Town Hall Tap
Ratings: 37 | Reviews: 17 | Display Reviews Only:
4/5 rDev -9.7%
Made a stop here on a Friday evening around seven and the place was packed to the gills. Standing room only and even that was a bit scarce. Very cool interior with beer memorabilia all over. Dimly lit which I like. A good variety of guest taps, I believe about 10 in all, one cask line that had Summit Oatmeal Stout (why not a TH brew?), three Town Hall seasonals and four year rounds as well. A nice variety of beers overall. Didn't try the food and really didn't get to experience service full on as we didn't stay long due to the high volume of people. I think I prefer the good old regular Town Hall, but this is a nice neighborhood joint and a place I will have to visit again.
02-19-2011 15:58:09 | More by jera1350
4.48/5 rDev +1.1%
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
4.95/5 rDev +11.7%
It is hard not to compare Town Hall Tap with its mother brewery Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery so I'm not going to bother in trying. Besides, I think comparing and contrasting might be beneficial to people who have been to the brewery, and are interested in visiting the tap.
Town Hall Tap is much smaller than Town Hall Brewery, but the atmosphere is more inviting to me. It has much more of a neighborhood bar feel to it than the brewery does. The old beer signs on the walls are nice, as is the large mirror behind the bar. The two garage doors are sure to be nice when opened on a warm day, and I imagine would give entire place a patio feel. The music they play is very eclectic which I like a lot. The neighborhood Town Hall Tap is in is on the nicer side, and street parking is free and plentiful which sure beats the ramp and metered parking at the brewery.
Town Hall Tap carries four regular beers brewed at Town Hall Brewery: Dortmunder Lager, Marmalade Sky Pale Ale, Masala Mama IPA, and Parkway Java Porter. They also have two or three rotating selections from Town Hall Brewery. That makes six or seven Town Hall beers on tap at a time. In my experience Town Hall Brewery usually has eight or nine of their beers on a any given time so Town Hall Tap doesn't lag all that far behind. It should be said that the tap does not regularly carry Town Hall Brewery's infused beers. In addition to Town Hall Brewery beers Town Hall Tap also has eighteen or so solid craft beer taps from other breweries, and two to three casks options. The selection of these taps is among the best I've seen in Minneapolis, is constantly changing, and always has some harder to find stuff.
Service at Town Hall Tap is considerably better then at Town Hall Brewery. When sitting at the bar the bartenders are always present and available. They have always been able to answer any question I've had about any beer they service whether it be a house beer or a guest beer. When seated at a table or on the patio the wait staff has always been very prompt, friendly and quite knowledgeable. Food has always been arrived promptly and at the right temperature.
I consider the food at Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery to be one of its major attractions. I would go there simply to eat. The food at Town Hall Tap, to put it nicely, has a long way to go to reach that level. Their menu is much smaller than the brewery's with a half dozen appetizers, a few burgers, a few sandwiches, and a couple salads. (Since I wrote this review they have expanded their menu slightly. However, it still remains a small menu, and everything I originally said still applies.) I'm fine with the smaller menu as it is a small neighborhood bar. The problem I have is with the execution of the menu. The burgers, although decent, are not nearly as good as they are at the brewery. The Pork Wings, however, are mouthwateringly excellent, and Rag Top Fried Chicken Sandwiches are both really good.
Overall, I will go back to Town Hall Tap if I want a good beer in a good setting. If I want a good beer and good food I'll head to Town Hall Brewery.
04-15-2011 15:08:23 | More by KarlHungus
4/5 rDev -9.7%
48th and chicago on west side of chicago st
A spin off from the original MTHB..is town hall tap as you walk in a beautiful bar on the left side is adorned with a huge mirrored carved oak mantel with taps lined up in the rear..on the right side are pub tables and booths,,stained glass and lots of beer memorabilia hang on the wall..wood floors thru-out,and 2 big garage doors that will open when the weather is nice
service was good as this was lunchtime but still the place was 75% full.all the brews were listed on two different chalkboards must have been close to 20 taps.1 cask, about 8 mthb brews,and several guest taps..a nice selection
food was good but not great..we had burgers and wings ..i like the food better at MTHB ..but its still good and im here for the beer first so not an issue
Overall a great looking bar with a good tap list ..its a place close to the house and will be going there many more times
03-05-2011 22:36:00 | More by gatornation
District of Columbia
4.2/5 rDev -5.2%
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. - $
07-21-2014 12:22:18 | More by Sludgeman
Town Hall Tap in Minneapolis, MN
97 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.