Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

Minneapolis Town Hall BreweryMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery
BA SCORE
87.9%
Liked Their Beers
3.97 w/ 5,119 ratings
Minneapolis Town Hall BreweryMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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

(612) 339-8696 | map
townhallbrewery.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
191
Reviews:
2,015
Ratings:
5,119
Liked:
4,501
Average:
3.97/5
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
93.9%
Reviews:
197
Ratings:
343
Liked:
322
Avg:
4.3/5
pDev:
8.84%
 
 
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Reviews by alexgash:
Photo of alexgash
4.47/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Easily the best brew-pub in Minnesota. I didn't "discover" this place until I started up on BA and by then I was on my way to Utah! D'oh! Now, I stop in at least once whenever I make it back home. The Town Hall has a great feel to it, whether you're sitting outside, or up at the long, beautiful bar, or on one of the comfortable chairs over by the fire place. The inside is split into two areas; the east side has the bar, while the west side gives a view of the brewing equipment. Service is decent, but can be understandably slow on a crazy weekend night in the summer. Aside from their everyday line-up of brews, they always have at least two seasonals that rotate frequently, one or two beers on cask, and a guest cider (Strongbow everytime I've been in). Every beer I've had has been above average, with the exception of perhaps "Festivus," and the Mama cannot be beat. You can never go wrong with her. The food is decent, especially the walleye sandwich. My only gripe is that when you are sitting outside on a beautiful summer evening, they serve your beer in a plastic pint. But this may be a city regualtion or something. When in MN, you must go here.

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More User Reviews:
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 MrUse
4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Can_has_beer
4.56/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

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 Brian29
4/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Lucular
4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Crepuscular
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of atone315
4.04/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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 imbibehour
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 fuzzcherry
4.74/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of t2grogan
3.71/5  rDev -13.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

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 djkrause
3.88/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

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 cadaugherty
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of muskiesbadgersnbeer
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Taybeh
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of dwagner003
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of TboneRN
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

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Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery in Minneapolis, MN
Brewery rating: 87.9% out of 100 with 5,119 ratings
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