Mark Twain Brewing Co.

Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

422 N Main St
Hannibal, Missouri, 63401-3324
United States

(573) 406-1300 | map

Notes: Formerly Mark Twain Brewing Co. / Moses Bates Public House

Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 1:15am
Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
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emerge077 from Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Cool historic building, renovated and updated with some original parts left as is. Large inside with high ceilings and lots of windows. From the parking lot, we walked past a large smoker with the sweet smell of smoked pork billowing out. The bar was to the right once inside past the maitre'd stand. Angled bar with seating for 20 or so. Chalkboards on either side listed the beers, some were in purple on black which was hard to read. Getting a closer look, I serendipitously met Cat the brewer, who was extremely informative and generous. She explained the beers, offered several samples, and even shared a bottle the staff just happened to be sampling.

Bar service was timely and friendly, they made sure we had drinks and were satisfied with the food.
After hearing they smoked their own pastrami, I was excited to try the Ruben, but it was just ok. A couple measly slices on the sandwich was kind of skimpy. Would try any of the other BBQ stuff next time... smoked wings, pulled pork, sausage or crispy ribs.

Beer selection was pretty good though not overly ambitious. The token brewpub lineup, with a couple of interesting seasonals like a Wee Heavy and RIS. The brewer said they are aging most of the RIS in Elijah Craig 12 barrels for a future bottle release in December. She also mentioned they do the Belgian fest in St. Louis, and other area events (FoBAB 2016). Would definitely visit again, the historical elements of the town are very cool and the brewery has potential too.

Aug 08, 2016
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SudsTerkel from Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Stopped by MTB when on a biz trip while traveling between Quincy and STL. It's a real find and I was pleased to stop in for one of their 4 1oz tasters, consisting of the Kolsch, the Pale, IPA and the Red. All were very satisfying and enjoyable; the Kolsch started it all off for me; very luscious with a fruity flare as were the rest of the ales. I counted 10+ of their offerings on tap and wanted to extend my tasting, but had a drive ahead of me that had to be taken into consideration. Also had the portobello mushroom sandwich; the kitchen did a stellar job as well and the waitstaff are knowledgeable, welcoming and efficient.

The MTB just marked their 1st anniversary and I was glad to see they've staked out a craft presence in a place where it was lacking. There's also some fascinating history associated with the building they're in - as is with the rest of Hannibal - that's worth checking out, too.

I think Mr. Clemens would heartily approve.

Jul 10, 2015
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Suds from Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.25

I a little family trip, we had dinner at this brewpub. The place had a local cloud, and is located on the main drag, in a historic location. It has an industrial feel,my hat I really liked. There were plenty of servers, but the service was slow and inattentive. The food was okay...not particularly noteworthy. The beer, though, was excellent....clean, flavorful, and worthwhile. I had a nice IPA and Stout.

Mar 21, 2015
Mark Twain Brewing Co. in Hannibal, MO
Brewery rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 139 ratings