Was once a 5, now a 2.. .
Nice atmosphere but bartender is so rude!!. I frequent the Loop. I have taken clients there as well as friends and family. I have had very mixed results. I have found the bartender MIke to be rude and only helpful to those he knew. Other times I have been in the Loop and have been taken good care of by the other staff and everything has been wonderful. I feel that when I go in - specifically on Mondays - I wait for service and feel like I am only an annoyance to the bartender. I would not suggest going to the Loop on Mondays because this is when I have gotten the worst service, other nights though I have been taken care of. So, I would give the Loop 5 stars but I could not because I would never give an establishment that high of a rating when one of their staff members waits 10 minutes to greet me each time I am there even though he has nothing else to do. Good food, great service- except for times mentioned above.
Good food, good happy hour!. I went to the bar on a Tuesday night for happy hour, which was great: cheap beers and half priced apps! The Artichoke and Chicken Quesadillas were so good, even my friend that doesn't like artichokes loved them. Our waitress was a little slow moving, but seemed polite enough once she got around to talking to us. It wasn't too busy or anything and the enviorment was pretty relaxed. I will definitely check this place out again and for sure on a weekend night because I hear it gets pretty busy.
"Nice" crowd...?. I've been to the loop many times and the prices are fair, the staff is always attentive but they really need to have more control of their crowd. There always seems to be people that need to cut off, or kicked out, and they ruin it for everyone else. Last night beers were thrown on my friends by someone clearly needing to be thrown out and the manager on staff refused. We've since canceled the reservation we've looked forward to for almost a month (a group of 15, $$$) and will be taking our business elsewhere from now on. Please take better care of your patrons!
Wish there were more places like this in Minneapolis. This is a great 20's Young Urban Professionals scene. Good DJ on the weekend and for the most part good looking people. Hard to get a drink and long bathroom lines but all in all my favorite place since moving here from NY.
They've drastically lowered the food quality. The Loop used to be a favorite place of mine and my coworkers for lunch and happy hour. The food used to be distinct and delicious, from apps (especially the calamari) to salads. Unfortunately, they've drastically changed their menu and the last time I brought my family from out of town here, it was not impressive (borderline embarrassing after how I'd talked it up). The calamari was basically covered in ragu (no chickpeas or capers that brought uniqueness to the dish)- hardly appetizing- and the steak sandwich was soggy, worse than most chain restaurants. To top it off, they've removed some amazing items from their menu. This place used to be a gem- needless to say I was completely disappointed and don't plan on returning.
Bad Service. Well it's true. I just got back from the Loop and it was one of the worst service experiences I have ever had. Food great, atmosphere great, but horrible horrible service. No attention and there were times we waited for 20+ mins. This is a plea to the owners...I want to come back, I live in the neighborhood and would spend lots of money at your establishment but please train your wait staff and bar tenders!!!!!
Great new bar. Fantastic atmoshpere, good food, great single or date scene. Almost every weekend my girls and I love to check out the scene at the Loop. Definitely one of my favorite spots.
Very below average with Upscale price.
I went to check out the Loop Bar Tuesday night with some girlfriends. Great drinks, bar food was okay, but as previously stated, NOT exactly what most professionals and after work martini drinkers are looking for. Moreover, I had horrible treatment at the bar. I nearly waited 5-7 minutes while the bartenders walked by me at least 4 times--notably, there were only a few people sitting at the bar. They absolutely snubbed me, then when they finally did came over, made some snide comment. I ended up not ordering anything further and we all left. Remarkably, one of the waitresses wished us a "great night" on our way out. Not taking any notice of the lack of service we were receiving.
I say i'll give it one more shot, but I would certainly NOT recommend it if you've had a bad day and just want to unwind and have pleasant, attentive wait staff.
Better for guys than girls. It was a little more upscale than a lot of places I've been in Minneapolis, but still just a sports bar. The food is basic bar food - not a single remotely healthy item on the menu, but not bad tasting. My boyfriend loves it for hanging out with the guys when I'm not around. Cute waitstaff and the clientele is a lot better than a chain sports bar.
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