Six Row Brewing Company
Active Beers: 23
Beer Ratings: 284
Beer Avg: 3.65
Taps: 8 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 18 | Reviews: 17 | Show All Ratings:
4.04/5 rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5 | $$
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%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
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%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Stopped in on a Wednesday night, place was very quiet. Located just outside downtown in an old Falstaff Brewery. Lots of parking around the back.
8 beers on tap, I was a day early for cask night. Beers range from Pilsner to DIPA & everything in between. Started off with their Belgian Whale, forget the exact name, but it was their Whale fermented with Siason yeast. It was very nicely done. Next up was their Black IPA, not overly hoppy, but very nicely balanced.
Bartender was very friendly and knowledgeable on their beers. It is a nice quiet place, good background music, but not too loud so you can't carry on a conversation.
I like what they do here, their own versions of some standard styles and some hybrids that work quite nice. This place is everything a small brew pub should be, friendly, knowledgeable staff, solid beers with a little but of their own twist on things. Worth seeking out when in St Louis.
11-03-2011 03:33:03 | More by FLBeerGuy
4.06/5 rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Very relaxed atmosphere. Relatively quiet for a bar and easy to chat with friends or the bartender. You won't find douche-bags looking to start fights or hook up with the sluttiest girl in the place. Both times I went were on weeknights, however. Not sure what the weekend crowd is like.
Good quality beer overall. I have tried 4 beers from Six Row. The DIPA and porter were excellent, their rye beer was good and the ESB was average. I just wish they bottled and sold them in six packs.
Service was excellent both times. The staff are knowledgable and friendly and take the time to explain the characteristics of the beers to the customers.
Selection is ok. Not too many beers to choose from but they are still relatively new. What they have now is pretty solid though. They do offer boards of 5 beers of your choosing for those who like to sample.
Never tried the food though I did look at the menu once. From what I remember, it seemed they served mainly pasta and sandwiches. Not a huge menu but descent if you just want a quick, reasonably priced bite to eat. My friend ate some of the pasta and said is was good.
Overall, this is a pretty good place. Enjoyed the beer and the atmosphere. Would definitely recommend stopping by if you are in St. Louis.
09-21-2011 04:35:29 | More by bnes09
4.34/5 rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Six Row is located in a great building. An easy stop if you are doing a brew hop. They are consistently cranking out good beers and casks.
The tenders there are very involved, and are a great help. Growlers can be expensive, but it depends on the beer.
This is probably my second favorite stop, behind Schlafly. These guys are doing great things with the beer. The Porter, Double IPA, and all of the special releases are enough to keep me interested.
I haven't had the food, but the menu isn't enough to keep me interested. Eat beforehand.
This is a great place to stop if you are on an a STL brew hop. Make sure to stop.
08-27-2011 04:48:26 | More by JRorie
3.74/5 rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $
Six Row was one of our three beer stops in St Louis (along with Schafly's Tap Room and International Tap House).
A bit of an unexpected location, in an industrial and deserted corridor not far from Downtown. Great spot to beat the sweat in this nasty heat wave! Inside it looks good and shiny, a little too new and sterile. A bit industrial, a bit Irish pub, brewing tanks on view... building is on National Register of Historic Places, but it has been so restored it looks new.
Pretty empty on an early Saturday afternoon at 4pm, which is fine with me. Nice bartender and good selection, with seven beers listed and five available (out of Dubble and ESB), plus one guest tap (Nebraska Cardinal).
The wife and I got a sample of Whale, DIPA, Porter, HoneyWeizen, Centennial Rye... all of them are serviceable, correct and drinkable, but unremarkable and a little weak (DIPA was more of a single IPA, Rye didn't have much rye, and so on). My favorite was the honeyweizen, great for this summer weather. All of them were a bit too malty.
Price was fine for our five-beer sample ($6) but the growlers are $20-$25, WTF!? Didn't try food, menu looked basic but alright, mostly sandwiches.
I'm glad we stopped here, but I think I wouldn't go back. Schafly's is nearby and beer is much better (and cheaper!)
07-24-2011 01:13:27 | More by DoubleSimcoe
4.2/5 rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
I've only been once since they opened and need to get back, but the impression left on me was avery positive one. They've expanded their beer selection, along with some other food options.
The place is just west of downtown St. Louis, close to Buffalo, and just a 10 minute drive from Schlafly's Tap Room. While I was there, my friend and I sat at the bar and chatted up the bartanders, who were eager to talk about the beers they had and very generous with small tasters. I hope to visit again soon and update my review.
06-29-2011 02:30:39 | More by tripelhops
4.2/5 rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Me and my family hit this place up after a doctor's appointment at Barnes Jewish hospital, which is about two miles away.
Walked in and were greeted by a cute blonde waitress, and there were just a couple other tables taken (Monday afternoon), so the place was rather quiet and clean as well. There were a few televisions showing sports, and the radio was tuned to 80s pop music.
They had six beers on tap, and I tried three of them. I reviewed the ESB but I found the double IPA and the porter much better. The waitress was attentive and even held off serving me their rye beer due to a quality issue.
The food was pretty good and fresh. They make various side salad dishes, and those turned out pretty good. Altogether we had the turkey sandwich, my wife had a panini, and my daughter had the Mac and cheese. We finished with a warm gooey butter cake that was quite tasty.
I liked this place quite a bit and will likely return, especially since they have military specials every Thursday night
06-20-2011 21:44:51 | More by TheSarge
4.25/5 rDev +6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $
Went in to watch some Spanish League Football (Soccer) and had some food and some great beers.
The place is nice and cozy with some great windows that let just enough light in. There is a nice L shaped wood bar that has some nice decor with about 8 taps with 4 regulars and 4 seasonal.
I enjoyed the Porter, the ESB and the Whale (my fave), which was and interesting blend of a Wheat beer with a nice Pale Ale. Great place in Midtown that Im sad I hadn't visited till now.
The food was good and cheap which made it better. I had a nice Roast Beef on marbled rye. Good bar food.
04-17-2011 01:53:31 | More by JoEBoBpr
3.8/5 rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
Six Row has been around for just over a year now. The brewery/brewpub is located across from Saint Louis University in the Midtown neighborhood. It's also the Old Plant No. 1 Pub for Falstaff Brewery. It's a really beautiful brew pub. It has a nice clustering of tables throughout the facility and the bar is polished copper. Plenty of flatscreens for hockey, soccer, and anything else that's popular.
There are typically 6 taps going (one guest tap, the rest are all theirs). It used to be a couple staples with some rotating. However, it's become more common that flagship beers have become "rotating" and seasonals hang around for longer than you would expect. Pints are 4.50, with some high gravity beers being more. They also have specials throughout the week (e.g. student night, pitcher night, military night - where discounts are applied). They sell reasonably priced growlers to go and have flights for all their beers. They also do a monthly cask night which has come a long way since their first attempt (ESB) - notably the Vanilla Bean Porter (yum!).
Food menu has recently expanded, but it's a little costly (due to it not being the focus of the pub). But overall, it's a nice addition over just chips and pretzels.
Complaints - Six Row has gotten increasingly popular (this of course is a good thing) and thus they've hired servers who are not as well versed in the beers and are way less fast and efficient as the barmen. To avoid frustrations, sit at the bar. This and some of their flagships disappear for disappointingly long periods of time (EPA, Honey Weizen, ESB).
Overall, this is a quality brewpub serving some nice craft beers. It's well worth visiting and chatting with the barmen (Isaac in particular is a wealth of knowledge who used to work with Schlafly). Final caveat, remember they're closed on Sundays and then on Mondays as well over the summer.
03-13-2011 18:47:22 | More by jmvecchio1
Six Row Brewing Company in Saint Louis, MO
90 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.