Northbound Smokehouse & Brewpub | Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Northbound Smokehouse & Brewpub
Good based on 24 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

2716 E 38th St
Minneapolis, Minnesota United States 55406 [ print map ]
612 208 1450 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Sun - Thu 11:00 AM - 1:00 AM; Fri - Sat 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM

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Northbound Smokehouse & Brewpub

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Northbound Smokehouse Coulda Woulda, Hooda , Northbound Smokehouse Light Rail Pale Ale 69, Northbound Smokehouse Porter 92, Northbound Smokehouse Shoulda Coulda Hooda , Northbound Smokehouse Darth Roggen , Northbound Smokehouse Jabrowni , Northbound Smokehouse Ball & Chain Pale Ale , Bent Paddle Trail Series # 1: Paddle Break Blonde 40, Northbound Smokehouse Red Wheat Saison , Northbound Smokehouse Honey Rye , Northbound Smokehouse Pirate Patch Black Ale , Northbound Smokehouse Espresso Smokehouse Porter , HammerHeart Imperial Longship 94, Northbound Smokehouse High Alert , Northbound Smokehouse Agave Brown Ale , HammerHeart Black Cascade 85, HammerHeart Blodeuwedd , Northbound Smokehouse Honey Tangerine Catís Meow , Northbound Smokehouse Bucket List , Northbound Smokehouse Homewreckin Rye
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24 reviews for Northbound Smokehouse & Brewpub
 Ambiance  75%
 Service  81%
 Selection  68%
 Food  75%
 Value  79%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  84%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
jackl  (590) Minneapolis, Minnesota | November 15, 2015
This place is a fun, no-frills brewpub that serves great food. I took advantage of the unseasonably warm weather and sat outside on the patio. The interior is pretty cramped and Iíd imagine that scoring a table here would be tough when the temperature drops. The wings and smoked cheese curds were both well above average bar food. The barbecue sandwiches also looked great. The six house beers were a bit hit and miss. The pale hoppy offerings were all very similar and seemed to suffer from being overly sweet and flabby. The porter, however, was pretty great. A few guest taps were also available at solid prices. Overall, despite some beers not being to my taste, I had a lot of fun here. Iíd recommend a visit, especially if youíre hungry.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben  (97) Blaine, Minnesota | March 28, 2015
Small place, very full. Large number of beers, mostly all in the porter/amber/pale ale families. Solid to above average quality. Only had the smoked curds, but delicious. Would certainly be back.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
edgallow  (150) nashville, Tennessee | January 5, 2015
Cool little corner brewpub. It was busy at 2:30 pm but we got a table right away. Food was good and several of the beers were very good.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
deyholla  (444) Minneapolis, Minnesota | November 30, 2014
A nice small brewpub south of town. A small dining area up front with a bar in the back. Service was great and bartender was happy to walk through the details of each beer. 11 beers on tap on my visit with 5 of their own beers which were available in a flight. Food was very solid and prices were not too shabby. Solid beer and very good food which means I will definitely be by again.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 13/20
Stine  (198) Minneapolis, Minnesota | July 3, 2014
This place gets really packed virtually every night of the week; it is the only decent bar in this neighborhood and it was very much needed when it opened. It gets very busy, and itís probably unwise to drop in with more than four people. The beer is standard American brewpub stuff, and it is mostly fine; there are always guest taps available. The porketta sandwich is the most popular item here and it is worth the trip by itself, but as a whole I would describe the food as average.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
ElGaucho  (243) Minnetonka, Minnesota | January 16, 2014
The really favorable qualities about Northbound are the food and the beer selection. The not so favorable qualities are that the place has very limited seating and lacks ambience. Had a couple of menu items that featured their smoked meats and they were outstanding. Beer selection includes some guest beers, and I was also quite impressed with their own beer. The outdoor patio provides some much needed additional seating capacity since indoor capacity canít be much more than 50, and thereís hardly any room to stand and wait for a table or bar stool to open up. Best to call for a reservation. Great service.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye  (229) Steinbach, Manitoba | January 6, 2014
Overall a pretty cool place in the Twin Cities. Quite a few of their own beers, which are solid, and a number of other Minnesota guest taps. More down to earth and less hipster than Dangerous Man. Go to both.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
cards04  (155) Steinbach, Manitoba | January 3, 2014
Great brew pub. Their in house brews are quality. Great food and prices. Canít wait to come back!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
camborne  (15) Hopkins, Minnesota | December 29, 2013
Decent house made beers. Service was solid. Food was good but some items lacked. Smoked fish was dry and not very smokey. Fries were awesome. Chicken sandwich was very good. The porter was the best beer by far. Nice crowd on hand.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen  (271) Charlotte, North Carolina | November 12, 2013
Stopped by on a Saturday night. Neat place, right as you walk in, you can smell the smoke/bbq. I didnít try the food, but I will if I go back. The taplist included 5 of their own beers and 5-6 guest taps (the night I visited all the guest taps were of Indeed). Beer was pretty good, cool place, definitely worth checking out.

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