Minneapolis Bike-Friendly Pub Crawl

by Maggie Kirkwood

With changing leaves and cooling temps, autumn is definitely here. Love biking, beer and good times? There’s still time to enjoy a bike-friendly pub crawl. We’ve mapped out a route in Northeast Minneapolis, which includes some of the best craft breweries and taprooms in the city.

Ready to get peddling? Hop on and let’s ride!

Your Bike-Friendly Northeast Route


1. 612Brew (945 Broadway St NE)

Kick off your pub crawl from the outdoor patio at 612Brew. Or if it’s chilly, scoot inside and start your evening in their quintessential brewery atmosphere. Regardless of the weather, be sure to try SIX, a perfect brew for any season.

2. Bauhaus Brew Labs (1315 Tyler St NE)

Next, head up to Bauhaus Brew Labs, which features a rotating selection of seasonal curiosities. But their main attraction? Brews are served in brightly-colored cans with modern designs. Craft beer connoisseurs will enjoy the brewery’s flavor-forward twist on classic German-inspired beers.

3. Sociable Cider Werks (1500 Fillmore Street NE)

Mix it up with a stop off at the city’s first cider taproom, Sociable Cider Werks. No bike-friendly pub crawl is complete without a pint of Freewheeler Dry Apple, inspired by the laidback simplicity of the freewheeler bicycle. You can also sample other two-wheel tributes, such as Spoke Wrench and Hop-a-Wheelie.

4. Indeed Brewing Company and Taproom (711 NE 15th Ave)

A must-visit on your pub crawling venture is Indeed Brewing Company. Experience their hop-forward beers, including seasonal, specialty and one-time offerings. Wish you could enjoy your favorite flavor during your next tailgating party? No problem. Order up a few extra cans and toss them in your bike bag to enjoy later on.

5. Dangerous Man Brewing Company (1300 2nd St NE)

Hop back on your bike and cruise over to The Dangerous Man to enjoy a pint over a board game and some good conversation at the communal table. The brewery features an ever-rotating lineup of beers that will please the palette of any beer lover. Feeling puckish? Bring along a snack or some takeout. Plus, there’s plenty of bike parking available.

6.  The Bulldog, N.E (401 E Hennepin Ave)

Hungry? Finish up your pub crawl with some creative American fare at The Bulldog. The casual pub features a rotating selection of six craft beers on tap and food specials that are switched up every few weeks.

More Ways to Enjoy Bikes & Brews


  • Plan a pedal-friendly pub crawl in your neighborhood by downloading a Minneapolis bike map.
  • Take your bike and beer combo up a notch by renting a pedal-powered party bus from PedalPub or Traveling Tap with some friends. They’ll handle the steering, so all you have to do is bike, drink and enjoy the ride.
  • See which local beer fests are happening this month along the city’s most popular bike routes.

Now It’s Your Turn

What’s your favorite bike-friendly pub crawl route? Share your suggested itinerary in the comments below.

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