Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

Minneapolis Town Hall BreweryMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Minneapolis Town Hall BreweryMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

1430 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55454-1038
United States

(612) 339-8696 | map

Notes: Town Hall Brewery is a brewery and restaurant featuring world-class beer, fantastic food, and an atmosphere worthy of both. It’s a place where you can relax and enjoy yourself.

We’ve been crafting great beer at Seven Corners in Minneapolis since 1997. And through hard work and a bit of luck, we’ve picked up quite a few awards for our efforts over the years. In fact, we’ve been awarded more medals at the Great American Beer Festival than any other Minnesota brewery.

We’re proud of all our accolades, but the best ones don’t come from a panel of judges – they come from our customers and friends. Our beers are brewed for real people and individual experiences. We’d love it if you took the time to get to know them for yourself.
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Reviews: 200 | Ratings: 359
Photo of BigGold
4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Located in Seven Corners, a local hub for alternative theater and in many ways the cultural crossroads of Minneapolis, between the sports arenas of downtown Minneapolis, the law and business schools at the U, and the undaunted diversity and counterculture of Cedar-Riverside, the Town Hall Brewpub is the neighborhood anchor of good beer, good food, and good conversation. Inside is a lovely old world pub. Or you can watch the people of Seven Corners from the large sidewalk seating area outside, Minnesota weather-permitting.

There are 20 Town Hall beers on tap, with great variety, including a nitro dark beer or two, barrel-aged specimens and cask-conditioned choices. There are also several guest beers and ciders on tap, and a full bar. Town Hall beers can be purchased in growlers and half-growlers for takeaway.

Food menu is gastropub, with good local and (perhaps Cedar-Riverside-inspired) ethnic choices. There is a children’s menu.

There is (rarely) street parking, but pay lots and a garage are nearby.

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Photo of mrcraft
4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery is located in the West Bank, Seven Corners neighborhood of Minneapolis. I attended the University of Minnesota years ago, but I wasn't into craft beers then, so I didn't visit Town Hall until this past weekend. I live in California and only been back to Minnesota a few times, so it was a treat when I had time to visit.

It's a nice, old-school tavern type atmosphere. Dark wood. They had seating outside. The server was friendly and welcoming. They had an extensive tap list.

For a long time, I've known about Masala Mama IPA. It was a nice IPA. I'm glad I visited. I'd like to come back when I'm in Minneapolis again. I also wanted to visit Surly on the same day, so I only had a pint here.

Until next time.

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Photo of MuddyFeet
4/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Little late for lunch so got an appetizer of poutine. Solid but light on the cheese curds. Service was very good but it was very quiet. Would be a great place to visit for beers when it is busy though.

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Photo of socon67
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

toped here on a Wednesday. Got a flight of the flagship beers; the Masala Mama did not disappoint as it harkened back to what the craft movement was about 15 years ago. Really nice venue with decent pub grub and a great selection of their own beers plus a few guest taps.

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Photo of runmn
3.81/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

This brewpub is one of the most beautiful interiors I have ever seen. Old, but well kept up. They hold a solid amount of events, and their selection is always large and changing. Their food is quite tasty, upscale bar food at a typical price.Their beer is actually some of the best in Minneapolis. Their flagships and barrel aged beers are pretty great, but I have had some duds. Overall, this is a solid place to stop by.

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Photo of PlatonicOtterLuv
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Fantastic brewpub, a must stop for out-of-towners. They redid their interior in spring of '14, but it still has a classic Minneapolis bar aesthetic, with lots of stained glass and intricate fixtures. Service is usually awesome, a good chunk of their staff has been here forever and is as well-humored as they come.

Selection is great: the standard year-rounders (such as the fabled Masala), seasonals are usually to style and delicious, and now they always have at least one BA offering on draft! Not to mention their well curated selection of guest taps, and a ton of ciders (and a great whiskey list, I will admit).

The food is nothing to write home about; while it's still above average pub fare, this is a foodie town after all and there are much better options nearby.

We've been to some poorly run events of theirs, and parking for free/cheap isn't too easy here, but I still always recommend this place to newcomers.

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Photo of Smakawhat
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Probably the best beer I've ever had in Minneapolis proper.

A rather standard looking venue that could pass for just about any place, townhall clocks are a common motive. Love the neat looking taphandles.

Service is relatively straightforward, with a menu that's slightly a little more inventive than simple burgers and fries, but not straying too far. Duck poutine anyone?

But what really sticks out are the beers. While there are many to be had, 2 of the yearly produced beers were stellar. One in particular Black H20 was one of the most amazing Oatmeal stouts I've had in years. Project 3106 was also an exceptional piece of work.

Still think about the beers I had at this place and wishing I could go back.

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Photo of BeerGuy8315
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Pretty good vibe, though it was fairly empty when we went. I like the bar area, but didn't venture into the dining part. Didn't have any food, so I gave it a 4. Very quick service and a good selection on tap, including seasonals and cask conditioned offerings. Would definitely return for some more masala mama!

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Photo of jhavs
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Pub, old school, lots of pub style food selections. Affordable prices.

They brew pretty good beer. Masala Mama, etc. are worthy of their high ratings. They offer flights, the staff does a good job. Good wings, good burgers, not gourmet, but worth a try.

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Photo of justinbarber522
3.33/5  rDev -22.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5

Nice atmosphere, if you like an old saloon type place. Good IPA(Masala Mama), and descent Strong Belgian Ale. Didn't eat any food so I can't comment on that.

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Photo of Ivan52
4.59/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Pretty awesome place. In addition to the good beer selection, the awesome cider selection and amazing food, made this also a good place to take my spouse as she doesn't care for beer.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.54/5  rDev -17.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

I hit up Town Hall pretty late on a weeknight, so the crowd had died down a bit. They were still serving food, so that was cool. Anyway, it's a pretty classic pub set-up, good sized bar, lots of table space, wood and mirrors and TVs. Looked like what it is: a bar that's been around for a while and isn't going anywhere.

I've heard a lot of good reviews and recommendations, but I wasn't really into any of the beers. There were a ton of different beers on tap, and a very diverse range of styles. So I went with the seasonal sampler, then followed that up with a Mango Mama and a Three Hour Tour. Really nothing that I would want to have again, though the Java Porter was the best of the bunch.

Service was okay. The bartender was a little wifty and distant, but I really have no complaints. Food seemed like standard pub grub, and I was just looking for something small, so I went for the southwest egg rolls. They were good, but no better or worse than the ones they make at Chili's.

Yes, I was kind of disappointed overall, but I'd still say Town Hall is worth checking out at least once.

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Photo of chrisjws
3.48/5  rDev -19.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.25

Went here on a Monday evening and it was dead. Probably not the best night to gauge it off, but it was very dry and kind of boring ambiance.

The beers were served okay, they were served in pint glasses with very little head. House beers were solid in flavor however.

Service was terrible, but I chalk that mostly up to Monday night.

Selection was excellent, lots of great choices and good prices.

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Photo of chinchill
3.98/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

A British style pub with an exceptionally strong selections of taps. The house brews are all good or better. In fact, I’d characterize all that I’ve sampled as above average for style. Nice wooden bar and plenty of indoor and (in summer) outdoor seating.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

this was a major destination for us, and our first stop in the twin cities. i was stoked to finally have the highly acclaimed masala mama ipa, and while that wasnt my favorite beer here, it sure is nice. it looks like quite an old building, dark and rather european on the inside, with lots of wood features and a full bar. more of a restaurant feel than a brewery feel, and plenty of outside seating. they had maybe ten or twelve beers pouring, the andys ale nelson pale was my favorite, a total winner and very unique beer, but all that we tasted were very very good. i had an awesome sandwich too, a walleye hoagie. i wanted to get a taste of the region, and this food did not disappoint. tons of food, very fairly priced. the service was just okay, friendly enough and prompt and all of that, but seemingly uninterested in the place or the beers or anything. an institution of sorts, very much enjoyed the overall experience. its far better than the sum of its parts i think, sometimes ratings dont do justice to a place, and thats how i felt about the town hall. fantastic beer, and thats what its really all about.

edit: i try to go here almost every time i am in town now, its become one of my favorites in the cities, and service has definitely been better each time since my initial review. i am increasing the score for that category based on lots of other visits with awesome service since that first one!

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Photo of maedhros09
4.54/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Town Hall has always had a very warm, nostalgic atmosphere, which seems to be enhanced since their renovations. Their normal beer lineup is pretty solid (esp. the IPA) though I have to admit I was a little let down by the seasonals at my last visit. Often their brews are on the sweet side for my personal taste. I was struck by the quality of their guest beer selection, and kind of wish I had ordered one of those in retrospect. Also, they have a nice hard cider selection and a decent scotch list. The food has always been decent pub fare. I have had issues with service in the past but this time it was pretty seamless. I definitely recommend Town Hall. Even if you decide you don't like their beers the guest beer list should have at least something that appeals to you.

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Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

They make their own beer and it is usually quite good. They also have several guest taps and have a selection of up to 10 ciders on tap that usually include a few that you can not find anywhere else in the area. The food is good.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4/5  rDev -7%

Just had beers and didn't try the food. The service was pretty slow and I was sitting at a table since there were no bar seats available, so I didn't get to ask for samples of a few beers before ordering.

There was redemption for this in two of the beers I had, the Masala Mama, which was very good, and the Raspberry Mocha Porter nitro pour, which was good and refreshing. It seems this place makes some great beers and likes to experiment, something I appreciate.

The prices are reasonable, $5-7 a pour, and there are a number of guest beers on tap as well.

I can't comment on the food since I didn't try it.

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Photo of Powderhornphil
4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

If you're visiting Minneapolis, this is one of the must-stops for craft beer fans. Masala Mama always on tap - it's the house IPA. Always a nice selection of other beers as well.

Some other beers to try if available: Mango Mama, Three Hour Tour, Czar Jack. All are outstanding

Food and service have always been good. It's a pretty laid back atmosphere. Mostly though go for the beer.

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Photo of PastorBrewMaster
3.71/5  rDev -13.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

We were in Minneapolis for 4-days during a convention and went to the Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery on our first night. We liked it so much we went there 2-more times before leaving town. Atmosphere was good, service was decent (all three times our servers could have been friendlier, none of them seemed to love their job), and both the beer and food was fantastic. My wife had the Smoked Mac & Cheese and it was awesome. They had far more of their own brews on tap that I expected, very good selection. As you may guess by how many times we went there in such a short period, we really liked it!

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Photo of Fluffheady
4/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery is a cool brewpub that is worth a visit because of it’s proximity to the many other beer bars in the area. We tried both of the beers they had on cask and they were great. They have a good growler filling program, and their wall of growlers from other places is impressive. These guys are linked in to the beer geek vibe.

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Photo of Jodi215
3.84/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Downtown location close to the University. Old brick building with a nice patio. Beautiful tin ceiling, long old bar, casual atmosphere. The music playing was wonderful, like listening to someone's cd collection. Service was fast and very friendly. They didn't have the IPA we wanted on cask but the Scotch ale on cask was very good. The food was outstanding, we had pesto mac, roast pork sandwich and southwest wraps. The only negative was the BBQ sauce for the roast pork sand was too spicy. The sandwich was fantastic though. We would go back here if we're ever in Minneapolis again.

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Photo of heytomcat
3.88/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

These guys spent a lot of money on this place and it shows. Lots of dark woods and fancy appointments and of course, it's gorgeous. The only reason I gave a 3 for atmosphere was that it's just not what I like a brewery/taproom to be. It's just a little too hoity toity. I'm sure the food is great but expensive. On a positive note, the beer selection is outstanding and I loved the Lift Bridge Chestnut Hill they had on tap. The Festivus 2012 on the other hand was awful. A chocolate covered banana does not belong in a beer.

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Photo of kguard
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Great outdoor patio seating. Old school feel. Food is quite good for a brew pub and it has an excellent location. Service is rather slow on the patio but mainly do do servers have ten table sections. Beer is awesome and the regular and seasonal flights are a must.

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Photo of warmstorage
4.37/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Has a ton of reviews already, but I love this place, and have for over a decade. It's everything a classic brewpub should be.

Atmosphere: Small-ish to Medium sized inside, long bar, dark wood, windows on one side, a dozen or so tables (and I think there's a back area for more seating if/when it's busy.) It was deserted inside around 11:10am on a Friday, while the outside patio seating area was about half occupied.

Quality: Town Hall is awesome. Delicious standards: the Masala Mama IPA is always available on cask and CO2, and is DELICIOUS, especially on cask. Fun, interesting specialties. Had a very nice Belgian strong (a tripel? a quad? I forget.) Plenty of choices: about five or six standards, about five

Service: excellent! My bartender was apparently somewhat new, but was great, and the guy who seemed to be kind of training him was also great. Pleasant, efficient, responsive.

Food: didn't try it this time around, but remember liking it well enough in the past.

p.s. Their website is horrific, Flash heavy nonsense. Newsflash: here's what people want in a restaurant website: hours, location, menu, specials, events. Almost nothing else. And skip the weird clicking noises as you move your mouse around.

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Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery in Minneapolis, MN
Brewery rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 4811 ratings