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Square One Brewery & Distillery

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Square One Brewery & DistillerySquare One Brewery & Distillery
Based on:
34 Beers
232 Ratings
Place Score: 90
Ratings: 73
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 4.02
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

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Place added by: karst on 12-28-2005

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Reviews by pmcadamis:
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4.85/5  rDev +20.6%
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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3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

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3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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Photo of ILBeerCop
3.35/5  rDev -16.7%
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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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -31.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75

I must say I really like the building and the atmosphere of the place. I did a flight and the beers were good but not great. There was a good selection though and if you're into whiskey they do that too. I do not believe there was any food there. If in that neighborhood I will consider stopping but there are so many other places in the St. Louis area I have not gotten to yet...

Photo of kylehay2004
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of bound4er
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

I decided to stop here based on other BA reviews. What a great place. Situated in a hip neighborhood in an old building that is nicely remodeled. I had a single hop IPA called Lomik to start things off - it was excellent. I followed that with a Belgian IPA that was very good. Cuban Pulled Pork w/ beans and rice for dinner was fantastic. This is a great stop if you're visiting St. Louis - big time recommendation.

Photo of BonneyfiddlePapa
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

I've been to Square One a few times, and the fact I've made it a point to stop by when traveling through St. Louis should go a long way in conveying my thoughts. The atmosphere is pleasant, the food good and the beers above average. Whilst there have been a few average brews, the few that have been less than desirable were nonetheless interesting experiments (ie. an IPA utilizing only one hop) and as such, I don't fault Square One. A nice combination of food and micro-brews, and definitely worth visiting at least once when in the St Louis area.

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Square One Brewery & Distillery in Saint Louis, MO
90 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.