Excelsior Brewing Company

421 3rd St, Excelsior MN 55331
$ No Food

-Lake life, distilled.
Our mission is to celebrate the rich history of Lake Minnetonka and historic Excelsior by delivering superior brews hand-crafted in their image. We are a locally-based brewery committed to stewardship of the Lake and dedicated to serving her surrounding communities. Our brew was created to honor lake life, and ultimately, to complement it.
-Our Brewery
A Lake Minnetonka inspired microbrewery, right in the heart of Excelsior. The brewery is a full production brewery offering several unique brews. The brewery offers tours, growler sales and trucker caps. Stop by and let’s get to know each other.

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 421 3rd St, Excelsior MN 55331
  • Cross Street: Water Street
  • Cuisine: No Food |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Bar/Lounge
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Other |
  • Parking: Street | Public Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: (952) 474-7837
  • Features: Live Entertainment, Outdoor Seating, Smoking Area, Takeout Available, Wheelchair Access, Lounge / Bar, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Meet for a Drink,

Photos

Excelsior Brewing Company - EBC Logo

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Tuesday
Clam Shelter (Patio) 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday
Clam Shelter (Patio) 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Thursday
Clam Shelter (Patio) 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday
Clam Shelter (Patio) noon - 11 p.m.
Saturday
Clam Shelter (Patio) noon - 11 p.m.
Sunday
Clam Shelter (Patio) noon - 6 p.m.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.92 out of 5 stars based on 1017 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 09, 2022
Julie L.
Our "clam" was double-booked so we had to wait about 30 minutes to get into it. However, the guy in charge was excellent to us. All the servers were excellent as well. The place was packed and they were keeping things moving while being polite.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 14, 2022
Kathy W.
Friendly staff and tasty beer.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Dec 14, 2021
Chris A.
Fun place didn’t get to try the food though…Next time

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
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Dec 06, 2021
Jennifer P.
Super fun atmosphere in the Clam!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 27, 2021
Lenda J.
Food is not offered at the brewery so it was not a part of our experience, thus a zero.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 26, 2021
Rachel S.
Didn’t get any food. Everything else great though 10/10.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Apr 13, 2021
Michael K.
The Excelsior brew crew is awesome! Great beer...great employees! Thank you for the cheers!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 06, 2021
David J.
So very welcoming, fantastic feel with happy work teams always ready to pour a cold beverage of choice. People Friendly - Dog Friendly - Friendly

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Mar 12, 2021
Dave G.
Very friendly staff. Excellent beer.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Mar 09, 2021
kari b.
Only put 0 for food because I ordered out. Loved this place. Was my first time.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Mar 09, 2021
Edward F.
Love the beer and the outside pods were awesome. Thanks!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Mar 02, 2021
Kim G.
Great service and atmosphere

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 28, 2021
Sherri F.
It’s our favorite brewery! The beer is always fabulous and the staff is always wonderful!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 22, 2021
Amanda K.
The Clam Fishhouses were a great idea and we loved our time in it!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 22, 2021
Theresa O.
We had a great tasting beer in a sunny spot on a cold winter day. Who could ask for more?

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 16, 2021
Bruce L.
Awesome night, great service and the music was fantastic.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 09, 2021
Colleen L.
We had a great time at Excelsior brewing!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Feb 08, 2021
Theresa G.
Awesome!!! Clams were amazing and warm even with -4 degrees outside! Felt very safe! So refreshing to have somewhere to go and feel a little like normal.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 05, 2021
Mason W.
Great and safe atmosphere during a tough time, thanks Excelsior

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Feb 03, 2021
Mikayla L.
Only entered 0 because we didn’t not order food

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Feb 03, 2021
Pam L.
We love going here. The beer is amazing the atmosphere is inviting and our puppy had a great time!!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 03, 2021
Joan B.
It was great! Beer was excellent. We ordered pizza from Olives restaurant next door, and it’s was delicious. Friendly and helpful staff.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 02, 2021
Jenny M.
The staff was great...very accommodating! Had a great time and will be back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Feb 02, 2021
Erin Y.
We did not have food, so that question does not apply here

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 26, 2021
heather b.
This was a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon. With COVID- it was amazing to have a place to go and be out, but have a space all of our own with a clam on the patio. It was heated and a cozy space. Thank you for having this available!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 27, 2020
Julie T.
This place does not serve food so can’t rate that. There should be a n/a option. We had a great time here and making reservations was easy.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 25, 2020
David C.
This was canceled due to Minnesota's COVID 19 "pause", limiting bars and restaurants to carry out only.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 24, 2020
Lyndsey D.
I thought you were closed due to COVID restrictions? Are you still open?!?

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 24, 2020
Jennifer M.
Due to the government shut down we were not able to attend

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Nov 20, 2020
Lisa T.
Fun to sit out in the ClamShell!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 19, 2020
Amanda S.
Great service, tasty beer and friendly staff!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 16, 2020
Ann M.
We loved the Clam Ice Fishing House. In pandemic times, we are not comfortable staying inside the Brewery, but we're ok walking through masked, and having our own "bubble" gather within the Clam. Thanks so much for this option!! We hope it pays off for you, and we hope to make use of it again in the future!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 14, 2020
Mike F.
Had a great time. The staff was great. Looking forward to enjoying it all winter.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 11, 2020
Kersten H.
How do I say not applicable? There is no food. Can't rate it

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 09, 2020
Leigh S.
The only thing that made this brewery more awesome than it originally was, is the ability to reserve a table outside. We just love it there!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 02, 2020
Meghan M.
They are great! We had to push our reservation back a half hour, at the last minute. They were so accommodating ! Always a great place to go!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 02, 2020
Steven D.
Always a great experience, great service, great beer.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 24, 2020
Jim L.
Our favorite spot to hang out, good music too !

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 22, 2020
Karen W.
People were friendly and in these times it felt safe everyone was socially distant and wearing masks when required. I’d come back again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 20, 2020
Don W.
Shay Westman is the best thing ever at Excelsior Brew!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
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Oct 19, 2020
Lisa W.
Food is n/a. Great experience and wonderful music!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 19, 2020
Judy S.
Great brewery, love the indoors/outdoors option. Good beer, good service and good times!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 19, 2020
Rich T.
Very accommodating

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 18, 2020
Kristin Z.
The brewery was great communicated well with mask up policy. Beers were delicious especially try the blackberry sour it was my favorite. I did not order any food at this establishment

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 24, 2020
Christina H.
Great experience, felt safe in the current covid environment.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 22, 2020
Frannie D.
Always love Excelsior Brewing! Great outdoor patio, people, and of course, the Beer!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 1/10
Ambience: 3/10
Value: 2/10
Jul 21, 2020
Darcy R.
not good

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 19, 2020
Carl F.
No food for us so ignore their 10 rating, right? But, we love this brewery, their beers, and their people. Always our go-to, and out favorite!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 15, 2020
Christian B.
Every worker at Excelsior brewing provides excellent service and genuine kindness.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 13, 2020
Jeff T.
Great atmosphere, great staff. A good time was had by all.