Town Hall Tap
Taps: 24 / Bottles: 7
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 23 | Reviews: 16 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by mynie:
4.48/5 rDev +3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$$
How to grade this? It's a bit more moneyed and hip than the main location, and therefore the place's vibe didn't quite coincide with my own. It still felt friendly and all, just not as overwhelmingly friendly as the downtown pub.
They seemed to have a wider selection of guest taps but not quite as large a selection of Town Hall taps. There were no firkin beers when we stopped by, either. But, still, you could drink Masala Mama, and that's very important.
The food is even better than Town Hall's, which is to say it was frickin' amazing. Several veggie/pescetarian options, all of which actually had flavor. They were packed but the waitress, host, and bartender were all very friendly. And, really, there's not much to say about the tap that can't be said about the regular Town Hall. I'd still check out the main location first, but this place is pretty slick.
06-18-2012 17:46:53 | More by mynie
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4.21/5 rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4 | $$
Visited for dinner and brews on Friday August 30. The outdoor streetside seating looked very appealing but I headed inside to get a better view of the taps, chalkboards, clientale, etc. They have two front garage doors that were open to the street anyway, so it still felt like being somewhat outside. The place was pretty full but no waiting list. The crowd seemed to be pretty local - groups of friends, families, young couples, etc.
I had two flights of four each - one with regular beers (all of which were great including Masala Mama, etc) and one with seasonals (a bit dissapointing with a Kolsch, an Amber, etc). But overall the beer quality was excellent and the food and service were good as well. This is a nice neighborhood bar/restaurant but if you're visiting the Twin Cities for beer purposes I'd recommend skipping this and going to the main Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery instead.
09-02-2013 00:25:01 | More by coldriver
4.55/5 rDev +4.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I like this place, I come here about every other week. I like seeing the rotation of guest beers on tap, and there's plenty of standards by which to educate myself. The food is fancier than bar food: in particular I like Pete's Cabin Burger, mixed with wild rice and mushrooms, and when I ask for mayo on the side (for my fries), it's a seasoned variety that's even more delightful.
One of the bartenders in particular is exceptionally attentive and affable without being pushy. Clearly he knows his beer, as does the other bartender I've seen, but the one distinguishes himself as endeavoring to become a host. I appreciate that.
I don't like holding a venue responsible for its constituency, but I don't enjoy the constituency here. The locals are fine, the families that come in and the people settling down for conversation, but occasionally there's a hipster influx that, initially, made me question whether I was in the right place. Regardless, it's easy to block everyone else out and focus on my food and beer.
I don't think it's awesome they tack on a $2 fee for a gluten-free bun for the burgers, but my wife appreciates the option and they chose a good brand to go with, Udi's.
02-19-2013 04:37:30 | More by sxoidmal
Town Hall Tap in Minneapolis, MN
95 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.