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Square One Brewery & Distillery

Not Rated.
Square One Brewery & DistillerySquare One Brewery & Distillery
Based on:
35 Beers
259 Hads
Place Score: 91
Reviews: 55
Visits: 81
Avg: 4.06
pDev: n/a
Taps: 12
Bottles: 25
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1727 Park Ave
Saint Louis, Missouri, 63104-2941
United States
phone: (314) 231-2537

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @squareonebrews

Place added by: karst on 12-28-2005

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Reviews: 55 | Visits: 81
Reviews by pmcadamis:
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4.85/5  rDev +19.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

This small brewpub is located on Lafayette Square immediately south of downtown St. Louis. The history surrounding this old neighborhood is fascinating, and some of the homes and townhouses are beautiful. The neighborhood used to be the center of nineteenth century brewing in St. Louis, and the building that Square one occupies used to be a Budweiser owned tavern that only served A-B brews...thank God that it's changed hands since then!

My fiance took me to St. Louis to visit some micro breweries for my birthday, and we went to this place Sunday morning at ten AM. They open at ten, and at least half of the twenty or thirty people there were drinking beer! Now this is my kind of place!

This place has the ambiance of a European bistro, and the menu is quite expansive and interesting. I don't like brewpubs that are too fancy, and although this one is really nicely decorated, it still has that homey feel of a good ole pub. You can tell that the beer is the priorty here.

The place looks small from the front, but there is a large and airy back room with high ceilings typical of 1800's buildings, and there is a nice beer garden outside that we were unable to enjoy as it was just above freezing that day.

The service was outstanding...I don't remember our server's name, but she was very nice and was quick to ask if I needed another beer when my pint glass was less than a quarter full.

The menu look like it offers some really nice grub, but since it was ten am and I was a little hazy after visiting A-B and Schlafly the day before i ordered the porridge which was excellent.

I tired the biere de garde, barley wine, triple, and imperial stout while eating breakfast there...I expected to get an evil eye look for ordering so much beer in the morning, but the waitress didn't judge. I saw several other guys there drinking more than one beer in the morning, and there menu even says "good beer is still good beer before noon!" Like I said...my kind of place.

I took home a reasonably priced growler of the excellent dubbel. I highly recommend this place ....see my reviews of their beer to see just how highly I think of this brewery. Kudos to them for brewing such big beers, and such an odd style as a biere de garde. Too many micro breweries offer only the standard stout, IPA, amber ale, brown ale, and pilsener. I was happy to try a trippel, RIS, and barley wine at a microbrewery.

Oh, and if you have a pet, stop by Four Muddy Paws just down the street. They offer homemade baked doggie treats and lots of really neat stuff for you dog or cat that you won't find at PetSmart.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of JLaw55
4/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Texasfan549
3.86/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of kjkinsey
4.18/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of joshstl
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of diablo14
3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Their beers are good without being great (with one or two exceptions), the great thing about this place is the sandwiches. Had one of the best reubens I've ever tasted here.

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Photo of lemmy187
3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of Get_Lowell
3.74/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Large patio to enjoy a lengthy list of their brews which includes rotating seasonals. Beer has always been decent, their maple stout sticks out to me as an outstanding beer. Food has always been pretty tasty.

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Photo of Angiecip
4.39/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of redleg411
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Eaglefan344
3.65/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.12/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of ILBeerCop
3.35/5  rDev -17.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Not a bad brewery but not one of my top 5 in STL. Very good food with a nice dinning area. I wasn't overly impressed with the beer but the Hop Harvest IPA was good...not on the same level as a Stone or Lagunitas but decent none the less.

Square One is a solid brewery and one you'll want to try but don't pass up Six Row, Urban Chestnut or Four Hands for it.

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Square One Brewery & Distillery in Saint Louis, MO
91 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.