|Local act Ruben performing at Lift Bridge Tap Room in Stillwater.|
While taprooms are often inside a brewhouse that's a workspace by day, they transform into a lively neighborhood gathering spot when the sun sets and the sanitary gloves come off. Beer pairs great with the other arts, and breweries in the Twin Cities region have taken note by adding some live music to their taprooms on select evenings.
Many breweries host special events a few times a year featuring music; those tend to be one-off block party affairs. Here, Gimme Noise has collected a list of metro taprooms that feature live music on a regular basis. Most spaces adopt a more coffeehouse feel with their musical selections -- with the decibels lower than at traditional venues. Acoustic and bluegrass are among the more popular styles, though rock, jazz, and brass show up too. Here are your Twin Cities taproom music destinations.More »