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Stub & Herb's
Taps: 32 / Bottles: 51
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
227 Oak St SE
phone: (612) 379-0555
(Place added by: JohnBierman on 05-18-2007)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 77 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This is a regular stop for me when I'm in Minneapolis for business. The selection is excellent, made up of mostly Midwest beers I can't get in Seattle, my home. The first time I was here, Jon offered me sample after sample (and even let me choose the tap replacements when two tap were killed). I had a Founders Imperial Stout, Surly Furious, Surly Coffee Bender, and Flat Earth pale ale the first time I was there. Everytime I returned the taplist has been varied and wonderful.
It's a college bar, however, and it gets loud (and some of the patrons obnoxious) in the evenings and on weekends. But, there's always a game on the multiple TVs (which is a plus for me, just to be clear).
The burgers are OUT OF THIS WORLD and worth the price of admission. If I lived in Mpls, I'd come here just for the burgers.
11-07-2010 00:26:33 |
More by BuckeyeOne
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Stub and Herbs is a great campus bar that gets away from the typical college bar theme of having only mass produced beers on their menu. Being a student at the University of Minnesota and beer lover Stub and Herbs is my favorite after class hangout when I'm looking for a tasty brew on campus. The selection is defiantly far beyond the typical college bar with a solid list of bottles and a great rotating selection of Taps from some of the best in brewing including Lift bridge, Bells, Surly, and Sierra Nevada. Food good and I enjoy their burgers all the time to soak up some of the hoppy goodness that I have just consumed.
10-31-2010 21:45:59 |
More by UMNbeerhunter
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $
Stopped by here twice during the Darkness weekend festivities. The first the night was during the Darkness release party and then I decided to come back to give an accurate review because the beer list for the party was different than a normal night. For the party a pretty sick list, the regular list is average. Its got lots of MN beers but nothing special, I was pretty bored. The atmosphere is so-so, a total college bar, nothing spectacular. The crowd is young with beer people mixed in. They do have several promotions mixd in which is cool, but again geared toward the college crowd. The bartenders seem to know a decent amount about beer, the servers know very little, a mixed bag. Neither offered very good suggestions.
A decent beer bar that probably gets a little too much pub. If I was in college I'd love this place. Worth stopping by but if I lived here probably would only be a once in the blue moon stop.
10-27-2010 00:18:07 |
More by jrallen34
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$$
Stopped at this place during darkness day weekend extravaganza. It was selected because of the amazing stout line up it was having on tap pre-darkness day. We rolled up to surly and were having such a great time at the tasting table that we weren't even going to stop here until someone informed me that they had bourbon barrel plead the 5th on tap. Thirty minutes later we were thirty minutes too late. :( Apparently that was the first keg to go...someday. BUT the bartenders we nice enough to let me know what they thought of it (even though they were very busy) so I just lived through them. Asked a bartender when the oak aged firkin of dry hopped? darkness was going to be tapped and was told to 'chill out dude. 5 minutes' not realizing it was 11:55 their time and that he had probably been asked that 37 times, I kinda felt dumb. The darkness firkin was great and was gone in 15 minutes. Everything we tried was in flights so it was perfect for everyone to try just a bit of the high ABV stouts and whatnot. We got bourbon barrel odell stout, avery mephistopheles, goose island nightstalker and vintage BCBS, BA gonzo, and old raspy nitro. The selection was great. Prices were a high but expected for such beers.
So, the actual bar is non-smoking as far as I could tell. A loud and busy upstairs and a quiet and vacant downstairs where the bathrooms are located. Crowd was college aged except one crazy lady that sat right next to us, wasted off miller lite. Haha, makes the night more memorable. Anyway, all and all a great place bringing some great beers to the city.
10-26-2010 13:57:46 |
More by backfat
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
A fairly quick ride on the bus with Sir Lou put us across the river and basically at the doorstep of Stub & Herb's, a local joint that pretty clearly caters to the University set - and by sheer chronology gets the honor of my 200th beerfly...hurray beer travel!
The barroom is obviously aged and seems to have been there quite awhile. It smells somewhat of dirty mop water, and keeps a thin patina of grime built up over the years. Not quite sure whether I'd call it a dive, but a couple taxidermied animal heads could secure that designation.
It's quite large - there's a main barroom with a 4 sided bar and booths along the windows, with a pool/game room directly adjacent, and some sort of party room downstairs - which is where you'll find the restroom, or at least that's where I ended up.
Selection rates high - lots of local selections in keeping with their recent declaration to pursue that course, including nearly all of the common Surly beers, and smaller pour sizes available. Great place for out-of-town beer tourists to hit, for sure.
Service was fine - the bartender was friendly enough and quick to replace an empty with a full.
09-03-2010 00:40:40 |
More by blackie
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Ah stub and herbs how i love how much you have changed into a craft beer bar, since i used to go to you four years ago for Gopher's hockey games when I was in college.
the atmosphere varies. at times at night and thurs. - sun. you can get a bit of a loud college party crowd, which isnt always great for a craft beer bar, but other times the atmosphere is calm and friendly. mixed bag here.
the service here is generally knowledgeable but not always the quickest. helpful friendly people.
almost everything on tap here is simply excellent or interesting. i have been a few times and always found myself saying "oh cool that's on tap" really excellent beer selection.
the food is nothing special, mostly standard bar food, but will give extra points for them on occasion having delicious cookouts and BBQs.
09-01-2010 04:11:05 |
More by pdoran10
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
hit up Stub & Herb's on a Saturday night for a few hours and practically had the place to ourselves - odd.
there was a large banner promoting this as the 12th best place to have a pint according to a BA poll.
Stub & Herb's was located just across the river in the University area - long walk to town hall but not impossible. the building looks a little run down and the interior clearly shows the effect of years of university-area drinking.
the taps were nice - all the Surly offerings (furious, bender, cynic, bitter brewer) were on, a handful of flat earth and brau brothers taps, lift bridge, goose island, summit, schells. There's a definite local preference and the selection definitely worked for us.
the juke box was one of those e-friendly ones that is pricey - luckily the whole LCD Soundsystem catalogue was on sale for 1 credit, instead of the usual 2.
service was strong - not any real beer chatter but very attentive
we didnt eat - looked like bar food but after being at 112 eatery, we were very full
08-29-2010 20:28:21 |
More by dirtylou
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $
A real must if you are anywhere near the twin cities area. AWESOME beer selection that rotates pretty frequently. The bar itself is right down by the U so it gets a little trashed from all the college students and people coming through for games, etc. The bathrooms are just awful. The food is typical bar fare. But WHO CARES?! They have an amazing beer list and host some really cool events. Very knowledgable staff.
As of late I have heard they are focusing more on local offerings than other out of state beers. I see this as both a positive and negative in terms of the special beers they might not get from out of state brewers but either way I still will support them.
08-24-2010 22:17:15 |
More by kbutler1
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
An innocent looking old school corner bar and grill on the edge of downtown Minneapolis this place rocks. As others have testified, this is the local haven for all things BA. Outstanding selection ranging from DIPA's to Belgian tripels and a cask stout. Taps numbering about 34 including the aforementioned cask which was a sinfully delicious Bell's Expedition stout (awesome). The place is definitely old school college turf with that neighborhood bar touch. This Wednesday night during July was pretty quiet which suited me just fine. Friendly prompt service and a very good Cajun chicken & bacon sandwich just put it over the top. The atmosphere is conducive to easy banter among patrons as you sit along any of the four sides comprising the copper clad bar. Met up with 2 nice BA's to make the night thoroughly enjoyable. A modest array of televisions, a pool table, ample table and booth space. And the coups de grace, a trough style urinal. But for the beer discriminating folks among us, the brews are awesome. Several classics like the one of a kind local Surly's Furious and Bell's Two-Hearted but lots more of the classy odities like Flat Earth's Northwest Passage and Goose Island Sophie. I like that they seem to favor exotic brews from the locals like Surly and Lift Bridge, Schell's and Summit, Brau's and Fox Barrel with many different styles represented. And every beer I had was entirely fresh and tasty. Awesome. The bar tender was a young, friendly guy with solid beer knowledge. Considering the positive food results, I can't imagine another place to take honors over this place, though I have great respect for the Muddy Pig and Happy Gnome in nearby St. Paul. Don't miss this place if you relate to the corner bar/college hangout atmosphere and impeccable beer choices! It doesn't hurt that the music selection was classic and obscure 50-something special. Nice. I'll be back.
08-07-2010 21:30:18 |
More by Durge
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
I stopped here the night before Darkness Day. They were having a college party in the room/area near the bar and I could see this place being infested if turdballs, but the beer geeks dominated the important part of the place. Nice center bar with plenty of seating around. Lots of taps kept things interesting even though they put on mostly RIS's for the event(not complaining). Not sure if they have bottles or not. They put on some big boys, too. Omar ended up calling someone at the brewery to bring over a keg of Darkness, but they also had Lienie's Big Eddy, a cask of Oaked Cynicale, a few other Surly's, and just a bunch of greatness. They were completely slammed and the service was still pretty good. And you could tell the bartenders knew a pretty decent amount about what they were serving.
05-12-2010 00:22:40 |
More by pwoods
Stub & Herb's in Minneapolis, MN
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