A dimly lit fairly standard brewpub atmosphere. Eleven taps plus one cask, with some interesting options. Food is average at best brewpub fare. Service was slow on our visit on a not too busy Saturday afternoon. All in all a good stop if youíre in the area but donít know if this is a real destination based on the lackluster food and service I experienced.
We saw a sign on the highway on our way to Madison and since it was 11 AM, we figured why not stop. Itís a cutesy place in a cutesy town. The four beers we tried were all pretty decent and the bartender was super friendly and chatty. Glad we stopped.
JK (384) St. Louis Park, Minnesota | August 22, 2015
Visited on Friday afternoon before Great Taste. Small building in a small town that feels more rural than it is, trolls everywhere. The restaurant was very busy at 2 pm, we were fortunate to get a table in the bar for a few beers, both priced at under $5. This was my first time here but I have found the beers to be hit and miss. About ten beers on, so a good selection.
Smallish place is a cute little town that seems to be completely given over to troll occupation. Central L-shaped bar and restaurant tables. Most folks were eating burgers, as pizza is only available in the evenings. Beers are available as flights or pints, but they were probably my least favorite brews of the trip. Friendly service.
One of my favorite places. Great food. Great craft beer. Too bad itís two hours away. Every time Iíve been there Iíve enjoyed myself. The last time (a week ago),I wasnít wowed by the beer. My favorites are Erik the Red and the Russian Stout. I donít care for IPAs much, but I can recognize thee Maggie Imperial IPA is a fine example. Monk is a decent Belgian Ale. The most interesting is the Trailside Wheat. Tastes and smells like bananas and...I think cloves. Good beer. Had an amazing pasta dish I canít remember the name of. And the pulled pork wrap is awesome. Servers always friendly. Bartenders seemed a little put out even on a slow night. Not much, just a hint. Overall a fantastic place.
Just off the main drag in a kinda cool town, only 15 minutes from Madison. Not too big of a place; bar on main floor/pizza place upstairs. 12 taps of all GT beers. Shrug? Ones I had were solid to not great. Pizza was very good though. Hope to be back and given a chance, will go.
Been here several times, surprised I have not reviewed. Place is deceptively huge. I bet between upstairs and downstairs, they can fit about half the town. Bar has an interesting setup, and there are a few things to look at down there. Upstairs is the pizzeria, and I think a pool table and some video or pinball games. Service can be hit or miss, as some people that work there truly are grumpy. Beer is also hit or miss, and do not depend on their website to tell you what they have on tap, as it is rarely current. Be advised that there are no growler fills after 9 PM!!!! Worth coming here for the pizza though, so I will be back.
Made a mid-afternoon stop on a Wednesday afternoon. The place was understandably somewhat empty. The service was OK, although our waitress couldnít wait for us to close out our tab so she could leave. The little bit of food we sampled was good, if a bit of American average. Same for the beer. I shared the ginormous sampler tray (they did offer a lot of different beer titles) with a friend, and none of the beers either offended or overly impressed, and the variance in styles was barely noticeable. The one I liked best earned a pint and a midling score. Average American brewpub tavern. (Brewery #609)
Visited 10/9/2010. Pepsican says this place sucks now that the brewer left for Sweet Mullets but when I was there I enjoyed it. Might have to stop in again next month on the way to Madison.
Stopped in on a Saturday afternoon after stopping at New Glarus. This place is right on the edge of a quiet looking neighborhood and I could definitely see this being a neighborhood bar. Inside is clean and old looking, all wood. The bar is long and there was plenty of seating.
The bartender was very nice and prompt. He set me up right away with a sampler and answered my questions.
I had some pretty good beers (Curly and Freedom Forward) and a bunch of decent beers. The only bad beer was the Captain Fred.
With 12 taps going Iíd definitely return here if in the area as Iím sure theyíll always have something new to try.
Lou109 (1) , | March 6, 2013| Updated February 15, 2014
Love this place! Great Beer - I really like the Maggie IPA. Their burgers are from local beef and they taste fresh. Awesome.
My wife and I stopped in for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. There was about a 20 minute wait for seating but I enjoyed the decor while we waited. There is the pub and restaurant on the ground level and the pizzeria upstairs, both which will offer beer. Food was tasty, especially the grump chips! I did a little research and decided to try one of their better rated beers which was great and took home a 22oz bomber of another to enjoy. Small quaint little place but very clean and busy. Highly recommend.