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Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

Not Rated.
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 nickd717:
Photo of nickd717
4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Whelp, my ass done got schooled by the airlines, stranding me in MinnesOOOta for 2 days (Airlines 1, Tick 0) while sending my bAAYg back to California (Airlines 2, Tick 0) while I was left in a place where it was snowy and 10 degrees, while traveling dressed for warm and sunny North Carolina or California (Airlines 3, Tick 0).

After buying some clothes at Mall of America, I made my way over to this joint. This is basically a standard bar inside more or less, average-sized with nice decor and a comfortable feel. There were 5 standard beers on tap (available as a sampler), a couple seasonal offerings, a barrel aged beer (Honey V), and 1800 IPA and Masala Mama on cask. It's almost too obvious to say, but the quality of beers here is excellent, easily in the top 10 percent of brewpubs you will visit. There are also some good guest taps on. I was tempted to finish with a bottle of Grain Belt Premium just for the tick, but I spared my dignity and passed on it in the end. There is also a nice selection of whiskey if you're into non-beer malt-based drinks or want to taste something that you've had a beer aged in a barrel of.

The food menu includes a lot of "bar food" that is fairly well-done. I was hoping for a Juicy Lucy, but sadly they don't serve those here. Prices for food and beer are about average.

I was there on a Tuesday night and we got pretty good service, but it's hard to say how it would be on a more crowded night.

So how did it all end up? I got 8 new beer ticks, 1 new place tick, and 1 glass of Masala Mama on cask. Game over! Tick 10, Airlines 3. He shoots he scores! If I ever get back to MinnesOOOta, this place will definitely be on my list of stops.

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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.