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Baileys' Chocolate Bar
Taps: 15 / Bottles: 58
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
1915 Park Ave
phone: (314) 241-8100
(Place added by: nogoodreason)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 23
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
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 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$
Bailey’s is next door to 33 on Park Ave. in Lafayette Square. The place’s decor is in keeping with its hip chocolate bar theme- red and brown, "sexy" artwork, and so forth. I counted a dozen taps and about four dozen bottles. The selection is good- an in-house beer brewed by O’Fallon, a lot of New Belgium, Unibroue, some Belgians, English, Scottish, and Germans, and plenty of other US micros. Nothing too crazy, though. The food is good, mostly decadent desserts. The cocktails are interesting, too. The service was all right, but our waitress forgot about the dessert we ordered with our drinks. As a beer destination, this place is a bit overrated. But as a place to get some drinks and dessert, take a date, and hopefully get laid, this is a good place to go. For better beer, stop in next door at 33.
05-18-2011 19:55:00 |
More by phaleslu
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: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
My family went for dessert on a weekday evening. It is located in a great old building. Atmosphere would be great for couples. Great selection of beer, wine, port and martinis at reasonable prices. Impressive list of bottled beer including vertical selection of La Folie. Lindemann's Framboise, NB Lips of Faith, Maudite as well as others on tap.
Our server was a little green. Desserts were tasty, maybe a bit pricey. Not exactly a place for family's, but our kids did okay. Definitely worth a visit. A stealth beer place, you could take your wife or date that she would like as well.
03-18-2009 23:40:14 |
More by homebrewhawk
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
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: 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: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I was a bit sceptical going to a place called a chocolate bar, expecially b/c i wanted to have a few brews. When you walk in the bar sits to the right. We sat in the back dining room, which was low lit. the walls are painted red with some comtempory decorations all around. the server was knowledgeable of their beers. the menu had a very impressive compilation of brews and wines. they do have a rotating group of seasonals also. if you're just wanting to go have a few brews, or take a date for a beer/wine and a dessert this is definitely the place. anyone that's going to be in the lafayette square neighbor needs to check it out.
01-19-2008 01:04:00 |
More by jcompton
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Decided to try it out last weekend with my husband and some friends. I was suprised by how much I enjoyed the place. It's small, but the level of quality and service definitely make up for that.
The food was fantastic! Now, of course we had to try the desserts... but their non-dessert items were great as well. The have these mini-pizzas called "pizzetas" which were amazing. My friend's girlfriend and I split the Missouri and the Eighteenth. I would definitely recommend trying both when you visit. Their cheese boards are pretty amazing too.
As for the drinks... great selection for a small dessert bar. I broke down and tried a mocha martini which is usually not my style, but I did enjoy it. The beer menu is small(er) but plentiful. Some of the choices include Unibroue, La Chouffe, Arcadia and Bell's. They also have this thing called a beer shake. I can't remember exactly what it's made with, but it's basically a chocolate stout beer/milkshake. It was literally to die for... definitely a MUST TRY!
01-30-2009 20:17:05 |
More by BelgianBrewFan
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 |
More by skrib09
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