Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

1832 W Michigan St
Duluth, Minnesota, 55806
United States

(218) 279-2722 | map

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Taybeh from Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Stopped in on a weekend trip up to Duluth for some XC skiing and hockey back in January, and mid-day this place was absolutely packed, so we didn't stay for more than just one beer. Stop in another time, perhaps....

Apr 13, 2020
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mngermanshepherd from Minnesota

4.82/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Very kind people, good service and willing to answer questions...even letting you sample before you buy. Good selection and some they don't can and only available there. Stop in!

Aug 10, 2019
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ipeters1017 from Wisconsin

4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Some of the best beer in the state. Odd location and somewhat uncomfortable seating, but friendly, knowledgeable staff and a great selection, with nitro or CO2 options for most of the beer. Only drawback is they limit growler fills to the stuff you can buy on shelves anyway--infusions have been off-limits in my experience.

Dec 01, 2017
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runmn from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

While not in the most convenient location of Duluth, well worth the visit. Their taproom is quite small but very nice. Small taproom with a solid amount of seating.It was pretty quiet when I stopped by and I am not too sure on how frequent they hold events. The taproom does not appear to be able to hold large events. Not sure if they get taprooms or if there is any good delivery in the area. The beer is some of the best in all of Minnesota, between their flagships and seasonals, one cannot go wrong. Their double shot double black might be the best beer in all of Minnesota, move over Darkness.

Feb 14, 2017
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fredmugs from Indiana

1/5  rDev -76.5%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1

I had received several Bent Paddle beers as trade extras and really enjoyed most of them. I was really excited to have their offerings on tap and buy some cans to go for vacation. We walked into the bar on a Saturday about an hour after they opened. There was 10 stools at the bar and we sat right in the middle. There were 2 bartenders and both of them ignored up for over 10 minutes until we got up and left.

It was unbelievable sitting there at the bar and watch people walk up repeatedly and get served while we were ignored.

Jun 20, 2016
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SD-Alefan from South Dakota

4.51/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

The taproom is almost part of the brewery so the vibe is industrial/modern. Fairly small but the service is decent. It's a popular spot these days and was crowded when I was there. The draw is the excellent beers.

Jun 07, 2016
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Umdrunner from Wisconsin

4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

This brewery is in a unique industrial area of Duluth. The taproom plays off this location with a more industrial vibe. Though small, very inviting. Really fun place, I'd go back for sure!

Dec 19, 2015
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CraigP83 from Minnesota

3.84/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Weird location and very small. Definitely more geared towards canning and distributing than providing a beer hall experience. Worth checking out if in Duluth though

Aug 21, 2015
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OCTop from Indiana

4.37/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

My favorite in Duluth. In addition to the 5 flagship beers they had 3 seasonal, four on nitro, and one cask.

Super friendly staff. They had a wave of customers arrive and the bartender was swamped. The warehouse crew came up front and served and had a blast doing it.

Jun 20, 2015
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CarlSpackler from Minnesota

4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Went over the holidays and this place was absolutely packed, but in a good way. We got there right at opening and ordered beers before everyone got there. For a Friday afternoon, it was packed with people enjoying beers and it really had a nice atmosphere. I will definitely be headed back next time I'm in Duluth.

Dec 30, 2013
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gatornation from Minnesota

3.86/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

on the west side of town in an industrial area sits bent paddle its easy enough to find with plenty of parking on the street or a nearby lot

When you walk in everything is clean and new looking it looks like a chipotle restaurant there is a small bar up front with maybe a dozen tables the brewery sits to the left with a large garage style door they offer there brew in 8 12 and 16 oz servings 4 brews were on tap when i was there along with some nitro offerings they also sell growlers both in glass and stainless steel they had t-shirts and glass for sale also the place is clean with good service and a friendly atmosphere it had a good vibe to me food trucks were not there when i visited but were on the schedule to be there there brews were quite tasty and cans will be available at several outlets in the area

Jul 14, 2013
Bent Paddle Brewing Co. in Duluth, MN
Brewery rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 2350 ratings