1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

The Muddy Pig

Not Rated.
The Muddy PigThe Muddy Pig
BA SCORE
95
world-class

72 Ratings
Ratings: 72
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: n/a
Taps: 48
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

162 Dale St N
Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55102-2028
United States
phone: (651) 254-1030

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap 

Notes:
Place added by: ADR

No notes at this time.
Place: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 72 | Reviews: 52
Reviews by AylwinForbes:
Photo of AylwinForbes
4.9/5  rDev +13.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Dulcie and Aylwin's big beer trip day one takes us to St. Paul. BA indicates that The Muddy Pig is the place in the absence of any breweries open to visit. We can report that the journey could not have started on a stronger note. Devotees of the Map Room or Hop Leaf in Chicago would find the Pig to be a worthy substitute; they may even prefer it given the easy access, lack of crowds and lovely environs.

Choice of sitting outside in an enclosed patio or inside in a couple of rooms. Decor is rich deep wood and paneling. Slight downer is the incomplete ban on smoking; but at least outside it dissipates. Beer selection absolutely top notch: we were there to try local breweries and they were there in force with Summit and Surly well represented, along with other midwestern breweries even from our hometown.

Food is quite decent and well priced, although it would never pass for fine dining.

Service brilliant: a charming girl who even bought us a drink after hearing the tale of our adventure.

I would move to St Paul for the Pig.

More User Reviews:
Photo of AGorman
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

This is a neighborhood bar with a classic old pub vibe that specializes in American craft and Belgian Beers. They have been operating since 2002 and claim to be the Twin Cities' original craft beer bar. Their menu combines upscale bar food with bistro style entrees. They have 48 tap handles that change frequently. The offerings usually include a delightful mix of local, regional and national craft beers supplemented with some very fine imports.

Photo of KAF
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of benjamincarter
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Jlabs
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of millelacsmark
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of fuzzcherry
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of XCBeerDrinker
3.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of MNBeer1017
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Jimandhisbeerd
5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of Dwarven_Ale
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Bunuelian
5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of SlightlyGrey
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of mattmarka1
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Peder
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Doyle
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of TubbyDullard
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of TheRealPour
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of bigbeers84
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Wendigo
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

My favorite place to grab a good craft beer. Very nice selection on tap that constantly changes. Very good food for a bar at a reasonable price. I've never had to wait for a table and all the servers are knowledgeable about whats on tap and in bottles.

Photo of recoveringmormon
4.11/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

My go-to place when the Happy Gnome was too packed, the Muddy Pig offers a similar wide selection of beers (though only 48 taps to the Gnome's 76). Also they generally had a better selection in bottles to make up for fewer taps. Food is certainly a bit more down-to-earth, more bangers & mash and chicken nachos as compared to the Gnome's duck confit and rabbit rillette, but still somehow the nachos were classy nachos. Generally I would come here if I had a group larger than 3; lots of great beers and atmosphere without the wait.

Photo of zeff80
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Game in on a Sunday night as the Vikings-Packers game was ending. The bar room with the TVs was pretty packed. No one was in the other room, and they allowed us to sit in there. Great looking place. The second room looks like an old pub hall. The beer/drinks were high quality. (My father-in-law got a great Martini at a great price). Good quality beer. Nice selection with a good deal of local/Minnesota brews. The staff was very friendly. I always snoop around a beer bar that I haven't been to and they kept asking me if I needed help. They were quick to answer all questions we had. We didn't have time to try any food since we had reservations at The Happy Gnome. It was fun to watch the crowd change from a sports bar crowd to a beer nerd crowd after the game ended. All in all, it was a cool place to have a drink.

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
The Muddy Pig in Saint Paul, MN
95 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.