Saturday, June 9, 2007

Sweeney's Saloon (St. Paul, MN)


First time at Sweeney's after hearing about the Dale Street legend. Very cool inside and the high walled patio with large, mature trees overarching can't be beatespecially when the giant fireplace was lit.

Tap list was goodI had Summit ESB, Bell's Oberon, and Surly CynicAle during the course of the night and drank the best of the menu. All were fresh and tasted like they were well handled; however, the beer was in plastic on the patio, but what ya gonna do besides not show again. Chatting with an old friend who just flew into town, so didn't even check out the bottle list. Cajun french fries were good, but nothing spectacular.

I think I need to try another night other than Saturdaylots of "look I'm 21" types dressed up for a night on the town, sloooooow service but it was busy (but not that busy). If someone else is choosing, it's a great little joint with more than adequate beer; if I'm choosing, I'll drink down the street at Muddy Pig or The Happy Gnome with less atmosphere and much better beer.

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