Stub & Herb's
Taps: 32 / Bottles: 51
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
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Reviews by bditty187:
4.5/5 rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
Simply one of the best beer bars I've been too. The draft list was amazing; at the time of our visits there was roughly 7 Double IPAs on-tap about 5 IPAs and a smattering of other great beers from Bender to Golden Monkey to a couple Imperial Stouts. All the beers were American craft. It was an outstanding selection. There just wasn't many wasted tap handles (they did have Grain Belt Light on but really, who cares?).
The prices for the beers, it seemed, were on par with other beer bars in the city if not better on most offerings. Plus they had a long happy hour.
On our two day beer vacation we visited Stub & Herb's both days because we were so impressed with the beer. The service was solid, our first trip started rocky but everything was cool and we had no issues the second time.
The vibe was very laid back, the bar was not busy either night but the majority of people drinking were college age kids. We played Yahtzee and drank great beer, how cool!
We didn't eat here either day.
One complaint: The bathrooms downstairs were kind of small and I bet that could be an issue on a busy night.
Overall, we loved Stub & Herbs. It is the best bar (I've been too) in the Midwest. Why this place doesn't get more hype nationally is a mystery. We were very, very impressed.
04-07-2009 17:03:28 | More by bditty187
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3.84/5 rDev -12.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
Stub and Herbs had the atmosphere of a aged pub in a trendy location, featuring an above average tap list and one of the best music selections I've experienced in a long time. Bartender was boring, slow and depressing, and a below average happy hour takes away from an awesome pub. The company surrounding my party was superb and makes me interested in what a busier night would look like. One to check out but until I investigate further it is not a pub I will be frequenting.
10-20-2013 22:24:12 | More by gatornation
3.49/5 rDev -20.7%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Located in Stadium Village - it's the best bar in the area. But, that isn't saying much still. Full of kids who don't know how to drink but it's stadium village so it's pretty quiet (in the summer, during the school year, ultra annoying). Cool lighting and seating - ol' fashion bar aesthetic.
The bartender gave me a free drink for not having any belgians in stock and he gave my friend a free beer since he was in the service.
Pretty good selection for the area. No one matches at least for a few miles.
But the people... Gah...
08-01-2013 15:21:33 | More by AnalScubaHive
5/5 rDev +13.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
My favorite Beer Bar. Rotating taps, and lots of them. Great Grub - Fries are out of this world, pretzel buns are fantastic. Burgers and Buff Chix Sammy are mouthwatering.
Busy on Gopher Game Days.
Reagan the bartender is a boss. Waitress that use to be there looked a lot like T. Swift, which was nice.
01-24-2013 15:23:06 | More by KayTeePee
4.29/5 rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25 | $
Stub's is my favorite MN beer bar. They have a ton of rotating taps, beer savvy staff and they make a mean burger. Have had the opportunity to go there' for multiple release parties for things like Darkness and KBS among others. Their atmosphere is definitely that of a college bar but as long as you aren't expecting a fancy place, it is a lot of fun.
01-24-2013 03:28:40 | More by Hopsiam14
3.98/5 rDev -9.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2 | $$
Located in Dinkytown on the UM campus. This place is a top three beer establishment in the university area. However, if you are going to UM game this is a the place to go PERIOD.
The downtstairs is creepy, don't go there. The service is prompt and friendly. The food is stadium fare, but overall is good.
However, the beer is the real star here. They have a good selection of popular or hard to find kegs of craft beer. They have special events like DARKNESS EVE. Clean taps and lots of volume ensure fresh beer.
If you are in the MN University area, this is a must hit.
11-17-2011 19:40:50 | More by ndolover
2.76/5 rDev -37.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 1 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
Stub and Herbs is a college bar with good beer. Thus, the clientele consists mostly of college kids who have discovered good beer. The upstairs area is inviting enough, however, the basement area is dingy and creepy. Something about it just screams date rape parlor. The beer selection is top notch with a wide variety of styles including malty beers, hoppy beers, wheat beers, and Belgian style beers. Within the past year they have stopped carrying the rotating rare/unique beers they used to. Prices have also gone up in the past year. They used to have some of the best prices in town, but now they have some of the worst. Most of the beers they charge $6 for can be found elsewhere in town for $5 or $5.50. Service is good for the most part, and generally pretty knowledgeable about beer.
I'm rating the quality of Stub and Herbs so low due to the fact that they have received numerous food-safety violations from state food-safety inspectors. I'm certain that most, if note all, dinning establishments receive some violations. However, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported last spring (April 30th to be exact) that of 771 food-related businesses inspected Stub and Herbs had the eighth most violations including nine critical violations and 22 total. The Star Tribune article listed some of Stub and Herbs violations, and the one that stood out to me was "person in charge not knowledgeable." How am I to believe they have corrected their problems when the person in charge doesn't know what they are doing? For this reason I will not eat at Stub and Herbs.
09-13-2011 21:01:09 | More by KarlHungus
3.95/5 rDev -10.2%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 1.5 | $$$
Stub & Herbs has the weirdest and grossest bathroom I have had the displeasure to use in a very long time. Down the semi steep steps to the creepy basement into a disgusting meeting room with low ceilings, 20 year old carpet and mysterious doors. The bathroom itself is cold, damp, dark and dirty. Icky, for real. BUT, I did not got there to use the bathroom.
My first experience was over two years ago with my boyfriend and his buddy. We played darts and pool in their game room, which is spacious, has abundant natural lighting and we had a fabulous time. The food was basically a heart attack, or at least heartburn on a plate, but if you have enough to drink it is palatable. Great 2 for 1's on beers, which my company unashamedly took advantage of.
My next experience was at the bar to try some of their GREAT on tap selection--that night I had Mercenary, and Sublimely Self Righteous. The bar area screams dive-bar, a little too dark and grungy for my liking, and no where to set my purse, but the bartender was super nice, gave me lots of free samples and was having a great time changing up songs overhead. The waitress sang "Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin'" with me which made my night. Located on the U of M campus, there was a lot of juvenile flirting-lets hook-up kind of activity going on, which I could do without. I told some damn guy not to buy me a beer and he did anyway, so I walked off and left it on the counter. The food at the bar...how can it put this delicately...you want 10 bucks for an- I swear to god- artificially flavored spinach artichoke dip that looks and tastes like something I made when I was 9? And you give me ridiculous generic artificial crackers to dip? Dude, do you have any pride at all?
But alas, the reason why I will return to Stub & Herbs (aside from a very pleasant game room experience) --- excellent tap list. Frequently rotating taps, from Southern Tier, Goose Island, Avery, Stone and Founders to name a few.
09-04-2011 15:04:51 | More by Moon2Goddess
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Stub & Herb's in Minneapolis, MN
97 out of 100 based on 79 user ratings.