Established in 2018, First Draft is locally owned and operated. Our purpose is to be the premier craft beverage hub in downtown Minneapolis.
We set ourselves apart with our unique self pour, pay-by-the-ounce draft system. Featuring 54 taps of Cantilever Distillery Co. cocktails, beer, wine, cider, and kombucha, you’re sure to find a favorite while sampling at your own pace. Most of our taps are sourced from Minnesota and others from across the United States. We pride ourselves in being a business that exists to entertain, so check out our events page for the latest live music, trivia, or other upcoming events!
Oh, and when you’re hungry, we have you covered! #getpluckd!
We started as a sandwich: a delicious, tender, southern fried chicken sandwich that our customers couldn’t stop clucking about. And then we said to ourself, “you know what, we could be more than a sandwich. We could create a kick-ass, locally owned, North Loop southern-fusion chicken joint within First Draft.”
And once we stopped talking out loud to ourself, we made it happen.
It’s funny how things work out sometimes. Being Minnesotans, we wanted First Draft to be a place that highlighted the best the state had to offer. It’s how our beer wall became a beacon of brews from Two Harbors to the Twin Cities. This passion for exploring new and exciting flavors is also how our famous chicken sandwich became so unique.
We perfected southern style and gave it a twist. With traditional flavors like Buffalo, Korean BBQ and Nashville Hot, we provide a variety that’ll cock-a-doodle-do the trick and make you want to chicken out every night!
Whenever that craving hits, you just have to tell yourself one thing:
Let's get Pluck'd at First Draft