Town Hall Tap

BA SCORE
94
outstanding

51 Ratings
Town Hall TapTown Hall Tap
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

4810 Chicago Ave
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55417-1009
United States

(612) 767-7307 | map
townhalltap.com

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Added by kbutler1 on 01-12-2011

PLACE STATS
Score:
94
Ratings:
51
Reviews:
19
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
4.19%
 
 
Taps:
24
Bottles/Cans:
7
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 19
Reviews by oner0002:
Photo of oner0002
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Here is the review I wrote when the Tap just opened in November 2010.

The Tap is an outpost of the Town Hall mothership in Seven Corners.

Space: Pretty cool, alot of vintage beer signs and an old bar Pete found at some antique store. The coolest thing is that two of the front windows are garage doors with glass so come spring, they can open them for a view of the street and a "patio" without going outside.

Beer: There are 10+ guest taps on right now which include Old Rasputin, Anchor Steam, Boddingtons, Youngs Doub Choc, and 21st IPA. The real story is this. The exclusive "TAP" beers are the Marmalade Sky, an Orange IPA and a Coffee Porter made with coffee roasted up the street. They also had the usual Masala Mama IPA and the Dortmunder. However, Mike said they were thinking of switching the Dortmunder out with the Saaz Pils for the Tap. They had 4 seasonals on and as of now they were the blueberry porter, Triple Threat, 3 Hour Tour and Eye o' the Storm, a honey ale. (Nov. 2010)

They had 3 cask pumps, but all the equipment has yet to arrive. There is also some new glassware, all the TH beers are served in Imperial Pint glasses and all the guest beers are served in their proper glasses (when available). The Imp Pint glasses are sweet, I may have to buy a couple.

I didn't try the food, but it looked good.

Deals: No growlers yet due to previously mentioned on BA laws. No Pint Club freebees, but you will get your $0.75 off. No word yet on happy hours. No liquor either.

Verdict? A very nice addition to the area! If you live down in the Longfellow ... or even in the South Metro, this should be a stop on your list. It is closer for me to ride the bike to the mother ship so I'll be there most often. But, a great ambiance (did I spell that right?), plus windows that open, plus TH beers? Sounds good to me!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of DavidSchaal
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

One of my local Taverns. I have loved the food every time I have come here. Great especially in the summer when you can sit outside, or as many have pointed out, they open the garage doors and the inside feels a bit like being outside.
I like the beer selection. Regular and seasonal selections. I was surprised how familiar their 1800 tasted to me--then I remembered I brewed the clone kit from N.B.
Parking can be a little hard to find. be prepared to walk about a block.

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Photo of dheldman
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Josholson666
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of SunDevilBeer
3.7/5  rDev -14%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of blue-dream
4.76/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of pat61
4.79/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

This is a wonderful neighborhood place that sells beer from the Town Hall microbrewery. Its a very casual, friendly vibe. They feature 8 of their beers, 4 nitro taps, 4 ciders, 3 cask beers, 8 guest casks, and 10 bottled beers. They serve a wide variety of bar foods - sandwiches and things deep fried. You go here for the beer - the food is a little better at their brewery downtown and the downtown location has more outdoor seating but this is still very nice.

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Taybeh
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of TheFizzinator
4.58/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of warpig372
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Alpar
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Sludgeman
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Visited on a Sunday night. Slow at 9:30. Looked just like regulars in the place. Sat at the bar.

Vibe - A townie bar if it wasn't known all over the US by BAs. Dark and worn inside. The place has windows and a garage door that open up the entire bar to the street/sidewalk and a small outdoor patio. This time of year it was wide open and inviting. Patio closes early though during the week – did not get to sit outside :-( Overall a great old fashion bar in an old fashion town but with a new twist. 4.25

Service - Friendly. Bartender was appropriately distant. 4

Selection - Good house beers and a good selection of guest beers. 4

Quality - Different glasses, temperature was good, three beer engines. 4.5

Food – I ate the Heidelberg burger. It was great! Fries were crispy - 4.25

Price - 20oz house beers for $5.50 fantastic compared to DC and NY. Two big beers and a burger and fries for about $20 (excluding tip) was excellent. - $

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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Town Hall Tap in Minneapolis, MN
4.3 out of 5 based on 51 ratings.
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