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Taps: 53 / Bottles: 180
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
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Ratings: 27 | Reviews: 27
3.83/5 rDev -3.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
I hate that Cicero's gets such a bad rap, but I can't disagree with it. It's easily the best selection in the city, but the atmosphere leaves a little to be desired. The best thing you can do is sit outside.
The beer selection is top notch for St. Louis. Great imports and the domestic micros are as good as you can do in STL. Beer school every Wed is a good way to get stuff that may not be available.
Standard pub food, although I have a soft spot in my heart for the pizza chips. Pizza is their specialty and it's good, you can order it however you want it (stay away from the provel cheese!).
The loop is always worth checking out, classic college style strip. With Cicero's on the far end, you can bar hop all the way down to the 3am bars.
07-02-2008 06:19:40 | More by redbird
3.38/5 rDev -14.9%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2 | $$
I've worked down the street from this place pretty much since they opened at their present location, so I guess it's time to put my 2 cents in.
Vibe: College kid. Lotta jam bands play in their admittedly nice music room. A certain uncomfortable je ne se qois dominates throughout the rest of the place, with the dining area resembling a chain restaurant, the bar area short on chairs and the game area basically a sports bar/frat house basement.
Food: Unremarkable. Basic St Louis bland Italian food.
Service: Always friendly, usually knowledgable.
Selection: Huge list, well-chosen, proper glassware, all of it. Recently I had a Van Honsebrouk St Louis Peche on tap there for almost half of what I've paid for it elsewhere. Weekly beer school, throughout most of the year.
Overall, a required stop, as is the neightborhood in general. The Loop's great for people watching, catching a show, grabbing a bite and a coupla beers. Soon there'll be a hotel on the strip so you won't have to worry about driving home.
02-01-2008 18:00:47 | More by gemutlichkeit
4.25/5 rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
This place reminded me of a of college bar, from the people to the atmosphere. I was in one night during the Play StL night weekend in the Loop. The place was crowded, but my brother and I found two seats at the bar. Nice atmosphere if you are looking for a young energentic place.
Service was quick and never had to wait long to get a refill. They were busy and I did not get a chance to talk much with the bartender. Didn't eat so I cannot comment on the quality of the food.
When in the Loop neighborhood I will go back into this place.
Did make it back and had a deep dish pizza that was excellent.
10-25-2007 18:23:27 | More by brewintheLou
3.9/5 rDev -1.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3 | $$
The atmosphere varies depending on which part of the building you are in. I personally like to sit at the bar because the service is fairly quick and I've had some good beer talks with the bartenders. The music venue can be fun depending on what bands are playing, but it's nice to be able to see a band and drink great beer at the same time. Compared to most bars their selection is outstanding. I've always been able to find something exceptional to sip on. The food is pretty good, mostly higher end bar food in my experience, but I haven't eaten there much. I mostly go for the beer and the music, and both are good enough to keep me coming back.
10-16-2007 20:06:26 | More by hobbes2150
3.8/5 rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
Atmosphere - quiet, somewhat, for pub. I was able to walk in, walk up to and sit at the bar. The restaurant seemed like it was fairly packed for a Tuesday night.
Quality - Beers were served in pint glasses, other glasses were available upon request. I had three beers, O'Fallon 5 day (on tap), Leffe Blond (i think, on tap), and a Duvel (bottle). The 5 Day seemed to have been mixed with something, perhaps the lines were not cleaned properly before switching taps.
Service - Good, my barmaid was Sara (i think thats the right spelling), she was new and her first solo night. She did fairly well and kept a sharp eye for empty glasses. The vets that came to back her up later were very sharp and knew theirs beers.
Selection - 200+ beers to choose from. Only drawback was that there was not an up-to-date beer list at the bar. The beer list should be at the bar of all places. I was highly disappointed when they did not carry Rochefort 10 like the old list I had said.
Food - I only ordered a chicken ceaser wrap as I was at the bar. One day I will revise the food rating after I have had a chance ot sit down at a table and order a real meal.
Value - reasonable. pints run from 3.75 to 15 a pop (Rouge XS Impy stout) and local Schalfly is served at 3 bucks a pint on Tuesdays.
If you plan to go, go thirsty. There is free parking behind Cicero's so avoid street parking as it will be sparse.
06-13-2007 19:15:29 | More by mizzoueng
3.43/5 rDev -13.6%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2 | $$
Lets start off by saying that this place is like a grownup Chuck E Cheese or crack. If I never knew about this place or never saw the beer list I would have never walked in. Part resturant, part bar, part night club. Which all you could hear was the shitty music coming from the night club through the whole place. It was an absolute mess, food on the floor and the bathrooms were a war zone.
As for the beer selection, best in the area for sure. The staff was quick and friendly which is a plus for me. The food was a waste of time, we put in a simple pizza order and the order was never put in ... when they finally realized that it was never put through it was well over an hour after we ordered it. I have had better pizza from Domino's as well.
All in all, go here for the selection and friendly staff ...
06-05-2007 04:50:26 | More by Jason
3.98/5 rDev +0.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $
Atmosphere can feel a bit crowded at times, but it's always a good St. Louis vibe. Try and hit this place up in the summer and people watch outside along Delmar. Truly fantastic. Quality can be varied. One summer (I went to undergrad at Washington University in St. Louis, right near the Loop), my friend and I ordered pitchers of Abita Purple Haze on 5 seperate occasions. 3 out of the 5 times, the beer was skunky. My advice is to get a sample of anything on tap that is not a macrobrew and/or immensely popular.
Service is decent, the staff is friendly and accomodating, and most know their beer. The selection is the highlight of this place, and from what I hear, is only getting better. Definately the premier beer bar on the loop (also try Brandt's). Food is hit or miss. Try the seafood pasta and pizza, but stay away from less "traditional" dishes. Value is spectacular, you really can't beat the prices at Cicero's. Do not miss this place if you're a sworn BA in the midst of St. Louis.
04-18-2007 04:26:24 | More by wagenvolks
3.85/5 rDev -3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
I really enjoy Ciceros since they have misplaced all but one of their pool tables. They have a new GM (Karen McVicker) who has really placed a focus on their beer selection. Recently they have strted doing a beer school class every Wednesday night. Each week they have a rep from a different brewery come in and talk about their beers and brewery, also you get a 4 oz sample of 4 of their beers. It has grown from 35-50 people last fall to 90-100 people this winter. Long story short Ciceros is really driving the beer culture on-premise in St Louis!!
02-02-2007 04:22:16 | More by TheBeerBaron14
4.08/5 rDev +2.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
I remembered Cicero's being ranked as the top palce for beer in an old beer guide book I picked up a few years ago so when I randomaly saw the place Friday during lunch time, it was a no brainer to check it out. This place is two places in one. When you walk in, it looks to be a pretty cool bar with a large amoun of taps, nice stage area . . . probably a great place for music.
The upstairs portion doesn't have a feel of a beer joint, except walking by the coolers with tons of different bottles. The beer list looked pretty tempting but went with a lackluster choice that day.
Would definitely like to go again on a weekend night.
11-26-2006 17:05:58 | More by Backer2004
4.05/5 rDev +2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
Ciceros used to be one of my favorite places in St. Louis. I still try to make it back there whenever I come back home for a visit. Not just for the beer, but for a pizza as well. Im very fond of Jeans Favorite a mixture of sun-dried tomatoes, peppers, and mushrooms.
They certainly have slipped some in taking care of the beer. A couple of the selections I tried today were definitely showing age. Most notably the Augusta Oktoberfest. What they lack in care for the beer, they do make up for in selection. St. Louis is a very German town, and this shows in their beer selection. There were at least 3 beers from Paulaner including Salvator, and a Bock selection. Aventinus was on tap, and a few other selections from Germany too. They dont ignore Belgium (LaChouffe, Delerium Tremens, and Marsedous were all on tap), and they had good representation from England and the states.
The food here is good, the staff attentive (though not beer savvy). Its not the place it used to be, but still worth a visit when it town.
12-30-2004 00:24:40 | More by carln26
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