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
townhallbrewery.com

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.
BEER STATS
Average:
4.03
Beers:
206
Ratings:
4,953
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.3
Reviews:
201
Ratings:
164
pDev:
8.6%
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Ratings by jjayjaye:
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Reviewed by jjayjaye from New York

4.83/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
This was the first place that I hit coming into town for Surly's Darkness Day '09. While waiting outside for the doors to open, I appreciate the expansive courtyard area with enormous wrought iron tables & chairs and a handful of gas heaters that must be a huge draw in better weather. Inside, the vibe is excellent, in my opinion. Tall cathedral ceilings lined with classic pressed metal tiles and large full length mirrors behind the bar add to the open feeling. A huge ornate dark wood bar and wall frames, distressed bricks walls, old school brewania and chandeliers adorn the the main room. Brewing hardware and an inviting lounge area in the rear. The bar is fully equipped with two sets of primary taps that give the staff a number of service options. There is also about six separate specialty taps and two cask engines. Unfortunately I missed the Mango Mama, but was able to enjoy the Barrel Aged Grand Cru and Cask Masala Mama, both which were AMAZING. The service was outstanding; the staff very knowledgeable and attentive. The food was delicious; I had to have the Walleye sub & salad...ummm! The place was all that I anticipated. Much more comfortable to me than Stub & Herbs (typical college bar). The only disappointment was that they DON'T VALIDATE PARKING (added $7 to the experience). HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT/ MUST DO for any visiting BA!!!
Oct 26, 2009
More User Ratings:
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Rated by NCSapiens from Indiana

4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4
Nice place to visit for a local beer. Cool design on the inside. Beers are good for a local brewpub with beer brewed on site. Food is ok bar food.
Jun 16, 2022
 
Rated: 4.75 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

May 07, 2022
 
Rated: 4.26 by SteinEmAll from Minnesota

Jan 04, 2021
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Reviewed by cratez from Canada (ON)

4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25
Visited on a recent work trip to Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

Tried the following:
Minneapolis Town Hall Masala Mama IPA (draft)
Minneapolis Town Hall Black H₂O Oatmeal Stout (draft)

Both beers were top-class examples of their respective styles. Tap selection offered something for everyone. Had the Beef Short Rib with Mac & Cheese to eat; it was delicious. Lovely dark wood bar/pub atmosphere in here with a few games on the flat screens. Service was fine as my drinks and food arrived in timely fashion. Waitress didn’t engage, however. My overall experience was very good, and I would likely come back.
Apr 10, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by JeffSK from Wisconsin

Oct 31, 2019
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Rated by eithne from Minnesota

4.04/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4
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Oct 26, 2019
 
Rated: 3.89 by wisegreensoul from Idaho

Aug 23, 2019
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Reviewed by BigGold from Mississippi

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.
Aug 12, 2019
 
Rated: 4.26 by metter98 from New York

Aug 04, 2019
 
Rated: 4.23 by dbrauneis from North Carolina

Aug 04, 2019
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Reviewed by mrcraft from California

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.
Jul 08, 2019
 
Rated: 4.33 by Rubezahl from Pennsylvania

May 16, 2019
 
Rated: 4.35 by REVZEB from Illinois

May 15, 2019
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Reviewed by MuddyFeet from North Carolina

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.
Jan 03, 2019
 
Rated: 4.45 by U2Chaser from North Dakota

Oct 15, 2018
 
Rated: 3.97 by runwild99 from Minnesota

Aug 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4.34 by Noelito76 from New York

Jun 02, 2018
 
Rated: 4.11 by Doublicious from Michigan

Feb 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Brent_B from Iowa

Feb 22, 2018
 
Rated: 4.21 by Sundin10 from Washington

Feb 06, 2018
 
Rated: 4.51 by Can_if_you_can from Minnesota

Nov 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4.26 by Richie_C_Johnson from Minnesota

Nov 14, 2017
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Reviewed by socon67 from New York

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.
Jul 27, 2017
 
Rated: 4.39 by MrUse from Minnesota

May 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4.2 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

May 11, 2017
 
Rated: 4.56 by Can_has_beer from Texas

Feb 24, 2017
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Reviewed by runmn from Minnesota

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.
Feb 14, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Brian29 from Ohio

Feb 12, 2017
 
Rated: 4.08 by Lucular from Maryland

Jan 20, 2017
 
Rated: 4.2 by Crepuscular from Minnesota

Dec 30, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by GRG1313 from California

Dec 22, 2016
 
Rated: 4.04 by atone315 from Wisconsin

Nov 28, 2016
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Reviewed by PlatonicOtterLuv from Minnesota

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.
Oct 22, 2016
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Reviewed by Smakawhat from Maryland

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.
Oct 21, 2016
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Reviewed by BeerGuy8315 from Iowa

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!
Sep 14, 2016
 
Rated: 4.74 by fuzzcherry from Minnesota

Aug 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.71 by t2grogan from Arizona

Jun 26, 2016
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Reviewed by jhavs from New York

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.
Jun 24, 2016
 
Rated: 3.88 by djkrause from Georgia

Jun 10, 2016
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery in Minneapolis, MN
Brewery rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 4953 ratings