Springfield Brewing Company
Active Beers: 17
Beer Ratings: 140
Beer Avg: 3.54
Taps: 6 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 37 | Reviews: 33 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by DrDocRudge:
3.6/5 rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
This place is either great or just average depending on your beer karma score. If your really into beer, you'll find it average. If your a novice you'll be impressed. Because they brew their own, tap selection is limited to six though the cask conditioned ones are rarely available. They make a really good pale ale but the rest of the beers are just average (o.k. some of the seasonals can be pretty good). Food and service are always hit and miss. For example two weeks ago I had a Grilled Chicken Salad and they forgot to mix in the dressing. Today, they had just the right amount of dressing in the same salad. If you want to make sure you have a good meal the Bayou Chicken is the safest bet.
Place is always busy on weekends as the upstairs bar has billiards and video games. Sunday nights have a jazz musician. While decent overall, go around the corner to Patton Alley Pub for a better beer experience.
09-28-2005 19:12:26 | More by DrDocRudge
More User Reviews:
3.48/5 rDev -9.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25 | $$$
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
04-21-2014 02:52:49 | More by russpowell
3.59/5 rDev -7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5 | $$
Whilst I wasn't disappointed in Springfield Brewing Company, I certainly wouldn't go out of my way to visit. The food and atmosphere were good, but the beer average at best. If you're in the area or passing through I'd stop, but I wouldn't make it a point, especially with so many superior breweries nearby in St. Louis.
04-24-2013 00:08:22 | More by BonneyfiddlePapa
4.05/5 rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
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.
05-21-2012 13:32:56 | More by soju6
3.75/5 rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
Passing through on a roadtrip and stopped for lunch. Quiet late-lunch crowd. Terrible Motown/70s soundtrack. The Greek Salad and Ultimate Pizza were great. Our server said they were trying out their new multigrain pizza crust and it was excellent: crispy/cracker bottom, moist-chewy middle, and ample toppings.
Unfortunately, the Pale Ale and Märzen taps were out -- it was just after Christmas, so I can't fault them for necessary maintenance and all-important sanitary behavior: they said they were cleaning their tanks. Is that a euphemism?
The Full Nelson was available: it was a very good if slightly sweet and unbalanced double IPA. I won't review it as they reported running very low and they sold out of the sixers they bottled within hours of availability, and no plans to brew again any time soon. Great local place; a bit far from the highway for a quick stop, but well worth the few miles off rt44 for an excellent lunch stop.
12-28-2011 22:56:37 | More by salvo
3.95/5 rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
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.
09-23-2011 02:42:45 | More by fltmedic
Springfield Brewing Company in Springfield, MO
88 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.