Devil's Advocate has an opening date

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The Devil's Advocate will also advocate beer consumption
Plagued by delays, the new Devil's Advocate in the former Inn/Hell's Kitchen space is getting closer to opening its doors. After some construction snafus, including a severed floor joint that caused the kitchen to sink into the basement (and you thought you had a rough work day), the space has been repaired, and owner Erik Forsberg told Jeremy Zoss of the Downtown Journal that the restaurant is inching closer to serving some of the more than 40 tap beers (and wine).

Monday, May 7, will be the opening date. Forsberg plans to open the bar/front room area first and the back dining room at a later date, according to the Journal. With the focus on beer, he hopes to educate consumers about different types of brews: American versus European, Belgian-style versus actual Belgian. It will no doubt be a serious happy-hour draw once those final touches are put in place.

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Extremely disappointed in the management staff of Devil's Advocate... already. On Friday, I made reservations for 4 for the soft opening. Upon arrival, we were notified that they didn't have our reservation (which I had e-mail proof of) and that they couldn't fit us in because the people arriving 'have reservations'. Odd... so did we. What's worse, Mr. Forsberg (owner) whispered from two feet away and made the poor, young hostess tell us, instead of manning up and telling us himself. Unbelievably unprofessional, disorganized and just plain rude treatment.

There is a saying that a restaurant might have an off night with food - that is bound to happen from time to time. But to have an off night of service... that is unacceptable.


I'm excited for this place. This seems like a nice brewpub ala Muddy Pig or The Happy Gnome in St. Paul right in the heart of downtown MPLS. Hopefully they'll last longer than The Inn did, which I also enjoyed.

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