The Town Hall is nice because the beers are always changing...new seasonals nearly every week, and lots of flavorful highlights among them. A cool, cozy, reasonably quiet place to hang out and talk above the frat-party fracas that seeps through the windows from the college bars across the street. Food is always good, the brews are always tasty, and the waitresses never know a goddamn thing about what they’re serving you. Example: I ask if the Centennial Pale Ale tastes better on cask or on tap. She says it tastes warmer to her on cask. A for effort, i guess.
visited in November. Great brewpub in a beautiful building with 20 foot ceilings, original tin roof, huge windows in a great part of town. Fire place, leather furniture, pool, darts, a long bar and plenty of seating. Good sized crowd. Food was good. Service was good. Beers were good. 8 on tap. 3 seasonals. the anniversary ale was the highlight. A must hit if in town.
Stopped by on a Saturday night. Place was a bit rough around the edges but I liked that about it. I had an 8 beer sampler to try all of their current offerings. A can’t say that I was amazed by any of them, but they were all generally good. Good place to go for a brew and to hang out and talk.
We took a taxi to this place from dowtown which ends up being about 10 bucks with a generous tip. Our server was friendly and knew what he was talking about when it came to beer. He was most excited about their new seasonal - Fresh Hop 2006. We sat out on the patio watching Minnesota football fans getting ready to get beat by Michigan. Sorry Minnesota. The food exceeded our expectations and the brews were very good.
IPAndy (8) minneapolis, Minnesota | August 4, 2006
The thing that stood out was that they were serving other places brews. Lots of people were putting this as a negative- I thought it was really thoughtful of them. They knew they were going to have construction, so they brought in some guest beers to tide everyone over. That being said, I wasn’t impressed with their Masalla Mama or Centennial IPA’s, so I will have to try some of their others once they get everything together. Food is above average for brewpubs (the burrito was quite tasty, and the Reuben was par). Good place, and only 5 minutes from the West Bank campus.
I was quite a bit disappointed by the selection at Town Hall - only two of their own on tap (an IPA, and a PA). I was hoping to try some of the raved about seasonals. As for the rest of the bar, I enjoyed it. The high ceilings and atmosphere make it feel like something from the Prohibition times. Although I only had an appetizer and my kids had dessert, the food was very good. Wait staff was very knowledgable on the beers they did have on tap.
On a hot evening, I make it over to Town Hall. Fans are blowing and it’s quite humid, but I’m here for the beer. Due to some construction work, only three beers of theirs were available - the Centennial IPA on draught and cask, and Masala Mama. The Centennial was quite enjoyable, though I missed the window to buy a growler since it was after 10:00 p.m. I would have liked to had many more Town Hall brewed beers, but there were no more to be had. Still a worthwhile trip though.
Great place. The masala mama on hand pull is awesome, teh food was quite good, thought they were out of the Walleye hoagie that I really wanted. Cool old building in a nice apart of town, Service was good and friendly.
Nice building and great location; I love the beautiful ceiling and the preservation work that has obviously gone into keeping it kept in good condition. The food and service were great for the lunch stop I made. I was excited and fortunate enough to sample the Masala Mama on cask, and it made a wonderful compliment to the spicy cajun walleye hoagie I had with it. The other beers were worth sampling as well. Oh yeah, my bartender was also really friendly and we had a good conversation about brewing and the collection of brewpub growlers they had decorating the wall. Well worth the trip!
This is quickly becoming my most favourite bar. Great prices, nice long bar that always has a seat open. Food always looks fantastic, even though I haven’t really had much of it. Their standard beers are always at least better than average and their seaonals are fantastic. I tend to always get good service from the bartenders, but they never seem too friendly.