Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

Minneapolis Town Hall BreweryMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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

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

(612) 339-8696 | map

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Photo of grub
4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

the length of the room is dominated by a long wood bar, with the rest of the space occupied by an assortment of 2 and 4 seat tables and a couple larger ones. there's also a patio outside for when the weather is nice. the bar has a big brass tower at each end with 12 taps on each and also has a pair of hand pumps for their cask conditioned beers in the center of the bar. if you somehow grew tired of the beer (which i have trouble picturing), there's an assortment of about 40-50 single malts as well as the usual bar fare.

as for beer, it's pretty much all their own (with a single guest tap, and a couple bottles). on the day of my visit the selection was their bright spot ale, west bank pub ale, masala mama ipa, hope and king scotch ale, and black h2o oatmeal stout. then there's the three seasonals, the irish porter, maibock, and india brown ale. finally we have the two cask conditioned beers, the masala mama ipa and merlot stout. i tried a bunch of them and took home a couple growlers and wasn't dissapointed by any of it.

the main room is kind of old and "worn", but very cozy. the outer wall is brick, and the main bank of windows is topped by a series of shelves containing an assortment of different growlers.

the staff was very helpful, answering the few quesitons i had about the beer easily. they were attentive, but not annoying. i spent the afternoon there, beginning with lunch, then some sampling, and ending after my wife and a couple friends joined us and we all had dinner. the staff left me alone most of the time, checking on me as my glass neared empty, and quickly stopping by when i was finished. i was very happy with the service.

the food was another bright spot too. i had a burger for lunch and our table had an assortment of dishes for dinner and we were all quite happy with them. the price was right and the food was great.

overall i was very happy with my visit to the town hall and will make a point to visit again whenever i'm in the twin cities.

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Photo of socon67
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
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 +3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Can_has_beer
4.56/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Photo of runmn
3.81/5  rDev -10.6%
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 -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Lucular
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Crepuscular
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of atone315
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of PlatonicOtterLuv
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
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 +2.1%
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 +3.3%
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 +11.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

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

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Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery in Minneapolis, MN
3.99 out of 5 based on 5,107 ratings.
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