You have a lot of friends. We have a lot of breweries. Coincidence? We don't think so.
There are so many unique breweries in Saint Paul, how do you chose?! If you're trying to narrow down your next stop, check out this list for the perfect person to bring where:
Bring your party. When Bad Weather opened in 2015, it was obvious that the patio out front would be a hit. They’ve since expanded the patio into the front parking lot, making it a great spot to bring your impromptu Friday night gathering.
Bring your deep friend. The one who likes to talk about the meaning of life and drink beer. This minimalist brewery is constructed inside of a grain silo, and Bang’s small, intimate space makes for a great setting when you want to talk out life’s essential questions.
Bring your baseball fanatic friend. One block from CHS Field, Barrel Theory is the perfect spot to toss a few back before cheering on the St. Paul Saints. Known for their sours but good at just about everything, this Lowertown hotspot was named the nation's Best New Brewery by USA Today in 2018.
Bring a mini-golfer. Before or after enjoying the fantastical wonderment that is Can Can Wonderland, the neighboring BlackStack Brewing is the place to meet. Pairs well with mini-golf fun-house.
Bring your gluten-free friend. We all have one, and they’ll love a brewery that specializes in gluten-free beer. If you’re not sure how to choose a gluten-free beer, start off with the Pyro.
Bring your friend who loves a little bit of everything. Located on the mezzanine level of the colossal culinary and maker funhouse that is Keg and Case Market, a beer from Clutch is the perfect way to kick off or cap off an afternoon spent exploring the market below.
Bring your Minneapolis friend. No matter what side of the river you call home, Dual Citizen believes we're all Twin Citizens at the end of the day. Located on the corner of University and Raymond, this brewery serves up great brews and emphasizes community engagement. Added bonus that you can get tasty gyros and tabbouleh delivered right to your table from neighboring restaurant, The Naughty Greek.
Bring your date. If you want to impress your date with your knowledge of cool, local hangouts, set up a time to meet at Lake Monster Brewing. The warehouse atmosphere of the taproom is kinda cozy, and your great taste in beer will earn you some points.
Bring your music loving friend. I mean, it's basically in the name. MetroNOME has music most days of the week, both in their taproom and downstairs in Fingal's Cave, a speakeasy-like space perfect for a vibe-y night on the town. Plus, they contribute a portion of their proceeds to music education groups in the Twin Cities metro area.
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Bring your artsy friend.Saint Paul Brewing inhabits one of the city's oldest buildings, but each visit feels to be a new experience. The art-park-style patio and industrial taproom make for some cool photo backdrops.
Bring everyone. The whole family. Summit’s revamped Ratskeller taproom has space for everyone to gather around and make new memories. Whether your companions are looking for the classic EPA or the next seasonal release, there’s plenty of beer to please everyone (and a patio to boot).
Bring your friend you haven’t seen in a while.Urban Growler's mission is to bring people together through beer and it's the perfect spot for good conversation over a good beer. One of the only breweries in town with a full kitchen, you'll find great food here, too.
Bring your biking buddy. Located close to the Mississippi River, Wabasha Brewing Company is the perfect end to a day biking along the river, through Lowertown or exploring Harriet Island.
Bring a history buff. The oldest surviving commercial building in all of the Twin Cities now houses a pretty awesome brewery (and wurstery). Pop into Waldmann Brewery and enjoy a brew in a limestone saloon that's been around since 1857.