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Great Waters Brewing Co.
Exceptional based on 27 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

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

greatwatersbc.com

Hours: Mon-Sat 11a-1a, Sun 12-12


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Great Waters Brewing Co.

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Beer Available At Great Waters Brewing Co. (arranged by most recent)
Great Waters Billy Boyce ESB , Great Waters Dog Days , Great Waters Brown Trout Brown Ale 44, Great Waters Caskkade IPA , Great Waters Everydayís Special Bitter , Great Waters Joe Moment Mild Ale , Great Waters St. Judeís American Wheat Ale , Great Waters Moose Ear IPA , Great Waters Blackwatch Oat Stout 90, Great Waters Square Deal Mild Ale , Great Waters Hop On IPA , Great Waters Last Chance Ginger Dubbel
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27 reviews for Great Waters Brewing Co.
 Ambiance  75%
 Service  74%
 Selection  67%
 Food  67%
 Value  72%
 Overall  70%
 Rating  77%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
ElGaucho  (222) 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.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
MaBeer1972  (84) Taunton, Massachusetts | June 6, 2013
Visited on a recent trip to St. Paul. Big lofty space in an old building. Bar is a little disjointed with a huge column dividing it. Outside seating also available. Arrived during happy hour - $2.50 pints - canít beat that! Good selection, including a nice IPA and several hand-pumped selections served at cellar temp. All brews I tried were well made and very tasty. Service was good and so was the food. Try the walleye!
82
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
AceOfHearts  (11) Mountain View, California | March 28, 2004
Nice clean and big place, seems very classy. I was there on a weekday night so it wasn't very crowded. The brewer himself came out when he saw me rating beers and introduced himself, he seemed like a friendly guy who didn't hesitate to answer all my questions. A good variety of beers, too.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Syd  (26) Waconia, Minnesota | June 26, 2008
This place seems to have improved nicely over the past 3 years. The service rules, the food is decent, and the beers seems somehow better. I really would like to see these guys continue to exist and prosper.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
PorterPounder  (289) Tallahassee, Florida | May 2, 2006
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.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
michael-pollack  (100) King of Prussia, Pennsylvania | February 29, 2004
Good beer. Cool place. Nice staff. Uses well water.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
MilkmanDan  (20) Eagan, Minnesota | June 23, 2005
Highly impressed by the fact that they had four separate cask beers on tap. Iím not typically a big cask person, but having the opportunity to try four different styles together was a great learning experience. Beer-wise, decent selection and generally pretty good quality, but I appreciate the fact that there were a variety of more subtle styles on the menu and not the becoming-usual swath of imperial stouts and barrel-aged monstrosities. Nice atmosphere here and the bar staff were friendly and helpful. Didnít get a chance to try the food, but Iíll get that on my next trip.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Dansting  (114) Overland Park, Kansas | June 29, 2007
Came on a Thursday for lunch. Hard to find parking (we had to pay $5 at a parking garage). Located in a beautiful part of Saint Paul, just minutes from the capital. Service wasnít that good at first, as it took a while to have our order taken, especially since it wasnít that busy when we got there. The sampler was for eight beers, but they only had seven available at our stop, so the bartender gave us a half-pint of our favorite one to make up for it. I was a big fan of their Full Broadside India Pale Ale. Food wasnít that great, although Iíll give them a break since I wasnít too hungry. It costs about what youíd expect at a downtown brewpub in a business district.
76
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
maniac  (98) Baltimore, Maryland | June 1, 2009
Visited on 05/31/2009. Helpful, Friendly and knowledgable staff. Immediately brought out water with the sizable sampler offered. Pretzels were hot, fast and tasty. Very open bar with the brewery located behind a glass window visible behind the bar.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben  (90) Blaine, Minnesota | September 4, 2004
Definitely a modern brewpub. Very good food, suprisingly better than the standard fare Iíve found at pubs. The beer is quite nice. I havenít had anything that really made me cringe. Unfortunately, they have about 7 standards and the seasonals do not rotate all that frequently. Brews tend to stay on tap a while. Even still, itís certainly worth a trip. Just donít expect to be able to taste half their brews in two weeks. Oh, great patio too.

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