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Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar
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Taps: 55 / Bottles: 200
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
1004 Locust St
phone: (314) 241-8141
(Place added by: Vancer on 02-09-2010)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 24 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
This place has a nice modern/minimalist but at the same time warm atmosphere. It is very clean and cool. There isn't much room on the first floor were a small bar is located at.
The beer selection is one of the best in the city. This and iTap probably have the best in terms of quality and numbers. Tons of out of state good staples and a bunch of local stuffs. Tried teh 2nd Shift Art of Neurosis IPA which was delicious.
Service was friendly and timely but a bit robotic.
Food was delicious. Had some bruscheta and the manchego cheese board. Very good. I will be excited to try the sandwiches next time.
07-18-2011 01:42:51 |
More by JoEBoBpr
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Glad to have tried this place during my visit to St. Louis thanks to the BeerAdvocate recommendations! This neat brick walled and contemporary (interesting mix of character) beer/wine bar is situated right off Locust Street downtown. They have over 50 taps and they’re all local and regional crafts or quality belgians plus an extensive bottle selection. They have any of their drafts available in 4 oz. pours as well as 12 and 24 ounce pours plus the bartenders seemed to know and care a lot about beer. They also have over 200 different kinds of wine as well as a number of artisinal liquors. Bartender / wait staff were attractive, cool, attentive. Good stuff going on here.
05-27-2011 16:48:22 |
More by CuriousMonk
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
The Bridge is a fairly inconspicuous storefront on Locust downtown, and looks more like a trendy cafe than one of the best beer bars in the city. The tap list is huge, about 55 in all. Taps had plenty of New Belgium, Avery, Odell, O’Fallon, Schlafly, Bell’s, Founders, Cathedral Square, Six Row, Abita, New Holland, Boulevard, Great Divide, Lagunitas, Southern Tier, Arcadia, some Belgians, and more. Great cheese/meat platters, appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and a few other things. The atmosphere is clean, cool, and hip. There is minimal seating on the first floor where the bar is, but lots of tables upstairs. Service was friendly and good.
05-18-2011 21:17:57 |
More by phaleslu
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
A small place in downtown St. Louis with an amazing tap list. I really did not like the atmosphere, but I'm chalking that up to visiting at 8:30 on a Saturday night. I felt out of place because I was not under the age of 30 or wearing designer jeans. However, I think it could be a really good atmosphere on a week night or in the afternoon. The shelved displaying their bottles was really cool as was the long line of taps. I had three beers and they all tasted well taken care of - ie clean tap lines, fresh, etc. Service was okay. I cut them slack on the scoring because of how busy it was. The selection is great. So many choices. Some small locals - like 2nd Shift and Charleville. Some semi-rare Belgians - like a Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge. I did not try the food, although I've heard good things about their cheese plates.
02-07-2011 01:31:50 |
More by zeff80
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
This is a nice place that's opened up downtown St. Louis. I've been in a few times. They have a great selection of craft beers. They have over 50 tap selections, and a decent bottle selection as well. Draft options are 4oz, 12oz, 20oz, or 64oz (growler to go) on every draft they have. They also sell bottles to go, as well, so for those that live in or are staying downtown, it's the best option for finding some craft beer to take with you in Downtown St. Louis. The service has been excellent each time I've been in. I've only ordered food one time, and I felt the food was a BIT pricey at first, but I really think that's to be expected from just about any establishment in a downtown location. The food was quite tasty, I'll add, so when I finished my meal, I really didn't think the price for it was out of line.
01-05-2011 17:51:18 |
More by cubbyswans
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Made a few visits on a long weekend visit to St. Louis. I liked the atmosphere in the long, narrow, 2 story, dimly lit building. There is some decor that could be considered odd, like the driftwood-like plant material coming off the lighting fixtures, but it didn't bother me. I guess you could say that it has a bit of an upscale feel about it, but I felt plenty comfortable, and am not an upscale (socio-economic) kind of guy.
55 taps, I belive, and another 200 bottles or so. Wine, too, as evidenced by the name. I got good service at midnight on a Saturday night, and great service on the other visits when it wasn't so busy (or loud). What I love about this place is that the menu offers 4 serving sizes, and lists prices clearly (except that they don't include the tax, which I guess is typical in Missouri): 4oz, 12oz, 20oz, 64oz. Of course the 4oz pours cost more per ounce, but I have no problem with that. I can try more beers, that I can't ordinarily get, without getting hammered. I approve of the program.
As for quality, a friend got something that tasted flat (I concurred), and it was replaced with no questions. Whatever gets docked in quality is made up for in service.
Didn't try the food, but I think it's more foo-foo than meat and potatoes, if that makes any sense. They have a sister business a couple blocks away called the Rooster, where we had a satisfying meal at a fair price.
12-30-2010 06:34:59 |
More by sprucetip
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
God, I love this place. All around, awesome. I feel like I'm shouldn't leave such a positive review, like I'm supposed to reserve the "5" rating for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. But you know what ... I have *nothing* critical to say. Wait, that's not true. There was no lighting above the urinal. But that's it.
The ambiance is fabulous. Woodsy, dimly lit but not obnoxiously so, the many taps are a fixture unto themselves, and the upstairs couch area is so peaceful and chill. I went 3 times over a conference weekend. We kept thinking to ourselves, "You know, why don't we just go back to Bridge? There's not a better place downtown." In fact, there's not a better place in many downtowns.
Oh yea, they also have an amazing beer and wine selection, and declicious dips. And food. Look, just go there.
12-05-2010 00:21:16 |
More by gregalobeer
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Just now getting around to a review after visiting a few months ago.
Located in the middle of downtown STL, the Bridge almost seems out of place. Not that I don't love the downtown location, we just do not see too many beer bars in this very central downtown locale.
A - When I walked in I was immediately taken back by the architecture. This is a two story bar but the 2nd story is almost loft-like with low ceilings and about 20 tables. The bar area is filled with wood and the lighting is dark and sets the ambiance.
Q - The quality of beer is top notch for STL and similar to what iTap has to offer. Plenty of regional fare from Schlafly, O'fallon, Boulevard, etc..
S - We sat upstairs and the service was top notch. The server was very attentive and visited several times to make sure we had everything we needed. Water on the table is also a big plus.
S - I spoke a little about selection earlier, but will expand. 200 beers, 55 on-tap. However, there are plenty of quality names here. Founders, Lagunitas, Bell's, Bear Republic, there is something for everyone. They also have a fairly extensive wine list if you come with non-beer drinking friends.
F - I did not try the food personally, but my friends say it is quote good.
Overall, very good bar and the prices are not out of line.
11-14-2010 20:16:55 |
More by CMW
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$
finally stopped in to check the place out. the bar was spot clean, dressed up well with hanging glasses, lots of wood work, bottles across the wall, and a vintage ladder along the bar for grabbing bottles. the place was spotless and I was helped above and beyond (granted, I was the only one in there). the bartenders knew their beer. The Bridge has 55 taps, 200+ bottles, and growlers to go (growlers are pricey). i have yet to try the food however the menu looks solid. I plan on returning and look forward to it.
11-04-2010 02:24:29 |
More by hooliganlife
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Stopped by on a recent trip to St. Louis.
This place is a real gem and was recommended to me by a local bartender, otherwise I would have never found it.
This bar has a nice upscale atmosphere to it, darkly lit, very nice ambiance and a beautiful bar with about 40 taps. The quality of the beer here was exceptional with a selection from Bell's (Two Hearted, Expedition, Orsman), Founders (Cerise, Porter), New Belgium (Fat Tire, Mothership, Ranger, Skinnydip), Left Hand, Bear Republic, and many more.
Prices were far, perhaps slightly high, with the ability to get any beer in 3 different sizes. Definitely a place I would go back to if I ever find myself in St. Louis again.
Didn't have any food here, so I can't comment there.
08-20-2010 03:26:36 |
More by TheSevenDuffs
Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar in Saint Louis, MO
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