Urban Growler Brewing Company

Urban Growler Brewing Company, Saint Paul: Hours, Address, Urban Growler Brewing Company Reviews: 4.5/5

Urban Growler Brewing Company

Urban Growler Brewing Company
4.5
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
We are women owned and operated. We have good food that goes with great beer in our warm and welcoming taproom. During the warmer months, we open our large beer garden. We are open ... Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11am - 10pm Friday and Saturday 11am - 11pm Sunday 11am - 8pm Closed Mondays
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Richard H
Saint Paul, MN61 contributions
Excellent beer, food and Covid precautions
Oct 2020 • Solo
I stopped by Urban Growler Brewing today for lunch. I think they have the best locally brewed beer and the best Reuben sandwiches in the Twin Cities.

It is only the second day that they are open for indoor food and drink service. They have worked out the best system I have seen yet for safe indoor dining during Covid. They are using their large party space rather than their taproom. Tables are well spaced out with plastic partitions between them. There is a QR code at each table that you can scan to see the beer and food menu on your phone. One person from each table then goes to the bar to order food and beer. The staff behind the bar is shielded by plastic partitions. After you order, they give you a pager that lets you know when to go to a pickup window to get your food. Social distancing is easy to maintain not only for the customers but for the staff.

During the summer, Jill Pavlak, one of the co-owners, told me that her biggest concern about opening for indoor service during the long Minnesota winter was for the health and safety of her staff as well as her customers. I really commend her for that concern. Not all business owners are so conscientious. Plus, I think she has done a better job of it than any other eating/drinking establishment I have seen, including the member’s dining room at my country club.

So if you want to see a model of how to run a small business safely during a pandemic, give them a visit. Plus, did I mention that the food and beer are outstanding?
Written 29 October 2020
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Clara J
3 contributions
Love everything about Urban Growler!
Mar 2020
They’ve got some of the BEST food and great vegetarian/vegan options. Vegan chili, quinoa bowl, beyond burgers, and tots are my favorites :) Love everything about UG! Definitely a place to visit if you're in the Twin Cities.
Written 6 April 2020
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lcattau
Richfield, MN635 contributions
Quality Beer and Food...But Long Wait
Feb 2020
We purchased Minnesota Craft Notes, a little orange passport that allows us to visit breweries, distilleries, and wineries all over Minnesota. It has been a great purchase to take us all over the state. We used it a few weeks ago to go here. We went on a Saturday evening and it was extremely busy. We put our names in for a table, and they said it would be over 30 minutes to an hour. We chose to sit at the bar. We put our order in there and ended up waiting almost 1.5 hours for food. Normally I would have just left, but since it is a brewery, we were enjoying our brews and decided to wait. The bartender was so nice but kept making excuses for the kitchen (I feel awful when they have to do that). Finally after an hour we were offered complimentary bar nuts. Honestly, a manager should have done that much earlier and offered a free drink. Luckily, when the food came, it was excellent. Probably some of the best brewery food I've had. However, if the owner reads this review: that long wait probably will prevent us from returning, which is a shame, because the food was great and I LOVE supporting women-owned businesses. Have a manager there when it gets that busy to help customers. It seemed poorly managed. Also, most of their best beers were not offered in growlers, which is frustrating. Better management could really turn this into great brewery.
Written 11 March 2020
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Thank you for your review. We are actually in transition. Our new manager just started 6 days ago. She is already making improvements in staffing, training, communication... We hope you give us another try. Cheers~ Jill, Deb, and Team UG
Written 12 March 2020
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Donna N
51 contributions
Delicious, warm and fun
Jan 2020
We have eaten here a few times, and have NEVER had a bad experience. Having been here for several fundraisers (they are extremely supportive of the community), we finally had the chance to visit with some friends after a museum visit. We had a great meal, and all of the kids were happy. Parents, too - because the beer was especially tasty. I liked the Cowbell Cream Ale, and my IPA-loving husband loved the Golden Hammer. We went back recently, and while they were out of Golden Hammer, the Endicott was just as satisfying.

With the kids, we ate the shareable quesadillas and the Twin Cities Basket (french fries and tots). Without the kids, we had a Haystack burger and the Cubano sandwich. All of the previously mentioned foods were awesome, and we can't wait to go back.

Huge props for this community bastion - you won't be disappointed by the food or the friendly environs.
Written 11 January 2020
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cmonnowsmile
Erie, CO2 contributions
21st bday celebration
Nov 2019 • Friends
We met at Urban Growler to have lunch and beers on Black Friday and celebrate a bday. The younger generation all had Lemonbells which is a favorite and chicken nachos and said they were the best they've had. Older folks shared the black flight and liked every one. We also enjoyed the Vegan bowl and vegan chili. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. It was a special day and we all had a lovely time.
Written 1 December 2019
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Mark Lukasik
140 contributions
Best Brewery in Town
Oct 2019
The beers are solid, my favorite was the Vanilla Latte - Blonde Ale. It was so good, i found it at the local liquor store to bring some home with me. We were also hungry and ordered the Nachos with pulled pork - it was excellent, not 1 chip was soggy. Great choice and great suggestion by the bartender.
Written 22 October 2019
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Maria L
Eden Prairie, MN63 contributions
Good food and beer
Aug 2019 • Couples
Great place to stop and have some delicious food and beer. Everything we tried was delicious. Great space and just a walk to another local brewery.
Written 31 August 2019
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krauser848
Pahrump, NV342 contributions
a diamond in the rough
Apr 2019 • Friends
I don't know how people know about this place, it is buried deep and hiding. Go out of your way, find it and enjoy a wonderful lunch of fried perch and fries and a cold brew right there surrounded by the vats. Absolutely delightful. The two owners, Deb and Jill, kept coming by our table of eight to make sure everything was just right. The fish is great and the atmosphere, the smell of beer, yeast and hops is delicious! Our staff was so smiley and friendly and kept shooting pictures of all of us. What a nice time! Go there!
Written 28 April 2019
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Dear Krauser848, Thank you for the 5-star review! We thoroughly enjoyed your group. We will share your kind review with our entire team. Cheers~ Jill, Deb, & Team UG
Written 30 April 2019
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pushing50
Minnesota8 contributions
Enjoyed my beer but skip the fish fry
Apr 2019 • Couples
After reading glowing reviews about the fish fry we thought we'd give it a try. Got there early after massive crowds and limited parking kept us away the week before. Ordered a beer that was unique and good...the Kentucky Uncommon. Then on to the fish fry. The breaded lake perch was a huge disappointment and expensive at $17.50. The perch had a thick rubbery skin still attached and was loaded with bones.
Written 15 April 2019
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We're glad you liked the Kentucky Uncommon. We've never heard of anyone getting perch with bones! I totally believe you. I just wish you would have let us know. We would have taken care of it immediately. If you want to email me directly, jill@urbangrowlerbrewing.com - I will look into it and get back to you. Thank you! Jill, Deb, and Team UG
Written 16 April 2019
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Wayne
Saint Paul, MN785 contributions
Excellent place to enjoy all year around
Jan 2019 • Friends
This place has great brewed beers, full bar and great food. The building is unique and has rooms to host events. The staff is friendly and the atmosphere is relaxing. The summer offers picnic seating and full service as well. The food is pub food mostly. This place is vegan friendly. The also sell products with their logo on it
Written 8 January 2019
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Thank you for the kind review! Cheers~ Jill and Deb
Written 10 January 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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