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Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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Minneapolis Town Hall BreweryMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery
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3.98/5
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5,181 Ratings
Minneapolis Town Hall BreweryMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery
PLACE INFO

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

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

(612) 339-8696 | map
townhallbrewery.com

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Beers:
198
Reviews:
2,030
Ratings:
5,181
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.3/5
Reviews:
197
Ratings:
345
pDev:
8.6%
 
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Ratings: 345 |  Reviews: 197
Reviews by nickd717:
Photo of nickd717
4.47/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Whelp, my ass done got schooled by the airlines, stranding me in MinnesOOOta for 2 days (Airlines 1, Tick 0) while sending my bAAYg back to California (Airlines 2, Tick 0) while I was left in a place where it was snowy and 10 degrees, while traveling dressed for warm and sunny North Carolina or California (Airlines 3, Tick 0).

After buying some clothes at Mall of America, I made my way over to this joint. This is basically a standard bar inside more or less, average-sized with nice decor and a comfortable feel. There were 5 standard beers on tap (available as a sampler), a couple seasonal offerings, a barrel aged beer (Honey V), and 1800 IPA and Masala Mama on cask. It's almost too obvious to say, but the quality of beers here is excellent, easily in the top 10 percent of brewpubs you will visit. There are also some good guest taps on. I was tempted to finish with a bottle of Grain Belt Premium just for the tick, but I spared my dignity and passed on it in the end. There is also a nice selection of whiskey if you're into non-beer malt-based drinks or want to taste something that you've had a beer aged in a barrel of.

The food menu includes a lot of "bar food" that is fairly well-done. I was hoping for a Juicy Lucy, but sadly they don't serve those here. Prices for food and beer are about average.

I was there on a Tuesday night and we got pretty good service, but it's hard to say how it would be on a more crowded night.

So how did it all end up? I got 8 new beer ticks, 1 new place tick, and 1 glass of Masala Mama on cask. Game over! Tick 10, Airlines 3. He shoots he scores! If I ever get back to MinnesOOOta, this place will definitely be on my list of stops.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Can_if_you_can
4.51/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of socon67
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.

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Photo of MrUse
4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Can_has_beer
4.56/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Photo of runmn
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.

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Photo of Brian29
4/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Lucular
4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Crepuscular
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of atone315
4.04/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of PlatonicOtterLuv
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.

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Photo of imbibehour
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.

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Photo of BeerGuy8315
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!

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Photo of fuzzcherry
4.74/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of t2grogan
3.71/5  rDev -13.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of jhavs
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.

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Photo of djkrause
3.88/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of justinbarber522
3.33/5  rDev -22.6%
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 -1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of muskiesbadgersnbeer
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Taybeh
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery in Minneapolis, MN
Brewery rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 5,181 ratings
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