Stub & Herb's
Taps: 32 / Bottles: 51
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 80 | Reviews: 77 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by MPLS:
4.35/5 rDev -1.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
The atmosphere at Stub 'n' Herbs is highly variable, but I most certainly hate this place on a "game day" and is filled with obnoxious people. I prefer this place when it is not soooo busy. It has a mellow atmosphere with a good diversity of people. The bar and the booths that surround it are great, plenty of wood and cozy, but college craze...no thanks.
The menus and quality of beer offer plenty of options. There is even a beer school guide to with descriptions of different styles of beer. This bar with change in ownerships has really specialized in artisan beers with 32 taps and a cask beer seems to always be there too.
The food is more burgers and sandwiches than anything else, but I am in love with their burgers. They use pretzel buns that I first found utterly amazing from my trips to Chicago. Excellent burgers. I cannot speak for much else on their menu.
They have a long happy hour which seems to neglect the more limited craft beers, but that is still fine by me. Excellent beer selection that is always changing with a focus on Minnesota craft beers with plenty of Surly ammo.
The service is hit or miss depending on the time of day, the service from the bar is usually personable and prompt. If you're getting service at a table/booth it seems to be a female dominated staff here.
02-09-2010 06:08:05 | More by MPLS
More User Reviews:
3.84/5 rDev -12.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
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.