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Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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BEER AVG
3.98/5
Minneapolis Town Hall BreweryMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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

(612) 339-8696 | map
www.townhallbrewery.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
174
Reviews:
1,982
Ratings:
4,988
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
95
Reviews:
192
Ratings:
329
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
6.81%
 
 
Taps:
8
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 192 | Ratings: 329
Reviews by benito:
Photo of benito
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4

With 90 sterling reviews before me in the database, the Town Hall Brewery is hardly a surprise. It is an exceptional brewpub with great atmosphere, beer, and food. A must-visit in Minneapolis and as worthy as any brewpub I've ever visited of a long-distance pilgrimage.

The decor is restrained: the brewery has a front bar, a summer patio, and a back dining room/lounge. All three are sparsely decorated, though the old building is well restored. It is inviting without being over-the-top, and the division of space keeps it from feeling too big. The windows looking out onto the street are the main source of ambient light and give the place a darkish feel.

They had nine brews on tap--the five regular offerings (IPA, dortmunder, English bitter, Scottish ale, oatmeal stout), plus their English IPA, summer wheat pale ale, milk porter, and mango mama. Add in a few carefully selected guest taps (Southern Tier, Duchesse, Rodenbach, Aechta) and the selection is really overwhelming. Every single one of the house beers was exceptional, with special kudos for the oatmeal stout, IPAs, mango mama, and summer ale. I have never encountered a brewpub with such a strong and consistent set of offerings.

Food and service are both fine, and prices are reasonable.
The Town Hall--like Fitger's up in Duluth, MN--takes the traditional brewpub and does it exceptionally well. This is an ideal place for drinking great beer.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of t2grogan
3.71/5  rDev -12.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of jhavs
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
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 -8.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of justinbarber522
3.33/5  rDev -21.8%
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 -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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

Photo of muskiesbadgersnbeer
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Taybeh
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of dwagner003
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of TboneRN
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of warmbier804
4.9/5  rDev +15%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of KillerJigger
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Ivan52
4.59/5  rDev +7.7%
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 Josholson666
4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Devman171
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of DSWeller
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of thorkelson
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of briguy93
5/5  rDev +17.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of halo3one
3.75/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of kojevergas
2.84/5  rDev -33.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.75 | service: 2.75 | selection: 2.75

Photo of molson5190
4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Rifugium
3.54/5  rDev -16.9%
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 Ajlvt
4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

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Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery in Minneapolis, MN
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