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Excelsior Brewery

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421 3rd St, Excelsior, MN 55331-2007
+1 952-474-7837
Thu - Fri 16:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I want to be a local just so I can bring my dog and hang out here with the cool atmosphere, the regulars and of course, sip the brew! Favorite is Mr Jimmys beer or the bitteshlappe. Great music too...can't wait for summer to hang outside and order the pizza from next door!

Thank lpguini
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We stopped here while taking out of town family to visit downtown Excelsior. The brewery is conveniently located right downtown. As others mentioned, there is no food available but they are okay with you bringing your own. The bartenders were super friendly, helpful & had no problem providing samples of their wares. They also have frequent special events including yoga... More 

Thank Jay M
Elk River, Minnesota
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

We shared a couple different flights and enjoyed all. We got a private tour by the bartender after finding out we stopped in there as a surprise for my husband's birthday. We will definitely be back again.

Thank Lynann S
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is all about the beer. Minimal furnishings, but the outside patio was recently redone to provide more tables and areas to chat. There is no food served. Lastly, some people love Excelsior beers, some people not so much. This is a good hit-and-run place if you are bar hopping Exclesior

Thank Mntravelsalot
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a nice relaxing place for a few beers this is a great place. The staff is friendly and the beer is good. If it's nice you can sit outside and there are some heaters to help keep you warm on cool days. There is music often and the bands are quite good. They don't serve... More 

Thank Jamie R
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Excelsior Brewing Company offers great beer in a fun environment. They've remodeled since their opening a few years ago and now offer a nice patio in addition to more inside seating. They are always hosting special events and are a cornerstone of the resurgence of dining and drinking establishments in Excelsior. Don't miss a chance to try it.

Thank Tim K
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69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Take the corner tavern feel with live music on site,close walking to some fine dining close by(read my last review) quality brews and you've have the start of something very fine indeed. Plus the traffic isn't quite as bad as some places in the cities where it seems like everyone and their brother decided to go there at the same... More 

Thank sconehunter
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125 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Nice place, good beer and it is dog friendly. We had a few pizzas ordered in so all in all a good place.

Thank toughnlcentral
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Casual, fun, great beers, super music and just plain friendly people. My compliments to the owners Patrick, John & John. Ask for Jake on Saturday nights.....he knows the beers like no one else!

Thank Don W
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

I like going to the Excelsior Brewry with friends and sometimes I bring my dog. They have a lot of beer choices but no one gluten free alcoholic beverages. Not offering any gluten free options means they are missing an entire market.

Thank Trish G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 421 3rd St, Excelsior, MN 55331-2007
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Excelsior
  • Phone Number: +1 952-474-7837

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?