Great Waters Brewing

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BEER AVG
3.74/5
Great Waters BrewingGreat Waters Brewing
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Eatery, Store

426 St. Peter Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55102
United States

(651) 224-2739 | map
greatwatersbc.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
37
Reviews:
156
Ratings:
329
PLACE STATS
Score:
87
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
83
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
6.81%
 
 
Taps:
8
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 46 | Ratings: 83
Reviews by BigBry:
Photo of BigBry
3.78/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Had the chance to visit during a recent trip to St. Paul. Located walking distance and squarely between the Excel Energy Center and the St. Paul Hotel, I found myself here for dinner, again for a pint the next afternoon.
Situated on the main floor of an older building, the inside is quite new looking, and reminded me of a coffee shop rather than a brew pub. Lots of big windows make it bright, clean, and open but almost too sterile. There is a limited view of the tanks behind the bar. They had four draft taps and four cask ales, and the oatmeal stout was going to be tapped on the upcoming Friday. Also had a sampler tray available. The beers I sampled were very tasty, so opted for a pint of Brown Trout Brown Ale and Pot Hole Porter. Our waitress was friendly and helpful, recommending their pilsner for the Molson/Labatt drinkers.
The place was busy but not packed at around 8:00pm for dinner, and my steak sandwich arrived quickly and properly cooked. The homestyle beef stew also looked very good.
The following afternoon around 2:00, stopped in for a pint, and the place was dead. There was one couple at a table and one other guy at the bar. Not sure if this is typical, or if the business lunch crowd was already in and out. Stayed for a pint of St. Peter Pale and The Apocalypse.
Over all, they have a nice range of beers with a rotating variety of specialty and seasonal brews, good food, all reasonably priced.
Another place I am happy to have found, and I got a nice logo-ed pint glass too.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of TrePackDog
3.24/5  rDev -15.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Photo of Mdodge8837
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

one of those big downtown old brewery establishments that doesnt feel real personal, sort of like a hotel bar or something, it has that vibe to it i guess. beautiful structure though, right downtown, dim lit inside like a steakhouse, a big street patio opens right up to a cool little buzzing corridor, very pleasant out there, im sure they get a lot more business from working people downtown and passers by than they do from specifically beer people, but the beer wasnt bad at all. i didnt really care for the saint nelson ipa, i didnt think it had enough of the nelson hop qualities about it for the name, but the blonde ale was easy drinking and well made. seems almost like it could be a chain, it isnt. they had a substantial list of house beers, maybe 15 or so of them, and an expansive food menu as well. i had a very mediocre salad, but other food leaving the kitchen looked better. one of those places to really only ever go once for me, i dont think they offer a unique enough experience in terms of the beer, but its worth checking out at least once if you are in the area. maybe a good lunch spot in the summer time.

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Photo of TooGood
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of jrsaffert
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of MattMorin
3.03/5  rDev -20.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of Lostbeer35
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of 952melvin
4.44/5  rDev +16.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Nice feel in the St Paul down town, good food and service. Nice view on a cold winter night after dark, site next to the windows and enjoy the view and brew.

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Photo of Robdiesel21
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Photo of BrewNoob1
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of LXIXME
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Taybeh
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of coombski
4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Ilafan
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of BigAl18
3.23/5  rDev -15.4%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of PlatonicOtterLuv
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.35/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of maedhros09
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I think of Great Waters as a decent but fairly average brewpub. The beers aren't very bold but rather tend towards the easy and drinkable side. I haven't ordered much food besides apps. Service was a little spotty, but friendly. Definitely worth a shot.

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Photo of pat61
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

I like sitting out on the patio in summer having a beer. While I am not a great fan of their beer, there are usually at least a couple that are good. The food is burgers and sandwiches and bar food. Some of it is good.

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Photo of Fargrow
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of BeerSnobRobinson
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of frDan
2.96/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of Davit
4/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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Great Waters Brewing in Saint Paul, MN
3.74 out of 5 based on 329 ratings.
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