What’s Brewing: 218 TapHouse

What’s Brewing: 218 TapHouse in Cloquet

218 Taphouse has 29 self-pours in Cloquet.

A new self-pour taproom has been planted in Cloquet.

218 TapHouse has 29 taps on the wall, a full bar, and three duckpin bowling lanes.

“With owning Cold One Liquor, my husband and I, we love following the trends of the craft beer scene,” owner Alison Crotteau said. “And we kind of consider this like a one-stop brewery tour and wanted to feature as many local breweries, cideries, distilleries as we could.”

They opened in late December off of Hwy 33 in Cloquet.

To pour your own beer, people get a bracelet. The bracelet activates each tap handle and tracks how many ounces are poured. Customers are charged per ounce.

They try to provide local options like Moose Lake Brewing, Castle Danger, Bent Paddle, and Wild State Cider while also having a variety that appeals to everyone.

And they hope the three duckpin bowling lanes entertain people of all ages.

“It is a little bit separate. Kids, teenagers, families are very welcome – or adults as well,” Crotteau said. “So that’s been very fun to see people coming and having something to do.”

218 TapHouse is open seven days a week.