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Great Waters Brewing Company

Great Waters Brewing Company

Brewery, American Restaurant, and Pub$$$$
Downtown St. Paul, Saint Paul
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  • The folks at Heavy Table and City Pages like this place. Would you agree?
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  • Yoda
    "cask conditioned Blackwatch Oatmeal Stout was voted the Twin"(3 Tips)
    M C.
    "Brown trout excellent"(2 Tips)
    Jayesh N.
    "The Wild Rice Burger here is good."(2 Tips)
    Josh S.
    "Try the Twin Cities "sexiest beer" here."(2 Tips)
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  • Tiffani S.
    Tiffani SAugust 12
    Their scotch ale was delicious as was the spinach and artichoke dip.
  • Simon J. A.
    Simon J. AndersonJuly 22, 2016
    Incredible beer cheese dip for the pretzel on the appetizer menu
  • Travis F.
    Travis FlynnApril 17, 2016
    Come for the beer.... Dont get the food.
  • Gustav L.
    Gustav Leinbach IIIJanuary 23, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    my favorite brew pub in the twin cities!
  • Samantha H.
    Samantha HeynJuly 27, 2015
    Beer, burgers, patio dining.
  • Samantha H.
    Samantha HeynJuly 27, 2015
    We had our rehearsal dinner here. Food and service were fabulous.
  • Brady Z.
    Brady ZubkeJuly 18, 2015
    Love this place! Great food and beers!
  • PubPass
    PubPassMarch 5, 2015
    St Paul’s Original Taproom. Cask and Draft beer crafted by hand from their own well of Holy water.
  • Andrew K.
    Andrew KleinDecember 22, 2014
    The brown ale (Brown Trout) is solid. The rest is... meh. There is better beer downtown now at Tin Whiskers.
  • John A.
    John ArchilaDecember 18, 2014
    Chuck is awesome! The beer is straight og, lots of inebriated per capita beers, bacon beer nuts! Boomshakalaka.
  • Steven S.
    Steven SlechtaDecember 3, 2014
    The Tuna Wrap is delicious!
  • Chris J.
    Chris JNovember 20, 2014
    The most popular thing they have is the fish fry. The burgers are a close second, but I wasn't impressed with the other sandwiches.
  • Heavy Table
    Heavy TableNovember 6, 2014
    Great Waters' lineup of cask-conditioned ales may be the most underrated gem of a brewing portfolio in the entire Twin Cities. There’s no reason to drink anywhere else before a Wild game. Read more
  • Steven S.
    Steven SlechtaOctober 9, 2014
    The St. Andrews Cross Scotch Ale has a great smokey flavor! Yum!
  • Steven S.
    Steven SlechtaOctober 9, 2014
    If you like casks, try the Early Season Bear. Very good beer!
  • Parker S.
    Parker SmithAugust 20, 2014
    Keep in mind, they are unwilling to split your tab because it's just "easier" to put it all on one tab. Easier for who?
  • Leo M.
    Leo ManriquezJune 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Order appetizer and entree when you order the beverage because the service is slooooooooooow
  • Ayo B.
    Ayo BuckhanonFebruary 9, 2014
    Nice selection of beers. They sell Growlers buuuuut being Minnesota, no Sunday sales.
  • City Pages
    City PagesJanuary 21, 2014
    Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 3pm-6pm & Sun-Fri 10pm-close!
  • Jill B.
    Jill BernhagenNovember 16, 2013
    No flights on Excel event nights.
  • Cathy H.
    Cathy HarmsOctober 4, 2013
    The soup is great and Christina is the best server
  • @IamBangieB
    @IamBangieBJuly 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Southwest chicken salad is the best!
  • Bite Squad
    Bite SquadJuly 30, 2013
    You know...if you are in need of a GWB fix you can always get the food delivered to your home. Just go to www.bitesquad.com and voila! Happy eatin'
  • Hoda
    HodaJuly 29, 2013
    Great service!
  • Tim N.
    Tim NybergJuly 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Fish and chips is THE safe bet for food.
  • Brandon D.
    Brandon DvorakJune 20, 2013
    The tap beer is the fucking warmest foamiest beer on tap I've ever had. Fucking terrible. Not a refreshing place for Summer. Food looks like shit too. They fucked our bill up too. Fuck this place.
  • Gordon G.
    Gordon GradoJune 7, 2013
    It was ok.
  • David M.
    David MalmMay 29, 2013
    Fish and chips are great. So is the St. Peter pale ale. Love this place.
  • Jennifer D.
    Jennifer DyrdahlMay 16, 2013
    Worst food and horribly slow service!!!
  • Barry P.
    Barry PopmaMay 15, 2013
    Cask conditioned is the way to go. Good variety and sooooo smooooooth
  • Barry P.
    Barry PopmaMay 15, 2013
    The chips served with most sandwich's are FAR better than most.
  • Renee W.
    Renee WestonMay 5, 2013
    Sitting outside enjoining a frosty brew. Beers are great.
  • Kelly E.
    Kelly EullApril 21, 2013
    $2 mimosas and bloody Marys on Sunday from 12-2!
  • Aaron G.
    Aaron GuckFebruary 28, 2013
    HOURS: Daily • 11am - 2am (Kitchen 'til 11pm) HAPPY HOUR: Mon-Fri • 3-6pm, Sun-Fri • 10pm-2am - $2.50 GW Pints Read more
  • Aaron G.
    Aaron GuckFebruary 28, 2013
    Hours: Daily • 11am - 2am (Kitchen 'til 11pm) Happy Hour: Mon-Fri • 3-6pm, Sun-Fri • 10pm-2am - $2.50 GW Pints Read more
  • John V.
    John V.February 26, 2013
    Thought the Blackwater stout was a little light on flavor. Watery...
  • "John" (.
    "John" (Korver!)December 1, 2012
    This place reminds me of the Talking Heads.
  • Shannon O.
    Shannon ONovember 24, 2012
    Beer on the patio with my dog and a bon fire? Yes!
  • Yoda
    YodaOctober 1, 2012
    The cask conditioned Blackwatch Oatmeal Stout was voted the Twin Cities Metro Area's "Sexiest Beer", it's pretty sexy, and tasty! The wild rice burger pairs well with it also.
  • Beth P.
    Beth PalmAugust 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Go see Chuck at the bar.
  • Nick
    NickJuly 15, 2012
    The cheese pizza taste like NOTHING else. It's amazing
  • Яyan J.
    Яyan JohnsonJuly 12, 2012
    No bathroom, skip this place.
  • Jonathan O.
    Jonathan O'BrienJune 5, 2012
    It's all about cask conditioned ales!
  • Linda L.
    Linda LockhartMay 16, 2012
    Chicken wild rice soup. Yum!
  • Austin W.
    Marsala chicken is to die for!
  • Jason L.
    Jason LarsonMarch 10, 2012
    Fish and chips are excellent.
  • Red B.
    Red BullJanuary 13, 2012
    Solid water? Red Bull Crashed Ice will go along with that drink in your hand!
  • Red B.
    Red BullJanuary 13, 2012
    Water turns into ice...so check out Red Bull Crashed Ice (Fri 7:30-8:30) (Sat 7:30-9)!
  • Eric W.
    Eric WistiJanuary 11, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Do not expect customer service. They haven't figured that out yet.
  • Dan H.
    Dan HendricksJanuary 4, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The beer is the reason to go here.. the food is middle of the road. OK, not great.
  • Dan J.
    Dan JohnsonJanuary 1, 2012
    Best ribs I have had in a long time!
  • Jana M.
    Jana MecklerDecember 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    TERRIBLE Reuben- hardly any corned beef, TURKEY on it, hardly toasted bread, the corned beef that WAS on the sandwich was super dry. Go to McGovern's for a rockin Reuben!
  • Ryan H.
    Ryan HovelandNovember 12, 2011
    Great fish and chips, otherwise have the jambalaya
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew ButterbrodtOctober 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Food is not going to knock got socks off, but the onion rings are really good. Some of the best around I'd venture. Also of note it the buffalo chicken sandwich.
  • Aaron F.
    Aaron FruitSeptember 1, 2011
    Get the beer sampler platter to find your favorite brew. (and get snookered in the process)
  • Akshay P.
    Akshay PatilAugust 29, 2011
    $2.50 pints after 10pm on Sunday nights!
  • Amy E.
    Amy EAugust 28, 2011
    I'd skip going here. Downtown St. Paul has a bunch of other great spots. My food was one color - as was my friend's.
  • Nick
    NickJuly 19, 2011
    If only Americans could brew a true Hefeweizen.
  • M C.
    M CJuly 6, 2011
    Brown trout excellent
  • Shannon L.
    Shannon Lehman GordonJune 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Sean's Mom's Meatloaf is awesome!
  • Tony H.
    Tony HansenMarch 26, 2011
    The beers here are amazing. The Irish Red and Oatmeal Stout have great flavor and no bitterness. Extremely smooth.
  • Heidi A.
    Heidi AndersonMarch 19, 2011
    Not good food but beers are good.
  • Scott D.
    Scott DavidsonJanuary 29, 2011
    The spicy Bacon nuts are awesome!
  • Star N.
    Star NewmanDecember 13, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Have the golden blond brew, it's awesome
  • John H.
    John HoffossOctober 26, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The beers are all fresh. Eric has no idea what he's talking about.
  • Minnesota Wild
    Minnesota WildOctober 19, 2010
    Every Sunday-Friday 10pm to close, they provided Brewed Pints and Rail Drinks for $2.50 and house wines at $3.50/glass
  • Corey H.
    Corey HickmannSeptember 5, 2010
    Chips were stale, service not great
  • Eric
    EricJuly 24, 2010
    The food needs some work. Two of the three beers were a little stale.
  • Michael M.
    Michael MahleMay 22, 2010
    Decent beers. Of the two I had, the House Ale was better than the Myna Bock. Overall just a little underwhelming. Patience in tasting the nuances is necessary. Drinkability though, is strong.
  • Rebecca Jensen N.
    A computer being down should not prevent you from pouring my beer for 15 minutes. We left after 15mins of waiting when there were few people there on a Sunday. Learn to delegate.
  • Jayesh N.
    Jayesh NaithaniApril 16, 2010
    The Wild Rice Burger here is good. Have to be careful when eating - can get a bit messy.
  • Tracie E.
    Tracie EckstromMarch 30, 2010
    This place isn't worth my effort! Amazed by thr rudeness of the Abe Vigoda look alike bartender.
  • Josh S.
    Josh SFebruary 13, 2010
    Try the Twin Cities "sexiest beer" here. It's a Black Watch Oat Stout.
  • Kate
    KateSeptember 2, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Must try the house brews, Mr. Smooth is guinessesque - have one after you've melted off your taste buds w/Cajun wings
  • Julian P.
    Julian PennJune 20, 2009
    order the wold rice veggie burger and a stout. The bartender will make you take your earphones out before he let's you order.
  • John H.
    John HoffossMarch 11, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    Order a beer and a black bean quesadilla, sans chicken or beef. Limit yourself to cask beers, as they're the freshest and rotate frequently. Pints are $2.50 from 4-6:00.
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