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Taps: 8 / Bottles: 20
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
410 S. 9th St
phone: (573) 449-6927
Reviews by zeff80:
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $
This is a famous bar for Missouri students. I was not a MU student nor am I a Mizzou fan so I have no sentimental attachment to this place. As others have stated this isn't a beer bar. It is a bar that has pretty good food and an okay beer lineup. Service is decent unless it is really busy then it can be incredible slow. The beer has always been fresh. Not surprising considering the high volume of traffic the get. There are a handful of taps and 30 or so bottle/cans. You can always find some Schlafly, Boulevard and O'Fallon brews. They usually have a handful of beers from Colorado breweries (not just Fat Tire). Nice collection of German bottles (Celebrator, Fransikaner and some Paulaner). Nothing spectacular beer wise but it is good food and decent beer at inexpensive prices.
07-24-2010 03:23:02 |
More by zeff80
More User Reviews:
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This place burned down 42 days before I turned 21. I cried. Luckily they rebuilt into what is the only place I can guarantee, that when I return to CoMo, I will be at least once. I absolutly love this place. The atmosphere is great. There are a few TV's, but none are turned up, unless its a big game, and soft music playing in the background. Nice wood work, dark, and friendly people make for a great bar. The service is always top notch. Never had a single problem. Food is excellent. Try the pork loin sandwich or their deluxe club skins. Here is my problem. The 'Burg, isn't a beer bar. They probably have 6 taps and maybe 30 bottles in house, with over half of it BMC (they do have Stag in bottles though). They have a couple good German Hefes and Boulevard but that's the extent of their beer selection.
When you go to Columbia, go to the Burg, but don't go looking for a great beer bar. Go for great food, awesome service, and a good experience in downtown CoMo.
09-09-2008 14:16:37 |
More by hwwty4
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
The Old Heidelberg might be a bit of a misnomer. The old Berg burned to the ground a little over two years ago, much to the dismay of many Mizzou students and Alumni.
The Berg rebuilt and opened its doors last August. Though I never visited the old Berg, many of the regulars say the new one is the spitting image of the old one but with cleaner bathrooms and the nice addition of a patio on the roof that is open during the summer.
There is still evidence of the old Berg with many of the bricks used in the new construction stained black from the fire that leveled the original.
The Berg has a pretty good beer selection as bars in Missouri go. Eight taps including two offerings from Boulevard and New Belgium respectively. They also feature Honey Wheat and the obligatory Bud Light, Miller Lite and Killians to keep the college crowd interested.
They have about 20 bottles available ranging from Bud to Guiness and cider along with a few surprising options such as 2 brews from Paulaner and Celebrator. The Celebrator availability was displayed with a line of plastic Goats along the top of the bar, but they recently took them down, staff politics had something to do with this but I won't go any farther into that.
The crowd is a nice mix of college students, professors and local regulars. There are some folks that you will see there every day like Ron or E.J. who used to have his own engraved mug the tenders kept for him behind the bar until it was broken, now it proudly sits on top of the back of bar display.
The food is mainly pub-grub with burgers and wings being the high point. The pulled pork sandwich is very good as are "marty's seasoned wings."
The staff is very good as well. Attractive waitresses bring your beer out to your table and the bar tenders are are all great guys. You can usually find yourself having a pint with many of them once their shift is finished.
I frequent this place for more than just the beer but for the company. Columbia would not be the same place to me without the Berg.
01-14-2006 09:42:24 |
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The Old Heidelberg in Columbia, MO