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Taps: 53 / Bottles: 180
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
6691 Delmar Blvd
phone: (314) 862-0009
(Place added by: maxpower)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 27
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Cicero's is located on Delmar Blvd a couple miles of I-170 in the University City area. There is street parking around as well as a lot attached to the building.
The inside is separated into a bar on the right and more of a deli on the left. The pub side is split level with a pool table and seating around the short bar. On the deli side, there is a brighter color scheme and a view of the kitchen. There is also a beer cooler for brews to go.
The beer selection at Cicero's is decent. There are around 50 beers on tap from brewers like North Coast, Left Hand, New Belgium, O'Fallon, Bell's etc. As for bottles there are over 100 with domestic choices like Boulevard, O'Fallon, Schlafly, Southern Tier etc and imports from Chimay, Duvel, Ayinger and others. Cicero's has a few different samplers available and also runs a "beer school".
Service was good on an early weekday lunch. The server made good recommendations and was kinf enough to bring samples.
The food at Cicero's is pretty good. My teriyaki wrap was tasty.
Overall this is a pretty cool spot to check out in the St. Louis area.
09-18-2009 21:34:27 |
More by Dogbrick
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
This is a very happening spot near Wash U. on Delmar. The place was packed and hopping on our Saturday night visit here. The on-street parking was tough to find and we had a 20 minute wait for a table. But the entertainment was good, the crowd mixed but primarily college agers, and the food was good enough though a bit pricey.
The food is heavily mixed toward pizza and pasta, both of which were quite good. Service is a bit distracted especially on a busy night. My initial beer order was completely dropped. Thankfully the food order was not.
But Cicero's is more about beer than food, as any good BA will attest. The glass front coolers and taps hold an amazing array of beer. Many Belgians and great craft beers in evidence. You'll satisfy your beer thirst here and then some. One of the best I've yet seen for selection. A must stop for BAs in St. Louis.
09-15-2003 13:46:46 |
More by AtLagerHeads
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5
Revisited Jan 02, 2004
The service was OK on this visit. The number of beers offered is still impressive, though the selection of beers on tap was good, but not fantastic. The Anchor Christmas on tap was great. The Bell's Porter was OK. I sampled a burger which was OK, but not great. Overall this is still a very good place.
This place has a very impressive selection of beers in bottles and on tap, perhaps one of the largest in the St. Louis area. It can get pretty busy and crowded here, especially on the weekends, and at these times service can suffer. They provide a beer menu, which is nice. The atmosphere is typical bar/restaurant with a mixed crowd, but with many college age customers (this is University City, afterall). The food is pretty good. On street parking can be a challenge.
12-20-2002 14:16:45 |
More by UncleJimbo
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
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
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I was able to visit this place on my last trip over to the other side of the state. Cicero's is located on the Old Delmar loop were parking is atrocious. If you don't take a cab, then you might have problems finding a parking spot. We had to drive around this massive parking lot on the backside of the loop for about 15 minutes before we could find a place to park.
The first thing I noticed as I walked in was that smoking was allowed inside the restaurant. I had forgot that St. Louis doesn't have a smoking ban yet. As you walk in, the bar is right to your right, with a couple pool tables, a door that will lead you to where the bands play and several shady looking people. To your left is the Non Smoking section, which looks like a normal little restaurant. Fortunately we were seated at the further most spot from the smoking section which allowed for a very little amount of smoke lingering.
The food was great. We had a pie and their fried pizza bread. Both were excellent, and the pizza was some of the best St. Louis style that I've had the pleasure of trying. The beer was top quality also. They have the standard BMC, but had tons of stuff from Schlafly, Bells, and Boulevard. This place has a really great selection of beer. I had a New Belgium 30 degrees dunklewiezen, which we haven't seen on the other side of the state, a Belhaven Twisted Thistle IPA, and a Bell's Hopslam. All very quality. The pints were a bit cold, but that was my fault for not asking for a warm glass. The only bad thing about my excursion to Cicero's was the waitress. She was borderline rude. She couldn't answer my beer questions (which consisted of "Do you have...on tap still?"), got angry with me when she thought that I was asking the same question twice. She could have been having a bad day, but still. Overall, this was a really good place. I will definitely be making my way back and hoping to have better service the next time.
02-09-2009 15:09:28 |
More by hwwty4
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I'm fortunate that Cicero's is only a few blocks from my house, so a quick trip for a pint is easily accomplished. The highlights here are two for me: (1) the beer; and (2) the pizza.
The atmosphere is generally friendly, and the smoke does not get too bad, even in the bar on a weekend night. A very mixed crowd of locals, families, and, on the weekends, a lot of college students.
The servers in the dining area are all competent wait staff, but their beer knowledge ranges from rudimentary to impressive. I don't see tons of turn-over in the staff, so I would expect improvement, but it never seems to come.
The beer menu was truly impressive, but has been dumbed-down considerably over the past year or so (01/18/05 update). A wide range of micros and imports on tap. They largely do a decent job of rotating seasonals through, but I have had an occassional pint or two that was past its prime. These have been always exchanged with a smile, but rarely do I see the keg changed as a result.
A very good selection of bottles as well. You can check out the beer menu on their website, but the menu in the restaurant is updated much more frequently than the website, but not frequently enough. Its better to simply eye the tap handles and the cooler before taking your seat than to rely on the menu.
The bar staff have, in my experience, a pretty good handle on the extensive list, and seem to really appreciate people interested in beer. When I've ordered something interesting, I've frequently been sent a small sample glass of something else that the bartender thought I might like as well.
The food is good, but the pizza is truly great. I go for the thick crust, and its always delicious. They also do all you can eat lasagna on one night (Thurs.?), and all you can eat spaghetti on another. The rest of the menu is solid and filling, rather than making any attempts at culinary honors.
01-02-2003 08:09:22 |
More by Realale
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
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
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
The Loop is a fun area of town and this is toward the western end of it. I went to plenty of shows there in college before the big fire, and it’s a totally different-looking place now. Instead of a smoky, low-lit, neon-decorated place, the new Cicero’s is bright, clean, and decorated with art. The clientele hasn’t changed, which is good. The music venue is still there. The food is decent, with great St. Louis style pizza, huge salads, and a lot of sandwiches, burgers, appetizers, entrees, and pasta dishes. Probably over 100 bottles, with a wide range of styles and places represented. The 40-50 taps also represent a wide range of styles and local, regional, national, and international brews. The list is huge, even if they don't get the most exciting stuff around, so you can pretty much always find something new. I’ll keep coming back here.
05-18-2011 20:05:13 |
More by phaleslu
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