Stub & Herb's
Taps: 32 / Bottles: 51
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 80 | Reviews: 77 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Durge:
4.58/5 rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
An innocent looking old school corner bar and grill on the edge of downtown Minneapolis this place rocks. As others have testified, this is the local haven for all things BA. Outstanding selection ranging from DIPA's to Belgian tripels and a cask stout. Taps numbering about 34 including the aforementioned cask which was a sinfully delicious Bell's Expedition stout (awesome). The place is definitely old school college turf with that neighborhood bar touch. This Wednesday night during July was pretty quiet which suited me just fine. Friendly prompt service and a very good Cajun chicken & bacon sandwich just put it over the top. The atmosphere is conducive to easy banter among patrons as you sit along any of the four sides comprising the copper clad bar. Met up with 2 nice BA's to make the night thoroughly enjoyable. A modest array of televisions, a pool table, ample table and booth space. And the coups de grace, a trough style urinal. But for the beer discriminating folks among us, the brews are awesome. Several classics like the one of a kind local Surly's Furious and Bell's Two-Hearted but lots more of the classy odities like Flat Earth's Northwest Passage and Goose Island Sophie. I like that they seem to favor exotic brews from the locals like Surly and Lift Bridge, Schell's and Summit, Brau's and Fox Barrel with many different styles represented. And every beer I had was entirely fresh and tasty. Awesome. The bar tender was a young, friendly guy with solid beer knowledge. Considering the positive food results, I can't imagine another place to take honors over this place, though I have great respect for the Muddy Pig and Happy Gnome in nearby St. Paul. Don't miss this place if you relate to the corner bar/college hangout atmosphere and impeccable beer choices! It doesn't hurt that the music selection was classic and obscure 50-something special. Nice. I'll be back.
08-07-2010 21:30:18 | More by Durge
More User Reviews:
3.84/5 rDev -12.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
Stub and Herbs had the atmosphere of a aged pub in a trendy location, featuring an above average tap list and one of the best music selections I've experienced in a long time. Bartender was boring, slow and depressing, and a below average happy hour takes away from an awesome pub. The company surrounding my party was superb and makes me interested in what a busier night would look like. One to check out but until I investigate further it is not a pub I will be frequenting.
10-20-2013 22:24:12 | More by gatornation
3.49/5 rDev -20.7%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Located in Stadium Village - it's the best bar in the area. But, that isn't saying much still. Full of kids who don't know how to drink but it's stadium village so it's pretty quiet (in the summer, during the school year, ultra annoying). Cool lighting and seating - ol' fashion bar aesthetic.
The bartender gave me a free drink for not having any belgians in stock and he gave my friend a free beer since he was in the service.
Pretty good selection for the area. No one matches at least for a few miles.
But the people... Gah...
08-01-2013 15:21:33 | More by AnalScubaHive
5/5 rDev +13.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
My favorite Beer Bar. Rotating taps, and lots of them. Great Grub - Fries are out of this world, pretzel buns are fantastic. Burgers and Buff Chix Sammy are mouthwatering.
Busy on Gopher Game Days.
Reagan the bartender is a boss. Waitress that use to be there looked a lot like T. Swift, which was nice.
01-24-2013 15:23:06 | More by KayTeePee
4.29/5 rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25 | $
Stub's is my favorite MN beer bar. They have a ton of rotating taps, beer savvy staff and they make a mean burger. Have had the opportunity to go there' for multiple release parties for things like Darkness and KBS among others. Their atmosphere is definitely that of a college bar but as long as you aren't expecting a fancy place, it is a lot of fun.
01-24-2013 03:28:40 | More by Hopsiam14
3.98/5 rDev -9.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2 | $$
Located in Dinkytown on the UM campus. This place is a top three beer establishment in the university area. However, if you are going to UM game this is a the place to go PERIOD.
The downtstairs is creepy, don't go there. The service is prompt and friendly. The food is stadium fare, but overall is good.
However, the beer is the real star here. They have a good selection of popular or hard to find kegs of craft beer. They have special events like DARKNESS EVE. Clean taps and lots of volume ensure fresh beer.
If you are in the MN University area, this is a must hit.
11-17-2011 19:40:50 | More by ndolover
2.76/5 rDev -37.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 1 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
Stub and Herbs is a college bar with good beer. Thus, the clientele consists mostly of college kids who have discovered good beer. The upstairs area is inviting enough, however, the basement area is dingy and creepy. Something about it just screams date rape parlor. The beer selection is top notch with a wide variety of styles including malty beers, hoppy beers, wheat beers, and Belgian style beers. Within the past year they have stopped carrying the rotating rare/unique beers they used to. Prices have also gone up in the past year. They used to have some of the best prices in town, but now they have some of the worst. Most of the beers they charge $6 for can be found elsewhere in town for $5 or $5.50. Service is good for the most part, and generally pretty knowledgeable about beer.
I'm rating the quality of Stub and Herbs so low due to the fact that they have received numerous food-safety violations from state food-safety inspectors. I'm certain that most, if note all, dinning establishments receive some violations. However, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported last spring (April 30th to be exact) that of 771 food-related businesses inspected Stub and Herbs had the eighth most violations including nine critical violations and 22 total. The Star Tribune article listed some of Stub and Herbs violations, and the one that stood out to me was "person in charge not knowledgeable." How am I to believe they have corrected their problems when the person in charge doesn't know what they are doing? For this reason I will not eat at Stub and Herbs.
09-13-2011 21:01:09 | More by KarlHungus
Stub & Herb's in Minneapolis, MN
97 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.