No sense fussing around: The Bulldog is my favorite bar. The beer list is top-notch, offering numerous options for every kind of beer lover (including my go-to Surly Furious). It’s got a jukebox with enough variety to please most ears (I dialed up a $5 playlist in mere seconds). Roomy interior, slick design, plenty of brand-new TVs, lots of seating options, great location, sweet menu full of upscale bar food. And most importantly, the best table shuffleboard in the area.
Love The Bulldog. Had our groom’s dinner at The Bulldog.
The Bulldog’s burgers are of the kobe beef variety, a noted delicacy amongst many. The meat is both tenderer (apparently that’s an actual word) and more compact than the standard beef variety, and…well, I’m having trouble describing it beyond that. It’s more aromatic? Forget it. I give up.
The menu features about a dozen different burger options, a few of which are food-snob bait, all of which are relatively mess-free and surrounded by a perfectly sized bun. The burgers are lightly salted and barely charred, letting the beef stand on its own.
Result: our group of six unanimously loved the burgers. They aren’t quite flavorful enough to top our list, but they are well worth your attention. And even if you don’t like them, you can shuffle the pain away.
(Oh, and lest the commentariat rip me a new one yet again: THE BULLDOG IS LOCATED IN NORTHEAST MINNEAPOLIS, ON HENNEPIN, JUST HEAD NORTH ON THE HENNEPIN BRIDGE AND LOOK FOR IT ON THE LEFT YOU CAN’T MISS IT. SHALL, THIS IS THE PLACE WE HUNG OUT AT LAST WEEKEND YOU DROVE THERE YOURSELF.)
VENUE: A // BURGER: A-
1b. Five Guys
3. The Bulldog
4. Buster’s on 28th
5. Monte Carlo