Crooked Pint Ale House
Live music, craft beer, nouveau pub menu, the largest video screen in Minneapolis—could you ask for more? Sure! Combine all of that with classic pub furnishings and locate the venue smack dab in the middle of all the action downtown.
This was the plan for the Crooked Pint Ale House, the first of its kind. The folks who bring you Green Mill pizza at 27 different Midwest locations initiated the Crooked Pint concept as a franchise store at 501 Washington Avenue, right in the heart of Minneapolis.
The project was a major remodel in a historic two-story structure. Premier modified the cooking line, redesigned storage so a new keg cooler could be accommodated, and designed and installed a new bar complete with a state-of-the-art draft beer system.
Then Premier took it one step further, teaming with a national furniture manufacturer to produce a traditional pub furniture package. Because of the building's age, the installation of the furniture was difficult as walls and floors were neither flat nor true. Through it all, Premier was there to check on every detail. Today, Crooked Pint Ale House is as beautiful as the developers' imagined. It marks a successful start to the concept and a legendary outcome for the franchisee.