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33 Wine Shop & Tasting Bar
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
1913 Park Ave
phone: (314) 231-9463
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 29
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
After all these years of enjoying myself at this fine establishment, I realized I've never put in a formal review. Shame on me.
33 is a small and comfortable place to enjoy a nice glass of beer and/or wine. The place has 8 tables or so inside and a couple of gardens outside to enjoy when the weather is right.
The atmosphere is friendly and warm even for a first time visitor.
The beer selection is on the smaller side but well-chosen. No BMC brews here. More than 100 beers in bottles with something for everyone. Six tap handles rotate and the styles vary from Imperial Stouts to Belgian ales and hard-to-find seasonals from a variety of brewers. I've had Hitachino Classic and Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout on tap for example. Very tough to find in this area. Equally impressive is the fact that the beers are served in the proper glassware.
Though this is not a restaurant, you'll find a nice selection of cheeses and crackers. Plenty of great places to eat are just steps away if desired.
In short, 33 is a must-stop destination for anyone looking for a casual and friendly place to enjoy a great beer or a fine wine.
09-10-2009 04:01:46 |
More by Monkeyknife
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
My husband and I did a STL beer bar crawl that included Schlafly, Square One, Stable, Mattingly, and 33 Wine. I'm glad we hit this place last, because we ended up staying there for hours having a great time.
We showed up around 6pm and there was a small handful of people in the bar. It's a long, narrow place with several seats at the bar and very high ceilings (which do make it a bit loud inside). They have 6 taps that are very thoughtfully selected, and a very good bottle list. The food menu's not extensive, but the food itself was fantastic (we got sausages & crackers - extremely delicious). The beverage menu *is* extensive and also highly entertaining to read.
The service was phenomenal - they know their beer, despite being a wine bar, and even serve all of their beer IN THE PROPER GLASSWARE - even down to cute, stubby Hitachino glasses. We chatted with the bar staff several times throughout the night about beer, local food, great nearby restaurants, and various other things. They were fun to talk to, interesting, and very friendly. Typically, I'm the kind of person who doesn't want my bartender or waitstaff to bother me that much, but I truly enjoyed their company.
Highly, highly recommend this place.
07-26-2009 21:23:34 |
More by remilamy
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3 | $$
People always laugh when I tell them that my favorite beer bar is a "wine shop and tasting bar". Fact of the matter is that no place in town cares more about maintaining the quality of what they serve.
The bottle list is huge, ranging from domestic micro's to high end imports. Where else in this town can you crack open a bottle of either Southern Tier Gemini (oops I drank out their supply this year) or the upscale somewhat unknown Boegedal Bryghus No .130. And everything is served in the appropriate glassware.
Draft list is a small, but very tight, 6 tap handles that rotate frequently between various domestic micros and imports. A recent visit had Bell's Hopslam, Ayinger Celebrator, Left Hand Smokejumper, Left Hand Milk Stout, North Coast Old Rasputin, and North Coast Red Seal.
You'll find no macro's here. Instead if you bring a BMC friend, they will suggest something that the BMC friend might enjoy.
All their beers are available by the bottle to-go also!
02-22-2009 03:02:16 |
More by Ericstl6
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
My husband and I recently visited with some friends last Friday night. We arrived around 9:30 and the place was pretty crowded. Luckily, we found an open table and were immediately overwhelmed by the menus. The atmosphere is relaxed yet a bit more upscale than a regular pub or bar. It is very easy to separate the wine crowd from the beer crowd. Actually, we were the only group drinking beer while we were in the bar.
Based on the fact that it is a wine bar, the wine list is impressive as well as extensive. To my surprise, the beer list was pretty impressive as well. I was sad to learn that they no longer had the Bernardis Witte on tap... I was looking forward to trying that as I am a fan of witbiers. However, I did enjoy my Blanche De Chambly. I didn't have time to try everything I wanted, but I did eye up a Sammiclaus and a Bells Double Cream for our next visit.
Another perk to this place is the fact that they offer separate pricing for order-ins and to-go beer. Our host was very helpful and definitely knew his stuff when it came to beer.
Definitely deserves a second visit!
01-29-2009 03:39:35 |
More by BelgianBrewFan
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$
Headed here last weekend with a couple of friends. We arrived around 9 pm after eating and drinks at the Chocolate bar to find one open table. The place has roughly 10 tables and eight stools at the bar and fills up fast. Bottle selection was excellent with a good selection of Belgians and American Micros. Only saw four taps and all were American craft at the time. They were quality though with Bell's Double Cream and Anderson Valley Hop Ottin. Service was prompt and extremely knowledgable. Just heard that this place is changing ownership, hopefully not much changes.
01-29-2009 01:12:45 |
More by CMW
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
I have been to the 33 Wine Bar a few times and I have been impressed each time. With around 100 beers to choose from, there is definitly something for everyone, from domestics from all over the country to various imports. Each beer is served in the proper glass as well. Service is outstanding. With only 3 guys working they do an exceptional job. The place is pretty small so it keeps the atmosphere intimate. There is also a nice patio in the back for the warmer nights. Also, each one of the bartenders are knowlegable about their beer and wine. The wine list is also outstanding, and since not everyone is a beer drinker it makes it nice for groups. I believe there are 7 (maybe wrong on that) taps that rotate selection. You can also buy beer or wine to go at very reasonable prices. The prices for drinking "in house" are very reasonable. For food they have cheeses and crackers. A great place to go after having dinner at one of the restaurants on that strip of Park Ave.
01-10-2009 19:15:24 |
More by brewintheLou
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
I went into 33 a month or so ago to have a beer with my brother. We had already had a few pints at another place, so I only had one beer (Hopslam), as I was driving. This is a small bar, probably 8 or so tables and 10 or so bar stools. There were 2 bartenders. It was about 4pm when we went, so it wasn't too busy. The bartender that waited on us was extremely knowledgeable about their menu. The beer menu is very impressive (as is the wine list). They also had a few cheeses on hand. It's pretty sweet that you can get beer to go from here for the same price or cheaper from Randall's, plus it's cold. If I lived in Lafayette Square I would visit 33 every week. I would say it's the best beer bar in the city.
09-08-2008 02:21:29 |
More by jcompton
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Outstanding wine and beer bar in the Lafayette Square neighborhood. Quite a modern look to it, and quite a hip crowd on a Saturday night. If you intend to have a conversation, try a less busy time, or the patio out back. As I've visited more, I've really settled in here, and find it a wonderfully relaxing, convivial place. Completely non-smoking which was a big plus in my book. Food is an increasingly interesting selection of cheeses, crackers and cured meats.
Closed Sunday and Monday.
Beer is available for both on-premises consumption and take-away. The take-away prices are very fair, and the drink-in prices reasonable as well, though the mark-ups on wine are even more reasonable. Beer has become a co-primary focus with wine over the years, and the owner, Jake, is quite passionate about beer. Jake has recently turned the reigns of the beer selection over to Dylan, who is an excellent homebrewer, and very much a beer guy.
The beer list has grown to about 100 selections, versus several hundred wine selections, but there is not a dud on the list, and the selection rotates. Plenty of Belgians, Bell's, British, and German, with a focus on frequent rotation with the seasons. All beer kept in dark, temperature-controlled storage so it's condition is impeccable. In addition, 33 now sports 6 taps, which rotate frequently through a selection of really interesting craft selections, and B.United and Shelton imports.
Lots of folks drink beer here, and Jake and his staff are as happy to pontificate on a $4 bottle of beer as they are on a $40 bottle of wine. Definitely a place that recognizes that taking care of customers with personal, thoughtful service is a key to long-term success. My highest recommendation.
03-31-2008 16:20:39 |
More by Realale
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Some how, some way a wine bar manages to be a better beer place than any other in the city... how do they do that?
Well, there's the selection, each beer picked by the people selling it because they like it. Since I first wrote this review, Jake has brought on a beergeek as a full time employee who has taken an already tight list and made it tighter. No crap. Just yummy beer.
We're not talking hundreds of beers. Probably only 50 or 60 individual selections. Currently only two beers on draft but they're apparently adding another kegerator bringing it up to four. Four taps isn't a lot, but when the taps are focused on craft beers that you don't see all around town, well you can't exactly complain. At the time of this review, drafts consist of something beligian I can't remember and North Coast's Old Rasputin (IMO, a much better beer on tap than bottled).
The service is nothing short of excellent. Frankly, I think you'd be hard pressed to find better service anywhere. They're prompt, friendly, get to know their customers and know their products.
As far as quality, unlike any other place I've ever been too, every beverage in the place is stored either in a 55 degree cellar or a fridge. Nothing sits warm, nothing sits in the light, that means if a beer got to 33 in reasonable condition, it'll be in reasonable condition when you drink it. Over the years, I've bought and drank a lot of beer from thirty three. NEVER have I had a problem with freshness.
Atmosphere-wise it's a clean, dimly lit and upscale environment. Small places so there's not a lot of seating and on weekends it can get quite crowded and loud. When it's crowded indoors, the patio out back is very nice, great for spring and summer evening and with a small group I can normally find seating as long as I don't show up too late.
Jake and his employees (Dillan and Mike) are really personable and really excited about good beer. They're all familiar with the products, so if you're looking for something, just ask.
The upscale interior of the place might turn off some individuals who prefer to drink in pubs, but the place is, given a chance, really welcoming and resultingly it's become a favorite haunt of mine.
Also worth mentioning is that Jake's wine list is hovering well above 500 wines, primarily from small producers. If you go out with wine drinkers, this is the place. They can get their fix and you can get yours.
01-04-2008 16:50:01 |
More by nogoodreason
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
This is a great place to stop by in St. Louis and I probably would have never found it without BeerFly. An unassuming place with blue doors and no real specific signage from the street so check for the address. Upon entering there is a bar on the right hand side along with various tables scattered throughout. It's a nice and cozy place with white brick walls, cool artwork and glass globes hanging from the ceiling. The back room houses a huge wine cellar and there's an outdoor patio too!
After getting there before they opened, we waiting and Jake opened the doors for us and invited us in. They have a huge wine menu alongside a very nice beer menu as well. Bottles are held in a temp controlled cooler and range from Bell's to Schlafly along with lots of Belgian's as well. What I found really cool was the two draft selections: St. Bernardus Pater 6 and La Chouffe. I chose a St. Bernardus Pater 6 and it was even served in the proper St. Bernardus chalice. My girlfriend got an Aventinus also served in the proper glass! The selection may not be huge but it's well thought out and the beers are extremely well cared for.
Jake chatted with me for quite awhile about beer and I couldn't have had a better time. One of the best beer bar experiences I've had in a long time. He even took the time to write down directions to Corral Liquors for me since it was on my way home. If you're in the St. Louis area this is a great little place to check out. It seems like it could get quite crowded when busy, but in the late afternoon it was really chill and relaxing. A place that really cares about both beer and wine and the customer as well. Don't take my word for it...go check it out for yourself.
06-19-2007 01:20:20 |
More by orbitalr0x
33 Wine Shop & Tasting Bar in Saint Louis, MO
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