Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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BEER AVG
3.99/5
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:
177
Reviews:
1,978
Ratings:
4,998
PLACE STATS
Score:
95
Reviews:
192
Ratings:
330
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
6.81%
 
 
Taps:
8
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 192 | Ratings: 330
Reviews by kbaker91:
Photo of kbaker91
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Town Hall Brewery is located on the West Bank area of the U of MN, within walking distance of the Metrodome. Ample parking on an adjacent parking ramp. The room itself appears to be modeled to service both those that like to belly up to the bar, and those that prefer a table. Each time I have been here, the crowd seems to be a good mixture of from all walks of life, which is a bonus. When weather permits, a patio area is open on the sidewalk in front.

The beers themselves are sensational. The Masala Mama IPA is consistently ranked in the Top 20 of all beers on the BA website, with good reason. Delicious, and almost always served on cask here. Town Hall has a wide variety of other selections (oatmeal stouts, Scotch ales, etc) and seasonals at all times. A few lighter selections are also always on tap as well. This helps if you are with BMC friends, the wait staff can usually find a selection that will statify them as well. Town Hall always has interesting guest beers, such as Hopslam, so more bonus points there.

The service is more often than not exceptional. If the bar isn't busy, you can usually strike an intelligent beer conversation with the beertenders, as they seem to share the same passion for tasty beer most BAs do.

Food is mostly average pub fare, never have had anything of poor quality. To be honest, the food is good, but you are not here for the food anyway. right?

Overall, hands-down the best brewpub I have been to in the Twin Cities. A definite must-visit for the BA traveler while in the Twin Cities.

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More User Reviews:
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

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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Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery in Minneapolis, MN
95 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.
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