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Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 176
Beer Ratings: 4,100
Beer Avg: 3.92

Taps: 8 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
95
world-class

206 Ratings
Ratings: 206
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.64%
$$ - reasonable


[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1430 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55454-1038
United States
phone: (612) 339-8696

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @thbrewery

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Holland

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

The place is a beautiful building. Not sure about this part of town, but it looks nice and I'm a sucker for old brick buildings. Screw the breweries in warehouses.

The service is excellent and attentive if not that knowledgeable about the beer. They did have some nice pointers, and that's far better than most.

Selection isn't huge, but it's awesome. They must do some trades to get a few of the one-offs they get from other breweries. How did they get a keg of Deschutes here? Also, all their beers are amazing.

Food was pretty good - I had the fish and chips, and it was the best fish and chips I've ever had.

Value is excellent - you can get 5-5 oz sample glasses of their year round brews for $7, or 5-5oz samples of their seasonals and special brews for $9. Awesome. Food is reasonable, too.

11-14-2011 01:20:39 | More by Holland
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jsprain1

Minnesota

3.93/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

A- Atmosphere has an old timey feel. Lots of old black and white photographs, chalkboards with current beers listed. A couple tvs for watching the football on.
Q- Good beers, taste fresh, served in clean glassware.
Ser- The service seems dependant on who you get. Some people, including a young fella seem eager. Others are quick, but don't seem all that friendly.
Sel- About 8 of their beers on tap, about five guest taps and a small bottle collection.
F- The Seven Corners Burger is recommendable. The french fries are forgetable.
A great place to get a beer. Definitely a place to go to get a pint.

11-06-2011 20:45:50 | More by jsprain1
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VaTechHopHead


4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

Stopped by Town Hall while in Minneapolis for Darkness day, no way I was not going to try their beer. Not as big as I was expecting but it has a very low key atmosphere and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. The beer selection was awesome with year-rounds and seasonals, including Mango Mama! Only ordered some pretzels for appetizers and they were fantastic, especially with a hoppy beer. Definitely a place anyone can visit and have a good time, knowledgeable wait/bar staff, and try to get their early as it gets full quick.

10-28-2011 20:20:03 | More by VaTechHopHead
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DCon

Missouri

4.7/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$

Came here on the way home from St. Paul, MN and stayed and visited the BrewPub since the owners were enjoyed the Vikings game as I reviewed some of my beer. Being in the 7 Corners (West Bank) area, this place had a cool painting of their bar from the outside. Here goes my review...

Awesome Boston style in the inside and homely. When you walk in, the bar is on your right with tables and viewing of Cedar Ave and then you can go into a back room where there are dart boards, a pool table, and then a display of their micro-brewery. One thing I noticed from being in here, everything was awesome but the restrooms needed work BIG TIME! Weird too... Thought that the place was very vintage but they need to invest in re-modeling and cleaning these up...

Service was fantastic! Help from both the owners and staff the entire day! Everyone on staff really made me feel like a part of the place and made it a comfortable time.

Selection was without a doubt, one of the top I've seen from a BrewPub! 10 of theirs was available plus two cask offerings. They also had an impressive Guest Tap lists for both beer and ciders.

Enjoyed 7 of their brews and then had their Bleu Burger w/ Bacon & Sweet Potato Fries on the side. This place should enter this into a Burger Contest! That good.

I came here specifically to enjoy the Mango Mama but they just got rid of it on Thursday... Their selection still kept me around and I'm glad I did. Come check this place out! One of my top 10 places now because of the environment, selection, and awesome service!

10-24-2011 00:00:45 | More by DCon
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skipanoka2

Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

I've been to Town Hall a half dozen times, and have never left unsatisfied. The food is good (goat cheese nachos with chicken, anyone?), the beer is better (Masala Mama is the main draw on most nights), and the atmosphere is as good as just about anywhere I've been. The guest taps are normally respectable, but there's often little need to stray away from Town Hall's own creations. Try a few, and you'll realize that these guys obviously know what they're doing.

I hope they keep it up for a LONG time, because although I don't spend too many evenings at the bar anymore, this is one of my top choices when I do go out for drinks.

10-08-2011 01:28:31 | More by skipanoka2
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

Visited Town Hall Brewery last evening....and was very please. The brewery is located in a old building that has a beautiful ornamental ceiling. The bar was tight, but not too tight and there were number of tables and bar chairs to host a great Tuesday evening crowd. The quality of the beer and food was very good...I though the beer was great. I had the buffalo Chicken pasta....it was too spicy to eat much of it....but it was very good. The service was great and very attentive and seemingly knowledgeble. The selection of both beer and food was decent. There was five year round selections and five seasonals...all offering something different. The pretzels and fried green beans were nice and see above regarding my entre. The cost for six of us was $250....many drinks and everyone had a salad with their dinner.

09-21-2011 15:13:26 | More by WoodBrew
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Moon2Goddess

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $

The front entrance can only be determined by the people walking through it; a narrow, antique silver door with a porthole window on the side of the building. It was much smaller than I expected it to be, a historic looking building, with what appears to be the original fixtures and sky-high tin type ceilings. The paint is probably the 10th layer the walls have seen and the ripped chairs in the pool lounge are quite likely originals. But this classic and authentic feel is quite appealing.

I did not know what to expect for patrons here, I knew I did not want another college pick up spot, and surprisingly, this ten minute walk from downtown Minneapolis took me straight into rural Minnesota. Bad perms and mom jeans, baseball caps and flannels, hooded sweatshirts, blue collar workers, Nordic blondes in ponytails. The occasional self-conscious hipster freshman and dad in a golf shirt made an appearance, making it a Rockwell portrait of beer drinking Minnesotans. I was quite amused that it literally sounded like the voices and clanking dishes on their website. The servers were extremely polite and attentive, taking their job very seriously. When a bus boy accidentally started clearing my dishes when I went to the bathroom, he was apologetic and brought me a fresh glass of water and offered a new plate of fries--which, btw, had one of the best house dipping sauces I have ever had.

I of course, had to have their 5-5oz. brews sampler--for only $7, and was pleased to note they also offer growlers. All five of the beers were well crafted. I won't be hopping on the Masala Mama train simply because I do not care for IPA's, but that little guy had a lot of zest. The Hope & King and Black H2O Oatmeal will be the brews I for which I will return. Both had excellent viscosity, luxurious heads, and richly balanced flavor. There are many more food items, and seasonal taps to try, and I am looking forward to getting to know Town Hall better!

09-05-2011 15:56:06 | More by Moon2Goddess
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AleWatcher

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$

So this place looks cool-- it reminds me of a really upscale piano bar inside of a fancy, old, and busy train station. A huge clock hangs on the wall, surrounded by nice woodworking and sleek black granite-looking material (Formica?). It looks like a tastefully modernized historical landmark building.

We sat at the bar and I gleefully ticked a few beers-- the Masalla Mama didn't blow me away, but the Mango Mama and the guest taps were great.

This is one of those small breweries that really stands out in an increasingly over-crowded sea of small breweries. The atmosphere was great: classy an sophisticated enough that I would be happy to take dates here, but relaxed enough that I could see myself stopping in for a beer after work. If I went to UMM, I'm pretty sure you would catch me studying at a table in the back with a pint of something in my had! This may sound odd, but I could really see Hemingway sitting in this place...

The food was quite nice, albeit a slightly standard array of pub food.
Anyway... The bartender was very friendly and talked about beer with us.
We stayed at the Holiday Inn about 200 feet away, and had a blast, though the hotel was a bit pricey at $115 per night...

The merchandise was a little pricey, but the food and beer seemed on-par with other small brewpub experiences. Everyone should buy a nonic pint from this place.

08-21-2011 14:29:08 | More by AleWatcher
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Chriscrundwell12

Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

This is definitely my go to place; I try to visit once or twice every week. The beer is always top notch, seems like every week there’s a new infusion or new beer of some sort. The atmosphere is very welcoming. You can come in and have a beer on your own without interruptions, or you can converse with the bartenders who have always been knowledgeable and willing to help with any questions. The food is always top notch as well, although I mainly only come for the beer selection. The patio is a very nice option, plenty of space and tables, although the service is a bit slower when sitting outside. Overall it’s a great place to visit, the beer selection is always top notch.

08-09-2011 05:19:55 | More by Chriscrundwell12
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tjkinate

Texas

4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

Just made a trip up to Minnesota recently and knew I had to visit this highly reviewed establishment!

Basically, this brewpub is great. If you are looking for an upscaled brewpub where you won't look strange in either shorts and a t-shirt or a suit, than this is your place. I also really liked how the establishment is split into two halves each with their own personalities.

The side that has the distillers is along the lines of a sports bar. Tables and bar seating are abundant with a great glass wall that allow you witness first hand where your beer comes from. A few televisions are located in this section, but not placed everywhere maintaining that upscaled feel.

On the other side, where I spent most of my time ordering food and drinks, is where I feel this brewery flexes is uniqueness muscles. The ceiling is copper that has been covered in navy blue paint that has since been worn down in a number of locations. Molded picture frames cover the walls as well as enough beer memorabilia to maintain the beer friendly atmosphere. You feel like this business has been located in this location for a hundred years which I absolutely love.

Now down to the nitty gritty, 20+ taps on hand with a price that won't break the bank, solid menu with good unique food, above average service that keeps the good times rolling.

All in all I highly recommend this place and it is a must for anyone who loves beer.

07-22-2011 00:53:36 | More by tjkinate
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery in Minneapolis, MN
95 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.