Surly Brewing Co. Beer Hall

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4.03/5
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PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

520 Malcolm Ave SE
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55414-3312
United States

(763) 999-4040 | map
surlybrewing.com

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Added by MasterSki on 12-16-2014

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BA Score:
4.51/5
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
207
pDev:
10.64%
 
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Ratings: 207 |  Reviews: 59
Reviews by cambabeer:
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3.82/5  rDev -15.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

More User Reviews:
Photo of DiggerDahl
5/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of dexterk1
4.05/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of U2Chaser
4.78/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of Butchnasty
5/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I miss Tim Manley

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Photo of Alefflicted
3.8/5  rDev -15.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

I've been to Surly quite a few times now, I go down every year for the Surlyfest event. They have a large and truly beautiful brewing facility if you take a tour. The beer hall is huge and has a very modern feel, though it does tend to be obnoxiously loud, and somehow manages to feel crowded . They tend to have 25+ beers on tap which is nice, and many are quite good (though they've been declining since Todd left). I've only ate there twice, food was pretty good, but was a tad overpriced. Overall it's a solid beer destination, they often get over-rated, and they've lost their mystique without Todd. But they still make some pretty solid beer, and do have a very nice facility.

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Photo of smcolw
4.21/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

This is the largest beer Hall I've been including my time in Munich. The place was "slow" and we still had a half hour wait for a table for food.

The hall spills outside to a large courtyard and tent. There were 27 beers on tap (all made by Surly). Excellent range of flavors.

We (four of us) ordered a Charcuterie board of three meats and two sausages. All of them were superb.

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Photo of CoreyOrwell
4.19/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Rubezahl
4.68/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Ivan-Beertacora
3.8/5  rDev -15.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of BMAG64
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Love Surly...not a better place to spend a sunny afternoon in the Twin Cities.

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Photo of frasergrove
3.76/5  rDev -16.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of ManapuaMan
4.01/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

*for out-of-town visitors - there are no cans to-go; it clearly says that on the website about growlers but that includes cans as well. Being from MA and looking to take some cans back to the hotel, I thought this was a pain in the ass. To be clear - this is on MN not Surly*

Swung by with the family (two kids) on a Saturday afternoon and the place was mobbed; that Google bar graph doesn’t lie - 3PM was busy as all hell. Use this as context for the review.

Goddamn huge space. Wow. Industrial vibe. I thought it was open seating like most beer halls I’ve been to but not the case; hostess said it was at least 40 mins for a table. Not happening for us. Pizza upstairs was also at capacity.

Long story short - no food and no chance to get any.

Beer line was long but moved swiftly. Wide range of Surly brews on tap - I opted for a pint of Todd in a branded Belgian tulip (nice touch).

Fires were going outside in 60-degree temps and, again, it was crowded. Wide range of ages with most being in their 20s; mellow Minneapolis crowd (from this Masshole’s POV).

Would’ve gladly posted up for a few pints if I was without the young’ins, but with Surly being on tap throughout the city there are lots of options to think about if you're lugging a family. If not - hit it up and soak up the vibe.

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Photo of Travler
4.91/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I'm from out of town and had an afternoon to myself. So, I went to the local brewery for some food and drink.
The restaurant is pretty spartan; a field of open tables and a long bar in a modern industrial room.
The beer selection is pretty broad from a single brewery; some heavy hitting hop-forward beers, some specialty belgian/sour beers, and some malt centric beers to top it off. I didn't count, but I'd guess 20 flavors, all over the spectrum, to chose from.
I tried the Bender (oatmeal brown ale), the Misanthrope (listed as a Belgian Saison, but much more sour than a saison), the Xtra Citra (Pale Ale--very hop flavor/aroma), and the Familiar (Belgian ale w fruit/vegetable notes).
All four were really delicious, and I couldn't pick a favorite.
From the kitchen I had their baked trout. It was outstanding. It was all delicious, skin included.

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Photo of needMIbeer
4.6/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Zenboy99
4.49/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

One of my favorite breweries. Can get pretty busy at times.

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Photo of morimech
4.18/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

This is an unbelievable popular place to come and drink and eat considering the location is a shit hole and not really easy to get to off the interstate But it is just a short walk off the Green Line. After all it has been a few years since newbies on this site posted with a Surly avatar and people have realized Surly is not the be all, end all of craft beer in the area. Arrived on a weekday right when they open and the parking lot is already half full. The place itself is huge. It has a cold, hard industrial feel that match the surroundings. Not helped by the heavy metal vibe, tattooed, pierced, and black-clad people that work and frequent the place. Certainly do not get a family vibe but I am sure children would not notice the idiocentric staff and atmosphere. I think you need at least a half a sleeve and a piercing other than in an ear to work here. The place screams cliche. But you are here for the beer, and to a lesser extent, the food. Both are top notch and presented as top notch. You will pay higher than ordinary prices as well but I felt it was fair for what I received.

There is a large beer selection that includes what is on the shelf as well as many taproom exclusives. Some of those beers will leave you wondering why they are not releasing those for retail instead of some of the turds they have recently. The pils is light, slightly sweeter than I prefer, but clean lager that I could drink all day and would prefer this over Hell but all that magic would be lost once it is canned. The 60 Below Rye IPA is the IPA that I have been wanting all my life. A proper IPA without all the haze bro drama.

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Photo of Doublicious
4.61/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Sundin10
4.66/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of omahawk
4.49/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of AngEo
4.34/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of j-rod18
4.3/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

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4.51/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Deets
3.35/5  rDev -25.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.56/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

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Surly Brewing Co. Beer Hall in Minneapolis, MN
Brewery rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 34,147 ratings