The Twin Cities in Minnesota is a haven for breweries considering the abundance that has burst forth. In the past few years, a surprising large number of locations across the area have given one an ample choice in savory spots for a thirst-quenching beer and perhaps a little something to munch on. But where to start? Here are the 30 best breweries near Minneapolis and St. Paul to visit.
Steel Toe Brewing
4848 W 35th St, St Louis Park, MN 55416
With a wide selection of great brews and an inviting taproom, Steel Toe Brewing prides itself as a small craft brewery but with big dreams…of staying small.
Modist Brewing Co.
505 N 3rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Focusing on modern modifications for unconventional drinks, this Twin City brewery is known for wild beverages such as Fruit City and Double Ghost Vision.
Bauhaus Brew Labs
1315 Tyler St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Operating out of a refurbished industrial warehouse, Bauhaus Brew Labs has a towering and open location with a fine selection of their own brews of pilsner, lager, and ale.
701 N 5th St, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Perfect for any palette, Inbound BrewCo boasts a menu of varied suds that is sure to have a little something for everyone. Whether you’re feeling funky for a Gose Sour Ale or craving something dark in the form of a Stout, the menu at this Minneapolis craft brewery is fairly vast.
Dangerous Man Brewing Company
1300 NE 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Fresh and local, Dangerous Man is a microbrewery and taproom keeps their menu moving with small-batch brews of various lagers, ales, and IPAs, among others. It’s also hard to miss that bearded-man logo.
Urban Growler Brewing Co.
2325 Endicott St, St Paul, MN 55114
Based out of an old-fashioned brick building, Urban Growler Brewing Co. is a brewery in St. Paul that is fully equipped with a taproom, kitchen, and beer garden. Check out their latest offering of the sweet and fruity Plum Grisette.
Indeed Brewing Company and Taproom
711 NE 15th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55413
With a taproom and patio, this craft brewery in Minneapolis not only has a wonderful location but a fine selection of original beers that includes Day Tripper pale ale, Mexican Honey imperial lager, and Flavorwave IPA.
225 Thomas Ave N #700, Minneapolis, MN 55405
Brewed from the highest quality water in Minneapolis, Utepils is truly a place quality brew that spans everything from rich IPAs to an ale based off the local KFAN radio station.
Surly Brewing Co.
520 Malcolm Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Surly Brewing is one of the most open and inviting craft brewery spots of Minneapolis considering the ample menu, abundance of seating, and large parking lot. This Twin City brewery features a spacious interior and a fireside outdoor area that is perfect for enjoying the iconic Furious IPA.
861 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414
The brewery of such tasty treats as their Honey Wheat Ale and Juicy IPA, HeadFlyer Brewing has been a pleasant addition to the Northeast Minneapolis brewery scene since 2017 with a vibrant taproom and beautiful patio seating.
3055 Columbia Ave NE Suite 102, Minneapolis, MN 55418
If you’re looking for a brewery with some unique variety, 56 Brewing’s menu includes such interesting brews as Mexican Chocolate Darker Territory Stout, Belgian Quad, and Kernza Dark Lager.
Bad Weather Brewing Company
414 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102
Despite the name, Bad Weather Brewing makes for a great summer destination when there’s not as much snow on the ground. With a festive patio and food trucks swinging by, it’s the perfect spot for a get-together especially with the weather-themed beers of Hopcromancer and Windvane.
Eastlake Craft Brewery
920 E Lake St #123, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Based out of the old Sears & Roebuck Building, Eastlake Craft Brewery offers a fine variety of craft brew that spans sour & tart, hoppy & hoppier, crisp & yellow, and sweet & malty. Don’t forget to take advantage of their free crowler delivery.
Lake Monster Brewing Company
550 Vandalia St #160, St Paul, MN 55114
Though there are 10,000 lakes in Minnesota, there’s only one Lake Monster brewery. It’s a brewery in St. Paul that is worth visiting for its interesting take on classic drinks with their Empty Rowboat IPA and Last Fathom Dark Lager.
Dual Citizen Brewing Company
725 Raymond Ave, St Paul, MN 55114
Committed to building a great community around great beer, Dual Citizen is a friendly spot with an open taproom and such clever drinks as Caress Me Brown (brown ale) and Luck of the Loons (helles lager).
755 Prior Ave N, St Paul, MN 55104
Family-run out of St. Paul, BlackStack is plentiful with appealing brews that include such wild menu additions of Little Spoon (Cereal Milk Stout w/ Cinnamon Toast Crunch) and Ken Burns Presents: Cherry, Tangerine, & Pineapple (Sour – Fruited Berliner Weisse).
Barrel Theory Beer Company
248 7th St E, St Paul, MN 55101
Located in the Lowertown neighborhood of St. Paul, Barrel Theory brewery strives for the best in beer and providing an engrossing taproom experience.
LTD Brewing Co.
8 8th Ave N, Hopkins, MN 55343
What started as a beautiful friendship amid brewing soon transformed into LTD Brewing. Established in 2003, their homebrewed beers come in everything from crowlers to growlers and bombers to bottles.
Under Pressure Brewing
8806 7th Ave N, Golden Valley, MN 55427
With a bevy of blends and brews, Under Pressure continues pushing out quality beer in the Twin Cities, come rain or snow (though rain would probably be preferable). Loaded up with as many as 23 drinks on tap, there’s plenty of options to try them all with a 4-sample flight, 8-sample flight, or even an 8-pint flight.
Lakes & Legends Brewing Company
1368 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
For a brewery with some midwest appeal, there’s certainly a northern allure within Lakes & Legends. While they have seasonal brews, there are lots of tasty year-round options that include the Barncat (Belgian ale) and a 5-Weight Creme Ale.
Herkimer Pub and Brewery
2922 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Operating since 1999, Herkimer is an older pub that has stood the test of time. Their selection of award-winning beverages includes American Red Ale, White IPA, Tropical Stout, and so much more.
Unmapped Brewing Co.
14625 Excelsior Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55345
For those seeking a brewery adventure, considering trekking towards Unmapped. Take a trip to their taproom for a unique menu of handcrafted IPAs and sodas of numerous flavors.
FINNEGANS Brew Co.
817 S 5th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
There’s certainly some old-fashioned pub swank going at Finnegans. Their taproom of wood and green is certainly worth a visit in addition to their wildly different selection of beers with such tantalizing titles as Tile Factory, Cosmic Snowball, and Tree Blender.
25 N 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55401
A dapper delight of downtown Minneapolis, Clockwerks Brewing maintains a steampunk vibe with its bountiful beer selection, as well as bar food snacks of BBQ sliders and nachos. The highlights on tap at this Twin City brewery include the Clockwerk Orange (Orange, cloves, pepper, and coriander; light and refreshing) and Liquid Breakfast (A creamy coffee oatmeal stout with a hint of maple).
Wild Mind Artisan Ales
6031 Pillsbury Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419
As the title implies, Wild Mind has some out-there ideas when it comes to beer. Unique highlights of their menu include Warpship, Whoa Jack, and La Femme Forte.
Wicked Wort Brewing Company
4165 W Broadway Ave, Robbinsdale, MN 55422
Despite the name, Wicked Wart is quite the place to grab a little something to sip and scarf. Their locally-brewed beers have a lot of variety and their grill options are suitable enough for meals or snacks.
Boom Island Brewing Company and Taproom
5959 Baker Rd #320, Minnetonka, MN 55345
Bursting with flavors, Boom Island brings a bountiful array of delicious drinks. Be it a New England Style IPA or Nitro Stout, there’re plenty of richly flavorful options.
2934 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408
For the perfect pairing of beer and burger, LynLake Brewery can serve up both. Their beers include such darkly decadent drinks as the Sideburns Milk Stout and their burgers boast the colorful Lake Street Burger.
Falling Knife Brewing Company
783 Harding St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
As one of the latest additions of a brewery to Northeast Minneapolis, Falling Knife has a sharp showcase of IPAs, pilsners, and stouts with such quirky titles as Terminally Chill and The Joy Fermentable.
Vine Park Brewing Co.
1254 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102
What makes Vine Park most special is that it’s branded as one of the only places in Minnesota where you (yes, you) can brew your own beer. Operating since 1995, the staff at this brewery in St. Paul can help customers out in assembling their own drink. Quite the activity for those who enjoy the act of developing beer as much they do consuming it.
Fulton Brewing Taproom
414 N 6th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401
There’s something kinda quirky about Fulton Brewing advertising their beer as tasting like… well, beer. Their highlight is the Chill City Chugger, a golden lager with a classic kind of can design.