Stub & Herb's

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95
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80 Reviews
Stub & Herb'sStub & Herb's
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

227 Oak St SE
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55414-2908
United States

(612) 379-0555 | map
www.stubandherbsbar.com

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Added by JohnBierman on 05-18-2007

PLACE STATS
Score:
95
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
108
Avg:
4.32
pDev:
7.87%
 
 
Taps:
32
Bottles/Cans:
51
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 80 | Ratings: 108
Reviews by Durge:
Photo of Durge
4.58/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

An innocent looking old school corner bar and grill on the edge of downtown Minneapolis this place rocks. As others have testified, this is the local haven for all things BA. Outstanding selection ranging from DIPA's to Belgian tripels and a cask stout. Taps numbering about 34 including the aforementioned cask which was a sinfully delicious Bell's Expedition stout (awesome). The place is definitely old school college turf with that neighborhood bar touch. This Wednesday night during July was pretty quiet which suited me just fine. Friendly prompt service and a very good Cajun chicken & bacon sandwich just put it over the top. The atmosphere is conducive to easy banter among patrons as you sit along any of the four sides comprising the copper clad bar. Met up with 2 nice BA's to make the night thoroughly enjoyable. A modest array of televisions, a pool table, ample table and booth space. And the coups de grace, a trough style urinal. But for the beer discriminating folks among us, the brews are awesome. Several classics like the one of a kind local Surly's Furious and Bell's Two-Hearted but lots more of the classy odities like Flat Earth's Northwest Passage and Goose Island Sophie. I like that they seem to favor exotic brews from the locals like Surly and Lift Bridge, Schell's and Summit, Brau's and Fox Barrel with many different styles represented. And every beer I had was entirely fresh and tasty. Awesome. The bar tender was a young, friendly guy with solid beer knowledge. Considering the positive food results, I can't imagine another place to take honors over this place, though I have great respect for the Muddy Pig and Happy Gnome in nearby St. Paul. Don't miss this place if you relate to the corner bar/college hangout atmosphere and impeccable beer choices! It doesn't hurt that the music selection was classic and obscure 50-something special. Nice. I'll be back.

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Photo of jhavs
4.06/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

This is a college bar. They do have an above average tap list. I did not try the food. Seems like a good place to grab some beers, but I assume it gets slammed with college students during the school year. Was a bit grimy, but that is how all crowded college bars get.

The bartender was attentive. I never had to look for service.

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Photo of Taybeh
3.46/5  rDev -19.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Photo of cadaugherty
4.04/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of ovaltine
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Josholson666
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of thorkelson
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of pat61
3.5/5  rDev -19%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

A college joint filled with college kids. When the kids are around its loud and energetic - sometimes too energetic. When they are not around, it can be dull and somewhat depressing.

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Photo of CoryJones
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Sludgeman
3.69/5  rDev -14.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Visited on a summer Monday at 6:30 pm. Place was slow. Just off UM campus. There are definitely better beer bars in the twin cities. Walk to surly less than a mile away.

V - Typical dark and dank northern latitude bar. Definitely beer is part of their focus but not particularly beer centric. Curious as to how often the taps rotate based on their rather permanent looking beer menu. 3.5
Q- All beers in shaker pints (-). All the glasses look clean. 3.5
Sel - About 35 on tap with BMC in bottles. A good selection focused on local brews - Surly, Indeed, Steel Toe, Fulton, Lift Bridge, Summit, Bent Paddle. Also a sour on tap. It was summer so only one stout on tap 4
S - Staffed by university students. Friendly but distant. 3.75
F - Ordered the bleu burger which was good. Fries were pedestrian. 3.5

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Photo of chrisjws
4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of BigAl18
3.74/5  rDev -13.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of couchsitta
4.59/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Only thing I didn't like about the place was the dungeon bathroom that gave fear to possible transgressions against my person.

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Photo of KillerJigger
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Grreat beer selection. Service was prompt. Reminded me of my college years but with better beer by far.

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Photo of mmulebarn
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of eawolff99
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of BDeibs
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of AnalogErik
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of CCutch
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of TooGood
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Awesome tap list always and often unbeatable beer prices on some terrific brews. If heading to any Gopher games this is a must stop!

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Photo of SlightlyGrey
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Jlabs
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of millelacsmark
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Bunuelian
4.75/5  rDev +10%

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Stub & Herb's in Minneapolis, MN
95 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.
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