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BA SCORE
95
world-class

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
stubandherbsbar.com

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Added by JohnBierman on 05-18-2007

PLACE STATS
Score:
95
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
109
Avg:
4.32
pDev:
7.87%
 
 
Taps:
32
Bottles/Cans:
51
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 80 | Ratings: 109
Reviews by smm:
Photo of smm
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

A gem in the rough.

After spending three years at the U and not being able to stand about 83% of those in attendance and their cans of Natty Ice, I found that one of its oldest establishments had some great redeeming qualities.

Although the atmosphere is not my really my style it doesn't seem to be anyone else's in particular. A hodge-podge of people convene there, grad-students, professors, med-students, beer snobs, buisness folk, cheap kids, and everyone in between. No wonder their tag line is "Your grandpa drank here," unless you are a TA from India, they are probably right.

Great selection for a great price ($3.50 taps at happy hour (which basically lasts all day long)). Rotating taps that are constantly updated. Always have great specialties like various cask beers available.

A final plus is their delicious onion rings. I loves me some onion rings.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Dicers
3.48/5  rDev -19.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2 | selection: 4.75

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 DissentFatsquirrel
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%

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Stub & Herb's in Minneapolis, MN
4.32 out of 5 based on 109 ratings.
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