Our History

Brit's Pub in downtown Minneapolis first opened its doors way back in 1990. Since then it has grown from a small two-room tavern into the much larger institution it is now. Additions over the years included the Long Room in 1994 and the world-renowned English Garden Park, complete with its 10,000 square foot Lawn Bowling green, in 1998.

In 2006 Brit's continued to expand with the opening of two new spaces; The Veranda Bar - an outdoor rooftop bar overlooking the English Garden Park, and The Clubhouse - a comfy cocktail and party lounge with views over Nicollet Mall and Peavy Plaza

Freddie Manton 

After defeating the Kaiser in 1918, Freddie jumped ship and made his way to Hollywood. He immediately became part of the in-crowd and was known as the limey equivalent of Rudolph Valentino. During this time Freddie developed many of his catchphrases that you can still hear him say today – however, as all his roles back then were in silent movies they never really did catch on.

After playing a huge part in Hitler’s downfall Fred found himself back in the limelight; often rubbing shoulders with Frank, Dean and Sammy although Freddie’s gang of Brit entertainers, also known as the Crap Pack, never really hit the same heights as Sinatra’s crew.

During the Swinging Sixties Fred’s musical career continued to soar – often being referred to as the 5th Beatle and the 6th Rolling Stone and for a time was a member of Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick, Tich and Fred. However, a rather unsavoury moment involving Freddie, the Queen and a band of banjo-playing dwarfs at the 1972 Royal Variety performance led to Fred disappearing into the entertainment wilderness and being stripped of his recently awarded knighthood. A surprise invite to star as James Bond’s grandfather in the movie, “The name’s Bond, Basildon Bond” brought Freddie back into the public eye and a guest spot as Peter Faulk’s great uncle in Columbo cemented his comeback.

Round about this time, Fred had started taking a serious interest in golf, however, his attempt to conceal 27 clubs including 5 putters and 4 drivers in his golfbag led to his disqualification from the PGA tour.

Demoralized by this sporting knock back Freddie turned his hand and nose to restaurants, heading for the bright lights of the Twin Cites. After realizing that nobody could understand him, Fred brought the mountain to Mohammad and Brit’s Pub and Eating Establishment was born. The rest they say is history.




Brit's is open all the year round with the odd exception. The Lawn Bowling Green is in operation between the end of May and the end of September. (We often open earlier for advertised soccer and rugby games)

11:00 AM - 2:00 AM


Please note, based on business levels, the kitchen may close early. If you're planning to stop in for a bite later in the evening, you may want to call first!

11:00 AM - 12:00 AM

11:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Monday to Friday 4.30 PM - 6.30 PM

Sorry we don't take reservations - we operate on a first-come-first-served basis.  However, if you have a big group please feel free to call us and, if it is during a quiet period, we maybe able to make an exception.

Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Day

We have free WiFi