Northbound Brewpub

Your Rating: None
BA SCORE
3.93/5
Very Good
305 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

2716 E 38th St
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55406-3004
United States

(612) 208-1450 | map
northboundbrewpub.com

Notes:
Northbound Smokehouse & Brewpub opened in September 2012 with much anticipation. Unlike most brewery taprooms, Northbound is a bonafide full-service brewpub with a restaurant and full bar that includes a great whiskey selection. Northbound continues to grow and evolve with its scratch kitchen, equipped with two industrial smokers and also by consistently pumping out adventurous top-notch beers.

Added by Chaz on 09-18-2012

BEER STATS
Beers:
54
Reviews:
66
Ratings:
305
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.33/5
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
49
pDev:
7.85%
 
HISTOGRAM
 
View: Beers | Place Reviews
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Ratings: 49 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of Sundin10
4.74/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of zeff80
3.94/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This is a fairly small place. It expands nicely when they can use the patio in warmer weather. The beers are solid. They have interesting styles for seasonal options. The food was all pretty good.

 196 characters

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.2/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

this place was great, the beer and food was fantastic, and i cant believe it took me so long to finally get in here and check it out. the place is smallish, mellow, and clean, with a rather mod feel, a full and large bar, and an equal focus on the restaurant aspect as the beer aspect. cool outside patio too, garden vibe, and a whole heap of solar panels! awesome! they are a smokehouse, and they are doing some incredible things with both food and beer. they had a maple brown ale brewed with maple syrup that they smoked in house! it was awesome, but their other beers were quite good as well, a range of basic styles done well and more ambitious beers, even a barrel aged offering. the food we ate was amazing, a trio of smoked fishes, including pike, which you just dont see too often, and it was just delicious. the smokehouse aspect seems to be in everything they do, and i am super into it. im not sure they sell kegs out of this place, i have never seen their beer on tap anywhere in the twin cities, so you might have to go here to drink it, but its worth doing for sure. service was sort of irrelevant, didnt enhance or detract from the experience either way. i will get back in here soon for a more substantial meal and a few more beers. everything in here was quality, and fairly priced too! under the radar, but they shouldnt be!

 1,343 characters

Photo of DavidSchaal
4.63/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Great place with a great vibe. One of my favorite brewpubs!
Popular place, can get crowded and and there can be a wait -- that is well worth it.
Full bar and onsite brewed beers. Excellent dining and pub food.
Great neighborhood pub!

 235 characters

Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
5/5  rDev +15.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Taybeh
3.86/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Ilafan
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of juanny
3.91/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Umdrunner
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Love this place! My favorite Brew Pub in Minneapolis! Always releasing great seasonal beers and have some excellent staples. Big Jim IPA is my favorite. I could eat their fresh cut fries and smoked pork all day! Fun urban vibe with killer happy hour ($3 house pints)!

 267 characters

Photo of jeff1973
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Josholson666
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of tribeerguy70_3
4.2/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.99/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

The Northbound Brewpub was decent......it had a neighborhood feel and every table was full upon our arrival......based on the location this meant that it has staying power as the locals are the primary source of income. The beers were decent....but the food outshines the beer. The service was fine once they warmed up to us.....I think since we were obviously not local.....There was plenty to choose from on the menu and they had 8 beers on tap. The pulled pork was amazing! Worth a visit???? Ah Yeah!

 508 characters

Photo of iRun2Beer
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of LXIXME
3.76/5  rDev -13.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of Dj1931
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of brewnic
4.06/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Great place to sit outside and have a beer. As of 2014 you could have dogs on the patio. Beer selection in solid and easy to find at least 1 or 2 good taps. Food is great highly recommend the Wings. Only issue with NB is inside is small and at times can get crowded and it doesn't have much room to stand and wait.

 318 characters

Photo of PlatonicOtterLuv
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of mwcyclops
4.95/5  rDev +14.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Great place to enjoy beer and food, or food and beer. Depends on your desired order of ingestion!

98 characters

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.33/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Photo of Wer34truh
4.33/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of fureousangel
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of czeise
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of millelacsmark
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Northbound Brewpub in Minneapolis, MN
Brewery rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 305 ratings