Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Cooper Irish Pub (St. Louis Park, MN)

After the One Voice concert Brave Souls & Dreamers, a few of the gang headed over to Cooper Irish Pub for a post concert party.  The picture below testifies to the beauty of the pub, but it was too dark for me to get my own picture.  Basic Irish beer taps: Guinness, Harp's, Smithwick's, etc.  For craft brew, Summit EPA, Brooklyn Brown Ale and New Belgium Ranger IPA, my choice, well served in a footed New Belgium glass.  Evidently, the place is known for serving 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey, which is served in eleven different drink permutations.  Since I only have time for one obsession, I didn't try the 2 Gingers.

Friends ordered some food. Artichoke dip with flat bread was creamy, as advertised, and very fresh and rich tasting.  The Wild Mushroom Pub Pizza with white cheddar and parmesan cheese was full flavored on a crispy flat bread.  Not looking for dinner this night, but the Minnesota Wild Rice Burger with mash potatoes looks like a good bet for the next trip.  High end pub grub worth the effort.  
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Cozy bar with lots of well dressed, young customers on a Saturday night.  Seems like a great place for a chat or happy hour.  According to the website, Cooper is affiliated under Cara Irish Pubs with Kierans, The Liffey and The Local.  Not a place to push the boundaries of beer, but Cooper doesn't disappoint as a fine Irish pub.  

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