restaurant called "The Bachelor Farmer". They are both one month old.
Carmel, Indiana
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Drink Perfection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Extremely knowledgeable mixologists. The lounge has a great atmosphere and the staff is really cool and personable. Next time I we plan to eat at the restaurant upstairs above the lounge. You might have a bit of trouble finding the bar since there isn't a sign out front just a guy checking ID's at a corner. If you like perfection in your mixed drinks this is the place to go.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
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1 Thank carmelrunners
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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Egg whites and OLIVE..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

If you like fresh and different this place is for you... Let your knowledgable staff tell you what to order, they will not stir you wrong. great place for a date or a gathering of the chill kind. Thanks Steven.

Visited March 2013
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1 Thank ruttday
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Cocktails worth the wait”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Marvel bar is a must visit in minneapolis. The cocktails are hand crafted and delicious. Even if just for one drink, you can't miss out on this experience.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank MoRad123
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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597 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
“Mix Masters”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Wow, what a cool place! For a "hidden" bar it sure was busy the night that I went there with my wife and another couple. We had dinner first upstairs at The Bachelor Farmer (a must-visit) and since you can't get to Marvel Bar from inside the restaurant, even though it's in the same building and owned by the same gentleman, we braved the cold and icy sidewalk (scary, especially for such a high $$$ restaurant / bar) and walked down the exterior stairs. There are a couple of "entrances" to go through with someone there checking IDs, and they literally check everyone's IDs, even ours, and we're most definitely not looking like teenagers. That's great that they do that.

Once we walked down the stairs (I didn't see an elevator for physically-challenged folks, but, code-wise, there has to be one) we entered another world. The cloud pattern wallpaper, the sheets-of-plywood over the bar, the full-wall wine wall.. everything was so cool, so chic, so modern, so not like anything I've seen before. Which, isn't a good sign for my coolness..
They make drinks using only high-high-high end ingredients and everything is craft-specific, just like the Bachelor Farmer restaurant above. No "cheap" drinks here, but I didn't see anything over $14 which IS cheap for such a place. The four of us loved our selections and we were somehow lucky enough to snag a coveted round booth adjacent to the wine wall. It's worth the wait, otherwise you'll be left standing for an hour or two, which isn't all that bad in such a cool place.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
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Thank ScottyG777
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Minnesota
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“One of the Best Cocktail Bars In Minneapolis”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

There are a handful of Bars in Minneapolis that really do cocktails right. Head bartender Pip Hanson trained in Japan under Kazuo Uyeda and after coming back to Minneapolis years ago he's made a name for himself working in several well regarded establishments. You'll see a blend of classic american cocktails coupled with some interesting ingredients that are more at home in Tokyo. It's a must experience bar for people who really like well made cocktails. The entrance is an unmarked door along the west side of the building, around the corner from the Bachelor Farmer Restaurant upstairs.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
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Thank Motytrah
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