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Baileys' Chocolate Bar
Taps: 15 / Bottles: 58
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
1915 Park Ave
phone: (314) 241-8100
(Place added by: nogoodreason)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 23
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
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 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
If the typical schnitzel loving, beer cheese chugging, brew-club-stein wielding vibe is what you're after, then Bailey's, I'm here to tell you, is not the place for you.
If on the other hand you're looking for a place to maybe take your lady for a romantic night out, impress some friends with your happening choice, or perhaps just hang out while eating great desserts surrounded by people having a laid back good time, then this could be for you.
...and the bonus, the most thoughtful beer list in St. Louis.
Abt 12, La Chouffe, as well as several Unibroue were on draft the last time I was there in June. Also, they had a nice choice of 750mls with some even representing actual vintages of beers like La Folie and various Unibroue Editions. Plus a fairly hefty selection of bottled beer without a single AB selection clogging up the works.
So I tell you, it's all smiles when your inhaling that first whiff of Ephemere all the while being applauded for having a) exceptional taste or b) a level of romance not expected from someone who loves beer so damn much, and the bottom line is, for St. Louis, it's a can't miss not just because of the beer, but because it's one of the truly cool things happening in our city.
Just go to their site and see the list for yourself.
09-06-2007 04:13:55 |
More by bobzemuda
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2 | $$$
Well, maybe Im an getting to be an old cranky guy, but this place did not sit well with me at all. Sheesh, it was all about yuppie groupie crap, and not about beer.
Sure, they have beers to knock your socks off, but theyd rather serve overprice martinis and wine. AND tiny little deserts that wouldnt fill a teacup.
On a Saturday evening at 8 pm, not busy at all, - Took the freakin server 10 minutes to get to our table, 20 minutes to bring the a round of drinks (hey, the Youngs Double Choc Stout was tasty) and another 15 to bring those wimpy size desserts, which averaged $8.
If you have money to throw out the window, head here, and have a lot of time to kill.
Wife loved waiting for only TWO unisex johns after a guy pissed all over the seat.
06-04-2007 00:46:46 |
More by Vancer
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Stopped by for 'desert' after a late dinner down the block. Not sure what to expect but Mrs. Kdog wanted chocolate. Very crowded at 9:30 on a Friday but we were able to sit in stools along the far wall.
The entire bar was filled with a chocolate aroma. That is the name, of course, and the menu featured plenty of chocolate drinks and deserts.
I went for a Boulevard Pale Ale while the Mrs. had a choco martini. The hallway where we were sitting was a hive of activity and there were a number of near mishaps, but our server was pretty attentive.
One drawback (possibly the only one) was a lack of cabs late at night. Luckily, we were able to walk back to our hotel without incedent, but the neighborhood to the west did seem a little dicey.
Next time, we'll probably try to get there earlier.
On a lighter note: A larger group couldn't get a table at 11 so they decided to go else where, which was just a well because dad was upset they didn't have Bud Light...
04-23-2007 18:10:41 |
More by kdog630
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$$
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: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
CarlN26 and I only had to walk a short way to get to this place from Square One and why not make the trip, since it was one of the top-rated beer bars in the area? Entering through the wide double doorway, it was a case of Holy Victorian, Batman! The bar was directly in front of the entryway and along the right wall. Both the bar and the back bar were unique in my travels, which is no small statement. The back bar incorporated nine wide, wavy designs in a very dark wood, like stained cherry or mahogany. The bar was pretty close to the same color and it was its width that really separated the patrons from the staff and if the urge ever struck to come across the bar from either side, it would be a field trip. The barstools were wrought iron topped with red velvet upholstery. The dominant color scheme was red and black with a copper ceiling; a brass chandelier hanging above the center of the bar; plus, a multi-panel map rendition of the area on matte-black in grey. Along the left wall was a triptych of Bacchus and his attendants, plus some high tables and more red velvet seats. The unisex washrooms were to the right, past the bar and down a flight of steps into Alice in Wonderland-land. The ceilings were very low and the washrooms featured mosaics on the walls. All of the way aft was the restaurant, which mainly concentrated on desserts, with more of the flocked red velvet décor. I wondered if there were ladies upstairs, and whether Carol Stoudt might know anything about this, but owner Dave Bailey denied everything.
10-09-2006 23:13:48 |
More by woodychandler
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
On our recent stay we got the opportunity to check out a few Beer hot-spots in Saint Louis. The Chocolate Bar is certainly one of these places with more than enough charm to keep even the un-beer-initiated ensconsced in joy and the 'vapors'.
Bailey's is tucked into a gorgeous Industrially-reclaimed corner of St. Louis, not particularly far from the Bud brewery.
When you step inside, you know instantly that you should have a loved one on your arm. The place is like stepping into equal parts candy shop, opium den, high-class brothel, and swank martini bar.
You are brought cookies. The beer geek inside of you thinks, "what goes with cookies?" There are a few foodies to try - we had the delightful house-made pizza - and then your mind turns directly to beer.
Repeating particular names seem silly now, especially with the warm glowing lovey (and not necessarily accurate) memories of the place. The most important thing you need to know is: St. Bernardus Abt 12 in its proper goblet. New Belgium Beer de Mars in its proper glassware. La Folie on the bottle list.
Only complaint I could possibly register is that the Waitress knew pretty much nothing about beer. Still, she was very nice and apologetic when she brought us the wrong beer.
If you hit St. Louis, you really need to seek this place not only for your beer pleasure, but also for the pleasure of your spouse/lover/concubine/etc!
03-13-2006 22:09:42 |
More by GreenWBush
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$
I recently revisited this place after BA nogoodreason informed me that that they had just updated some of the taps, and had Bells Winter Wheat, and New Belgium Bierre de Mars on tap. An early end to a work day afforded me the opportunity to stop by.
Nice space in one of my favorite areas of the city Lafayette Square. Well lit, and decorated large bar area. The bar is abnormally wide allowing you plenty of space.
I was greeted promptly by the bartender, and by the owner Dave Bailey. Nice selection of bottled beers, some hard to find in St. Louis. Extraordinary tap list. The mentioned BDM and Winter Wheat were joined by a couple of taps from Unibroue, St. Bernardus Abt 12, Spaten Optimator, Youngs Double-chocolate Stout, and a few other selections. 2 of the three beers I had (the BDM, and the Abt 12) were fresh and delicious. I had a Delerium Noel that was flat and showing age. Dave is good about fixing those things. I suspect it will be gone next time Im there.
I had one of their mini-pizzas (fig, sun dried tomato, and bacon). It was hot, and very tasty. The cheese selection, and of course the desserts (not sampled this time) all looked wonderful.
This place and Jakes 33 next door are 2 of the best beer bars in St. Louis. They enjoy and care for the beer, and provide you a great atmosphere to enjoy your beverage. Next time youre in town, go to Lafayette Square and enjoy.
02-05-2006 16:40:24 |
More by carln26
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Well, well, well. What a great treat this place is! Cozy, laid back atmosphere, (mostly) good tunes playing at that perfect volume where you can listen if you want or ignore them easily. Comfy seats, friendly, knowledgable staff, and a 65 offering beer list that includes very few throwaways.
The beers are a wide-ranging selection of domestic craft offerings and well-chosen imports. A good portion of the selection seems to rotate, and there are some vintage offerings beginning to appear - I suspect there will be more as the cellar matures.
Desserts and cheeses are the stars of the menu, though there are small, interesting pizzas and savory things if you want to make an entire meal. Everything sampled was very high quality. One of the prime focuses of the beer list is to match with the many dessert offerings, so there may be a few too many sweet beers for some, but those that are there are quality offerings.
On my visit I sampled a Rogue Mocha Porter with my off-the-menu dessert of raspberry-chocolate mousse filled chocolate cake with a bourbon chocolate glaze. A very nice match, and a truly awesome (a word I don't use lightly) dessert. Then it was on to a draft St. Bernardus Abt 12 - what a nice end to a lovely evening.
Appropriate glassware is provided for the beers, though serving temperature was a bit cold. The latter is a minor annoyance in my book, but I did note it. :-)
Other notables from the list were New Belgium's 2 Degrees Below, some Cantillon, a Fantome, numerous Trappists, a great selection of Germans including Aventinus, and some interesting UK selections like Dorothy Goodbody's and Old Engine Oil. A top notch spot, and my vote for best beer bar in St. Louis at the moment due to the quality and breadth of the selection.
12-01-2005 15:32:46 |
More by Realale
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Next door to 33 Wine Shop and Tasting Bar is Dave Bailey's, desert bar that is a perfect stop before or after a meal. A well decorated interior with a mahogany bar and veneer behind the bar in the front of the restaurant. A back room with more seating, and a patio in the rear is usable almost year round with help space heaters. A lot of attention goes into his decor.
There are 6 taps and most of the beer is served in the correct glassware from the brewery. The bottled selection includes: Aventinus Eisbock, Caracole Saxo, Duvel, Kulmbacher Eisbock, Lev Black Lion, Rouge Mocha Porter, Rebel, St. Bernardus Prior 8, Tripel and Abt. 12, - over 50 in all.
Great place, and definitely one place that you should try when in St. Louis.
04-28-2005 12:37:35 |
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