Great Waters Brewing Co. | St. Paul, Minnesota
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Great Waters Brewing Co.
Exceptional based on 28 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

426 St Peter Street
St. Paul, Minnesota United States 55102 [ print map ]
651 224 2739

greatwatersbc.com

Hours: Mon-Sun: 11am - 2am


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Beer Available At Great Waters Brewing Co. (arranged by most recent)
Great Waters Cartoon Bear German Pilsner , Great Waters Ka-Pow New Zealand IPA , Great Waters Saint Walpurgis Night Maibock , Great Waters St. Andrew’s Cross Scotch Ale , Great Waters Billy Boyce ESB
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28 reviews for Great Waters Brewing Co.
 Ambiance  73%
 Service  74%
 Selection  67%
 Food  66%
 Value  72%
 Overall  69%
 Rating  77%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 11/20
t0rin0  (1346) Do Not Resuscitate, California | July 16, 2013
Visited November 16, 2011.

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.
58
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 11/20
Braudog  (721) Hampton, Virginia | September 2, 2014
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)
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
theisti  (523) Leawood, Kansas | May 19, 2010| Updated June 28, 2012
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.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
BVery  (428) Burnsville, Minnesota | January 25, 2009| Updated July 11, 2011
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 solid, with usually 1 or 2 better beers in the group (usually the seasonals/specials).
64
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 8/20
adnielsen  (413) Fort Collins, Colorado | April 8, 2011
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.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
PorterPounder  (313) Tallahassee, Florida | May 2, 2006
Visited here on a rainy weekend in late April ’06. 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.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 3/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
JK  (283) 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.
68
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch  (255) Burlington, Vermont | December 7, 2004
Nicely done, upscale place in a great downtown location...I love downtown brewpubs! Strangely enough, the keg beers seemed on the whole much better than the casks which were all rather watery, but I give this place credit for focusing so deliberately on English styles. Excellent if somewhat pricey food.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
ElGaucho  (224) Minnetonka, Minnesota | January 14, 2004
My first impression of Great Waters was its attractive, upscale decor. During the summer you can enjoy your beer in their outdoor patio area. The food is excellent and large selection of beers brewed on-premise is impressive. Those who appreciate Real Ales are in for a treat. The quality of the beer is solidly above average, though not outstanding. With the demise of nearby Vine Park brewing, this your only brewpub choice in the city and a worthy one at that.
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
ryanfolty  (204) Bourbon County, Minnesota | November 6, 2011| Updated November 30, 2011
Great location, had about 10 in house beers on tap, no flights on Wild game night which was not cool, food was okay at best, service was good though for how busy it was on game day. She came by often and gave me 3 samplers to make up for the no flight deal, would have increased the service rating more if she was more knowledgeable on the beers.

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