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Town Hall Tap
Taps: 24 / Bottles: 7
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
4810 Chicago Ave
phone: (612) 767-7307
(Place added by: kbutler1 on 01-12-2011)
Ratings & Reviews
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vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Here is the review I wrote when the Tap just opened in November 2010.
The Tap is an outpost of the Town Hall mothership in Seven Corners.
Space: Pretty cool, alot of vintage beer signs and an old bar Pete found at some antique store. The coolest thing is that two of the front windows are garage doors with glass so come spring, they can open them for a view of the street and a "patio" without going outside.
Beer: There are 10+ guest taps on right now which include Old Rasputin, Anchor Steam, Boddingtons, Youngs Doub Choc, and 21st IPA. The real story is this. The exclusive "TAP" beers are the Marmalade Sky, an Orange IPA and a Coffee Porter made with coffee roasted up the street. They also had the usual Masala Mama IPA and the Dortmunder. However, Mike said they were thinking of switching the Dortmunder out with the Saaz Pils for the Tap. They had 4 seasonals on and as of now they were the blueberry porter, Triple Threat, 3 Hour Tour and Eye o' the Storm, a honey ale. (Nov. 2010)
They had 3 cask pumps, but all the equipment has yet to arrive. There is also some new glassware, all the TH beers are served in Imperial Pint glasses and all the guest beers are served in their proper glasses (when available). The Imp Pint glasses are sweet, I may have to buy a couple.
I didn't try the food, but it looked good.
Deals: No growlers yet due to previously mentioned on BA laws. No Pint Club freebees, but you will get your $0.75 off. No word yet on happy hours. No liquor either.
Verdict? A very nice addition to the area! If you live down in the Longfellow ... or even in the South Metro, this should be a stop on your list. It is closer for me to ride the bike to the mother ship so I'll be there most often. But, a great ambiance (did I spell that right?), plus windows that open, plus TH beers? Sounds good to me!
01-19-2011 14:00:44 |
More by oner0002
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
I arrived at about 4:30 on a beautiful fall Wednesday afternoon. I was tempted by the tables outside, but was by myself so I chose to sit at the bar. It didn't matter much as the two large garage doors on the front of the building were open to let the fall air in.
The atmosphere was city neighborhood laid back, which I prefer. I was in the Twin Cities on business and made the trip specifically to try Masala Mama. It's a vey solid IPA that I was glad to be able to try, but I was more impressed with the welcoming vibe of the bar. The bartender was really cool, I think his name was Rolf. I also tried Marmalade Sky APA which was good. Rolf suggested the Java Porter and he was right on, what a great beer.
As for food, I had the Jalapeño cheese stuffed pretzels, which were awesome. The best part was it was happy hour so I got out of there for less than $20. It was an enjoyable few hours. I highly recommend it.
10-05-2012 02:28:30 |
More by ssimpson89
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Town Hall Tap is a very neat little establishment. The dimly-lit building is exactly the atmosphere I look for in a beer bar. The walls are clad with beer-related items, and makes for an old-school feel. One of it's advantages is the location. Unlike the original establishment, parking is free and easy to find.
Aside from just Town Hall Brewery offerings, there is usually at least one cask offering and a good selection of guest taps and bottles. The menu isn't huge, but there are many unique appetizers, along with burgers and sandwiches, all reasonably priced. The food alone is better than the typical bar norm, and the fries are out of this world!
Having gone there on a rainy Monday afternoon, it wasn't very crowded and the service was quick and quite good. The staff is friendly, and make the patrons feel welcome upon entering. For those that haven't been here, I recommend checking it out. I know I'll be stopping in whenever I'm in the area.
05-09-2011 21:12:48 |
More by WYVYRN527
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$
Once we walked in my girlfriend and I were greeted nicely and sat down at the bar right away. It was a very relaxed setting that was extremely inviting and warming as we both felt right at home. Loved the open face to the street with the garage style doors wide open to the patio to allow in the beautiful weather. The quality was excellent as was the service. The tenders switched while we were there but both were very helpful and informative and quick to address conversation about beer and the like. Selection was massive and I wish I could have stayed to try them all (no time plus a 6 hour drive the rest of the way home). I ordered a sampler featuring: English Summer Ale, Thunderstorm, Hop Index, and a beer from a guest tap - Lift Bridge Chestnut Hill; all were very refreshing and tasty. Masala Mama lived up to its following and I enjoyed it the most. We didn't try the food as stopping here was a last minute decision and we had already eaten. As far as price goes I felt it was a bit much but I may be comparing that to the place I go regularly here in Omaha. Overall I was very impressed and will make an attempt to stop every time I'm in Minneapolis.
08-10-2011 06:08:35 |
More by antlerwrestler19
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
This is an extension of Town Hall Brewery. Well know for their craft beers.
A. It's a very nice "uptown-ish" bar, with a nice relaxed feel. Booths, high-top tables and bar eating are available. A very relaxing place to go for just a beer, or for dinner. No dress up needed,
Q. Although they can't brew their own beer (due to MN law), they carry a full line of Town Hall Tap only beers brewed at the main location. They also offer a nice line of craft "Guest Beers" that always make a nice addition. It's always great beer and good food.
S. I've never had any less than the best service here. The servers are always very attentive.
S. There is a great selection of Tap specific beers supplied by Town Hall Brewery. The list of Guest Beers is great. And being that almost all of the beers are only available at the Tap, it keeps things interesting.
F. The food here is great. I personally love the Ragamuffin Fried Chicken Sandwich. I have yet to have something bad here. The price is a bit high for what you get for some items.
V. The beer options are great. The price is fair for any normal brew pubs. Some items are a bit high in price. The brie cheese curds are overpriced for the 8 pieces you get. But overall the place is very nice with a well suited selection off food and brew.
07-30-2011 04:17:42 |
More by MBrausen
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I like this place, I come here about every other week. I like seeing the rotation of guest beers on tap, and there's plenty of standards by which to educate myself. The food is fancier than bar food: in particular I like Pete's Cabin Burger, mixed with wild rice and mushrooms, and when I ask for mayo on the side (for my fries), it's a seasoned variety that's even more delightful.
One of the bartenders in particular is exceptionally attentive and affable without being pushy. Clearly he knows his beer, as does the other bartender I've seen, but the one distinguishes himself as endeavoring to become a host. I appreciate that.
I don't like holding a venue responsible for its constituency, but I don't enjoy the constituency here. The locals are fine, the families that come in and the people settling down for conversation, but occasionally there's a hipster influx that, initially, made me question whether I was in the right place. Regardless, it's easy to block everyone else out and focus on my food and beer.
I don't think it's awesome they tack on a $2 fee for a gluten-free bun for the burgers, but my wife appreciates the option and they chose a good brand to go with, Udi's.
02-19-2013 04:37:30 |
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