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The Stable

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The StableThe Stable

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 0
Beer Ratings: 0
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Taps: 36 / Bottles: 40
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

27 Ratings
Ratings: 27
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.65%
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1821 Cherokee St
Saint Louis, Missouri, 63118-3208
United States
phone: (314) 771-8500
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(Place added by: redbird on 06-28-2008)
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hooliganlife

Missouri

4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 2 | $$

I guess I will be the first. I visited the Stable two nights in a row. The first night was for drinks. The place was packed which kind of shocked me as it is rather new. I ordered a Rogue Imperial Pilsner and my wife got the Ayinger Brau Weiss. Both were spot on served in the same glass. I did notice some other peoples beers seemed to have a lot of head on them. My waitress was friendly and quick. Two ladies left a table, pushed their drinks towards the middle and walked away. No one was at the table so we sat down, and our waitress took the 3/4 empty beer glasses away. A few minutes later, the waitress for the two women comes back and explains that the table is saved. I am assuming they went to the bathroom together? She kind of asked us to move which we found annoying. When a place is that busy, you don't get to save our table because you need to pee together. 2nd beer was a Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout. Smooth as could be!

The 2nd night we decided to try the food. The first night we kept seeing pizza and it looked amazing every time. So we ordered a cheese pizza, along with a Bells two hearted ale. It so happens I had the same waitress that had asked us to leave a table the night before so I was like, "great". However she won me over when she pulled out a beer list she made at home and printed off to hand out to customers. I thought that was rather clever and showed me she cared. The pizza was like 2 steps below a average frozen pizza. Not impressed. The beer, amazing. I followed up my Bell's with an O'Fallon 5 day IPA. I kind of wish I had drank this one first as it is more mild than the Bell's. Love it though!

Overall, the beer selection is mind blowing. It has to be the best in St Louis. It is also rotating so who knows what is next. I do wish they would update their site on a regular basis because I would hate to drive 30 minutes to find out the beer selection is meh. I know the place is new so I won't hold the food against them. I would like to possibly see more veggie items. There were numerous people walking around practicing quality assurance through and through. The owner was also there both nights. The atmosphere is great and the decor is some of the best I have ever seen. I cannot wait to try their own brewed beers in the future. Overall, probably my favorite place in St Louis at the time. And kudos for having Setanta Sports channel!

07-02-2008 16:57:25 | More by hooliganlife
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bradybeer

California

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
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mdvatab

Indiana

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.

Highly recommended!!!

09-22-2011 00:28:38 | More by mdvatab
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

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
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phaleslu

Ohio

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
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FanofHefe

Illinois

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
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DCon

Missouri

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
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seedsofchaos

Illinois

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
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KI9A

Illinois

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
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MTNboy

Germany

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
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