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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:
328
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
87
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
81
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
6.81%
 
 
Taps:
8
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 46 | Ratings: 81
Reviews by zeff80:
Photo of zeff80
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Great location. Close to the St. Paul Hotel, Children's Museum and the arena. Nice looking interior. Modern pub look with a long wrap around bar. Seating is a little cramped but not too bad. The beers are pretty good. Most are English style and are well done. They offer a sampler of all their beers. Great Waters has about half their beers on cask and the rest are regular taps. The service was pretty good. It was pretty good and we were just their for drinks but our servers was attentive and helpful. They had 9 different beers on tap that nice - mostly English style but they had a Belgian Bruin that was very nice, too. Did not try the food, but they had some nice looking options - plus a kids menu for those with children. All in all this is a nice brewpub in the heart of downtown St. Paul.

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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

Photo of XCBeerDrinker
2/5  rDev -47.6%

Photo of 3fdread
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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Great Waters Brewing in Saint Paul, MN
87 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.
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