Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

BEER AVG
4/5
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
townhallbrewery.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
190
Ratings:
5,090
Reviews:
2,009
PLACE STATS
Score:
95
Ratings:
342
Reviews:
196
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
6.57%
 
 
Taps:
8
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Ratings: 342 |  Reviews: 196
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 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 smakawhat
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

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

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Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery in Minneapolis, MN
4 out of 5 based on 5,090 ratings.
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