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“A little pricey - but great drinks!”
Review of Marvel Bar

Marvel Bar
Ranked #105 of 1,808 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
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.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A little pricey - but great drinks!”
Reviewed August 6, 2014

Its a little pricey (and a little hard to find on your first visit) - but the drinks are great! The bartenders are very knowledgeable and happy to chat. My one complaint is there really isn't any food (other than cheetos and trail mix). Granted - I LOVE cheetos, but I'd stay (and order way more) drinks if there were more snack options. We go out for cocktails at least once or twice a week and usually end up at Parlor because they have a nice bar menu. When we hit up Marvel its for 2 drinks max because they do not really have food, and we're not fans of The Bachelor Farmer.

Visited August 2014
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Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Drinks as they should be done”
Reviewed August 3, 2014

This little "speak easy" with no sign at the door is a must if you REALLY enjoy a good drink. They use sculpture ice so it melts very slowly into your drink. Hint: Don't rush! The After Eight was my favorite but if you like an Old Fashion you will thoroughly enjoy this one. Alot of industry people come here after work. That should tell you something. In fact the bartender at 112 Eatery recommended we go there after discussing drinks. Give yourself an hour to savor.

Visited July 2014
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Not a restaurant; it's a cool cocktail lounge”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

Do some homework and read some media reviews on this speakeasy. They're very well-known for their specialty cocktails. Don't expect a clearly-marked entry sign (in fact there isn't one); that's the charm. Don't expect food (that's what their neighbors - the Bachelor Farmer is for). DO expect a hefty cocktail menu and definitely ask questions - the ingredients are well-known or often used in your local TGIFridays. DO expect some tasty (artistic) creations, ESPECIALLY from Pip. I'd recommend pulling up to the bar itself and watching the art, then conversing with the mixologist. As reviewed, yes, this more of a speakeasy feel to it, hidden away with little nooks for boots, etc. The cocktails aren't as pricey as you'd imagine (they're around the $12 range (depending of course on what's ordered). No this isn't a $5 Bacardi Coke, but if that's what you're looking for along with a happy hour margarita - I'd look elsewhere. Give this a shot if you want some quality cocktails, a novelty, and a unique experience.

  • Visited May 2014
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Awesome Speakeasy Feel”
Reviewed June 25, 2014

This was my first experience at this speakeasy bar - it has kind of a hidden entryway. You cannot see it from the main street so it's not super well known. You go through two doors and then enter a dim lit area which is somewhat smaller compared to your average bar. The drinks are well made and seating area is plenty if you get there in time to grab one. It can get fairly packed so if you don't like being in a smaller room with lots of noise and people this probably isn't the place for you.

I personally enjoyed it overall and definitely recommend it to those I know. It's a unique experience that everyone should have.

  • Visited March 2014
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illinois
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Very Cool Place”
Reviewed May 26, 2014

This is a little hidden gem that I was happy we went to. The drinks were great. It is very dark in there which some people complained about but I loved that about the place. Candles everywhere! Some of the drinks on the menu were a little hard to determine what they would taste like as I was not overly familiar with some of the liquors mentioned but our server was more than happy to help out and actually had the bartender custom mix a drink based on what flavors I told him I liked and it was wonderful. It's really funny as the "snacks" on the menu were Cheetos for $1, a pickled egg and "unpeeled citrus fruit of your choice" which I though was funny so don't plan on food here. Just a great relaxing place for cocktails!!!

  • Visited May 2014
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