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Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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Minneapolis Town Hall BreweryMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery
BEER AVG
3.98/5
Based on:
174 Beers
4,892 Hads
Place Score: 95
Reviews: 190
Visits: 320
Avg: 4.27
pDev: n/a
Taps: 8
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1430 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55454-1038
United States
phone: (612) 339-8696 | map
www.townhallbrewery.com

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Reviews: 190 | Visits: 320
Reviews by Yetiman420:
Photo of Yetiman420
4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Such an injustice - this was my 201st brewpub/brewery visit and I spent my landmark 200th visit at a (respectable) chain two days earlier.

The injustice of missing my connecting flight in Minneapolis and having to stay over a night, head downtown to take in MTHB is what I consider equal justice and long overdue.

Found parking next door by the Holiday Inn multi-level parking garage. Not much in the way of free on street parking in this somewhat busy area on a Saturday evening around 9 pm. I was later told by a very friendly couple at the bar that this area is considered part of the University of Minnesota campus which explained a lot of the younger yet mature crowd.

I settled in at an awkward seat at the corner of the end of the bar where the eye-level taps had me speaking to the waitresses chest.

Began with the excellent and experimental seasonal sampler...
Poblano Hefe and a smoked hefe. Both were delicate and very well done. Smoked hefe could have been a tad more pronounced but I imagine it's easy to overdo. The pumpkin had great mouthfeel and some of the best pumpkin beer flavor I've ever had. Very subjective here and the nutmeg (or seasoning) may be too much for some. Blueberry porter convinced me to take a stab at the concept at a homebrew level. Cask English IPA rounded out the sampler. Dissapointed that they were out of the seasonal fresh hop.

Ate a very well done Greek salad with a Masala Mama and then finished the evening with a half pint of the oatmeal stout.

Enjoyed the company of a young couple who worked at General Mills. Talked a lot of shop and shared some of my beer travel stories with them.

I didn't see the dining area. The bar area was large with high ceilings and provided easy access to the sidewalk seating which was crowded to a ~50 degree evening.

The beers were all exceptional and MTHB has made my list of top eight brewpubs in North America.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of warmbier804
4.9/5  rDev +14.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of KillerJigger
4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Ivan52
4.59/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Pretty awesome place. In addition to the good beer selection, the awesome cider selection and amazing food, made this also a good place to take my spouse as she doesn't care for beer.

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Photo of Josholson666
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Devman171
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of DSWeller
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of thorkelson
4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of briguy93
5/5  rDev +17.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of halo3one
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of kojevergas
2.84/5  rDev -33.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.75 | service: 2.75 | selection: 2.75

Photo of molson5190
4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Rifugium
3.54/5  rDev -17.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

I hit up Town Hall pretty late on a weeknight, so the crowd had died down a bit. They were still serving food, so that was cool. Anyway, it's a pretty classic pub set-up, good sized bar, lots of table space, wood and mirrors and TVs. Looked like what it is: a bar that's been around for a while and isn't going anywhere.

I've heard a lot of good reviews and recommendations, but I wasn't really into any of the beers. There were a ton of different beers on tap, and a very diverse range of styles. So I went with the seasonal sampler, then followed that up with a Mango Mama and a Three Hour Tour. Really nothing that I would want to have again, though the Java Porter was the best of the bunch.

Service was okay. The bartender was a little wifty and distant, but I really have no complaints. Food seemed like standard pub grub, and I was just looking for something small, so I went for the southwest egg rolls. They were good, but no better or worse than the ones they make at Chili's.

Yes, I was kind of disappointed overall, but I'd still say Town Hall is worth checking out at least once.

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Photo of Ajlvt
4.14/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of CoryJones
4.81/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of dmadsen
4.78/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of The_Craft_Deviant_Rob
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of chrisjws
3.48/5  rDev -18.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.25

Went here on a Monday evening and it was dead. Probably not the best night to gauge it off, but it was very dry and kind of boring ambiance.

The beers were served okay, they were served in pint glasses with very little head. House beers were solid in flavor however.

Service was terrible, but I chalk that mostly up to Monday night.

Selection was excellent, lots of great choices and good prices.

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Photo of Sixpoint
4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of NateMac13
4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

A British style pub with an exceptionally strong selections of taps. The house brews are all good or better. In fact, I’d characterize all that I’ve sampled as above average for style. Nice wooden bar and plenty of indoor and (in summer) outdoor seating.

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Photo of coombski
4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of MattMorin
4/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery in Minneapolis, MN
95 out of 100 based on 190 ratings.