1300 Lagoon Ave S, Minneapolis, MN | Directions 5540844.949470 -93.296089
Mon. - Sun. 4pm - 2am
Neighborhoods: Calhoun Isles, Uptown
Great Times – This is my favorite place to go out in the Twin Cities. The drinks, food, music, and crowd combine to create unforgettable nights time and time again. If you're looking for a margarita recommendation, try the Latin Lover. Make sure to order the guacamole (they make it tableside). After about 11:00 or 11:30 the dancefloor picks up, and that's when the fun begins...
Stellar customer service and atmosphere – Bar Abilene mixes a southwestern feel with an urban twist. The bar can get incredibly packed on Friday nights making a bit difficult to maneuver, especially if in a group. But, the bartenders are attentive, quick, and enjoy talking to their customers which usually guarantees that you will feel welcome and won't have to wait long for a drink. The guacamole and mashed potato tapas are also two things to try next time you are in.
Great Place in Uptown! – I spend a lot of time in the Uptown area and this place is definitely the best around. I have been there several times for both dinner and the night life and have had great experiences every time. The food is great, you must try the tableside guacamole. Also, they have great margaritas and I have had wonderful service each time. The night life is great too, I highly recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a fun time.
Awful food – We haven't been to Bar Abilene in a couple of years and thought we would try it again. We were very disappointed. The chop salad we shared was soggy, the tuna dish was far too chewey and the black bean enchiladas were bland and overcooked. It tasted like much of the food was pre-made and then heated up. The beer was good and our server was quite nice. Unfortunately, we will not return.
Horrible Service – My friend and I visited Bar Abilene on a Sunday evening. The restaurant was fairly empty, so I would have expected decent service. However, from the beginning our service was horrible. We waited at least five minutes before we were even greeted at our table. Our drinks often sat empty on our table, with no server even checking to see if we wanted more. We ordered their "famous" gaucamole made at your table and received chips but no gaucamole for 15 min. Our food took quite awhile considering how busy the restaurant was. I ordered the fajitas and the peppers and onions were still raw. With how long the food took you'd think it would at least be cooked completely. When we finished our food we waited at our table for a good 20 min. before we were able to ask for our check. I have been to Bar Abilene in the past and had a good experince but this experience will definately make me think twice before going back!
great restaurant and great bar/lounge! – Usually if it's a good restaurant, it's probably not a great bar scene, and vice versa, but this place defies logic and is both a great restaurant and a great bar scene! The guacamole is absolutely to die for (well, almost) and although I dont remember the specific dishes we all had, I do remember that all of my friends loved the food and there were no complaints in the whole group. The place turns from a restaurant into a bar/lounge with dancing at night around 10 or so and is a great place to meet other (relatively) attractive singles! If you don't want to dance, there are plenty of tables around for you to sit and chill with your friends. The dance floor is kinda small but the music is usually pretty decent (if you like rap/hip-hop/pop/oldies but goodies kinda music, which I do).
love the area – food good, love the patio and selection on menu. Great parking and location. Service was great also. I would go back again and again. ALso greta place for a movie next door then out to eat
Good Food, Fun Times – Great burgers and fajitas, a very good and extensive margarita menu. Try dining outdoors when the weather is nice. Don't miss the all you can eat brunch buffet on Sundays with Bloody Mary Bar. On the weekends it turns into a full blown bar at night.
Fun Place – Good food, great atmosphere, location. They have karaoke and live bands some nights, fun! Went there on a date with my boyfriend, everyone should check it out sometime.
Guacomole Rocks – Great ambience, great food and the guacomole is the best I've ever had - fresh, tasty and hand mixed at the table. This is a great place for dinner in a fun Uptown location.
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