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Reviews by Realale:
3.93/5 rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
Nice new beer bar/restaurant in South City occupying the stables of the old Lemp brewery.
Draft beer seems to be the emphasis, and they are doing a fine job. An eclectic selection ranging from excellent session beers like Reissdorf Koelsch and Left Hand Milk Stout, to big boys like Samiclaus, Southern Tier Unearthly, and Bell's Expedition Stout. Yes, all on tap. Good representation of all of the tasty stuff now available in St. Louis with beers from Anderson Valley, Bear Republic, Schlafly and many others. The best thing about the list is how quickly it turns. Apart from a couple of regulars (one of which seems to be Bell's Two-Hearted), once something is gone, a new and different beer replaces it. The Stable is also an outlet for New Belgium's Lips of Faith series of limited availability draft beers.
There is a bottled list of some note as well, but I didn't spend much time with it given all of the draft goodies available.
Service was excellent from the bar, and fine from our waitress on a busy Friday night. The live music was quite loud and made conversation difficult in the bar area where we were seated - and the music was only an acoustic guitar/violin duo, and then Swing Set, a local swing/jazz group.
The space is quite nice, but there is quite a bit of smoke. Even with the very high ceilings, it pushed well past my personal threshold. As others have mentioned, brewing will be getting underway "soon" and distilling has apparently already begun, though no house made spirits are available yet.
This is the sister location to The Rotten Apple in Grafton, IL, which is the only place in the St. Louis area that may have an even better tap list than The Stable.
Overall, they're off to a great start with the beer list, and I'll just make sure to hit them on lighter nights to minimize the smoke. I'm going to reserve judgment on the food until I've had more opportunities to eat there, but I was not impressed with what I had.
01-05-2009 12:16:21 | More by Realale
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3.68/5 rDev -10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Located across the highway from ABINBEV and down the street from Gus' Pretzels. This brewery is located in the old Lemp Brewing complex.
There were about a have a dozen brews from Amalgamated Brewing Co on tap. Non of them off the rails good-we tried the Scotch Ale and the one off beer with name. Both were OK. What sets this place apart from others is the guest taps which inlcude other MO breweries, Bells, Founders, etc.
Service was good and we didn't try the food.
We would come back to check this place out again.
01-03-2012 15:57:14 | More by bradybeer
4.36/5 rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I've gone to The Stable on a few occasions, but wanted to write up a review after my most recent visit.
The Stable is located in the old Lemp Brewery carriage house. Lot's of fascinating history in the surrounding area, and also inside The Stable itself. It's pretty cool to imagine what this place was like 100 years ago.
Upon entering, you walk past their distillery room on the right, and then the copper brew kettles beckon through the window to the left of the main bar. The main room is decorated with antiques, and one is immediately drawn to the multiple tap handles on the draught towers on the front and back of the bar.
A glance at the menu reveals many top-notch regional craft and import brews. Lagunitas, Founders, Bell's, Bear Republic... Peche Mortel, 1809 Berliner Weisse, Samiclaus... Always curious, I took a peek through the glass doors of the beer cooler to find 4 bottles of Abacus!!! (The $20 price tag was ~$6 steeper than I'd seen elsewhere, although one would have a hard time finding this beer sold at any price around St. Louis at this point...) After ordering 3 glasses of beer, I bought a bottle of Abacus, and headed next door to a wedding reception.
While I didn't try any on this visit, The Stable (Amalgamated Brewing Co.) also offers multiple selections of their own brews. I recommend trying their unique "Zoigl", which I've enjoyed several times, and haven't found anywhere else.
09-22-2011 00:28:38 | More by mdvatab
4.25/5 rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
What a neat and funky place situated across the street from the now-dysfunct Lemp Brewery (now a business park). Old brick building with a large garage space to the left full of rustic tables, leather couches, televisions, tin tubs for beer parties. Inside the brewpub, there is a massive size bar mirror area with a ton of high quality beers on tap and bottles. There is a large chaulk board that lists all the beer offerings situated under a painting of the Mona Lisa. Really cool. There are see through glasses of the brew VATs and fermenting tanks along with nice rows of growlers. This place receives high marks from me on the beer selections, not so much for the food as it was just subpar - though their menu tries to be different by offering stuff like french onion dip for chips, bacon on almost everything they offered, used flat bread for their pizza - you get the idea. Service was really good. Nice, comfortable, laidback, cool, and beer-centric spot. Thumbs up!
05-27-2011 16:58:20 | More by CuriousMonk
4.22/5 rDev +2.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Located in an incredible building at Cherokee and Lemp across from the old Lemp Brewery, this must have been the actual stable building for the brewery. The main room and all others have a lot of historical detail. High, decorative ceiling, lots of wood, perfect light- an awesome atmosphere. The bar isn’t huge and sits in a corner, flanked by the main brewing room and distilling room. A large covered patio is at the very corner of the building. The server we had was really friendly, and the bartenders seemed cool too. Great selection of taps. Decent amount of bottles, too. Craft brewers all over the country represented, in addition to the in-house brewer, Amalgamated. Food is solid but changes a lot. Nice feature is the "Plate of Food" - you order it, they bring out whatever they want to throw together for a pretty low price. My buddy orders this every time and hasn’t been let down yet. A must-visit.
05-18-2011 19:36:37 | More by phaleslu
4.4/5 rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
We have been to the Stable many times for both lunch and dinner. Very cool atmosphere with the brewery on site of the converted stable building for the old Lemp brewery.
Great rotating selection of tap selections each time we have come. Also, a very solid bottle selection of many good craft and import selections.
I love the fact that they regularly have beer events. We attended the Hopslam on cask event and thoroughly enjoyed it. Another great feature is that you can make reservations on line.
The service has always been good and the food is decent. Another super craft beer stop in STL.
05-10-2011 02:54:53 | More by FanofHefe
4.64/5 rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
For starters, this place rocked! Located right next to the Lemp and Anheuser Busch breweries in Benton Park, its a great place to stop in after a brewery tour. I came here for the Founders Beer Dinner and was impressed by the moment I walked thru the doors.
There are "stable maids" that welcome you from the entrance of the place (which looks like a dungeon by the way) and there are 2 pool tables with a bar as well. Then the next room has two showcase brewery rooms where you can check out their process and set up. Very nice and ghostly? I think the place itself is awesome.
Service was incredible with Steve, Julie , and Clinton taking care of us all night. Very friendly, know their beers, and can entertain.
Selection you ask? Kicks ass! The stable also brews their own beer. They have 32 taps (8 of them occupied by their own brews) and a great selection of bottles!
The Food was great for the Beer Dinner (4 course meal) but their food menu wasn't available for us that night. Will be coming back again!
Overall, their prices are a bit pricey but then is eliminated and forgotten by their good service, selection, and how they treat their customers.
A+ for this place!
04-27-2011 03:02:55 | More by DCon
4.25/5 rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I visited this brewpub/beer-bar for the first time last weekend on a brewery tour weekend with my pops. My father is just getting into craft beer and lives in the metro-STL area so we made a day out of it.
The atmosphere, during the day, is laid back and friendly. All of their staff were informed (both of the food and the beer) and helpful. Our waiter made suggestions for various food pairings and talked casually with me about various beers they had on tap (which included one of my favorites, Modus Hoperandi). The building itself is in an old stable owned by the former Lemp Brewing Company and is right down the road from the Budweiser plant. Lots of wood furniture and pillars make this brewpub seem much like an old neighborhood bar.
All of the beer was great and I'd say the place is very clean and maintains all of the equipment well.
Service was outrageously fantastic for a brewpub and, even though they don't give tours, we were able to talk to their brewmaster and check out everything in the back. He showed us the brewing room, all of their fermenters and the aging area for a couple of special brews they are concocting.
Selection was great for an STL bar. Hundreds of beers to be had with plenty (25+) on tap, including their own beers. Their own beers were more of the crossover styling of a particular style but with other choices and the low/reasonable price of those other choices, it all evens out.
If you're in STL for a day, check it out!
10-11-2010 14:55:08 | More by seedsofchaos
3.6/5 rDev -12.8%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
I have been here many times, although, less and less lately. because there are other non-smoking choices. The beer selection is very good, the Amalgamated beer ( house ) is fantastic. The food has been very good also. Great pizzas, sandwiches, and salads. Also, great service.
The only thing that affects the atmosphere is the smoking at the bar. Might want to think about getting into to the 21st century, along with the likes of Schlafly, Six Row, and other local breweries, and keep the smoking outside. Nothing is a irritating as trying to enjoy a good beer, and having some moron blow smoke in your face, because he wants to keep it away from their group.
09-05-2010 16:47:09 | More by KI9A
4.35/5 rDev +5.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
This is an awesome beer establishment. They truly support the cause of great beer they brew their own beers which were excellent as well as carrying a variety of only quality craft brews. All the staff was super. Especially, Steve our bar tender and our waitress were on point too. I feel bad about forgetting her name but I spent a lot of time at the bar. Steve knew his stuff and had an insight to everything in stock. I tried everything and was a bit intoxicated when I left. (It is not fair to rate something if you can't read your own notes.)That's why I won't be adding a whole lot of reviews from this place. I have mixed feelings on them rotating what's on tap. I like the amount of variety it adds but if you find something you like you might not get it again. I also liked most of their spirits except the gin. The atmosphere was alright it was just a bit dark for me. All in all a great place I would recommend to anyone who loves beer. I can't wait to go back. I had the Italian sub it was messy but tasted great.
05-09-2010 06:53:57 | More by MTNboy
The Stable in Saint Louis, MO
92 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.