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Springfield Brewing Company

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Springfield Brewing CompanySpringfield Brewing Company
Based on:
25 Beers
240 Hads
Place Score: 88
Reviews: 34
Visits: 50
Avg: 3.86
pDev: n/a
Taps: 6
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

305 S Market
Springfield, Missouri, 65806-2023
United States
phone: (417) 832-8277

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @springfieldbrew

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Reviews: 34 | Visits: 50
Photo of wapcap
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.25

An OK place to visit when in Springfield. Beers were average and food menu was what you'd expect from a place like this. When we visited, they weren't sourcing locally for any foods or ingredients in the beer.

Not a bad place to visit, but their are several better places to visit first.

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Photo of russpowell
3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

Came on a Saturday morning/noon. Lively, noisy & loved the bones of the place. Loads of brick & little beer memorabilia. Seemed a bit of a slice in time of a 90s brewpub. A few TVs around to watch some games

The American Strong Ale (Hop Lobster) & Maibock were pretty good, not great

Friendly & somewhat attentive service

9 beers on tap, a few of them lagers, one chillebeer. They also had a bottled barrel aged imp stout on sale

Food was typical pubgrub, albeit a bit pricey

Food & beer were pricey

I would go again if in the area, but wouldn't be in too big a hurry

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Photo of BonneyfiddlePapa
3.59/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Whilst I wasn't disappointed in Springfield Brewing Company, I certainly wouldn't go out of my way to visit. The food and atmosphere were good, but the beer average at best. If you're in the area or passing through I'd stop, but I wouldn't make it a point, especially with so many superior breweries nearby in St. Louis.

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Photo of soju6
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Located in downtown Springfield. It is quite large, taking up two floors. There is a lot of chrome and glass but it is not a sterile environment. In the back is the brewing operation, spotless to say the least. The place has a nice character, especially with all of the mugs over the main bar. There were a number of locals which seem to be part of the local mug club. Service was very good and the bartender was very knowledgeable about the beers they serve. They serve about 5-6 year round beers and a couple of seasonal or special brews. The menu has a good selection of pub grub or meals and there are usually daily specials to choose from. Well worth checking out if you are ever in the area.

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Photo of salvo
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Passing through on a roadtrip and stopped for lunch. Quiet late-lunch crowd. Terrible Motown/70s soundtrack. The Greek Salad and Ultimate Pizza were great. Our server said they were trying out their new multigrain pizza crust and it was excellent: crispy/cracker bottom, moist-chewy middle, and ample toppings.

Unfortunately, the Pale Ale and Märzen taps were out -- it was just after Christmas, so I can't fault them for necessary maintenance and all-important sanitary behavior: they said they were cleaning their tanks. Is that a euphemism?

The Full Nelson was available: it was a very good if slightly sweet and unbalanced double IPA. I won't review it as they reported running very low and they sold out of the sixers they bottled within hours of availability, and no plans to brew again any time soon. Great local place; a bit far from the highway for a quick stop, but well worth the few miles off rt44 for an excellent lunch stop.

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Photo of fltmedic
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

The place looks great. I love the combination of the modern and the old style. It is a wide open space with lots of seating and a big inviting bar. The brewing equipment is open for view through the floor to ceiling glass.

The brews are great and the sampler is the way to start. Six 4-oz pours (which includes the seasonal) is only 6 bucks. I wished I had longer to stay, because the sampler was more than inviting. There is an obvious dedication to the beer making here.

Our server took good care of us. She knew the menu and the brews well, gave great descriptions and recommendations.

I had the ceasar salad which was great and the tomato bisque which was only so-so. My date had the chicken marsala and gave it a 6 out of 10, only slightly better than average. When I go back, it will be for bar fare and brews, not a meal.

The value seems to be about right. Although I can't give the food two thumbs up, I do think it is a great place and some excellent beer.

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Photo of ndolover
3.33/5  rDev -13.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Located downtown in an area that seems to be having a resurgence. This brick building is large and exhibits the normal brass and wood feel. It has a large open bar. There are some TV's, but it is not the center point like a sports bar.

I had 3 beers and all were well executed, but nothing to write home about. I liked the Kolsch the best and was happy that they strayed from the traditional Pale Ales.

The service was standard and so was the food. To be honest I would have given this place a lower rating, but I had some great conversations with people that seemed to know beer. So I feel like I just need to come back another time.

Obviously, Springfield doesn't have a TON of options. So check it out if you are in the area, but as of today I wouldn't go our of your way for this brewpub. Good vibe...average beers.

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Photo of Yetiman420
4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Stop #212 on my quest to visit every quality brewery/brewpub in the world.

Tuesday evening around 6:30. Large historic space with huge open bar in the center. Legit brewerania on the old brick walls.

Began with the 6 beer 3oz sampler for $6. All beers were clean, well attenuated, and spot on in terms of style.

Kolsch - seasonal beer. Clean with a touch of fruit. Nice.
Unfiltered Wheat - "like Boulevard but better" according to the bartender (Sly). Hazy, no head, and very good.
Pale Ale - light caramel flavor, not sweet, pine flavor. Among the best brewpub pale ale's that I've had.
Red IPA - brewers special. A bit muddy with some off flavor (especially coming off the pale ale).
Schwarzbier - black sheep beer. Malty and clean - very well done.

The actual brewer is Mueller and there is an impressive brewing operation visible from the bar.
Service was excellent and the food very good.

One of the best rural brewpubs I've visited and the pals ale, usual just pale and lifeless, was among the finest brewpub pale ale I've had. The only downside is the cancerous macro domestic light beers in bottles (being sold to the college kids).

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Photo of wingedeel
3.33/5  rDev -13.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4

Stopped in Springfeld Brewing a few times while in town on business.

Nice local brewery. Large,open,woody appearance.Plenty of parking available.

Service was good on my visits even though the place gets quite busy.We sat at the bar a couple of times, and were treated with respect.

Beers were not exceptional,but they were solid,and well done. None really stood out, but none were awful,either. 6 different taps,no guest taps.Prices were reasonable.

Food was typical bar food, maybe a slight step above.

Worthwhile stop if you are in Springfield.

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Photo of bnes09
3.63/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

I went here for lunch with my fiancee. It has a pretty large restaraunt/bar area with two spatious floors. I like that the ceilings are made out of wood giving it a rustic appearance as oposed to the black metal in more modern restaurants.

I tried the Irish dry stout which was decent but I should have tried more beers to get a feel for it.

It was slow during the morning/early afternoon when we ate here and our waitress was pretty attentive. She explained the beers and the specials to us.

Lots of choices of foods and a standard selection of beers. They have some common styles as well as seasonals and specialty beers which rotate periodically. Lower priced lunch menu as well. They also offer sandwiches, pastas and entrees.

I had the steak Santa Fe pasta (on special) and my financee had a buffalo chicken sandwich. My meal was decent, but it lacked the kick I was looking for and the sauce was pretty thin and conservatively poured onto the pasta. They gave me plenty of steak but not many veggies or sauce and the flavor was not really there. I tried a bite of the buffalo chicken sandwich and it was pretty good, standard but tasty.

The prices were very reasonable. My meal was $7.50 and the beer was about $3.50. Our meals and drinks combined were about $21.00 for two meals, a soda and a fresh beer. This place is worth a try, I probably just got the wrong beer and the wrong meal. I hope to go back some time again.

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Photo of Suds
3.28/5  rDev -15%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

I visited this brewpub for dinner while traveling on business. Located in downtown, it's adjacent to a new parking garage, so parking is simple and plentiful. The pub is located in an old building, and has a both inviting and cavernous feel. I was there on a Wednesday night, and the place was very lively, nearly packed early in the evening. Service was friendly and quick. The waitress was eager to describe the beers, but she didn't have much beer knowledge beyond what was written in the menu (points for enthusiasm, though). I had a steak, which was flavorful although overcooked. I had a dunkle and a pale ale. The pale ale was the better of the two, though both were quite tasty. All in all, this was a nice neighborhood brew pub, and I'd recommend a visit of you're in the area.

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Photo of KCHopHead
4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This place is great. I can't believe I went to school here for a semester and didn't find the place. That was a long time ago when the only thing I could afford was the cheap beer.

I've been here twice from out of town and both times were fantastic. The building is immaculate for being so old. The brewery is basically a show room for Mueler. The building is two levels with restaurant/bar/brewery at the bottom and bands/bar/pool/cigar room/ more brewery at the top. Great wood work all over the place.

Both times the wait staff has decieved me. At first you think that these cute young girls won't know what I'm talking about with the beer but they all have favorites to recommend and know what they're talking about. Service is pretty good for a brew pub of its size.

Beer is great with a couple bad apples here and there. Food has been great both times.

I can't wait to go there again.

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Photo of seanh99
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.5

We where in town for work and decided to try out the Springfield Brewing Co.
Overall we liked the room the brewery is behind glass and all shiney stainless steel. This is not surprising given that Mueller is the Fabricator of very nice stainless steel for all industries.
They had 6 beers on tap, Kolsch (Spring Seasonal) Munich Lager, Pale Ale, Big Ben, Unfiltered Wheat, and another that I forget the name.
I had the Kolsch and the Pale and enjoyed them both. The kolsch was really well done. I am mad I lost the tasting note for both so I cannot really rate them.
Our server was Becca and she was actually very well informed and she was able to answer most of the questions we had.
Unfortunatly we all found the food only OK. More to the point the portions we large and a good value but nothing really to rave about. I did enjoy the queso dip and chips.
I will go back for the beer, but I will eat somewhere else first.

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Photo of wnh
4.13/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Went out for a combination birthday/Valentine's day dinner with my wife. Good juxtaposition of new and old inside, with a couple of brick walls, lots of wood, and then large pieces of stainless steel brewing equipment behind the glass and a huge stainless glass rack sort of thing that hangs over the bar. Some good pictures of the previous (pre-Prohibition?) Springfield Brewing Company are scattered throughout.

I ordered the beer sampler which included Unfiltered Wheat, Munich Lager, Pale Ale, current Black Sheep offering (Dry Stout), current Brewmaster's Special (Bull Creek Brown), and current seasonal (Doppelbock). All tasty, but I particularly enjoyed the doppelbock.

We split the spent grain roll with orange blossom honey butter, which was fantastic. I ordered the London Fish & Chips, which came with three large chunks of cod and a basketful of waffle fries. My wife ordered the Bayou Chicken. Neither were fantastic, but they were good, and were well priced. We weren't big fans of the pizza from a previous visit, but the burgers are good, as is the chips & salsa appetizer.

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Photo of thehand
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

In town for a family holiday gathering, my two brothers, one of their fiances, and myself stopped in for lunch and to sample some brews. The building looks nice and modern from the outside, compared to the surroundings. Inside was nice and big, clean, a large bar is the focal point.

Not very crowded on this day, we were seated next to the big glass windows by the brewing area, which was nice. I spied a couple of big wooden barrels with airlocks on them, wonder what they are aging? I got the beer sampler which included the wheat, pale ale, munich lager, dry stout, the seasonal dopplebock, and their 11th anniversary blackberry wit. All were pretty good, but I liked the dopplebock and blackberry wit the best.

I ordered the Black and Bleu Burger with fries, it was tasty. My bro and his fiance had the Mediterranean Pizza, which I also tasted and it was delicious. Our server seemed to forget about us at one point, when we were waiting for our check, but overall service was decent.

I wanted to get some pint glasses to give as gifts, and a couple of pilsner glasses for myself. I ended up getting 12 glasses but they didn't have any new glasses. They ended up giving me glasses from the bar which were not as clean as I would have expected. I had to give them a good wipedown before I could give them to my family.

I came back the next day to get a couple of bottles of the 11th Anniversary Blackberry Wit, which were about $6 per 750ml. I am a sucker for cool labels and this one has a funky purple octopus on it. Cool!

Although it is called the Springfield Brewing Company, their beers are sold as Mueller Ales and Lagers.

Highly recommended if you are in the Springfield area. Have lunch or dinner here then head over to the Brown Derby Int'l Wine Center to pick up some brews!

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Photo of BigBry
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Large place with 2 floors, lots of seating, a private area upstairs, very spacious.
Good variety of beer styles, the sampler tray gets you the 5 regular offerings. They seem to always be trying new seasonals, which have always been good. The rotation "Black Sheep" tap always has a decent dark (stout/porter/etc).
Typical bar food, have only tried the appetizers, but it has always been tastey. Friendly, polite and well informed wait staff/bartender.
Would be my local hang out if I lived close.

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Photo of Tone
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Stopped by here during my last visit to Springfield. The building has a brick exterior with lots of windows and iron railings. The main room is all open and centered around a bar with multiple tv screens. The main room is directly bordering the brewing equipment, which I always enjoy. Service readily offered free samples of all their beer and there are at least 5 on tap at any time. I especially enjoyed their IPA and Pale Ale offering. My group only ordered appetizers, but they came quick and were pretty darn good (large portions for cheap). Bartender can talk about all of their brews and answer any questions you may have. Overall, I really enjoyed this stop and look forward to returning. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area.

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Photo of MarzenMan
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

So this is the only brewpub in Springfield and its a pretty good one. They do a good job of keeping the beer interesting. They always have a seasonal beer. They also have a rotating 'Black Sheep' line of beers that is a dark beer(stout, porter, etc). The food is good also and is slightly up scale considering this is a beer joint. Better than most brewpubs I've been to. The atmosphere is great for Springfield, as good as you'll find. Last time I was there I thought the beer prices seemed a bit steep but it IS the only brewpub in town :).

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Photo of hoffman
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Went here as part of a business trip.

The beer was very well crafted. I tried the O'fest, it fit the bill of an O'fest. The IPA was very solid as was the wheat.

The place is a GIANT cavernous space, filled with lower level seating, a mezzanine, and brewing equipment.

The food was very good as well, with excellent wings, the "moms mac and cheese" is good as well.

A short review, but I recommend this place highly, stop here for a beer, or a beer and dinner. Either way this is a great highlight to the admirable Springfield downtown area.

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Photo of SpecialK088
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

This place has really grown on me as time has gone by. Their environment is really nice the upstairs and down, they have live music alot of the time and their pizza's are amazing. The beer selection is always pretty good and their last 2 brewmasters specials have been awsome (goldyhops and hoppy copper).I have never had a real problem with any one of the bartenders or servers always seem to be on the ball and for the most part beer lovers. If you are in Springfield I would put this on your list of places you defiantly need to visit, if you can get up here on a sunday its 10 bucks for a pitcher and a pizza!

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Photo of hiikeeba
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

We visited on Sunday afternoon between the lunch and dinner rushes. The restaurant is in an older neighborhood downtown apparently near the college. There is an upstairs area with pool tables and a downstairs dining area. Antique beer signs and ads decorate the walls brick walls.

I ordered fish and chips and a wheat beer. The beer was crisp and clean. The fish and chips arrived and the portion was huge: three big fillets and a basket of seasoned waffle fries. The fish was excellent, but maybe there was a bit too much. I only ate a couple of fries.

It's a very comfortable place, and hope to return someday.

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Photo of Goliath
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4

I was visiting friends in town last weekend and watching the Evangel Graduation so I stopped in for lunch. I figured I wouldn't have to deal with the Evangel Graduation crowd at the brew co! Although this wasn't my first visit, it was definitely a different experience. It was really quiet inside for once. I usually go on a Saturday for lunch or in the evening which tends to be pretty busy. It's a great bar atmosphere though so I can't complain. The food is pretty good, but nothing out of the ordinary. I ordered the Black and Blue burger, I'm a sucker for blue cheese. Then I ordered my usual beer flight, as I like to have them all. I need to start asking if I can skip the Wheat and Lager and get some other varieties instead. Also, the Summer Kolsch is a bit of a disappointment, not as good as I remembered. But the pale ale is ok, the Dunkel was tastey, and my favorite was the black sheep variety for the day which was the Dry Stout. I swapped a buddy of mine the Dunkel for his Stout, it was a nice ending to my meal. A nice lunch stop with ok beers. I wouldn't go out of my way to hit it up, but if I was in Springfield already I'd go again.

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Photo of naterock
4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Ah Yes, My Friday night Must-have. Hands down My favorite place in springfield. I do feel that some Springfield Natives don't quite appreciate the quality of food and drink at this Flourishing Brewpub/Resteraunt. Almost anything you could wish to have is on the menu, from Burgers to steak, Fish(Beer Battered) gourmet pizzas, pastas, salads, and yes amazingly crafted beer. I have always said Springfieldians need to try and open their eyes to the great things this city has to offer. for Example: Every Friday night I see people (at a brewery) choosing a Bud Light over a similar lager beer that was brewed 50 feet from were they sit. To me this is absolute madness, and frequently request that they try something else for a change. If you ever find yourself in springfield, you must try The Springfield Brewing Company.

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Photo of bleeng
3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Nice gentle brewpub in downtown Springfield. Great bar area-clean and bright. Not an overwhelming selection of beers. The usual light, brown, pale ale, etc. A nice dubbel bock on tap though. Pizza was very good. I bought some 750's of their belgium oak aged beer-I'll give that a taste later on. A nice little midwestern safe brewpub. One issue-the bartender did not know that the bottled beer was an ale-he said it was a combination of an ale and lager. Well, I guess there's a reason he's a bartender and not a brewer.

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Photo of jcompton
4/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Was in town a found this place on BA. I'm a big supporter of brewpubs, so I thought i'd give it a chance. The bartender was very friendly. i tried the Brew Co. Brown. It creamy and rich like a porter, but didn't have the heavy roasted flavor. nice smooth beer. I ate the chicken marsala, which was fantastic. When i got my tab i very happy to see that the first 3 beers were drank during happy hr at $2.25/each. The other two were only $3.25 at regular price.

this place is a must if you're in Springfield and enjoy a nice brew and some good service.

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Springfield Brewing Company in Springfield, MO
88 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.