Located in the North Loop of Minneapolis, Freehouse is a taproom/bar hybrid, that also happens to serve amazing food.
If the place serves cheese curds, it’s probable I’m a fan. These cheese curds, however, definitely stand alone. With a modern twist on beer-battered, these nuggets of gold are battered in hard cider. Served with apple sauce and quince jam, my mouth is watering just thinking about it.
The other pleasant surprise was the Parmesan Truffle Fries. Missing from the online menu, these are a must. I wasn’t sure about the mixture of truffle oil and parmesan with fries, but my fears turned out to be unfounded. They’re delicious.
Their menu also a great selection of burgers, entrees, and a “Jars” section, which caters to some spreads and dips.
Like I alluded to above, The Freehouse, is a brewery who serves their own beers right alongside their competition. With the addition to a fully stocked bar, they really have something for everyone. For someone who isn’t very tolerant of beer, having the ability to order a Freewheeler Cider, while my friends all enjoyed their beer selection, was really nice.
For a list of their beers you can visit their website HERE.
Freehouse has an open floorplan with the seating area lifted a few steps. The industrial vibe of the place goes along great with the old warehouse it’s housed in.
When you first walk in, the bar is to the right and spans the width of the building. If you aren’t able to find a stool, it can get a little claustrophobic, due to the servers constantly needing to squeeze past you. After continually needing to flatten ourselves against the bar to make room it became a sort of a “Minnesota Nice” game with us and the servers to try and get out of their way before they even had to ask, resulting in quite a few laughs on our parts. Granted we had been drinking a little so it was probably a lot funnier to us that it actually was…ok, it definitely was.
Both the bartenders and the servers are super nice and able to keep a smile on their face during the chaos that was 10pm on a Friday night. Drinks and food were served quickly and they were as attentive as they could be in relation to the chaos.
At one point we decided we should start swiping at the bar, and yes, when I say swipe, I mean Tinder. The best moment had to be when Mikayla decided to ask the bartender’s opinion on one of the guys (left swipe) which resulted in him continuing to give his unsolicited opinion. Never a dull moment!
701 N. Washington Ave., Ste 101
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Monday-Sunday: 6:30 AM – 2AM