Visiting Prospect Park, or just looking to better appreciate what it has to offer? Get to know this Minneapolis neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a brewery to a tofu house.
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Prospect Park, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.
1. Surly Brewing
Topping the list is brewery Surly Brewing. Located at 520 Malcolm Ave. SE, it's the highest rated business in the neighborhood, boasting four stars out of 967 reviews on Yelp.
This establishment brews and offers hoppy IPAs, light ales and pilsners, coffee-based malt beers, traditional Belgian beers and more.
On the "Weirds" menu, check out the Frisson — a champagne-inspired beer, or the Dumpster Fire, a smoked IPA. If you're feeling hoppy, look for the year-round West Coast-style IPA, Axe Man, or the summer-only Rising North.
The full beer list can be seen here.
2. Punch Neapolitan Pizza
Next up is Italian spot Punch Neapolitan Pizza, situated at 802 Washington Ave. SE. With 4.5 stars out of 105 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.
This spot has been serving up Neapolitan-style pizza since opening in 1996 and now has 11 brick-and-mortar locations around in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area.
This location offers the Tuscano pizza with sausage, roasted red pepper, cracked red pepper and basil; the Cortina, with toppings like mushroom, garlic, gorgonzola and oregano; and the Margherita with basil and fresh mozzarella. Visitors can also craft their own pies.
Check out the full menu here.
3. Kimchi Tofu House
Korean spot Kimchi Tofu House, which offers ramen and more, is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 307 S.E. Oak St., four stars out of 187 reviews.
The menu features stir-fried rice cakes, bulgogi and bibimbap along with soft tofu dishes with beef, oysters, potatoes and more. Lunch and dinner combos are also on offer.
Check out the full menu here.
4. Bar Luchador
Bar Luchador, a cocktail bar and Mexican spot, is another neighborhood go-to, with four stars out of 179 Yelp reviews. Head over to 825 Washington Ave. SE to see for yourself.
Stop by this joint and score a single, double or triple order of tacos (pastor, pork, fish, buffalo shrimp, chicken, carnitas or steak) or dig into main entrees like the house quesadilla, the beef chimichanga or the fried torta.
Check out the menu.
5. Caspian Bistro & Marketplace
Finally, there's Caspian Bistro & Marketplace, a local favorite with four stars out of 124 reviews. Stop by 2418 University Ave. SE to hit up the grocery store and Persian, Iranian and Mediterranean spot next time you're in the neighborhood.
Hummus and falafels are available as starters, with wraps and entrees dominating the rest of the menu — Look out for the Caspian special chicken dish with saffron, lemon juice and basmati rice and the gyros wrap, served with tomato, onion and a side of tzatziki sauce.
The full menu can be seen here.