Stub & Herb's

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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 slander:
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4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Okay, now I know we were walking along some roadway, but then it ended, like deadended, in a nowhere nothing something and I think there were stairs, well there must have been stairs 'cause we got ourselves atop the whatever was below and there was like a platform for trains or something with I think them vestibules you hang in when the weather's inclementesque but we weren't inside them really except to look at the artwork briefly maybe, and I think they had sectional themes as if different school clubs maybe were representing, don't know, but as we trekked along them I know I saw the Mississippi River pass way down below the somehow we got on a bridge, and it didn't seem to get much better for us once we got to the other side as how did we get to walking in the shoulder of a heavily populated major roadway to be honked at in a hurtful way, I don't know, but eventually found real walkways that weren't alongside the road and then if you make a left, there's Stub & Herbs...

Inside, a copper topped rectangular bar with a brass handrail & footrail; seating a dozen and a half all the way around. 2 towers of 16 each on one side, and a single handpump on the other side. Bar island of booze all around on center, up and below, baby TV's on both sides, and glassware racks over the bar. Subway tile over wood slat lower walls with windows on 3 sides and the wall to the rear holding shelving with board games galore, which Witzel will not entertain (probably for the best), and a Silver Strike Bowling game to the rear. Ornate ceilings and flatscreens in, I'm thinking, every corner. 2 dozen+ hightop & shorty tables, and booths throughout, and another dozen tables in a room downstairs, where the bathrooms be. And a side room with some interesting muralage, 2 pool tables, electronic darts, some video gamage, and guess what? TV's... um everywhere. It's considerably cooler here, I don't know why, I don't really care. I'm going back to the bar.

32 taps and all of them kind craft; more than 1/3 of them Minnesota beers (Lift Bridge Chestnut Hill Nut Brown, Farm Girl Saison & Crosscut Pale Ale, Summit Unchained Kolsch & Oatmeal Stout, Surly Bender, Coffee Bender, Bitter Brewer, CynicAle & Furious, Flat Earth Bermuda Triangle Tripel, Schells Light, St Croix Cream Ale). Nearly everything remaining being Mid Westerners (Tyranena Scurvy, Capital Autumnal Fire, Furthermore Oscura, Goose Island Extremely Naughty Brown Goose, Matilda & Pere Jacques, Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout & Raspberry Ale, Founders Centennial IPA & Breakfast Stout, Bells Oberon) and Mountain time zoners (Steamworks Steam Engine Lager, Great Divide Hercules Double IPA, Avery Kaiser Imperial Octo, Left Hand Octoberfest, Grand Teton Howling Wolf Weizenbock), with just a few that are not (Ommegang Rouge, Sierra Nevada Belgian Tripel, Magic Hat #9). And lest I forget the single handpump (Bells Two Hearted).

They were out of my first few choices (Dark Horse Tres, Bells Oberon, Surly Coffee Bender) but I gone made due with first the Surly Bender and then the Left Bridge Farm Girl Saison. Witzel had beer too, fucked if I know what. Also, I made the note "Rogue Dead Guy Whiskey, oof-ta!" so I can't rule out a sampling of though I sure don't recall as much.

5 dozen bottles, a mix of micros, macros, maltos, imports, N/A's, ciders, etc. including a nice selection of Midwest goods (Founders, New Belgium, Summit, Brothers, Bells, Furthrmore), but it's really the taps you want to play. Champagne, wines, and a list of 101 shots I wouldn't brag about (Bongwater, Shit in the Pool, Russian Quaalude, Muff Diver, Surfer on Acid, Liquid Cocaine, Orgasm, Fuzzy Dick, Alligator on the Rag, FAIL).

Angelo tending, he fed us a bit of this, a bit of that. We were talking some Bowie having just heard "Life on Mars", and he went and threw on Ziggy Stardust, kicking off with "Five Years" (the greatest damn thing on the album). I'm a very happy not entirely sober person. Well into what would have been side 2 if vinyl were, we got talking David Byrne (Sure, the Catherine Wheel doesn't suck but The Forest is where it's at). Chillin' late late night. It's lightly populated at this wee hour but I'm sure madness ensued in the earlier. An excellent tap list, the beer clean & fresh. Apparently, your grandfather drank here.

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More User Reviews:
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
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