Minnesota taprooms can't serve food, but that doesn't mean you have to go home hungry. Here, our best bets for eating well when visiting your favorites in the Twin Cities. For more on Minnesota's bumping beer scene, check out the October issue of Mpls.St.Paul magazine, on newsstands now.
If you’re at Dangerous Man Brewing, try…
The Anchor Fish & Chips
The popular hangout down the street is packed to the gills (literally), so better to order take-away and enjoy a crisp fillet of Alaskan cod in the woody warmth of Dangerous Man. Though fried fish is their specialty, their Helicopter Burger is a knockout in its own right. 302 13th Ave. NE, Mpls., 612-676-1300, theanchorfishandchips.com
If you’re at Summit Brewing, you need to visit…
For $2.50 a pop, these little tacos pack a lot of flavor for little dough. Meats are roasted in-house and the veggies are fresh, so you’ve got no reason not to try every variety: traditional roasted pork, brisket, or even fried chicken with creamy jalapeno sauce. Soft corn tortillas make it a portable match to your potables. 508 Lexington Pkwy. S., St. Paul, 651-698-2777, rustytacomn.com
If you’re up in Fulton Brewery, order...
Black Sheep Pizza
Black Sheep’s coal-fired oven puts it apart from the pizza herd. Coal’s dry, clean, and even heat produces beautiful crusts. The meatball-ricotta is top notch and guaranteed to leave the rest of the brewery begging for a slice. 600 Washington Ave. N., Mpls., 612-342-2625, blacksheeppizza.com
If you’re checking out the scene at Harriet Brewing, you should grab dinner from…
Dishes vibrant with locally grown vegetables make Gandhi Mahal a perfect fit for the groovy feel of Harriet. With a dedicated vegetarian section of the menu and a mission to “bring peace and please palates,” it’s a match made in puffy naan heaven. 3009 27th Ave., Mpls., 612-729-5222, gandhimahal.com
If you’re an Indeed Brewing lover, how about…
Ziach Polish Foods
Nothing like a bite of double smoked sausage to stand up to the hops-forward taste of a freshly poured IPA. It’s not out of reach in the least, especially when you’re in Indeed Brewing’s ‘hood: Stop under the Polish flag at Ziach and pick up some goods from the deli case to chase down with a Midnight Ryder or two. Na zdrowie! 1625 NE Washington St., Mpls., 612-789-0907, ziachpolamer.com
For more on Minnesota's booming beer scene, check out the October issue of Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, on newsstands now.