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Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
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Active Beers: 111
Beer Ratings: 3,060
Beer Avg: 4
Taps: 8 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
1430 Washington Ave S
phone: (612) 339-8696
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Visited Town Hall Brewery last evening....and was very please. The brewery is located in a old building that has a beautiful ornamental ceiling. The bar was tight, but not too tight and there were number of tables and bar chairs to host a great Tuesday evening crowd. The quality of the beer and food was very good...I though the beer was great. I had the buffalo Chicken pasta....it was too spicy to eat much of it....but it was very good. The service was great and very attentive and seemingly knowledgeble. The selection of both beer and food was decent. There was five year round selections and five seasonals...all offering something different. The pretzels and fried green beans were nice and see above regarding my entre. The cost for six of us was $250....many drinks and everyone had a salad with their dinner.
09-21-2011 15:13:26 |
More by WoodBrew
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $
The front entrance can only be determined by the people walking through it; a narrow, antique silver door with a porthole window on the side of the building. It was much smaller than I expected it to be, a historic looking building, with what appears to be the original fixtures and sky-high tin type ceilings. The paint is probably the 10th layer the walls have seen and the ripped chairs in the pool lounge are quite likely originals. But this classic and authentic feel is quite appealing.
I did not know what to expect for patrons here, I knew I did not want another college pick up spot, and surprisingly, this ten minute walk from downtown Minneapolis took me straight into rural Minnesota. Bad perms and mom jeans, baseball caps and flannels, hooded sweatshirts, blue collar workers, Nordic blondes in ponytails. The occasional self-conscious hipster freshman and dad in a golf shirt made an appearance, making it a Rockwell portrait of beer drinking Minnesotans. I was quite amused that it literally sounded like the voices and clanking dishes on their website. The servers were extremely polite and attentive, taking their job very seriously. When a bus boy accidentally started clearing my dishes when I went to the bathroom, he was apologetic and brought me a fresh glass of water and offered a new plate of fries--which, btw, had one of the best house dipping sauces I have ever had.
I of course, had to have their 5-5oz. brews sampler--for only $7, and was pleased to note they also offer growlers. All five of the beers were well crafted. I won't be hopping on the Masala Mama train simply because I do not care for IPA's, but that little guy had a lot of zest. The Hope & King and Black H2O Oatmeal will be the brews I for which I will return. Both had excellent viscosity, luxurious heads, and richly balanced flavor. There are many more food items, and seasonal taps to try, and I am looking forward to getting to know Town Hall better!
09-05-2011 15:56:06 |
More by Moon2Goddess
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
So this place looks cool-- it reminds me of a really upscale piano bar inside of a fancy, old, and busy train station. A huge clock hangs on the wall, surrounded by nice woodworking and sleek black granite-looking material (Formica?). It looks like a tastefully modernized historical landmark building.
We sat at the bar and I gleefully ticked a few beers-- the Masalla Mama didn't blow me away, but the Mango Mama and the guest taps were great.
This is one of those small breweries that really stands out in an increasingly over-crowded sea of small breweries. The atmosphere was great: classy an sophisticated enough that I would be happy to take dates here, but relaxed enough that I could see myself stopping in for a beer after work. If I went to UMM, I'm pretty sure you would catch me studying at a table in the back with a pint of something in my had! This may sound odd, but I could really see Hemingway sitting in this place...
The food was quite nice, albeit a slightly standard array of pub food.
Anyway... The bartender was very friendly and talked about beer with us.
We stayed at the Holiday Inn about 200 feet away, and had a blast, though the hotel was a bit pricey at $115 per night...
The merchandise was a little pricey, but the food and beer seemed on-par with other small brewpub experiences. Everyone should buy a nonic pint from this place.
08-21-2011 14:29:08 |
More by AleWatcher
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
This is definitely my go to place; I try to visit once or twice every week. The beer is always top notch, seems like every week there’s a new infusion or new beer of some sort. The atmosphere is very welcoming. You can come in and have a beer on your own without interruptions, or you can converse with the bartenders who have always been knowledgeable and willing to help with any questions. The food is always top notch as well, although I mainly only come for the beer selection. The patio is a very nice option, plenty of space and tables, although the service is a bit slower when sitting outside. Overall it’s a great place to visit, the beer selection is always top notch.
08-09-2011 05:19:55 |
More by Chriscrundwell12
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Just made a trip up to Minnesota recently and knew I had to visit this highly reviewed establishment!
Basically, this brewpub is great. If you are looking for an upscaled brewpub where you won't look strange in either shorts and a t-shirt or a suit, than this is your place. I also really liked how the establishment is split into two halves each with their own personalities.
The side that has the distillers is along the lines of a sports bar. Tables and bar seating are abundant with a great glass wall that allow you witness first hand where your beer comes from. A few televisions are located in this section, but not placed everywhere maintaining that upscaled feel.
On the other side, where I spent most of my time ordering food and drinks, is where I feel this brewery flexes is uniqueness muscles. The ceiling is copper that has been covered in navy blue paint that has since been worn down in a number of locations. Molded picture frames cover the walls as well as enough beer memorabilia to maintain the beer friendly atmosphere. You feel like this business has been located in this location for a hundred years which I absolutely love.
Now down to the nitty gritty, 20+ taps on hand with a price that won't break the bank, solid menu with good unique food, above average service that keeps the good times rolling.
All in all I highly recommend this place and it is a must for anyone who loves beer.
07-22-2011 00:53:36 |
More by tjkinate
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
MTHB is a great brewpub in Minneapolis - I've visited multiple times over multiple visits to MN and I've yet to be disappointed. Great atmosphere, with a nice homey restaurant in inclement weather and a great outdoor patio when it's nice. Service has been slightly on the slow side, but hey, it's a busy bar and restaurant. The quality of the beer absolutely speaks for itself and is worth a pilgrimage - not only for the top of the charts IPA but also for the adventurous one-offs. The food is good and there is plenty of it on each plate; to top it off, MTHB is well within the bounds of affordability. Absolutely must-visit if you're in the area and looking for food and/or beer.
07-12-2011 01:53:45 |
More by BretSikkink
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $
Have been going to Town Hall almost on a weekly basis during the summer since I love the infusion beers that they put out. They are always mixing up the seasonals and have different ones on tap at least every two weeks. The Masala Mama is always a staple. The food is pretty good bar food too. Great patio in the summer time if you are looking for a place to have a beer or grab a burger on an afternoon or evening. Also the growler prices might be some of the most reasonable around for what you are getting. Growlers always come fresh and pre-filled so that is a plus
06-22-2011 19:37:34 |
More by ncmussell
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
This was a gem of a spot--especially for an IPA enthusiast: their IPA is terrific AND it was on cask (alongisde a nice Oatmeal Stout). It was a beautiful June evening and there were plenty of outside tables. The service was average but friendly. My main disappointment was a lack of beer knowledge by our server. No big deal as I knew what I wanted and could help my guests but I was surprised. Will definately go back when I'm next in town. In fact, I'll be staying at the Holiday Inn next door so I can have a few extra pints/walk to my hotel.
06-20-2011 18:55:06 |
More by fulcrum
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped in Thurday night for dinner and a couple of beers with friends. had the Nachos w/pork and the seasonal beer sampler. Beers where very good, Nachos wher alittle soggy and next time I will have either the beef or chicken on it.
Overall they are an OK establishment with really good beer. Food is good, service could be better, but the beer is what I go for. great stuff and very resaonable for the pricing.
The thing that I love about them over all is the beer samplers that they have. I really appreciate the ability to sample the seasonals without having to buy a full pour of them. With the sampler, I can try them all and then order the ones that I really like :)
06-10-2011 14:26:49 |
More by rebis1bear
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Just got back from a recent trip to the Minneapolis area and from all the different places we visited this one had to be my favorite. Actually went there twice over a 3 1/2 day trip, probably would have went back again if it was my choice and if it was a little closer to the hotel.
The beer selection is fairly simple but I really like that muptiple selections on their seasonal brews unlike most places that only have one. All their brews were great in their own aspects I def had a favorite which was the hopimus but I didnt dislike any of them either.
The food selection is supurb, many great choices on the menu and they all tasted great!
The only thing I wasn't a big fan of was their customer service, our first time there we sat ourselfs in the bar area which was at average capacity but we waited at least 7-10 min before we even got aknowledged by any staff, seemed like most of the staff was fairly short when presented with questions as well.
Overall I really liked this place, loved the beer selection the only thing I would change is a little better serivce.
06-01-2011 20:45:49 |
More by colt45n
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery in Minneapolis, MN