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Crooked Pint Ale House: MN Best Wins

At Crooked Pint Ale House, we have plenty to celebrate lately. Our beloved local pub has snagged multiple awards in the 2023 Minnesota Best competition, including back-to-back Gold medals for our famous Juicy Lucy burger.


The ​​Minnesota Best Awards ​​are hosted annually​​ by the Star Tribune​​ to highlight the ​​​best food, drink, shopping, ​​services, and ​​entertainment in ​​the state. Winners are ​​chosen based ​​on votes from the ​​public, making​​ these accolades​​ a true testament ​​to what Minnesotans ​​love most.


Gold Awards ​​for Juicy Lucy​​ and Tots


potato tot appetizers

We’ve earned the Minnesota Best Gold Award for Best Juicy Lucy two years in a row. This cheesy marvel features a full half-pound of fresh Angus beef stuffed with melty cheese right in the center. One bite ​​unleashes an ​​incredible river of ooey-gooey ​​cheese. It’s no wonder​​ this decadent burger​​ has achieved statewide​​ fame!


Beyond just tasty​​ indulgence, our Juicy​​ Lucy stands ​​out for its superb ​​quality. All our burgers are made with freshly ground, never frozen, all natural U.S.D.A. certified beef. Our fresh-baked brioche buns perfectly cradle each hefty patty. And you have the choice of a classic style Juicy Lucy or get it packed with flavor with one of our specialty, chef-inspired Juicy Lucys.


Of course, one cannot live on cheeseburgers alone. That’s why we also clinched the Minnesota Best Gold Award this year for our handmade Tots!


Our Totchos begin with a base of jumbo tater tots, which we stuff with cheddar cheese, bacon, and serrano peppers, then topped with pepper jack, melted cheese, bacon, green onions, and sour cream. Every crunchy, cheesy, bacon-y bite is a perfect way to kick off a meal with friends.


Silver Award for Pub


a lively bar

Beyond Totchos, our entire menu features crave-able bar food turned up a notch. Our scratch-made recipes and locally sourced ingredients set us apart from typical pub grub. It’s no wonder we earned the Minnesota Best Silver Award for “Best Pub” this year!


From happy hour with friends to dinnertime with family, we at Crooked Pint strive to create a welcoming neighborhood atmosphere. Our friendly ​​and attentive staff ​​make every guest ​​feel right at ​​home. No matter when you visit, you’ll find smiling faces along with exceptional service here.


Bronze Award for Beer Selection


all types of beers
Of course, you can’t have an ale house without amazing ales! We also earned​​ the Minnesota Best ​​Bronze Award ​​this year for “Best Beer​​ Selection.” Our tap ​​list features an​​ extensive array ​​of craft beers, including​​ rare seasonal finds​​ and local Minnesota ​​brews. With 24-36 beer taps, there’s always something new to try and enjoy.


Escape to MN’s Premier Ale House: Crooked Pint

burgers and beers

Whether you’re craving our award-winning Juicy Lucy or Totchos loaded with cheese, heading to Crooked Pint Ale House means enjoying the very best of Minnesota’s food and drink scene. Our ​​recent MN Best wins ​​highlight what ​​makes this neighborhood ​​pub a statewide ​​standout.


So next time you’re looking for amazing eats, incredible drinks, and welcoming hospitality, escape to your local Crooked Pint. Our team of friendly staff is waiting to share the Crooked Pint experience that has made us a Minnesota Best award-winner three years running.


From back-to-back Gold medals to our outstanding pub atmosphere, it’s clear Crooked Pint Ale House has earned its place as one of Minnesota’s top destinations to eat, drink, and be merry. We invite you to celebrate the best local flavor at your neighborhood Crooked Pint today! We look forward to serving you soon.