Everything about the Town Hall Brewery works. The casual atmosphere makes it a great place to have a meal or a meeting, or just hang out for a pint. It's lively but not loud; you can enjoy the buzz (pun intended) and still carry on a conversation. And the patio is great in the summer. The menu offers a wide selection of standard brewpub fare. It's nothing fancy, but it's always well prepared. The real treat is of course the beer. Mike Hoops and his brew crew keep 10 house taps going all the time, plus at least one cask-conditioned beer. The year-round beers run the gamut from the light Dortmunder Lager to the dark-as-night Black H2O Oatmeal Stout. The other five taps are filled with an ever-changing array of specialty beers. A new beer is released at least once a week. Town Hall has one of the best brewery tours in the Cities: $7 gets you a glass, a pint, more beer in the basement, and a discounted meal when you're done.