Visited with jackl. Corner place in a characterful old building right in the center of downtown St. Paul. Attractive interior. We chose the small patio that faces an old theater and a pedestrianized zone. Beers were OK, just not very exciting. Iíd return for a meal.
Cool spot, right in the courtyard between some neat buildings and with a nice patio. This could be a really nice place to hang out, if the beer was better. Really disappointing beer actually. Oh well. Service was alright and the place was comfortable. I left after I went through the sampler flight.
Executed a planned dinner stop on a Saturday evening nice enough to sit on the patio, which sits on the corner of a pedestrian zone in downtown St Paul. The brewpub was fairly empty, but was still the busiest place in an otherwise nearly dead area, an odd impression for us. The bar and restaurant occupy a corner of an oddly retro building, with the restrooms down the well worn halls. The service was attentive enough, but came with an odd paranoia that seemed associated with our place along the wrought iron fenced patio on the oddly sleepy street. The beers we tried from the long list of English-tilted varieties were all OK although none stood out. The food was a mix of average American pub fare to the tasty but grossly mushy quesadilla I struggled through. (Brewery #654)
Visited on a Monday afternoon for a quiet pint and some wifi to catch up on email. Located in a cool old building with a great outdoor patio on a pedestrian walkway. The interior seems a bit run down and ragged, and not terribly put together. I sat at the bar, and had a nice chat with the bartender. They had I think 4 beers on cask, which was cool. I did not get food, but what I saw leaving the kitchen looked decent. Cool place, certainly worth a stop.
Located in a beautiful setting I wish they could have performed better. 8 beer flight for $12, one was all right, the rest were not good and a couple had some flaws. I did not eat, but, the food my neighbors at the bar were eating didnít look all that great. The place was sparse during lunch hour on a weekday which says something. Bartender was very attentive and helpful.
A tired, old-school 90ís brewpub conveniently located in downtown St. Paul. English styles dominated the modest selection of house brews. A few offerings were available on cask and in surprisingly decent condition. Otherwise, the beer itself wasnít all that interesting. Flights arenít advertised, but are available. Prices were a bit high considering the quality of the beer. Overall, not worth a visit unless youíre on a deep dive of the scene.
BVery (618) Plymouth, Minnesota | January 25, 2009| Updated March 17, 2016
Fun place in the heart of St. Paul. Generally around 10 house brews available, with a few on cask. Food is decent, maybe a little pricey. Beers are okay, with usually 1 or 2 better beers in the group (usually the seasonals/specials).
Visited here on a rainy weekend in late April í06. Nice downtown setting with a great view of Rice Park and the Landmark Building. Had about ten on tap, four on cask, the the rest "on push" as they call it. All were above average - especially enjoyed the Blackwatch Oat Stout. Served much warmer than usual, which was appeciated, especially by my wife. The food was about average considering the price - but you are paying for the downtown location. Crowds were a bit sparse, hopefully it was just becuase of the nasty weather.
Cool, old atmosphere and great service. We tried eight of their beers and were mostly disappointed. A couple of decent ones at best and the rest were worse. On the upside, it is a cool place downtown to get a beer.
JK (363) St. Louis Park, Minnesota | January 21, 2004| Updated October 18, 2012
cool ambiance in an old St. Paul building. Standard service. Selection is ok, but the quality of the food leaves much to be desired. My shepards pie was terrible; the Mediterranean style pizza was ok. Worth stopping by if you are close. The problem with downtown St. Paul is it is deserted on a weekend unless there is a Wild hockey game. Good scotch selection.