About First Draft Tap Haus


Self-Pour Craft Beverage Bar in Minneapolis

First Draft was founded in 2018 by Andrew Valen, Darren Nicholson, and Joe Maselter, three Minnesota entrepreneurs who saw an opportunity to bring a unique drinking concept to the ever-expanding North Loop neighborhood. First Draft is a self-pour bar and restaurant in Minneapolis, which means that customers can pour their own drinks from 54 taps of beer, wine, cider, and cocktails. This allows guests to sample a variety of drinks without having to commit to a full pint.

Fried Chicken Restaurant in North Loop

In 2022, the kitchen at First Draft was taken over by Chef Bernard Collins. Chef Bernard operates Burnt Chicken, a popular fried chicken restaurant that features fried chicken sandwiches, tenders, wings, burgers, flatbreads, and more. Burnt Chicken’s menu is made with fresh, high-quality ingredients, and the chicken is cooked to perfection.

Popular Destination for Minneapolis Breweries and Fried Chicken

Since opening, First Draft + Burnt Chicken has quickly become a popular destination beer enthusiasts seeking to try many Minneapolis and Minnesota breweries in one place. . The business has been praised for its unique concept, its wide selection of drinks, and its delicious food. In 2022, First Draft + Burnt Chicken was voted the #1 “Fried Chicken Dinners to Eat Right Now” by Eater.com. This recognition helped to solidify First Draft + Burnt Chicken’s reputation as one of the best places to get a drink and fried chicken in Minneapolis!

How does our Pour-Your-Own System work?

Give your ID & credit or debit card to a first draft employee at the front desk when you walk in. You'll receive a first draft wrist band. Grab a glass choose your bev & pour as much as you'd like. Our technology will keep track for you. When you're done, return your wristband to the front desk. You will only be charged for the amount your poured.

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First Draft Tap Haus + Burnt Chicken

Open hours

Wednesday & Thursday: 3:00pm-10:00pm
Friday: 3:00pm-12:00am
Saturday: 11:00am-12:00am
Sunday: 12:00pm-6:00pm

(Hours subject to change, please check Google!)

Our Address

324 N 6th Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55410.