Merlins Rest welcomes you!

Merlins Rest Pub is your British Isles home in Minneapolis–voted Best Neighborhood Bar by readers of the City Pages in 2010 and Best Pub in Minneapolis in 2016! 

It’s time to VOTE! City Pages “Best of the Twin Cities 2018” Readers’ Choice Poll is now open and Merlins Rest is looking for your nominations in the following categories:

-Best Service
-Best Restaurant for Romance (we have seen many long lasting relationships begin and blossom at our pub!)
-Best Dive Bar (because, why not?)

Click here to begin your nominations.

 THANK YOU all for your fantastic support. We love being your pub!

Whether your taste is for a hearty meal of Bangers and Mash or our authentic Fish and Chips (voted best Fish & Chips in the Twin Cities) you can wash it down with the finest beers of this land or any other – and the most comprehensive list of Irish and Scotch Whisky in all of Minnesota.

Merlins Rest sits comfortably on the corner of E. Lake St. and 36th Ave. in Minneapolis (about one mile West along Lake from the Mississippi River). We’ve got FREE wi-fi, good food, tasty pints and one of the Cities’ best whisky stocks, which are showcased every first Thursday of the month during our single-malt tastings.



E. Lake Street and 36th Avenue in Minneapolis
3601 E. Lake St. Minneapolis, MN 55406


Monday: 11:00 am – 1:00 am

Tuesday – Sunday: 11:00 am – 2:00 am



Sunday – Monday: 11am – 10pm

Tuesday – Thursday : 11am – 11pm

Friday – Saturday: 11am – 1am

*IMPORTANT NOTICE* We card everyone regardless of age or frequency in the pub. Please be prepared to show your valid ID, if planning to purchase alcoholic beverages.