United States > Minnesota > St. Paul
MilkmanDan (20) Eagan, Minnesota | June 23, 2005
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
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.
muzzlehatch (255) Burlington, Vermont | December 7, 2004
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
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.
badgerben (91) Blaine, Minnesota | September 4, 2004
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
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.
robertsreality (6) Minnesota | August 12, 2004
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Modern, upscale brewpub. Very nice place.. Not cozy, but good after work place. Plenty of good brews and few whiskyís to sober up with ;)
AceOfHearts (11) Mountain View, California | March 28, 2004
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
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.
michael-pollack (100) King of Prussia, Pennsylvania | February 29, 2004
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Good beer. Cool place. Nice staff. Uses well water.
JK (283) St. Louis Park, Minnesota | January 21, 2004| Updated October 18, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
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.
ElGaucho (224) Minnetonka, Minnesota | January 14, 2004
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
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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