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Town Hall Tap

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Town Hall TapTown Hall Tap
BA SCORE
97
world-class

46 Ratings
Ratings: 46
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: n/a
Taps: 24
Bottles: 7
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

4810 Chicago Ave
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55417-1009
United States
phone: (612) 767-7307

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Sludgeman
4.2/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Visited on a Sunday night. Slow at 9:30. Looked just like regulars in the place. Sat at the bar.

Vibe - A townie bar if it wasn't known all over the US by BAs. Dark and worn inside. The place has windows and a garage door that open up the entire bar to the street/sidewalk and a small outdoor patio. This time of year it was wide open and inviting. Patio closes early though during the week – did not get to sit outside :-( Overall a great old fashion bar in an old fashion town but with a new twist. 4.25

Service - Friendly. Bartender was appropriately distant. 4

Selection - Good house beers and a good selection of guest beers. 4

Quality - Different glasses, temperature was good, three beer engines. 4.5

Food – I ate the Heidelberg burger. It was great! Fries were crispy - 4.25

Price - 20oz house beers for $5.50 fantastic compared to DC and NY. Two big beers and a burger and fries for about $20 (excluding tip) was excellent. - $

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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5/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +7%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +7%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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5/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev -9.9%

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5/5  rDev +12.6%

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4/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of coldriver
4.21/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

Photo of sxoidmal
4.55/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

Photo of ssimpson89
4.38/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I arrived at about 4:30 on a beautiful fall Wednesday afternoon. I was tempted by the tables outside, but was by myself so I chose to sit at the bar. It didn't matter much as the two large garage doors on the front of the building were open to let the fall air in.

The atmosphere was city neighborhood laid back, which I prefer. I was in the Twin Cities on business and made the trip specifically to try Masala Mama. It's a vey solid IPA that I was glad to be able to try, but I was more impressed with the welcoming vibe of the bar. The bartender was really cool, I think his name was Rolf. I also tried Marmalade Sky APA which was good. Rolf suggested the Java Porter and he was right on, what a great beer.

As for food, I had the Jalapeño cheese stuffed pretzels, which were awesome. The best part was it was happy hour so I got out of there for less than $20. It was an enjoyable few hours. I highly recommend it.

Photo of mynie
4.48/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

Photo of morimech
4.05/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 2 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

The beer is top tier which should surprise no one. Besides the Town Hall beers, there where many other options, both foreign and domestic. They started serving local beers so I saw Surly, Summit, and Brau Brothers on-tap. Also three hand-pulled ales available.

Service and atmosphere can be hit or miss. My latest visit was very disappointing. Too many screaming kids for my tastes. Better to come when the families are not around. The service varies from good to poor. The food is very good and the kitchen seems well run, too bad this great food is left to die a slow death in the pass-through. This last time I know my order sat there for over 10 minutes. Had the pork wings, the wings were just barely warm and the fries were a touch soggy. Not the kitchens fault I was served this. Could not even comment because the server never bothered to come back and ask me how it was. Bad form.

Prices are about what I expected considering the location and quality of beer and food.

If they could get the front of house figured out, this would be one of the best establishments in the metro.

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Town Hall Tap in Minneapolis, MN
97 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.