Surly Brewing Co. Beer Hall

Surly Brewing Co. Beer HallSurly Brewing Co. Beer Hall
Surly Brewing Co. Beer HallSurly Brewing Co. Beer Hall
Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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

(763) 999-4040 | map
surlybrewing.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
4.27
Beers:
115
Reviews:
8,467
Ratings:
33,793
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PLACE STATS
Average:
4.51
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
226
pDev:
7.32%
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Reviews by fredmugs:
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fredmugs from Indiana

4.45/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Jun 20, 2016
More User Reviews:
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NCSapiens from Indiana

4.26/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Really nice, huge beer hall with large selection of merchandise, around 20+ taps of Surly beer, decent food. Great place to hang out with friends. Less exciting atmosphere than before the shutdown, but still fun and socially distanced.

Jul 28, 2020
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qcghost from North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

May 16, 2020
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cratez from Canada

4.89/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Came here during a recent work trip to Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

Tried the following:
Surly Heatslayer Kolsch (draft)
Surly Osmotar's Forest Mild (draft)
Surly Space Race - Double Dry-Hopped Hazy IPA (draft)

Beers ranged from above average to outstanding and the tap selection was strong.

Bustling, lively atmosphere at the upstairs bar; place was absolutely packed.

Service was great as the waitress did her best to engage me despite being super busy (much appreciated).

Had a custom pizza with hot peppers, tomato, and basil that really hit the spot. Also bought some schwag and beer to go.

My overall experience was fantastic, and I would definitely come back. A must-visit destination in my books.

Apr 10, 2020
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DesMorris from Minnesota

4.29/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

I've been here a few times, always in the summer. Very big inside and out. The food is delicious and has a large selection of beers. Outside there is a lot of seating with little fires going and games to be played, mainly bags. Overall awesome atmosphere.

Feb 14, 2020
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swhog1 from California

4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I My favorite spot in Minneapolis for beer. Huge venue with a lot to offer.

Feb 14, 2020
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YvesB from Belgium

4.74/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Dec 13, 2019
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BeerMe8 from Florida

4.71/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Nov 05, 2019
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eithne from Minnesota

4.41/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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Oct 02, 2019
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RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

4.16/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Sep 30, 2019
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Samnem from Georgia

4.2/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Sep 23, 2019
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JMN44 from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Aug 05, 2019
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mrcraft from California

4.48/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Surly Brewing is near the University of Minnesota campus. It's a mega craft beer destination, similar to Stone in Escondido, California. You can tell the owners poured tons of money into this place. I think they did a nice job with the design. Near the entrance there's a gift store. Further in, you have a large area with bench tables and seating. I believe there was an outdoor patio area on the other side.

The production area was visible which I always feel is a plus when visiting tasting rooms.

The server was friendly. We ordered a charcuterie board and some other appetizers. The food was tasty. And, we shared a bottle of Darkness.

Very nice visit and met a friend from school I haven't seen in 20 years.

Jul 08, 2019
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kbaker91 from Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Jun 09, 2019
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.26/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

May 15, 2019
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Philip3shady from Minnesota

4.59/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Food was great, atmosphere was great! Very little to complain about, plenty to praise! Felt much larger than a typical microbrewery as it is pretty large.

Apr 20, 2019
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FLBeerGuy from Florida

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

Apr 13, 2019
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Keananmichael5 from California

4.54/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Apr 08, 2019
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Jstarr2517 from Connecticut

4.23/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Feb 02, 2019
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Burgy from Minnesota

4.63/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Dec 29, 2018
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DiggerDahl from North Dakota

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

Dec 10, 2018
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dexterk1 from Illinois

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

Oct 15, 2018
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U2Chaser from North Dakota

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

Oct 15, 2018
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Butchnasty from Louisiana

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

I miss Tim Manley

Oct 06, 2018
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Alefflicted from Minnesota

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.

Sep 10, 2018
Surly Brewing Co. Beer Hall in Minneapolis, MN
Brewery rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 33793 ratings