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Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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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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Ratings:
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BA Score:
4.3/5
Reviews:
197
Ratings:
344
pDev:
8.84%
 
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Photo of adrock7309
3.85/5  rDev -10.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Cant explain how awesome it is to have this so close to home.

I have to say that Town Hall does a great job of rotating in seasonal and specialty brews to their already solid lineup. They also sell growlers which is nice. Typically you will find 4-5 additional taps that arent on their standard menu.

Food is pretty good bar fare but they make up for it in very generous portions.

Great patio right in the heart of seven corners and the university of minnesota.

My suggestion is to stop by in the summer for the thunder. If you have had it - you know what i am talking about.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Visited with some friends while in town for Darkness Day.

Atmosphere here is great. There's live music, a pool table, a lounge area... just seemed like an all-around great place to hang out that just happened to also be a brewpub.

Quality was also very very good. Town Hall has a semi look-in kitchen which is cool and they provide a whole host of different types of entertainment.

Service was exceptional. Our waitress was very attentive in every aspect. The menu was delivered quickly, the food and drinks were brought on time and in order, and when it came time to leave, we got our checks quickly. Almost no waiting in every phase of the dinner!!

In terms of beer selection, Town Hall is one of the only brewpubs I've been to that has a large selection of beers NOT brewed on premise... even though the beers they offer are second to none.

I ordered the Black and Blue Burger for dinner and I don't remember if I was hungry or not, but it was one of the tastiest that I've had to date. Brewpub food always seems to impress me and Town Hall is no exception.

Perhaps the most surprising thing about Town Hall is the fact that everthing was so cheap! $5 pints and $$12-$18 entrees for the most part means that dinner and drinks for each person usually only comes out to about $35-$40 with tax and tip. I usually have to spend twice that in NY.

Town Hall is worth the hype for everything they do. Great service, great beer, great food, all of which makes for a more than memorable time. Worth going out of the way for a visit!!

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Photo of joshuaseresse
4.7/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

I've been to the Minneapolis Town Hall many time, and every time I make a trip to the cities I make it a point to stop there for at least one pint.

As many people have stated, it looks kind of run down from the outside, and appears to be attached to the Holiday Inn. There is a nice patio area outside with plenty of shade for those hot days. Once you get inside its a different story: nice seating area with a decently large bar. The ceiling is really cool and the paintings/wall hangings are really impressive. There is a additional dinning room with the brewery showing through glass windows.

The people there are very nice and helpful, often answering questions whenever they have the chance. They give out small samples if you ask. The beer is the best part, with the food coming in at a close second. Their beer is world class and the main offerings (Masala Mama in particular) is fantastic. But their special/seasonals are outstanding. Offering a wide variety during the year, with barrel aged brews and beers that reflect the season, you can't go wrong with the town hall. Unique brews can be found there as well, often their regular offerings infused with some sort of fruit (they seem to be using a lot of cherries lately...) They also offer guest beers, but I usually just stick to the brews they make (why go there to get someone elses beer?) Their food is fantastic for a brewpub and for a restaurant in general! I usually go with the Town Hall burger, but my girlfriend and I have been obsessed with their goat cheese nachos lately :)

Overall, this is my favorite brewery in the world (seriously.) They always amaze me with different things that I've never had every time I show up. Keep up the good work, Town Hall and I'll probably see you sooner than later :)

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Photo of blackie
4.3/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Town Hall is a big place. First in the door is a large bar area with what appears to be a huge dining room attached. Outdoors there's a large patio and, at least at the time of our visit, bocce ball courts.

Not much to look at from the outside, but the interior is comfortable and the patio a nice place to hang out once the heat subsides. Tiled floors and ceiling, brick walls, and lots of wood - has a well-worn neighborhood vibe for such a large place. During two Saturday visits, once mid-afternoon and another in the late evening, the brewpub was fairly packed and lively.

Selection was large, with everything sampled of top-notch quality, if without much "wow" factor. On draft were 5 "every day" taps, 5 seasonals, 2 casks, and a few guest spots. My selections were cask Masala Mama, Thunderstorm - a honey/lemongrass/orange ale, Smoked Hefe, and an Abbey dubbel.

Service was fine, especially as busy as the place was. Beers were provided quickly and served well.

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Photo of dirtylou
4.3/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

the infamous Town Hall. We stayed the night at the adjacent Holiday Inn - not luxurious but critical BA-friendly location

the inside was packed at about 4:00 on a Saturday - we sat at the large bar and continued to fight off a Duluth hangover. The 2nd visit included 3 (well 2, if you're blackie) latenight pints on the large outdoor patio (stays open until 2 - nice change from the terrible ordinance laws in Chicago).

The atmosphere wasn't anything terribly special but the late-night patio was fun and I enjoyed the people watching.

The beer was very well done though the initial tapist was kind of a letdown compared to some of the beers I had tried at fests over the years. Still - I enjoyed massala mama on tap and cask, a great oatmeal stout on cask, the smoked hefe, and a pretty nice abbey ale (accidentally served in a standard pint to finish the night).

We never ate, but it looked fairly standard.

Service was fine all around - the patio waitress was worth the stop alone.

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Photo of kbutler1
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I frequent this establishment quite often as it is fairly close to my house. The inside is pretty big with a nice 30 person bar along with multiple tables. Back room has pool tables. Outdoor patio is excellent during the summer and fall periods. Food menu is pretty decent. Surprisingly awesome gyro. Most importantly is the beers. Excellent everyday offerings including Masala Mama. Awesome seasonals as well with new ones weekly. Cask offers too. They also have a handfull of guest beers to expand their offerings. Overall an excellent place with great beers, good food, and fun staff. A must if you are visiting MN

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Photo of greggj
4.65/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

The Town Hall Brewery is still one of my favorites around. I've never had a beer there that I didn't like, and the food is terrific! The worst item I've had off the menu was the meatball sub, and my only gripe with that was that it was a little difficult to eat, though still delicious.

The atmosphere is pleasant - not too loud but obvious that people are there to be social. Nothing sticks out in my head about the service but that is usually a good thing.

My last visit I thoroughly enjoyed their cask conditioned Scotch Ale and Imperial Pilsner. Add in some of their cheese curds and you will be satisfied! If I go back in a week it won't be soon enough.

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Photo of drabmuh
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I went here on a trip to MN to visit with my wife's family. On Friday I met up with mothman and kbutler1 to have some beers and I went back on Monday for lunch before my flight. Thanks for drinking with me guys.

This place is a typical looking bar, normal enough with indoor and outdoor seating and a pool table / brewery area in a back room. Lots of windows so its bright with natural light during the day and that's when I was there. There are nice informal displays of various beer paraphernalia on the walls including an impressive collection of pretty cool growlers on the walls.

Most of the beer on tap is there own. They showcase about 10 of their own beers at any given time, 5 regulars and 5 seasonals. I had several seasonals and a few regulars spread out over my two trips and the beer is good and above average in almost every respect. Both times I sat at the bar and both times I had the same bartender. She was nice and attentive but I'm an easy customer to please. She remembered me the second time I came in. It is nice to be recognized.

The cost is reasonable, about 5$ a beer about 10$ a sandwich, they do flights and half pours if you are unsure what you want. They also sell several growlers of beer as well. I'd go back (I've already been 4 times) in a heart beat. In fact, I wish I lived closer....well...that would be about the best thing about living in MN.

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Photo of Gonzoillini
4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Visited on 6/1/2010 after a week fishing for walleye in Northern MN. Stopped by on the way back to the Chicago Burbs.

The atmosphere of Town Hall is reminiscent of huge drinking hall meets English pub with lots of cozy wood furnishings complete with a very impressive wood topped bar that runs the length of the bar room. Other room (with the brewery equipment visible) was closed during our visit (much to my father's chagrin). I really liked the feel of the place, and can appreciated the quiet seating in the dining room, loud seating in the bar, and lots of outdoor tables.

The quality of the beers was outstanding. This was my first experience with the place (or its beers), and I left completely satisfied with the quality of their product. Masala Mama, the Dortmunder, and the Scotch ale were all very good standard beers, but the infused / seasonal beers were exceptional. They had just kicked Mango Mama before I got there, but had Coconut Jack Frost, Grand Cru, Abominable and Big Ben Double IPA on. Great beers that did not disappoint.

The service was pretty good without any real complaints. We had to wait a good time for our meals during a pretty light lunch time crowd, but less than an hour. We also were not given a heads up on what was on cask (or that they had a cask going).

The selection was great. 5 house beers, 5 seasonal / infusions, plus about 5 other guest taps if nothing brewed in house suited your fancy. I wish that I could have grabbed some of the seasonal / infusions in growler, but I understand the limitations of a smaller brewpub to meet demand.

The food was decent, but unremarkable. Our group got three different meals as well as some appetizers. The jalepeno pretzels were kind of bland, and the spicy chicken sandwich I had was also unremarkable. It was not bad, but I would probably eat elsewhere while enjoying the awesome beers to be had.

Overall I am very impressed with the Town Hall Brewery. I came for Masala Mama and came away impressed with pretty much all they do (except for the Abominable, should describe the taste, astringent and harsh tasting only of coffee). Will be looking forward to tasting more of their beers and checking this place out again in the future.

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Photo of pwoods
4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I stopped by a couple times during my weekend trip for Darkness Day. The atmosphere is pretty cool. Hung out on the patio by the '5 points' intersection(is that what they call it?) the first visit, and then sat at the bar for diner on my second visit. The inside is very neat with all the wood and the long bar. The service was quick and they knew about the beers. Lots of goodies available and a few casks. They also had a couple guest taps, which is also nice. The food seemed to be mostly pub fare but the burger I had was cooked to my liking and very tasty. Prices seemed fair, especially for the amount of food you get.

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Photo of happilysurly
4/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Went here for the second time ever after the second ever twins game at the new target field! When we got there the outdoor seating was pretty full so we went inside instead. The bar area where you seat yourself was packed so we went in the back where we had to be seated. The first server had a bit of an attitude as she told us we had to wait to be seated and then just stood there until someone else came over and showed us to our seats. We went there for a beer and a couple apps, so thats what we ordered. I got a flight of their regular beers and my father a flight of their specialties. We both got to try 10 beers this way. Then came the wings, fries and the pretzels, which I thought were all good despite earing from multiple sources that the food here was not very good. Four people, 2 plates of wings, some fries, couple pretzels, 2 flights ($9 and $7), 2 glasses of wine and the total bill with tip was about $75. I'll go back again.

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Photo of kjyost
4.3/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Packed on a Saturday afternoon, but I got a place along the bar and never had to wait to be looked after. Very busy with the place packed a nice pub-like chatty buzz and vibe. There are a whole host of their own beers available, including a few on cask, although they had some other options available. Some of their beers are fantastic, and none of them could be considered weak choices to have on tap from a craft perspective. Just under $5 a pint is a little high, but it is some sensationally good beer. I am fairly confident you can regularly run into a BA'er here.

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Photo of beerwolf77
3.93/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I stopped at Town Hall last Friday with some friends while visiting the twin cities.

The place seems rather spacious. It wasn't overly crowded. Although we were there around eight so not exactly dinner rush or late night drinking crowd. We were seated immediately and I loudly proclaimed to our waitress I would like a pint of Masala Mamma. An order she seemed to not take as jokingly as I had hoped. The pint arrived and was gulped down with pleasure. I took a brief pause between my gulps to order a couple appitizers and an entree. All of which were fantastic. I had the stuffed pretzle and a buffalo chicken sandwich.

Overall a great place to grab a craft beer and a good meal.

Everyone in my party enjoyed the food and the beers. We will be stopping here from now on when I visit.

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

Visited the brewpub for dinner of 1/30/10 during a trip to Minneapolis.

There were three of us in the group and came around 6pm on a Saturday. It was crowded but not packed and we were able to be seated right away. We were seated in the back right next to the giant windows looking into the brew house in the section between the mash tun and boil kettle. For me the seat was great as I love to stare in at brewery porn. The only downside is we were in a direct path of a cold draft every time someone opened the front door which the two women in my group did not appreciate. The ceiling was really high which added to an open not crowded feeling.

The drink menu was separate from the food menu which I prefer and had a nice listing of both their in-house beers and a nice selection of guest taps. The food menu wasn't overly huge but had some interesting selections. I settled for a half chicken ceasar salad and opted to turn it into a wrap which was a nice option. The beer was served quickly and when we had finished a pint the server was quick to ask if we wanted another. The wait for the food was average meaning I was almost done with my first pint by the time it came. My wrap was decent but not spectacular and my wife and her friends said their food was pretty good as well. A decent value considering the three of us ate and drank for about $75 including tip. My only complaint about the service was that after the dinner it must have taken 15 minutes before the server noticed that we were ready for the check.

This was an above average brewpub experience any time I'm in Minneapolis I'm sure I'll stop in as the beer was well crafted and the food was a good value. I'd say it's a must stop if only for the Masala Mama on cask.

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Photo of Wisconsinality
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Visited some friends in Minneapolis this last weekend so I made it be known this was to be the first place we were to go. I needed to get my hands on some Masala Momma. We got there at the right time and we able to get a table. After that it became pretty busy but that didn't stop the waiter from checking in on us every few minutes and answering any questions we had or just to chat with us. Great job there. I loved the feel of the place. We ordered some food and it came quickly, and it was pretty good pub fare. I knew I was going to leave with at least one growler and I did. The price was on par with every other growler I have purchased from various other brew pubs. After everything I had heard about the places, I had high expectations and everyone was met or exceeded. If you are in the Minneapolis area, this is a must stop. The Masala alone is worth the trip.

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Photo of BarrytheBear
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Spent an enjoyable Saturday afternoon watching football and drinking beer at Town Hall this past weekend.

The atmosphere here is quite impressive. Huge bar, high ceilings, nice feel, and slightly cavernous. Once inside, it's easy to forget you're in the city. It's easy to feel far removed. The only strangeness to this place is the use of space. Behind the bar area is another large space that could be better utilized.

My only real goal was to enjoy Masala Mama and watch the game: mission accomplished. Overall selection was decent. I am spoiled, but I wish they offered a wider selection of styles. Nonetheless, still an enjoyable experience.

The service was attentive, despite the massive crowd. The food was typical pub style, good but not great. I can't comment on splitting the bill as a buddy was gracious enough to pick up the tab. The prices were fair and this place has a nice feel to get lost in.

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Photo of slander
4.58/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

The good ride up to Minnesotapolis now done, we've parked, hoteled, and started out on the out. The mapping's suggestive of some zigzag there, it really does look like the walking the train tracks are the shortest distance between the two points (hint: it's not. Stay to the road, laddie). Saw some sights unimpressive, maybe we'll cab this back, eh? Finally arrived at the town hall well after the municipal offices had closed there...

Cool ancient building on the corner. Discovered its entrance and the loooong "C" shaped lacquer topped wood bar with a lip and a copper foot rail. Seating for 2 dozen, including us this dead Sunday night. A tower of 12 on each end, plus a pair of 2 taps each, and a single solo one, too, along the bar, and then 2 handpumps on one end both live. The barback is a massive triptych mirror paneled unit. A shelf across the center mirror holds booze displayed and another lies above it with steins, house glassware, a totem, an '08 bocce ball tournament trophy, a baby elephant piece and various other pieces. Pillars to both sides of center, and tiered booze counterside below the outer two mirrors. Some wines & glassware below the bar and cupboardy cabinetty space otherwise. And growlers in a cooler further down. Glassware stacked along the bar.

15 candlelit green top 2's & 4's tables run an "L" along the bar below the large front windows & side doors on the other wall off the corner, both with paneled windows on brick above. A shelf above the front windows holds steins ceramic, urns, yard glasses, and various pieces. Alternating spot tile floorings, high high room with an ancient pressed tin ceiling painted over and over and over again and crown moldings and some wall lowers & trim on the inside walls, gray over burgundy in this light. Drop buttercup chandeliers on center with baby ones surrounding, and drop lamps over the barback. Plants here & there, and TV's in the corners. A mounted Town Hall beer board lists their wares and there's another board for the guest beer. Old time pics and then kind of strange paintings of old time pics (horse & carriage, beer, & brewery) displayed about. Brewery schwag & GABF medals in a case to the rear. Through to the side room, a cushy chair & couches around a fireplace & flatscreen, and a single pool table beyond. GABF quilts brewer's mom made over the far brew room view windows. A dozen+ tables run from there forward around an open kitchen on the inside wall. And an outside side pen off the bar holds some seating yes, roughly 2 dozen tables there.

5 house beers on different sampler options, served on a paddle with a paper piece listing what is. I started with the one offering the full time regulars (Dortmunder Local Export Lager, 5.4%, Saaz, clean, very on; West Bank Pub Ale, 4.8%, English style, light & hoppy; Masala Mama IPA, 6.0%, wonderful fucking IPA; Hope & King Scotch Ale, 6.0%, caramel toffee without the smoke, nice; Black H20 Oatmeal Stout, 6.0%, nice oatiness, roasty good), and then got the one with the seasonals (Traditional Pale Ale, 7.1%, German traditional hops, nice hoppiness; Tripel Vision, 8.0%, nice goddamn tripel, malty & sweet; Smoked Porter, 7.1%, roasty, but sadly all bandaided up; Mango Mama, 6.0%, you get the fruit up front, really nice, not yer #9, that's for damn sure; And because the Kolsch, the 5th seasonal, had kicked, it was to be replaced by my choice of cask, either the Masala Mama or the Oatmeal Stout, gee, I don't know, I guess, duh, it was the Mama, very nicely smoothed some, the corners off, really tasty). Dortmunder Local Export Lager, both versions of the Masala Mama IPA, Hope & King Scotch Ale, Black H20 Oatmeal Stout, Tripel Vision & Mango Mama were the best of 'em, but there was really nothing I'd call shite (although the Bandaid Porter, well, maybe).

Returning the next night, we found a few additions (LSD - Lavender, Sunflower honey & Dates, 7.2%, it's a bit way too much. Witz says "Hi, I'm the Cuvee Du Fleur except all Du Fleur and no Cuvee", it's just too much lavender, seriously; and the Warrior Strong Pale Ale, 8.0%, spicy, sprucey, citrusy, sticky, piney, in a good way).

And the aforementioned guest taps (Cidre Bouche Brut DuPont, Duchesse De Bourgogne, Sierra Nevada Brown Saison, Sam Adams Imperial White, Steam Works Conductor Imperial IPA, Blackthorn Cider) and a handful of bottles (Grain Belt Premium, Lakefront New Grist, and a pair of N/A's).

And not having 'et since an early day brunch, I'm so due for food. Started with the blackened braised duck leg app (awesome) and then had a wild rice steak salad (simply the best steak salad ever). Witzel was happy with his fried cheese curds (they were bits and there were many of them).

Andy tending bar, chatty, polite, attentive. The beers; a good range there and of outstanding quality for the most part, and the food was excellent. The place is comfortable and chill, just a great house. It's all that.

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Photo of MysticX
4.3/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Certainly the reason to go to Town Hall is the beer, which is fantastic. In addition to their typical line-up, they also have plenty of seasonals and 'guest beers,' all of pretty good quality. The food is typical Americana, though it generally well done. Sitting on the patio during the summer is nice (as long as it isn't windy. . .) and there are also two rather nice sections inside as well. Service is a little hit or miss; I've had both terrible and excellent service. I'd suggest checking Town Hall out, just on the beer alone.

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Photo of mdwalsh
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Great place, great beer. Went just to have Masala Mama which remarkably I never had before this time. Staff was friendly but busy and therefor a little slow to get to us. They were very helpful, and willing to give us a few samples even though we had no intention of buying it. Probably my biggest complaint would be they didn't split up our bill like every other place. Growlers are especially affordable, leading me to take one home. Parking was nice and easy with the garage right next door. Not always the easiest place to find though as so many roads in the area curve and whatnot, but worth seeking out.

To amend this with several subsequent visits, I'll say service has improved and is faster. We've been stopping in regularly on our way from St. Cloud to Rochester and have found nothing that doesn't just call us back again.

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Photo of dpnelson1978
3/5  rDev -30.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

My feelings for this establishment are a mixed bag.

The atmosphere inside is OK, but nothing special. The outdoor patio on 7-corners is great during the summer. Nothing better than drinking a brew in a hopping area down town on a clear 80°F night.

The beer is pretty darn good, and the selection is great. They rotate out a wide variety of beers over a 2 year cycle.

The service... is some of the worst I have ever experienced. They look at you crossed-eyed if you want them to split a bill. They are slow. And they are honestly pretty rude.

They asked us (a party of 8) to leave one day for lunch (didn't actually ask, just told us they wouldn't try to get our food out in the next 2 hours) one day because we didn't call ahead... The restaurant wasn't busy, in fact there was only one other group there.

I haven't been there since (it has been about 6 months).

I love their beer, but I refuse to ever give them my money again.

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Photo of jjayjaye
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!!!

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Photo of will4240
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Wow! Any beer geek who is within 100 miles of Minneapolis at any given time simply must take time to visit the Town Hall! First off, the Masala Mama IS the best American Styled IPA in the world. Period. The trip is worth it for that reason alone. Come visit the Mama. Secondly, the Town Hall's other main offerings- black water oatmeal stout, hope and king scotch ale, ect- are also quite impressive as well. Third, at any given time they have amazing and unique seasonals as well. Last time I went I had a smoked porter that was FANTASTIC. Fourth and finally the food is to die for, and well priced as well! There is nothing like going down to the Town Hall, having three, sometimes four, world class beers and a pan fried walleye sandwhich...

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Photo of pmccallum86
4.65/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Great place, best brewpub I have ever been to. Needless to say the Masala Mama is phenomenal. Actually all of their beers are phenomenal. The food is good too, great bar food. My favorite is the mango salsa chicken sandwich, way to good. During busier times it can become a bit noisy, but this is to be expected of a bar during happy hour. The service is good, not great but close. They seem to be understaffed at times. However whenever one visits MPLS, one would be wise to visit this drinking establishment.

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Photo of hardy008
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Went to Town Hall this evening after watching the Twins beat the Texas Rangers. They have a nice selection of beers with 5 year round, about 5 seasonals, and 2 on cask. I had the Masala Mama on Cask and the Smoked Porter, and a Gyro for dinner. The food, the beer,and the service were all great. They also have guest beers, which included beers from Boulevard and Left Hand.

I thought the prices were reasonable, and the service was quick and very good. You really can't go wrong with Town Hall. If you are in the area, I recommend it highly.

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Photo of tedsox31
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Went here on my way to a Twins game while visiting the area. My sister and I sat outside where there was a nice beer garden area. Everybody around us was pleasant and the traffic on the street next to us was not very noticeable.

I was extremely impressed with the quality of their beer. I had a barrel-aged Saison that I thought was magnificent, a pale ale that was very good, and a cask-conditioned coffee stout for dessert that was excellent.

Service was also good. The waitress we had was very nice and attentive. I didn't really ask about the beers, so I'm not sure how knowledgeable the staff is.

Selection was great. In addition to a guest list, there were about 6 seasonal beers and 5 or 6 standard year-round beers. I had a hard time choosing which is always a nice problem to have.

Food was fine. It seemed to me to be standard pub grub, although it certainly wasn't bad. Had some sweet potato fries that were very good and a spicy sandwich that seemed fine.

An excellent place if you're in the area. I came for the beer and was not disappointed, I would go back again in a heartbeat.

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Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery in Minneapolis, MN
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