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Active Beers: 101
Beer Ratings: 7,968
Beer Avg: 3.88
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
2100 Locust Street
phone: (314) 241-BEER
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vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
We stopped by the Saint Louis Brewery after taking a tour three miles away at the Budweiser Brewery (which really isn't bad consider its Budweiser). This is another overrated place in my opinion. Actually, it was the bad service and my ppor choice in food that lowered the score.
We arrived around 2 PM on a Wednesday and the place was empty. Just real lousy service, no excuses. Tried the beer flight, whcih was a fine choice (though disappointed that of the seasonal beers now, they gave me the Witbier when I a Hefe was part of the flight). Five bean stew with sausage was okay, along with the average fries I snacked on. Did not get the chance to try the sticky pudding.
This place could be very good, just not today.
07-21-2005 03:32:35 |
More by Backer2004
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vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $
This place is pretty decent. It has their own brew on tap, which can also be gotten at many other establishments here in St. Louis. I'm here on vacation so I had to check it out. The oatmeal stout was decent, but not great. I liked their brick walls and they had old 12 pack boxes flattened and put in a picture. The atmosphere was laid back and almost had a historic feel. Overall, it would definitely be a decent place to hang out occassionally. I expected more on tap though, being named "The Tap Room", you would expect 50 taps, they had maybe 8 on tap and they were all Schlafly beers. Their draft is cheap though, like $4.25 a pint, that was a pleasant surprise...
06-29-2006 15:12:31 |
More by beeroclock
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Last time I was at the taproom, I wasn't impressed overall. We didn't have anything to eat but it looked like they had a great selection of eats. The selection on tap was pretty small taking into account that Schlafly brews over 40 different beers. I think, at the time we went, there were only 8 beers on tap. I ended up having an oatmeal stout and their APA as well as some other standards/flagships.
Atmosphere was relaxed and the bartender was absent when not quickly and rudely filling our requests. We didn't ask anything major out of the staff, didn't ask for samples, etc. A group of four sober patrons simply ordering a couple of pints... Beer pours were off but filled generously enough. The place was empty enough for our group to enjoy our conversations without shouting but the service/workers really didn't add anything to the experience.
All in all, this is just an average run-of-the-mill brewpub where one can try Schlafly beer. Maybe I'll have food and sit in the restaurant portion of the building next time and re-review...
10-11-2010 15:57:08 |
More by seedsofchaos
vibe: 3 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | $$$
My review is going to be the worst of all of the reviews. I have a reason. I was in St Louis for businees and my hotel was within walking distance of here. I was hoping to be here often. Read below to find out why this was my only visit. Although the place was pretty cool, the dichotomy of left bar. Vs. right bar makes for an interesting dynamic. The left bar is boring, mundane, ordinary, lackluster, and not worth visiting. No music, no tv's, no atmosphere. I dont need the Blu Man group performing but something other than the hum of the dish washer and soda machines would be nice. The right side bar atleast had some entertainment value in the way of tv's and music.
First annoyance: they have all of the beers listed, but no prices, and the beers over 7% are poured into 10oz goblets. If you are going to give me 6oz less and charge me the same thing, atleast tell me.
Second annoyance: and this is HUGE. The bartender on the left side bar was sneezing into his hand and then serving beers with that hand. I was grossed out so I went to the right side. The bartender on the ride side was some old guy who was out back smoking while people were waiting at the bar for drinks. Needless to say, he came in from his smoke break (I know this because the smoking area is twenty feet from the bar) and started serving beers without washing his hands. As far as I know, those things shouldnt happen. luckily, I had received all of my beers when these things happened, or I would have freaked out. If sneezy and smoky hands are fine with you, be my guest: I will NEVER be back.
09-16-2012 23:45:10 |
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Saint Louis Brewery / Schlafly Tap Room in St. Louis, MO