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Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

247 Ratings
Ratings: 247
Reviews: 184
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 8.8%
Active Beers: 186
Beer Ratings: 4,416
Beer Avg: 3.92
Taps: 8
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

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

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Photo of hoffman
4.39/5  rDev +1.6%

Damn fine brewpub here. Definately fits the bill. Great beers on tap are a mainstay. I love the Masala Mama and the Masala Mama on cask is just as fine. I also had the scotch ale and that one does not dissapoint either. A nice feel from this place. Two story storefront on a large street corner just east of the Metrodome. Very nice nostalgic wood work and ample room for a ton of folks. Two rooms one in front with the bar the other in back with more tables and the brew kettles. Also a couple of plush couches and chairs in front of a large plasma TV. Great for watching the Twins, Vikes or whomever. I love the feel of this place absolutely great more of an actual pub feel than most brewpubs. Service was ample when asked for, my glass was never dry. I wish I could visit this place every day.

hoffman, Jul 20, 2006
Photo of JeffKrenner
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%

Ah, simply the best place in the Twin Cities to have a beer. I make it in about once a week and always leave happy. Food is good if you order the right thing. Stick to the standard brewpub fare and you will do fine. The 7 corners burger is the favorite of mine. Service is always quick and friendly and if you go when it isn't packed, bartenders would love to sit and talk about beer. The beer. Well there isn't really a bad beer here. I have yet to be disappointed. There are always 2 or 3 rotating seasonals as well as 2 cask conditioned beers. Everyone knows about Masala Mama, but the MM cask is the way to go. Mike Hoops keeps brewing up new and great beers. You never know what he is going to come out with next. Release day Wednesdays are great when you can try the new beer for only a buck a pint! Growlers available at a fair price, especially if you bring them back for fills. Great great brewpub.

JeffKrenner, Jul 08, 2006
Photo of dreadnatty08
3.5/5  rDev -19%

A day trip to Minneapolis was highlighted by dinner at the brewery. The setting is neat, very old timey looking with a cool looking bar. The interior was dark and sparse, while most people were sitting outside. Menu is standard brewpub food: salads, burgers, sandwiches. Basically, I didn't care what the food was, I came for Masala Mama! Service was fine, but nothing extrordinary. Food was pretty sad, shredded yellow cheese on my romaine salad, and the veggie wrap was awful, but the fries were tasty. I sampled a MM, Mocha Java Double Brown, the pub ale, and a MM on cask. All beers were exceptional, the MM living up to its reviews and the cask being even better. The pub ale was basically a lightened up Fat Tire and the double brown was coffee up forward and beer at the end. Overall, I was overjoyed to dine here for the beer. Prices for beer varied a bit, I found it strange as prices for regular taps, casks and seasonals were all different. Anyway, my biggest recommendation is eat elsewhere and come here for the beer.

dreadnatty08, Jul 08, 2006
Photo of ccs
3.88/5  rDev -10.2%

I went to Mpls Town Hall about seven years ago and then again last night. It's a nice place, as I remembered. I was especially pleased that I got carded, but considering the college kids around, it makes sense. I sat out on the patio, had the beer sampler--a very nice selection of 8 brews--and a salad. The server was hot and cold. When he knew that beer, I was impressed. When it took a while for him to come over so that I could order food, not as impressed. I had a few questions about the beer and it seems that ther brewer was on the premises and the poor server ran between me and him to relay messages about the beers. The Cedar Ave salad (a special) was very good, and the brownie a la mode was so large that I was unable to finish it. Decent service. I'd go back. The beer was good, the food was good, and the prices were reasonable.

ccs, Jul 07, 2006
Photo of ryantupy
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%

This place is very easy to find right off of 35 by Sgt. Prestons and Grandmas. Parking in the area is not to bad either. I parked for $3 behind Bullwinkles bar which is right across from the Town Hall Brewery. The service was a little slow but it was kind of a down time since it was like 3:00pm. Our waitress was however very nice and knew quite a bit about their beer. I ordered the Douoble mocha java stout and of course the Masala Mama. The beers were $3.75 each and my burger was $7.75. Food and Beer are great. This is a great place to grab a beer not far from the metrdome. I would reccomend it to most anyone lookin for a good beer and meal. Oh yeah and you can take the beer home with you in a growler for $13. And if you bring the empty growler back, they will refill it for only $8 bucks!

ryantupy, Jun 28, 2006
Photo of jdhilt
3.9/5  rDev -9.7%

Easy to find just off I-35W exit 17C, hard to find parking, the parking garage around the corner works - $1/hour. Busy at 6pm on a Wednesday, but we were seated quickly. Good choices for beer - the new Mocha Java Double Stout is worth trying and their standby Black H2O oatmeal stout is good - $3.75/16oz. There is a happy hour when taps are $2.75/16oz. They also have a guest tap - currently a Belgian lambic. Basic but decent choices for entres that are $10-$15. Various chicken & pasta, steaks etc.

jdhilt, Jun 15, 2006
Photo of Prufrock
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%

Visited May '06.

Big thanks to my friends for getting married in St. Paul and giving me a chance to try this place.

Atmosphere is good; tons of dark wood, indoor and outdoor seating. Nearly empty when I went (Saturday afternoon).

Service was great. Server was knowledgeable and able to answer questions; brought me a bunch of 4 oz. samples on the house (I had so many of those that I asked him to put a charge on my bill).

Beer, of course, is fantastic. Masala Mama and Warrior are both dynamite beers, and they had Liefmans Goudenband on tap. Food was good, too; wife had the pulled pork and I had the chicken sandwich, and both were great.

A great experience and a can't-miss for those visiting the area.

Prufrock, May 30, 2006
Photo of MeLikeBeer
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%

You really can't get much better in the Minneapolis area than the Town Hall Brewery. I've been countless times and finally decided to give my review. There are many reviews of this already, but I will gladly throw in my two cents...

Located in the 7 Corners area of Minneapolis, the Town Hall Brewery is an absolute must-stop for beer lovers in the city. Parking is available in a ramp attached to the Holiday Inn off Washington Ave and is around $1.00 an hour. Great ambience here, during the warmer months (few and far between up here) there is a large patio seating area to enjoy your brews.
The inside has a great, old-time, corner-bar feel to it...the front has a large seating area with great big windows overlooking Washington Ave, the back dining area has a pool table with views of the brewing equipment.
Service was fast and accurate, with our server being very knowledgable about the beers available, styles, etc.
The food, as usual, was top-notch. I had the Fish and Chips, but have also had the burgers, pulled-pork sandwich and several other things, and all have been fantastic.
But we came for the beers (which are all being reviewed separately)...Had a "Warrior" Double IPA which was incredible, followed by a Hefeweizen and a casked Masala Mama...very nice. The Oatmeal Stout here is also legendary. They had 4-5 regular brews, 2-3 seasonals and 1 on cask. This is heaven.
I stop in on a monthly basis to fill my growler and try the new seasonals. Don't miss it if you're in the area.

MeLikeBeer, May 30, 2006
Photo of grub
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%

the length of the room is dominated by a long wood bar, with the rest of the space occupied by an assortment of 2 and 4 seat tables and a couple larger ones. there's also a patio outside for when the weather is nice. the bar has a big brass tower at each end with 12 taps on each and also has a pair of hand pumps for their cask conditioned beers in the center of the bar. if you somehow grew tired of the beer (which i have trouble picturing), there's an assortment of about 40-50 single malts as well as the usual bar fare.

as for beer, it's pretty much all their own (with a single guest tap, and a couple bottles). on the day of my visit the selection was their bright spot ale, west bank pub ale, masala mama ipa, hope and king scotch ale, and black h2o oatmeal stout. then there's the three seasonals, the irish porter, maibock, and india brown ale. finally we have the two cask conditioned beers, the masala mama ipa and merlot stout. i tried a bunch of them and took home a couple growlers and wasn't dissapointed by any of it.

the main room is kind of old and "worn", but very cozy. the outer wall is brick, and the main bank of windows is topped by a series of shelves containing an assortment of different growlers.

the staff was very helpful, answering the few quesitons i had about the beer easily. they were attentive, but not annoying. i spent the afternoon there, beginning with lunch, then some sampling, and ending after my wife and a couple friends joined us and we all had dinner. the staff left me alone most of the time, checking on me as my glass neared empty, and quickly stopping by when i was finished. i was very happy with the service.

the food was another bright spot too. i had a burger for lunch and our table had an assortment of dishes for dinner and we were all quite happy with them. the price was right and the food was great.

overall i was very happy with my visit to the town hall and will make a point to visit again whenever i'm in the twin cities.

grub, May 16, 2006
Photo of dfried
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%

Town Hall is one of my favorite bars period, not to mention my favorite brew pub in the metro area. It is at its best in the spring, summer, and fall when the large patio is open, but I can think of no other place I would like to enjoy a nice stout on a cold winters eve. It is located on a busy corner called Seven Corners just off the U of MN campus, so there are plenty of people around for people watching or to meet, but the brew pub atmosphere attracts many people who are just out for a great beer. There is always enough elbow room (unless it is one of their $1 beer new beer releases), and a knowledgeable staff.

It's in an old building, and has great woodwork and appearance inside. The food is above average, I recommend the southwest egg rolls if you need a snack off the appetizer menu in the evening.

I routinely pick up growlers from this place, one or two a week. I love the variety and selection at some of the liquor stores around here, but there is no beating beer this fresh.

dfried, Apr 11, 2006
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery in Minneapolis, MN
96 out of 100 based on 247 ratings.