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Baileys' Chocolate Bar
Taps: 15 / Bottles: 58
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
1915 Park Ave
phone: (314) 241-8100
(Place added by: nogoodreason)
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| Reviews: 23
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
What an awesome little place. Located in an old brick store-front. The place is small, but the atmosphere was very classy, laid-back, and relaxing. Dimly lit.
They had an awesome selection of foods, though their focus was on dessert. Great selection of beer. I tried several, remembering New Beligiam's Tripel best of all. They had a great selection of Chocolate Stouts too. One of which was served with cinnomon ice cream.
We got some delicious flat-bread pizzas, several excellent beers, and had banana bread split for dessert. It had two slices of banana bread, a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a scoop of cinnomon ice cream, caramel, whip cream, and chocolate toffee bits.
Service was very courteous, classy, and quick. The prices were reasonable. I want to go again so I can try some of the menu I didn't get a chance to.
01-03-2011 18:02:07 |
More by JayS2629
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I was a bit sceptical going to a place called a chocolate bar, expecially b/c i wanted to have a few brews. When you walk in the bar sits to the right. We sat in the back dining room, which was low lit. the walls are painted red with some comtempory decorations all around. the server was knowledgeable of their beers. the menu had a very impressive compilation of brews and wines. they do have a rotating group of seasonals also. if you're just wanting to go have a few brews, or take a date for a beer/wine and a dessert this is definitely the place. anyone that's going to be in the lafayette square neighbor needs to check it out.
01-19-2008 01:04:00 |
More by jcompton
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$$
Bailey's Chocolate bar went silent when 5 (admittedly a bit loud) guys in basketball fan attire stumbled into their romantic dimly lit bar. I noted only about 4 other guys, all coupled up. Got a couple dirty looks from groups of women, but we kept it down.
Enjoyed some phenominal desserts - chocolate insanity or whatever it was called, fudgy brownie, and raspberry pot de creme. Truly exceptional dessert menu. Had dinner at Square One, or I'm sure I'd be raving about the mini pizzas too.
Beer selection? 5 stars, maybe 6. St Bernardus Abt 12 on tap? Ditto with Young's Chocolate Stout? Sign us up! Enjoyed the Kulmbacher Eisboch and -barely- resisted buying a bottle of 2004 La Folie.
This seemed like a great place to bring a date...and yet even with the 5 of us basketball fans in the building we were outnumbered about 4:1 on girl/guy ratio. Nice.
Interesting rest rooms - looks like they chopped off the bottom of a regular door. No men/women signs on the doors, so they were unisex, which I guess makes sense with the largely female clientele. This however lead to a hilarious event where one of our more, umm, "stinky" friends was dismayed to find a very attractive woman waiting to use the restroom after he finished defouling it. Add in the number of great/strong beers we had that evening, and this created enormous laughter once related at the table.
Anyway...our server definitely paid more attention to adjacent tables (all women) than us, however overall the service was anything but inattentive. Far from inexpensive, but I'd go back in a heartbeat. And despite the (deserved) reputation as a date place, I think a guy dressed better than we were and less beer focused (and, let's admit it, less drunk) could do well in there.
03-14-2007 00:02:56 |
More by udubdawg
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Headed in after a visit to Square One Brewery because I heard they had La Folie on tap. Much to my chagrin they did not but I was very pleased to see they had Eric's Ale on instead. One look at their tap line and I was impressed. Maudite, 5 Day IPA, Arcadia Wit (plus a few more notable that I forgot) all from a bar that prides itself on it's martinis. Cellar selection was very good. Picked up a bottle of '04 La Folie, and questioned buying many others. They have a togo license as well which will keep me coming back to check on their cellar whenever I am in St. Louis.
All in all the service was impeccable, food was tasty (had a pizzetta), and beer knowledge was well represented in this martini bar.
06-05-2008 23:18:21 |
More by wabuson
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5
A storefront before and after dinner restaurant directly next door to another of St. Louis' beer stops, 33. The interior space is done up in deep reds and gold, with a beautiful mahogany bar and a very interesting mahogany veneer structure behind the bar, evoking waves of chocolate. The front of the restaurant is a bar, with plush comfy bar seats and a few tables. There's a back room with lots of seating, and a more open environment. The place is clearly upscale, but not overwhelmingly chic and decidedly not snobbish. There's a patio out back with space heaters and full service. It's a beautiful patio and on a nice night, it could be great.
There are only 6 taps, and being a dessert place, 3 of them focus on sweets. The taps are Lindeman's Peche & Framboise, Young's Double Chocolate Stout, Belhaven Scottish Ale, Boulevard Wheat & Bob's 47. The bottled selection is much larger, eclectic and frankly, more exciting. The only macro on the list is PBR, from there on, it's generally an interesting list. Caracole Saxo & Nostradamus, St. Bernardus Prior 8, Tripel and Abt. 12, Aventinus Eisbock, Kulmbacher Eisbock, Rouge Mocha Porter, Rebel, Lev Black Lion, Duvel are some names I remember, though there were around 60 in all. The real shocker on the list was Cantillon Rose De Gambrinus. How many places in St. Louis have a lambic other than one of the lindy's fruits? I dont know of another one.
Dave Bailey, the proprietor, told me that they have about 50% of the proper glassware for their beer at this point and he's working with his distributors to get the rest. The only problem I had with the beer, was that I think it was just slightly too cold.
The service is attentive and prompt though they just opened and they seem to still be getting some kinks ironed out.
Food wise, as I said, this place is a before and after bar. They have a few appetizers and a great selection of cheeses for before dinner, though they are focused on desserts. THEY HAVE NO DINNER FOOD. No problem, since the food they do have is outstanding. Hands down the most interesting and mouthwatering desert menu I've seen.
I had the Belgian Spiced Beer Cake, which is served with house-made honey ice-cream and a shot of Young's Double Chocolate Stout and paired it with Caracole Saxo. It was incredible.
Great place, and definitely one place that you should try when in St. Louis.
09-29-2004 15:20:50 |
More by nogoodreason
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I was very impressed with this place. It is a nice relaxing place that more upscale than your typical beer bar. Great place if you are looking for a nice romantic time.
Our server was very attentive and was able to answer any questions we had about the beer menu.
The selection is amazing. Check out their website and take a look at the beer menu for yourself. Nice selection on tap and a great lineup of bottles.
The price, I thought was great. You could spend a lot of money on a few of their cellar beers, but a 21 oz. Boulevard Pale and Maudite draw for only $5 seemed pretty reasonable to me.
Must see if you live in or are visiting St. Louis.
11-06-2007 16:34:32 |
More by brewintheLou
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
nogoodreason showed me this place last weekend when I was in St. Louis, and I wasn't disappointed in his choice. I don't know much about St. Louis, but from what I saw, the area where this place is located is kind of an old downtown area that seems to be going through some renovations. Not sure how the traffic is down there normally, so I don't know if they get walk in traffic, or if they just get their regular customers, and those of us who are fortunate enough to be pointed this way.
The have no main course food. If you want dinner, don't go looking there. They did look to have a nice little menu of desserts and cheeses, thought I didn't try any on my visit. The beer list wasn't huge, and it didn't carry a lot of the standard micros (I don't recall Sam Adams on there, or the normal New Belgium or Sierra Nevada beers), but it was pretty good sized, and had some really nice brews on there. I tried the Anchor OSA (which I'd never seen before) and NB's La Folie (which I'd never even heard of). Many more beers that I'd never seen or heard of were on their list, making me regret I drove there, instead of taking a taxi. I could have stayed there until close trying everything they'd let me get hold of.
Service was a bit slow, but they were pretty busy that night. It seemed to me like that place is always busy, but I don't really know. We did get to meet the owner for a few minutes, and overall was pretty impressed with the place, though, as I told nogoodreason, if I'd been walking down the street and looked in, I would've just walked by. It looked a little too fancy to this old redneck to have much worth drinking, but just another example of not judging a book by its cover.
01-26-2005 16:36:25 |
More by Rio
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
I went here with a friend and loved it. After salivating for a couple of days over the idea of a Young's Double Chocolate/cinnamon ice cream shake, I was not disappointed. I also tried their Double Chocolate and Lindemann's Framboise mix; I think they called it a Red and Black. That was quite a delicious combo. Their beer list was small, but quality and I wish I had the money/liver to try more of their selection. There was a definite focus on chocolate stouts, some of which I hadn't heard of before. It also seems like they always have Young's Double Chocolate on draft, which is a big plus for me. If you're a fan of chocolate and beer, this place is a must.
03-03-2009 20:07:04 |
More by jm429
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$
I recently revisited this place after BA nogoodreason informed me that that they had just updated some of the taps, and had Bells Winter Wheat, and New Belgium Bierre de Mars on tap. An early end to a work day afforded me the opportunity to stop by.
Nice space in one of my favorite areas of the city Lafayette Square. Well lit, and decorated large bar area. The bar is abnormally wide allowing you plenty of space.
I was greeted promptly by the bartender, and by the owner Dave Bailey. Nice selection of bottled beers, some hard to find in St. Louis. Extraordinary tap list. The mentioned BDM and Winter Wheat were joined by a couple of taps from Unibroue, St. Bernardus Abt 12, Spaten Optimator, Youngs Double-chocolate Stout, and a few other selections. 2 of the three beers I had (the BDM, and the Abt 12) were fresh and delicious. I had a Delerium Noel that was flat and showing age. Dave is good about fixing those things. I suspect it will be gone next time Im there.
I had one of their mini-pizzas (fig, sun dried tomato, and bacon). It was hot, and very tasty. The cheese selection, and of course the desserts (not sampled this time) all looked wonderful.
This place and Jakes 33 next door are 2 of the best beer bars in St. Louis. They enjoy and care for the beer, and provide you a great atmosphere to enjoy your beverage. Next time youre in town, go to Lafayette Square and enjoy.
02-05-2006 16:40:24 |
More by carln26
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
this place is such a hit. drinking wise, they have something for everyone. my girlfriend loves their large selection of speciality martinis (chocolate, other sweets, etc). the beer selection is really nice and they have a page or two of cellared brews to choose from.
the bar staff is extremely knowledgeable and very quick. i didn't even have to ask for a sample before of a beer i wanted to try before it was put in front of me.
the bar is non-smoking which is always great, and they have the most peculiar little bathrooms in the basement. kinda neat.
01-05-2009 22:55:24 |
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