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Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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Minneapolis Town Hall BreweryMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery
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149 Beers
4,476 Ratings
Place Score: 96
Ratings: 283
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 4.32
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

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Photo of KeefD
4.45/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I was lucky enough to enjoy the greatness which is Town Hall two nights in a row. I went there on Wed June 18th before a concert and returned on the 19th after dropping off my girlfriend at the airport. I tried the Masala Mama the first night and came back the second for a growler to take home. I ended up enjoying a Mango Mama and Cask Scotch Ale before leaving, both excellent brews.

A great atmosphere, and not what I'm used to, living in Rochester. I heard about this place on BA but ended up being convinced to go have a look after being offered directions in exchange for a ride there from a guy named Michael, a fellow beer lover, Town Hall junkie, and all all-round nice guy whom I had previously met at Stub and Herb's.

We arrived a little before 5:00 and the patio was packed with a very eclectic crowd; a great mix of Twin Cities area residents it seemed, ranging from young to old. Luckily for us, it was Wednesdays "Pick A Pint" where all regular pints are $2.50 - I enjoyed a Masala Mama, thanks to Michael, but left after only one, as I had to get going to a concert down the street. As I said, I enjoyed the Mango Mama and Cask Scotch ale the next night, and picked up a Growler of Masala to go.

Good service, excellent pricing for being a smaller brew pub, nice selection including Southern Tier Cherry Saison and Rodenbach on top of their own offerings, which range from Oatmeal Stouts to Pub Ales. I really enjoyed my two experiences here and will make it a point to come back every time I'm in the cities - most certainly to get my growler refilled!

Photo of HopDerek
4.75/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Stopped in on a Saturday afternoon on a recent trip to Minneapolis. The place sits on a corner near a whole bunch of other bars, with metered street parking or a parking garage nearby. Very inconspicuous from the outside, just a few awnings and a giant mural painted on the front. Tables located outside seemed to be where everyone was at with the nice weather, but the inside is where I like to be, and this place was beautiful. A nice long bar with lots of tables near the windows, all done in beautiful old woodwork, and an amazing ceiling. Another room hosts a lounge, additional seating that was closed off, and the brewing equipment behind that in a glass case.

Being one of only like 5 people inside at the time, we were greeted promptly and immediately checked the tap list, nicely displayed behind the bar. 5 staple beers, 2 current seasonals, and 2 casks...one of them being Masala Mama, and a few guest beers and ciders. The beers come in 3 sizes, sample, 10oz, or pint, and are of a good variety, from Dortmunder to IPA to Stout, so there's definitely something everyone should like. Only sad thing is that the seasonals apparently don't usually last longer than 1 week, but at least they keep brewing other things to take its place.

The food selection is also varied and amazing. I couldn't decide between the mango shreaded chicken and the gyro, so we went back on Sunday to get the other. Besides burgers, they've got plenty of appetizers, soups and salads, and more entree type food, all at very reasonable prices.

The service was wonderful and the employees were very friendly, even remembering us the next day. Very helpful and even went into the basement to look for some merchandise in our sizes that they didn't carry upstairs.

Usually I find places that I'd return to when I'm back in that area for business or something else, but Town Hall is one of the few places that I'd actually plan a return trip around.

Photo of mkabull
4.95/5  rDev +14.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

This is the type of place that I like to go to . The atmosphere is excellent rustic wood floor , nice long wood bar , high tin ceilings , laid back seating in the back room and brew room veiwable through glass . The quality was great good bar food at decent prices but we are more concerned with the beer . They have a broad range of house beers ( dortmunder , IPA , Scotch Ale , and Stout ) , good seasonals ( when I went Pale Ale , Heffe , and Maibock ) and a nice selection of guest beers ( Rodenbach Grand Cru , Cider DuPont , Left Hand JuJu Ginger , and others) . They also had cask and nitro options . The service was awesome great freindly knowledgable bartenders ( mix of brewers , home brewers and beer lovers ) . If you are near Town Hall stop in it is worth it .

Photo of mnstorm99
4/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Pretty open place and the bar area is nice with the windows overlooking 7 corners.
The quality of the beer is top notch and they rarely miss with me. Willing to try new things and even the occational extreme beer offering.
Service is lacking here, I have never really received very good table service in general, not even very good help as it comes down to their beer. Bar service has always been good though (not great)
the food is a little spendy for what you get (not expensive), the food is decent but the value isn't very good.

Overall, I like going here to have a couple of beers at the bar, and possible an appetizer, but it is all about the beer.

Photo of soupyman10
4.01/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Had a conference in Minneapolis and made sure to hit this place up - thanks to Max12 for the recommendation. Took as a little bit of a wander to find it, but after we did, it was worth it. The atmosphere is great, really nice hometown pub with lots of apparent regulars and solid, quiet music playing. Quality was excellent - we got a sampler and I picked up a cask-conditioned Masala Mama and the Black H20, all of which was excellent. The bartender was great, knowledgeable and polite, but our waiter was rude and didn't seem to know much about their beer at all (I asked him about their different pale ales and he claimed they'd only ever brewed the Masala Mama). And the late happy hour format is excellent, an easy way to keep costs down ($3.75 for a pint from 10-12). Highly recommended.

Photo of Deuane
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

We love this place because they have cask ale at all times, but today they had Masala Mama IPA on cask, and THAT was just what we needed!

We have had this wonderful elixir before and couldn't wait to return and have more!

Additional beers we enjoyed at Town Hall (which does, by the way, serve half pints) were Pot of Gold Potato Stout (4.9% ABV, brewed with chunks of Yukon Gold Potato in the grain mash), Black H20 Stout and Masala Mama on draft (which was so fabulously aromatic and the hops flavor just bursting in the mouth!)

Town Hall is located on a corner with two walls of windows, so we could look out on the world. The sun was shining when we went in, and then snow began to fall. Then the sun came back out, and then the snow returned. Then sun AND snow...it was ridiculous, but very nice to be sitting inside nice and warm and watch the bi-polar weather!

We enjoyed a few hours of beer, basketball and the food. I had the fish and chips - perch in a thick, roasty beer batter - and C had the chicken burrito which was as big as a loaf of homemade bread! It was ridiculously large, and we will be enjoying half of it at a later time.

Even though the place was bustling and our server busy she did a good job keeping us taken care of, inlcuding my frequent requests for water fills.

The beer and the atmosphere at Town Hall are so enjoyable. This really a great place to come hang out.

If you can enjoy only one place during a visit to Minneapolis I cannot recommend this place enough...I truly enjoy it!

Photo of jokelahoma
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Difficult to say anything that hasn't already been said, but I'm a new pair of eyes on the place, so I'll try.

To begin with, while it is no fault of theirs, highway construction made this place a real tee-total bitch to get to. What should have been a 15 minute trip up from the Eden Prarie burbs became a 45 minute adventure. If you're planning on going soon, plan some extra time, as they have the area near the place all screwed up as of late March 2008.

That said, it's well worth sticking it out to get there. The place itself has a nice English pub feel to it, roomy and cozy at the same time, with high ceilings, wood everywhere, etc. Many regulars when I was there. I got the feeling that a great deal of patrons come here more than once. There was an unqualifyable "happiness" to the place that's really hard to put a finger on. Comfort level was high, even as an interloper from Kansas City.

The menu was pretty standard pub fare, albeit done up nicely, and not terribly expensive. You have sandwiches, burgers, salads, etc. Prices appeared decent for everything.

The pub itself has five standard year round taps, with four rotating seasonals. At the time I was there the seasonals were an Irish Potato Stout (yes, brewed with potatos -- or potatoes, Mr. Quayle), an Irish Red, a Dortmunder lager (which I understand is to become a year round brew) and a Spring beer which defies style.

The wait staff was pretty knowledgeable about their beers, which is always helpful, and they were fairly attentive, which meant I never ran dry for long.

Overall, the place itself is worth trying. It's adjacent to a parking garage, which is nice since parking is a nightmare, made worse by the aforementioned construction and hour limitations on parking at meters (none, 4-6 PM). Good staff, great beers, decent food... hard to go wrong here. Worth a trip if you're in the area, to say the very least.

Photo of ndolover
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3

This is my watering hole, so I won't go in to detail about all the pros (cask IPA) and cons (spotty service) of the place. If you are beer drinker in the Minneapolis area you owe it to yourself to check this place out. If you are traveling on business and like good craft beer, you owe it ot yourself to sample a few beers. A couple of tips would be:
1. You can find free parking if you walk a bit.
2. The female staff (generally) have been working there for a while and are much more attentive.
3. Join the beer club, if you live in the area. I have been making money on the deal since I joined! (now I sound like me wife)
4. Sitting in the TV couch area is just asking for bad service. Get a beer first then sit down.
5. Always ask what is on cask, as the board is sometimes wrong and you don't want to miss out on a cask IPA.

Photo of gueuzegeek
4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I will start by saying, I was there during a bit of an off-time. They are going through some construction or something, so there was no Masala Mama!!! The bartender felt bad about this and did offer a guest beer from Wisconsin called Bubble Juice IPA as the replacement option (I waited to have that after trying something less hoppy though). I ultimately liked it just fine, but really suspect the Masala Mama is better. It was hoppy, but just not as great as all the hype the Mama receives, so I hope others would agree.

I was here on business and sat at the bar. The service was fine, but a growler broke while I was there, so the bartender (Shelly (sp?)) was a tad distracted for a bit of time, but otherwise the service was perfect! She even chatted for a bit when she had time.

I did get a "West End" Ale first so as not to kill my taste buds, and this was a lovely ale that I was glad to have tried. It was more of a sessionish beer, but still full of flavor.

I also got the Black H2O and THAT was a REALLY great dark oatmeal stout. This was nice and rich and roasty and left me really wishing I had skipped the Bubble Juice and opted for a full pint of this one (I had 10 oz sizes as not to have too much since I had to drive back to my hotel).

I did try a taste of the 1800, but due to the fact that I did not want to have 8.6% I did not get a glass.

The place is pretty cool looking, and heck, The Onion is from here, and I had that to read while I enjoyed my beer. I also talked to a fellow patron for a bit and it seems people are rather friendly here.

I got the Hummus Pizza, and at first glance thought it was a strange thing when it arrived, but BOY was that GREAT!! So simple, yet so tasty!! I wish I got to try other things, but was happy with that.

If you are from out of town, there is a holiday inn right next door. If only I had known!!!

One last thing...they have lots of guest taps, so everyone can walk away happy here!!!

Photo of zeff80
3.91/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

The atmosphere of Town Hall is very good. It has a huge bar and the architecturally feel of a British pub. The quality of the beers that I had were outstanding. The Masala Mama and West Bank Pub Ale were both very good. Service suffered a bit. There was one waitress, who tried hard but couldn't get the job done. The bartender came out from behind the bar to serve some people but not us. Also, he seemed to be less than helpful for our waitress. Granted, it was lunchtime on New Year's Eve Day...I imagine they were fully staffed for that night. They were out of a couple of the brews and offered us guest brews...which I find a little sad. The food was quite good. Their guacamole and salsa were very good. The rest of the food people had was pretty good, too. Overall, I'd recommend it for the beer. Hopefully, the poor service was an aberration.

Photo of mtullius
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

It's always hard to review a place like Town Hall, because, really, what can I add? So I'll just repeat, for anyone who hasn't already figured it out:

-Town Hall is the best brewpub in the Twin Cities, and one of the best in the nation
-The Masala Mama (aka IPA) is one of the finest beers you'll ever taste, and worth driving hundreds of miles out of your way. Heck, it's probably worth a plane ticket.
-Especially if it's on cask. Make sure to ask.
-The food is good pub food. In my opinion, you're better off not bothering with the 'fancier' options on the menu, as I've found them to be not as good as they sound.
-There are, unsurprisingly, lots of regulars, and if you sit at the bar, you'll meet some. If you do this a few times, you'll become one.
-What are you waiting for? You could be drinking beer right now!

Photo of oner0002
4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

A few tips for those new to the Town Hall. Around the month of November of every year they sell Pint Club memberships. They cost $150 (2007 price), but with it you get free beer every Saturday from 4pm to 5pm, a free growler and $0.75 off every Pint you get. I think it took me all of 3 months to make back my membership. Another cheap night is Pick-a-Pint Hour on Wednesdays from 5pm to 6pm where you can get regular gas pints for $2.00.

Also, keep an eye out as the Town Hall is under construction. They are adding bright tanks, more fermenter space and more brewing capacity. This means they will no longer run out of popular beers (read IPA) and will be able to have more tap and seasonal beers. They are already up to 12 regular and guest tap beers, but look forward to more! (written 11/24/07).

Update (11/30/2009) the construction is mostly finished and I'm happy to report that Mike and his crew are brewing like crazy. The "seasonal" beer selection rotates extremely fast now and often times a certain beer will only last a week. If you are a BA-er in the area definately sign up for the email list so you'll know what's coming out every week and when.

Photo of snpub540
3.95/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

I went to Town Hall two times on my recent trip into Minneapolis. At first I passed it several times in the car, as I thought it would be a larger location. I was surprised even though it was the 10th Anniversary weekend it wasn't overly crowded. Took a seat in the outdoor patio and ordered the only beer I was really looking forward to trying the whole trip, Masala Mama. And they had it on cask, which was even better than I imagined. Because of the Anniversary they were tapped out of a few beers, such as their Black H2O stout and I forgot what else, but I did get to have some Czar Jack and it was also tasty. Atmosphere was good. It seemed like mostly locals who frequent the spot all the time. You could tell who hadn't been there when they would ask a bartender or a server if they could get a Miller Lite. The answer would be that they don't serve that, but they do make a "light" beer called Bright Spot and most people who tried it seemed to like it. This was a great place to go after the Vikings game. Walking distance from the stadium and not crowded by out of town fans. Whenever I'm back in the Twin Cities I will definately be making my stop here.

Photo of brewdoc75
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I've been to the Town Hall several times over the past year and have always been impressed. Most recently I was there for the 10th Anniversary. It was nice, but a little crowded. I've had most of their beers, but the ones that stick out in my mind are Masala Mamma (a must have when it is on cask), the oatmeal stout, and the scotch ale. I've never had a bad beer at this place. The staff is usually quite friendly and knowlegable. The environment is nice too, w/ an old English pub feel to it. I've had a number of their menu items including their delicious fries, a hummus pizza, the town hall nachos, and some of their burgers. All are very solid choices when having some beers with friends. I think the best time to come here is in the summer when you can sit outside. That being said, I've never been there during the winter so I can't really compare. I know that many others enjoy this place as well. In fact we are planning on having all of our interview dinners at the Town Hall for recruiting purposes related to my job. If you are in the Twin Cities and are looking for a good place to grab a brew and some food, you have to hit up Town Hall.

Photo of morimech
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Stopped in for lunch and a sample of there beers on a Saturday. Since I use to live in the area I had no trouble finding the place. A few people inside sitting at the bar but most people were eating outside. Service was quick and the bartender seemed knowledgeable about the brews.

Started out with a pint of the 1800 Old English IPA and I was extremely impressed. This was worth driving into Minneapolis to try. Ordered a hamburger but didn't think the food was at the same quality as the beer. It was good but nothing special. Finished with a West Bank Pub Ale that I didn't like at all. Justed tasted off to me. Purchased a growler of the Centennial Pale Ale for latter consumption. That was also very good and kept well in my fridge at home.

Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery is a most stop for beer lovers if you find yourself in the area. Now I just have to go back and try some more of their beers.

Photo of jackorain
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Recent business tripm to this neck of the woods took me here.

It had anvisioned it smaller and harder to find than it was. It is right in the thick of things in "7 corners" I was staying at the Holiday Inn Metrodome ansd said "oh shit, iguess I don't have to search for Town Hall"

There is a lot of wood. It is a little drak inside. The bar is conformatble. I neglected to go arounfd back but I guess there is alot more seating back there.

The burger I had was good but cooked to medium-well when I asked for it medium to medium-rare. However, the french fries might well be some of the best I've had anywhere.

There was about seven Town Hall beers on tap and two on cask. The cask beers were Masala Mama and A coffee brown. Both really good. The cask mama was really quite unbelievable. There were also about 4-5 guest beers.

The thw bartenders and one manger that filled in at the bar were all friendly and talkative.

Overall- I am glad I went and will go back

Photo of udubdawg
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Visited in July during a long road trip. Well worth the little detour I took to get here.

Nice friendly place with an airy feel and lots of great woodwork. Lots of college-age patrons although I suppose that is even more true during the school year. Service was courteous although the server kept asking me "the IPA?" when I asked for a Masala Mama...I kinda figured she'd know the name of the beer, but oh well. I knew what I wanted, and BA dfried showed up and while waiting out another rainstorm was kind enough to offer more pointers.

I recall that my pulled pork sandwich was very good, but that's the extent of my food experience here. No complaints, and I look forward to trying more.

The beer...certainly the reason for coming here. Started with the Mama on cask, which was exceptional - among the top 5 beer experiences on my long 3.5 week trip. In retrospect I wish I'd have saved this beer for last, but oh well. Also had a pint of this beer on tap, which was good, but well short of the cask version. And in between I enjoyed a better-than-decent Black H20 oatmeal stout. Too bad I didn't have a hotel nearby or I'd have stuck around and tried everything. I had a pretty decent rootbeer here, and a taste of something that didn't leave enough of an impression for me to remember it - better go back!
Got a growler of Masala Mama that I enjoyed almost a week later at home.
Really nice place. Wish I had something like this available to me in Wichita.

Photo of Bamabrew22
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Great place to stop and sample a few quality brews while in the Twin Cities. I was really impressed with this place. The brewpub itself is pretty easy to find. Once inside, you're greeted by lots of mahogany and an overall woddy interior; reminiscent of old pubs in Europe. I saddled up to the comfortable long bar, not far from the taps and ordered off of the chalkboard listing the day's brews. The waitress was friendly and attentive and got my Masala Mama IPA right over to me (the reason for coming here). Usual pub fare here, burgers and chicken, but hey also have steaks and pasta dishes, as well as salads. The Black and Blue burger (black angus with blue cheese) was outstanding!! Tartness of the blue cheese and beef went over well with the IPA. I also tried their English Summer, which was also an outstanding beer, one of their seasonals. Just disappointed I couldn't stay all day and have a pint of everything. Great brewpub!

Photo of Atron67
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

A- This place was a great stop, The inside had a long bar, nothing about it was spectacular, but it was clean, nice and friendly. There was a nice outside patio that we sat at, which gave a real relaxed atmosphere for the very nice day.
Q- everything was high quality, the drinks were great, the food was better than expected.
S- the waitress was quick with service and replacements of beers, chipper, and knew her beers. The food arrived really quickly as well.
S- there was a good range of beers on tap, as well as two cask ales, (Their IPA, and IBA).
F- the food was really good and there was a wider than usual selection for a brewery.
V- the food was right where you would expect it, however the beer was pretty cheap, we went during happy hour, however happy hour, or late night specials seemed to always be on. It was 3.00 for a pint of draft, and 3.25 for the cask pints. This made it really cheap to get a fair amount of beer there

Photo of barefootbrewer
3.85/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

After reading reviews on Beeradvocate, I made this my first stop in Minneapolis – good choice. It has a nice long wood bar, looks very pub like. I must admit, it was a nice night and I spent most of my time outside sitting at a table. The food was not bad for bar food. It hit the spot after a long flight. The waitress seemed to be fairly knowledgeable about the beer on tap. She was friendly and kept up, even though it was rather busy outside. Overall, I would have liked to have spent more time there…but I did have a few beers and will be back when I’m in the area.

Photo of tempest
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

This has turned into my go-to watering hole in the Twin Cities. Their standard line up rocks, as do the seasonals. Basically, I never get bored with this place unlike most bars and brewpubs.

My only problem with this place ever is that some times I get slower service than I'd like. The service at the bar (if you can find a spot) is still always good, and some of the wait/bar staff is pretty cool.

The food has also always impressed me. The burgers are top-notch and the giant pretzel or pub fries make for great late-night fixes. The beer, of course, is some of the best in the midwest. The Masala Mama and Black H2O Stout are some of my favorites.

This place is worth a trip to Minneapolis by itself. Surly on-tap at the Blue Nile, Barley John's, and Great Waters are nice extras, but this is the place to go.

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4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Final stop of Minneapolis Beer Sprint (11:15pm)

After entering a very small door, which made me think of what the entry to a speakeasy must have looked like, I emerged into a large bar/restaurant area. High 20' plus ceilings. Seating for 80 or so surrounds a bar with spots for another 30. Lots of dark wood and exposed brick. Plenty of mirrors and windows open it up. Fair amount of beer paraphenalia. Overall, very cool. Unfortunately, not very cozy. Just doesn't have that "favorite bar" kind of feel to it for me. Outside patio area. Pool table in back, with a few more tables and a view of the tanks.

Quality was fine. I sample 4 of their beers and had no issues with any of them. Temperature and glassware were mostly appropriate, although stout was a bit cold.

Service was OK. Bartender was very busy, and seemed a little curt.

Selection was 11-12 draft options. I tried the Masala Mama regular and cask, the Hope & King, and the Hiliary's Step Pale Ale. All were very good.

Food was not required, but menu looked like typical pub fare for the most part.

Overall, beer is great and would certainly bring me back. Atmosphere and service left a little bit to be desired.

Photo of brdc
4/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

This is a very nice, old looking pub with a long bar, mostly dark, old wood. I unfortunately did not have a lot of time inside, so I did not try food and tried only one beer, but I did like the place.
Service is nice and courteous, but we did not go into any kind of beer discussion to judge their knowledge, but the selection of their own brews covers most important categories.
On my way out I paid 8 dollars for a previously filled, refrigerated growler that although had very nice "contents", it did not hold long. After a glass on the first night, on the second night the beer was "gone" and I just flushed it.

Photo of aaronh
4/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Stopped in this oft referred to brew pub during a business trip. Atmosphere is great, with an old bar feel complete with oversized mirrors, old wood work and a tin ceiling on one side of the bar and a nice lounge -type area with a pool table and a couple of big screens on the other side of the building. Bartenders were friendly, the clientele seemed nice as well. A place like this would be detrimental to me wallet if I lived near it. It has a nice comfortable feel with a solid line-up of beers. In fact, for a brew-pub, this may be the best lineup I've had. I enjoyed every beer but one - even the "light" offering was nice. Worth the trip. Lives up to the hype, even if it looks rather unassuming from the outside.

Photo of LeonTrotsky
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I went to Town Hall for the first time yesterday after getting growlers filled at Surly, and before a stop at Northern Brewer and Blue Max, so it was part of a beer filled day. The best kind of day.

My wife and I were there for lunch. It was a nice atmosphere, decent food with GIANT portion sizes at a decent price, and decent service. Nothing outstanding in any category, but good nonetheless. But those things aren't really why we went there; it was the beer.

I, myself, have a weird lust for hops, hops and more hops, so I was anxious to try their Masala Mama, and it didn't disappoint. In fact, I declared it worth of the praise it gets, and left with a growler. My wife had the Bright Spot Ale, which she greatly enjoyed as well. We plan on returning every time I get a chance for their outstanding brews.

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Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery in Minneapolis, MN
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