Dangerous Man's taproom was formerly a bank that resided on the corner of 13th Avenue and 2nd Street in Northeast Minneapolis. The tall pillars reminiscent of a bank are still in place today, as well as a iron bank door that can be seen in the southwest corner of the taproom. If you look above the doorway when entering Dangerous Man, the bank's name is still etched into brick.
Rob, Sarah, and extensive family, friends, and volunteers built almost all of the taproom and brewery themselves. It is a work of love, and family. Repurposed wood was taken from a building in downtown Minneapolis and was used to build the bar and taproom tables, helping to give the space a glowing warmth in the twilight hours of Minneapolis.
Around the bar you'll see several iconic pieces of art, all from local artists. Jake Keeler's "Bearded Gar" is painted above the southwest corner, right above the bank vault door, and is defininitely imposing! Almost rasputin-like, the fish demonstrates our penchant for beards and danger; always in that order. On the east wall is a sculpture installation piece by a Peter Geyen. It's surreal, imaginitive, and has an amazing sense of movement and poise as an army approaches a strange shaman, shifting time. Stand under the piece and look straight up for a surprise. On the Northeast wall is another installation piece by Peter, featuring a gorilla skull and several young thieves. Fantastic sense of movement, if not a daring sense of style. There is also a metal and glass light that was created by local glass blower, Todd Cameron.
The bar was constructed by Rogue Arc of Minneapolis and features steel, copper, and iron plates overlaying each other. The atmosphere is simple and inviting. We want you to meet new people, catch up with old friends, or just be lonely and chat with the staff.