Six Row Brewing Company
Ratings: 24 | Reviews: 17 | Display Reviews Only:
4.04/5 rDev +0.7%
Just moved to town, and lo and behold... a brewery two blocks away. This is, at the same time, a great thing, and a TERRIBLE thing.
First, the good aspects;
They make good beer. I'm putting that first for a reason. I have yet to experience a beer here that blows my socks off and makes an indelible mark on my life, but I also haven't had a bad beer here yet (admittedly I've only had about a half dozen of their offerings, but even the styles I don't particularly care for were well crafted).
I was worried that, essentially being on campus, it would be overrun with douchey frat types, etc. This has not been my experience thus far. Maybe that will change on weekend nights in the fall, but so far, it just seems to be a pretty standard little american pub. Some professionals, some college kids, some locals... just people coming out to enjoy good beer and maybe a bite to eat. I've only eaten here once, but I really enjoyed it. It tasted like everything was homemade, from scratch; not just a prepackaged meal heated up kind of thing.
I've only ever sat at the bar, so all of my interactions have been with the bartenders, and there's a decent variety there, mainly populated by the type of individual I like to have pouring my drinks. Not overly chatty, but not surly and detached either; seemed knowledgeable about his craft, but not condescending. Willing to discuss other local beers (not sending me away to another bar, but not belittling the contributions of the other local breweries to the local craft brew scene -- I appreciate this level of honesty and communication). They've only got their own brews on tap as far as I can tell, but I don't really have a problem with this. Prices are reasonable; not cheap by any means, but certainly not gouging: about in line with what I would expect. And there are special deals every night, so...
OK, now, the bad:
I should not be living within two blocks of a brewery right now. I'm back in school and, as a result, very poor/broke. I shouldn't be spending money at a brewery, but I already know that I will be. CONUNDRUM!
Anyway, if you're in the area, definitely stop by. Good people, good beer, good food; it's a good place.
06-12-2013 00:33:30 | More by kemoarps
4.14/5 rDev +3.2%
great beers here at six row and a nice atmosphere. dimmer lighting, soft music, quiet chatter. very small bar area and a eating area as well, board games to play, BA magazine on hand. was one of my favorite st louis breweries. about 8 or ten brews to pick from, helpful service. prices were a bit high for a tasting flight and for a growler, but a fair pint. i thought the vanilla bean porter was their best beer, but all were delicious. i will undoubtedly be back here, but lookout for cops driving out of here. they are all over the place!
01-03-2012 22:47:17 | More by StonedTrippin
4.14/5 rDev +3.2%
Stopped in on a Wednesday night, place was very quiet. Located just outside downtown in an old Falstaff Brewery. Lots of parking around the back.
8 beers on tap, I was a day early for cask night. Beers range from Pilsner to DIPA & everything in between. Started off with their Belgian Whale, forget the exact name, but it was their Whale fermented with Siason yeast. It was very nicely done. Next up was their Black IPA, not overly hoppy, but very nicely balanced.
Bartender was very friendly and knowledgeable on their beers. It is a nice quiet place, good background music, but not too loud so you can't carry on a conversation.
I like what they do here, their own versions of some standard styles and some hybrids that work quite nice. This place is everything a small brew pub should be, friendly, knowledgeable staff, solid beers with a little but of their own twist on things. Worth seeking out when in St Louis.
11-03-2011 03:33:03 | More by FLBeerGuy
Six Row Brewing Company in Saint Louis, MO
90 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.