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Taps: 55 / Bottles: 200
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
1004 Locust St
phone: (314) 241-8141
(Place added by: Vancer on 02-09-2010)
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| Reviews: 24 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$$
Bridge Tap House was our last stop in our tour of St. Louis. What a cool town! Art, beer, food, Indian mounds and ghetto ruins. Can't ask for anything else...
Located in Downtown STL, the Bridge was pretty empty when we visited on a Sunday at lunch time. Only about five people in plus the wife and myself, but I hear it gets busy during prime times!
We loved the atmosphere and decor- cool place with a modern-urban feel, more NYC or PHL than STL. Great music (including Phoenix!) and just a nice, relaxed vibe on a sleepy Sunday afternoon.
Service was great and knowledgeable, but then again, the place was pretty empty. Food is outrageous! Perfect to pair with beer, boards for sharing, meat-and-cheese plates, local ingredients... reminds me of The Farmers' Cabinet in Philadelphia. We had some delicious cheddar crisps, smoked duck breast "pintxos" and dessert.
Beer selection is pretty flawless. I particularly enjoyed the big local selection of Missouri beers: I had 2nd Shift Collaboration IPA, Charleville Explicit APA and Hoptimistic IPA, Urban Chestnut Calypso, Bailey's Chocolate Ale.
55 taps, no less, with lots of styles. Belgians, Great Divide, Founders, Southern Tier, Left Hand, Avery, Bear Republic, New Belgium, Nebraska, New Holland... beers big and small.
The bottle selection is very good but not as impressive, with no crazy surprises but great prices and no ridiculous markups.
I love the bar looks, with a huge wooden bookcase filled not with books but with beer bottles. The whole place is connected to the Left Hand bookstore.
We ended paying $60 plus tax for a bunch of food items, a 20-oz beers and several 4-oz tastes. Pricey for St Louis, sure, but would you not? This place is classy and awe-inspiring!
07-28-2011 04:29:11 |
More by DoubleSimcoe
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Stopped by on a recent trip to St. Louis.
This place is a real gem and was recommended to me by a local bartender, otherwise I would have never found it.
This bar has a nice upscale atmosphere to it, darkly lit, very nice ambiance and a beautiful bar with about 40 taps. The quality of the beer here was exceptional with a selection from Bell's (Two Hearted, Expedition, Orsman), Founders (Cerise, Porter), New Belgium (Fat Tire, Mothership, Ranger, Skinnydip), Left Hand, Bear Republic, and many more.
Prices were far, perhaps slightly high, with the ability to get any beer in 3 different sizes. Definitely a place I would go back to if I ever find myself in St. Louis again.
Didn't have any food here, so I can't comment there.
08-20-2010 03:26:36 |
More by TheSevenDuffs
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
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: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Glad to have tried this place during my visit to St. Louis thanks to the BeerAdvocate recommendations! This neat brick walled and contemporary (interesting mix of character) beer/wine bar is situated right off Locust Street downtown. They have over 50 taps and they’re all local and regional crafts or quality belgians plus an extensive bottle selection. They have any of their drafts available in 4 oz. pours as well as 12 and 24 ounce pours plus the bartenders seemed to know and care a lot about beer. They also have over 200 different kinds of wine as well as a number of artisinal liquors. Bartender / wait staff were attractive, cool, attentive. Good stuff going on here.
05-27-2011 16:48:22 |
More by CuriousMonk
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
While bringing in friends to this place weekly, there's a reason behind the fact that I'm a huge fan of this place. From the great staff to urban design of the inside of the bar, nothing can beat it. Also, while this place doesn't advertise, its impressive how much business they bring in! There is also limited signage on the outside of the place so look for the bookstore at the corner of Locust and 10 St.
The atmosphere is awesome, but late nights here with a bro might seem awkward/gay. They turn the lights way down and play easy-listening music. Otherwise, its very "organic" in decoration with its BREWMASTER- fanimation fans, tree like chandeliers, and a library ladder to reach for the beer/wine selection.
From the perfect serving of glassware paired with each beer to a clean and well lit (according to the time of day), everything is perfect here!
I do have to say, if you are the only person in here or there are only a few people, the bartenders/managers (John and Shawn) are awesome and can help you out with ANY questions you have about their beer, wine, or tequila. On the flip side, on a busy night here, its tough to get a drink and you can wait for quite a while. Doesn't hurt my opinion of the place though.
Selection is unreal! You can even go to their website and pull up a Full Tap List (and they keep it updated by the week). While their 40+ taps rotate frequently with limited brews (just had Blushing Monk, Parabola, and Green Flash), they also have over 150 bottles. Can't go wrong with anything here!
The food is very good! I have had many varieties of their popcorn, bavarian pretzels, flatbread and hummus, and a plank with sausage and cheeses. Will be trying everything on this menu and trying something new each time I come back!
Perfect place to go to with a group of friends or also a date! Could definitely get someone into craft beer by bringing them here.
08-12-2011 22:10:20 |
More by DCon
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Three trips for me so far to The Bridge. It has a comfortable bar downstairs and a nice dining area up top overlooking the bar. The vibe is laid back, though a late night visit found a much more polished crowd. Huge doors on the front of the space open during nice weather letting in tons of light and fresh air. The Bridge is completely non-smoking too.
Beer is the star with 36+ currently on tap (selections in the cellar are available even though it entails the staff doing a flight of stairs - tip accordingly), with 21 more taps soon to be added. About 100 bottles as well, though I've not even started to dig in there. Everything is solid craft beer or quality imports with an emphasis on local offerings. Taps change really quickly, and lots of limited releases show up.
Serving size choices are great - 4/12/20/64 ounce are available. Prices vary depending on the beer, but almost all are very reasonable $5 for a 20 oz pint of Founder's Red's Rye? Yes, please.
Food menu is not large, but everything I've had (Cuba, Missouri sandwich; Hot Chedder Burger; cheese plate; various desserts - 4 oz. pours are a Godsend for matching with dessert . . .) has been excellent. Lots of quality local ingredients are sourced, and the kitchen opts for simple preparations that let them shine.
A great addition to the St. Louis beer scene.
05-03-2010 21:39:49 |
More by Realale
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Visited this place while on business. Swanky look on a not so swanky street. No dedicated parking lot so I spent $5 at a lot around the corner.
Fantastic long wooden bar so I sat myself right in front of their 40 something taps. Being from ny there were a lot of offerings that I cannot get - new Belgium, Deschutes, and lots of st louis locals. So selection is amazing. They also offer small 4oz glasses for high abv brews or ones you dont want to commit a full pour to.
Small but well thought food menu. I had a flatbread and it was tasty.
Service was really great atmosphere was also great. Well worth a visit. In fact id say its a must.
11-13-2012 02:04:31 |
More by DrinkSlurm
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
This place has a nice modern/minimalist but at the same time warm atmosphere. It is very clean and cool. There isn't much room on the first floor were a small bar is located at.
The beer selection is one of the best in the city. This and iTap probably have the best in terms of quality and numbers. Tons of out of state good staples and a bunch of local stuffs. Tried teh 2nd Shift Art of Neurosis IPA which was delicious.
Service was friendly and timely but a bit robotic.
Food was delicious. Had some bruscheta and the manchego cheese board. Very good. I will be excited to try the sandwiches next time.
07-18-2011 01:42:51 |
More by JoEBoBpr
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$
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: 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 |
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