Surprisingly, Minnesota boasts a large amount of local breweries and craft beer options. From the northern shores to the Wisconsin border, microbreweries in Minnesota produce some of the most delicious options for a complex and tasty beverage. However, instead of traveling around the state to sample these delights, make your way to a local bar that offers a frequently rotating beer menu. 

Calhoun Square, Uptown Minneapolis
3001 Hennepin Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 886-2309

Owned by a Minnesota local, Republic is one of the best bars to offer a rotating craft beer selection in the state. Featuring local Minnesota beers, nearby regional favorites and other selections from around the world, Republic has a lager, ale, stout or cider for every taste. Over 50 different beers are on tap at any time and Republic has been recognized as one of the country’s top 100 beer bars by Draft Magazine. Aside from the beer, the food is also delicious and complements a cold draft perfectly. Check out a second location at Seven Corners as well. 



2726 W. 43rd. St.
Minneapolis, MN 55410
(612) 354-2806

Nestled in the cute little neighborhood of Linden Hills, Tilia is a quaint restaurant and bar with a fantastic rotation of craft beers at all times. Twenty-one tap beers are offered to guests in different sized pours ranging from four to 20 ounces in size. Beer drinkers can enjoy rare and seasonal brews from Minnesota as well as international brands. Along with the food, which is made from the freshest ingredients by one of the best culinary teams in Minnesota, craft beers will highlight your experience at Tilia. Check out the fun an unusual selection of bottles and cans as well.  

Muddy Waters Bar And Eatery
2933 Lyndale Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 872-2232

A fantastic spot to catch up with a friend or enjoy a cold beer on your own, Muddy Waters has been a mainstay in Minneapolis over the last decade. The beer selection is so large and changes so often that the printed menu is useless most of the time. Almost 40 different beers on tap and an equally impressive menu for bottled and canned choices make it difficult to decide what to drink. There are options from all across the planet but Minnesota beers are prominently featured on the list. Muddy Waters is open late for night owl beer drinkers.

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Red Cow
3624 W. 50th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55410
(612) 767-4411

One of the newest restaurants in Minneapolis, Red Cow has quickly become a top place to sample a craft beer and try a new flavor on tap. With a frequently rotating beer menu that includes about 30 different draft selections, Red Cow offers local and international favorites to its guests. For the under-21 crowd, Red Cow has a delicious root beer selection on tap as well. Try a gourmet burger and get a recommendation for a beer pairing at this classy burger and beer joint. 

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The Muddy Pig
162 Dale St. N.
St. Paul, MN 55104
(651) 254-1030

The Muddy Pig often calls itself the original craft beer bar in the Twin Cites for good reason. With almost 50 beers on tap, focusing on local creations and seasonal brews, The Muddy Pig has become the place to try a new beer or find a favorite. The list changes almost daily, making it difficult to offer a print menu for guests. The recommendation is that one must stop by in order to find out what’s on tap. While you’re there, enjoy a pork entree or delicious appetizer at the bar.

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Andrea Wodele is a freelance writer who has lived in the Twin Cities for eight years. She loves covering all things Minnesota and her work can be found on