Thirsty Pagan Brewing

BEER AVG
3.67/5
Thirsty Pagan BrewingThirsty Pagan Brewing
PLACE INFO

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

1623 Broadway
Superior, Wisconsin, 54880
United States

(715) 394-2500 | map
thirstypaganbrewing.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
44
Ratings:
176
Reviews:
38
PLACE STATS
Score:
86
Ratings:
44
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
12.04%
 
 
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Ratings: 44 |  Reviews: 23
Reviews by mdwalsh:
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4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Stopped in because I had heard some great reviews. The atmosphere and food were great. Pizza sauce was a little spicy, but everyone else at the table loved it. Waitress was very attentive (we were the only people not at the bar). There were 8 brews on tap (nothing on the hand pump though) which was impressive. However, the three we got (a scotch ale, stout and amber) were nothing to write home about. Worth it if you are in Superior at or Duluth for an extended period of time, but I prefer Fitger's. {see below}

Update May 11th, 2010. Stopped in by myself on a Monday afternoon/happy hour. Still feel the same about the beer, good but not great. Service was still excellent and the bartender knew her stuff. She was friendly and chatty. I mostly wanted to add that it's awesome they will do growler fills in any growler, not just theirs (which are only $5). I'd love to see them attempt something a little more interesting though than what they had on. Also, they need to up the CO2! most of the beers were a little flat.

Update July 17th, 2010. Stopped here for dinner with my wife and sister on our way to Bayfield. Great Service, very good beer, great food. Perhaps this place is more hit or miss than I realized. I would no longer say that I prefer this place over Fitgers, I'd say it's good to do both.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of StormAles
4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of BrewNoob1
4.43/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of CaeserTits
4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of gatornation
3.86/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

In Superior in a BLDG and area that could really be cool with many undeveloped abandoned and some what historic buildings are all around. Its old school inside and thats fine with me , service and food (pizza) is outstanding its dank and musty inside several different rooms had a dozen or so brews on tap which were good the star here is the pizza, this is a place i find myself going to every time im in Duluth, it has a certain charm to it and its beer description and artwork are neat.

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Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
4.19/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of tribeerguy70_3
3.45/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of sgttibbs
4.19/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of d5001986
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Finally made the stop in (has been on my agenda for a couple years now). The place is nothing fancy, but has a nice casual feel to it. One of the first things I noticed was the live music (which they have 7 days/week), so that was cool. There is ample seating - the bar of course, tables/booths in the main bar room as well as along a hallway and another room, and even some tables outdoors.

I ordered a couple pizzas and a flight of seasonal's/one-offs. The pizza was tasty. As for the beers, some were good, others not so much. The best of the flight was a spruce IPA and a BA Barleywine. Most of the offerings included were sours, none of which stood out as anything spectacular.

Overall the service was good and the servers friendly. Nice vibe, the kind of place I could probably hang out all evening and relax. The beer is kind of a mixed bag, but still fun to try them all (which is a pretty solid 15 or so offerings). For sure a fun and worthy stop.

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Photo of TooGood
4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of iRun2Beer
4.01/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of BigAl18
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of viers002
4.24/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 5

Photo of pat61
3.44/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3

This is in what appears to be an old waterfront bar formerly frequented by longshoremen and sailors. The crowd is now hipper and more diverse but it still has that vibe. they feature 7 house beers, have a classic hand pump and a series of seasonal offerings - 16 tap handles in all. The food is pizza.

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Photo of NathanMilesLund
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of lonewolfcry
4.36/5  rDev +14.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Did a sampler and beers were OK to good, tried an appetizer which to was OK and satisfactory for a neighborhood pub, but not a destination for an advanced beer geek. Still worth a stop if in area.

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Photo of Josh012012
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of jarrgal
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Simonh
5/5  rDev +30.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Z_Anderson_0406
4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Photo of Vukusich
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of mattmarka1
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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Thirsty Pagan Brewing in Superior, WI
3.67 out of 5 based on 176 ratings.
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