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The Muddy Pig is one of those bars where banners advertise not cheap domestic pitchers but fine Belgian ales like Duvel, where the flat-screen TVs are visible but not the center of attention, and where the windows are big enough to remind you what neighborhood you're in. The Muddy Pig's beer selection ranges from familiar locals like Surly to pricey-for-a-reason connoisseur imports like Fantome. If you're overwhelmed by the cornucopia of ales and lambics-or the generous selection of scotches, bourbons, and whiskeys-a knowledgeable bartender can make a recommendation based on your interests. They don't half-ass the food, either; the kitchen is great at everything from traditional bar staples (try the nachos) to upscale tavern fare like grilled Portobello mushroom sandwiches and chicken Cordon Bleu.
The Muddy Pig is not a pub for indecisive drinkers. With nearly 50 globe-spanning beers on tap, from just down the road at Summit Brewery and as fa...
Mothers' Day is right around the corner. And just in time, the Muddy Pig serves up something that both you and Mom will truly treasure -- beer and artful gifts. On Sunday, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., t... More »
This weekend you can live the dream: Get exercise and drink beer simultaneously. There is not one but two bike and beer crawls taking place on Sunday, for twice the fun. First, join the Firkin Nice Da... More »
The Muddy Pig, City Pages' winner this year for Best Beer Selection in a Bar, is throwing a birthday party for itself tomorrow, but it's customers will be getting the presents--half-price on all draft... More »
I wish that I could give a favorable review, however, I cannot. I recently was witness to such an unbelievable occurance, that I still cannot believe it.
There was a group of about 20 who appeared to be celebrating a special event (graduation, military commissioning, etc.) as there were young people, a member of the militay in uniform, older adults such as parents and grandparents. Kristian, the server, took their beverage orders, however appeared to have overlooked some of the patrons. At that point, an older gentleman whistled to get his attention after unsuccessful attempts to get his attention by calling out to him, waving, etc. Kristian did an about-face and literally got within inches of this man's face and body, and proceeded to inform him that he was not a dog and would not respond to being whistled at. He also would not give the man or other persons in the party his name, telling them that they did not need to know his name. It was at that time that I sat there in disbelief that, one, he would disrespect a patron, two, that he would dare speak to a patron and senior citizen in that manner, and to treat a member of our military and his family/friends with such disrespect and disregard. I have never been witness to such unprofessionalism and lack of respect.
Perhaps a new server or the manager would have come to attend to these patrons, however nobody did. The group eventually left, without ordering dinner, and I am sure the Muddy Pig lost out on a large revenue ticket, and that Kristian lost a very large tip.
I would hope that both the Muddy Pig and Kristian would do everything possible to make a sincere apology to their patrons, and at the very least to the young man in uniform for ruining his party.
I definitely will not be returning to the Muddy Pig and will not recommend this place to anyone else.
Of all the marks of a good neighborhood bar, maybe the most significant is how quickly and easily it can become the default answer to the question "Where do you want to go tonight?" The Muddy Pig comes up often for St. Paulites who live anywhere near downtown or Cathedral Hill, largely because it fits so many of the more practical criteria--location, accessibility, friendliness--that keep a night out from turning into a night better spent home. The bar is in a lively, traffic-heavy... More »
There's something magical about a cold pint of beer. It's hard to define, but it just tastes better than the bottled stuff. That's why the Muddy Pig in St. Paul has the best brew list around. With more than 40 taps, they're sure to have a fresh keg of exactly what you're craving. That includes local breweries--Summit, Flat Earth, and Fulton, to name a few--as well as foreign beers like Hoegaarden and Tilburg. And if you prefer it bottled, the Muddy Pig has you covered. It carries... More »
Belly up to the Muddy Pig's horseshoe bar and behold a veritable treasure trove of bocks, pale ales, ryes, lagers, stouts, porters, and barley wines. Where to even begin? The beer menu includes brief, informative yet unpretentious descriptions of the brews, including place of origin, mouthfeel, and alcohol content. The place usually carries around 48 beers on tap and 50 bottles to boot. We say "usually around" because the Pig switches up its selection on a weekly basis. What really sold us... More »
It's clear before you've even taken a seat that the Muddy Pig is something special: It's one of those bars where banners advertise not cheap domestic pitchers but fine Belgian ales like Duvel, where the flat-screen TVs are visible but not the center of attention, and where the windows are big enough to remind you what neighborhood you're in. The Muddy Pig's beer selection ranges from familiar locals like Surly to pricey-for-a-reason connoisseur imports like Fantome. If you're overwhelmed by... More »
According to Chinese astrology, it's considered good fortune to bear children during the year of the pig--which it happens to be. We're not advising you to go mate-shopping at our own pig--that is, the Muddy Pig--but it's a known truth that prospective partners look better after a few pints. This Selby-Dale watering hole featured a redoubtable menu of hoppy beverages even before its tap capacity climbed earlier this month. The selections are scrawled on a big black chalkboard,... More »
A great neighborhood bar needs to have a certain aura. It can't be too crowded, it's gotta have some decent food, it needs to be cozy and homey, but you should still be able to cut loose. This St. Paul not-so-secret has it all in spades. Decked out like an English pub, but without all that pesky soccer memorabilia (it would only confuse us Yanks), the Muddy Pig has the feel of a thirtysomething's dream hangout--stocked with board games the kids can play during the day and loaded with so... More »
Yeah, we know that William's Uptown Pub and Peanut Bar has something like 300 bottled brews and its fair share of taps and that Old Chicago can boast high numbers of what Kurt Vonnegut once called "yeast farts" with a bit of hops, malt, and water. But is selection all about numbers? Serious beer drinkers should avoid the family restaurant ambience and the Uptown meat market where a bunch of WASPs buzz about, looking each other up and down. So it's time to get outta Uptown, chump, and while... More »
An intrepid (and/or hard-drinking) anthropologist could spend a lifetime chronicling the rich and varied social life of St. Paul bars without ever hitting bottom (at least in the sense of running out of things to chronicle). Few establishments on either side of the river equal this relative newcomer to the bustling Selby/Dale corner in charm or diversity, though. A recent early-evening visit found a couple of empty-nesters playing a spirited game of Yahtzee in one of the Pig's comfy,... More »
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