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Six Row Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Six Row Brewing CompanySix Row Brewing Company
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

28 Ratings
Ratings: 28
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 8.42%
Active Beers: 24
Beer Ratings: 333
Beer Avg: 3.64
Taps: 8
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

3690 Forest Park Ave
Saint Louis, Missouri, 63108-3310
United States
phone: (314) 531-5600

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @sixrowbrewco

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(Place added by: Vancer on 12-04-2009)
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Reviews by Vancer:
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3.56/5  rDev -11.9%

OK - checked out the latest additional to the craft brewing culture in St. Louis. This nice place has some definite pluses and minuses - although this is all with a first day opening grain of salt.

The brewpub itself is a clean and crisp clean-air environment (ie no smoking), with a 14ish seat long L bar with a copper top. Another 10 tables for 4 are seated around it. One small section is cement floor, the other 2/3rds is the original wood flooring. 3 flatscreen TVs provide the sport diversion from beer.

The taps are a fairly pedestrian 6, which could change as demand dictates. The fill growlers, and in the near future will start bottling. Check the website for the current lineup - but I think 3 or 4 styles are too close (Kolsch, pale ale , ESB and the Whale), not enough distinct styles at this time.

$4.50 pints, they're looking at happy hour during the week with a buck knocked off. Darn fine friendly bartenders, always ready to talk brew.

Snack food (pizza, cheese trays, pretzels) to be offered soon.

Vancer, Dec 05, 2009
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tpaetow, Jan 26, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev 0%

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.

kemoarps, Jun 12, 2013
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4.14/5  rDev +2.5%

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!

StonedTrippin, Jan 03, 2012
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4.14/5  rDev +2.5%

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.

FLBeerGuy, Nov 03, 2011
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4.06/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

bnes09, Sep 21, 2011
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4.34/5  rDev +7.4%

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.

JRorie, Aug 27, 2011
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3.74/5  rDev -7.4%

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!) However, I will remember Six Row because I first learned of Amy Winehouse's death here...

DoubleSimcoe, Jul 24, 2011
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4.2/5  rDev +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.

tripelhops, Jun 29, 2011
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4.2/5  rDev +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

TheSarge, Jun 20, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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.

JoEBoBpr, Apr 17, 2011
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3.8/5  rDev -5.9%

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.

jmvecchio1, Mar 13, 2011
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4.14/5  rDev +2.5%

Six Row was a very nice setting. It is a smaller brew/pub, but offers a pretty good ambiance. I loved the historic feel, being as it was in an old Falstaff building. The copper tanks and bar theme was also rather appealing. At first glance it was a good start. The service that followed was really good too. The staff was fun, attentive and just generally pleasant to be around.

Now to the beer... The first thing I had was the Double IPA. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by the flavor. It is one of the better doubles. I also tried the rest of their selection, which included the Whale (basically a brewers test run that worked), unfiltered wheat, porter, Belgian dubbel, and honey hef. While this selection is not huge, it is pretty sound. They also had a few other microbrews available. In talking to one of the brewers, they ran out of the pale and the klosch due to not having enough room. The good news is they are expanding and looking to bottle sooner than later. They are also adding two new beers soon...a dry stout for Patties day and a regular IPA. With more space they will provide more and more offerings.

The beer prices were a touch high, but as to be expected with a smaller brewer. $4.50 - 5 ( the higher the gravity the more expensive) for a pint and about $6-7 (depending on the number of offerings) for their sampler.

All-in-all, I would love to go back again, this time eating those items that smelled so delicious and enjoying their new offerings.

Zundo, Jan 08, 2011
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3.86/5  rDev -4.5%

Found this place through the beer mapping project while I was in the area and hiked the length of the city to drink some beers. Very nice place with a great feel at the bar. The staff was friendly and eager to talk beer. The were also eager to show off their 7bbl copper brewhouse. It was very pretty to look at. The beers were fair with some exceptional wheat beers. Had some sample and grabbed a growler. Good prices for the city. Its located close to the City University and makes for a great walk through town. It is located fairly close to several other breweries so a well planned walking trip or a few bucks on cab fair should be used to get to this brewery if you are around.

manahansf, Oct 19, 2010
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3.86/5  rDev -4.5%

Six Row is a nice little brew pub, which is a quiet alternative if in the SLU area. They don't have a kitchen but do offer up food, pizza from a place on the Hill, and pretzels from Companion bakery which are very tasty.

They usually have about 6-8 different beers going and most are worth trying. One of my favorites is the Extra Pale Ale, and their newly released Double IPA is very well done. The ESB and Kolsch are solid as well.

If you're ever in the area, bring a growler and take some home.

redbird, Sep 22, 2010
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Six Row Brewing Company in Saint Louis, MO
91 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.