When you go to a bar, you’re going for the beer — right? Some places can get so caught up in the gimmicks and the fancy drinks that they forget to focus on what’s actually bringing people through the door. These are the best bars in Minneapolis to get craft beer.
2500 University Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
Stanley’s Northeast Bar Room in Minneapolis has a total of 32 taps filled with local and regional craft beers, including their very own shandy.
2207 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Tracy’s makes the list not only for offering local brews but importing a few solid beers from out of state. Now, that’s taking initiative.
2005 2nd Ave, Anoka, MN 55303
This brother and sister pair are brewing some incredible local craft beer near Minneapolis. Stop by to give it a try and even bring some home after.
2229 E 35th St, Minneapolis, MN 55407
A friendly bar in Minneapolis with a wide selection of retro video games and board games available to patrons, Chatterbox Pub is a great place to spend an evening with friends.
2200 4th St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
Grumpy’s is an old neighborhood favorite, offering 20 rotating taps and plenty of options in bottles or cans.
2700 Coon Rapids Blvd NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433
If you’re looking for the best craft beer near you in the suburbs of Minneapolis, the selection of beer at Alloy Brewing Company is memorable. Their stuff is so good, it might be worth the drive for urbanites.
16 N 6th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403
The oldest bar in Minneapolis can trace its roots back to 1855 and a German immigrant named Gottlieb Gluek. The bar still honors its German heritage today by offering several German imports on tap.
4204 S 28th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406
A little bar in Minneapolis with a big craft beer selection that doesn’t cut corners on their bar food. Buster’s got it all — other than square footage that is.
329 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Their motto is “No Crap on Tap.” What else do you need?
7785 Lake Dr, Lino Lakes, MN 55014
HammerHeart makes smoked beers inspired by Norse and Celtic history and mythology. It’s a mythical experience.
221 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Every year, the folks over at craftbeer.com announce the best beer bars in every state as chosen by their readers. This year, Republic was their choice for Minnesota due to Republic’s 84 available taps and their ability to stay ahead of emerging trends.
89 S 10th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403
The beer list at Devil’s Advocate is hand-curated and includes brews from around the world.
2112 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405
If you’re looking to get one of the best burgers in the city and a server who can recommend a beer that pairs beautifully, The Lowry is your place.
9462 Deerwood Ln N, Maple Grove, MN 55369
If you’re looking for great craft beer and a relaxed outdoor atmosphere, check out the outdoor patio at Omni Brewing Co. The taproom brings in food trucks on weekends and regularly offers yoga, bean bags, cribbage leagues, and live music.
1611 W. Larpenteur Ave, Falcon Heights, MN 55113
Stout’s is known as a craft beer bar. If that’s your thing come check out their rotating tap selections.
2222 4th St, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Nestled in the heart of White Bear Lake, Big Wood Brewery offers some truly unique beers such as Cocoa-Vanilla Creme Ale, Amigo Grande, and Forest Fire.
225 Main St N, Stillwater, MN 55082
Craft beer brewed on location, pizza ordered from the bar and delivered from the place next door, and patio views of the St. Croix. What more can you ask for?
2626 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis MN 55408
Great food and a great tap menu, Red Cow is sure to blow away all of your expectations.
324 6th Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55401
First Draft in Minneapolis has a huge selection of craft beer taps all encased in chrome. If you get distracted by shiny things, stay clear.