Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar
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Taps: 55 / Bottles: 200
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 29 | Reviews: 24 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by CMW:
4.36/5 rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Just now getting around to a review after visiting a few months ago.
Located in the middle of downtown STL, the Bridge almost seems out of place. Not that I don't love the downtown location, we just do not see too many beer bars in this very central downtown locale.
A - When I walked in I was immediately taken back by the architecture. This is a two story bar but the 2nd story is almost loft-like with low ceilings and about 20 tables. The bar area is filled with wood and the lighting is dark and sets the ambiance.
Q - The quality of beer is top notch for STL and similar to what iTap has to offer. Plenty of regional fare from Schlafly, O'fallon, Boulevard, etc..
S - We sat upstairs and the service was top notch. The server was very attentive and visited several times to make sure we had everything we needed. Water on the table is also a big plus.
S - I spoke a little about selection earlier, but will expand. 200 beers, 55 on-tap. However, there are plenty of quality names here. Founders, Lagunitas, Bell's, Bear Republic, there is something for everyone. They also have a fairly extensive wine list if you come with non-beer drinking friends.
F - I did not try the food personally, but my friends say it is quote good.
Overall, very good bar and the prices are not out of line.
11-14-2010 20:16:55 | More by CMW
More User Reviews:
3.28/5 rDev -26%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$
The guys that own this and several other restaurants in stl are total douches. Not sure what they have against 16 oz pint glasses, either. Would much rather go to itaphouse, the Royale, Mangia... anywhere else. Pedestrian food, snotty patrons from the county. Hooray.
09-10-2013 04:11:19 | More by edenstjames
4.63/5 rDev +4.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
I recently stumbled into this place after enjoying a Cardinals game at the beautiful Busch Stadium in St. Louis. It is adjacent to a large book store and features minimal signage out front. The interior is clean, modern, and urban, and absolutely bathed in darkness. I was immediately presented with a large, V-shaped, wooden bar that accommodated about a dozen seats. There are also some tables and chairs scattered here and there, and an entire elevated seating area that I did not really get a good look at. The tall brick wall behind the bar is covered by shelving that stores much of their bottles and glassware (there is a library-like ladder to get at the higher stuff). There is additional glassware hanging from above along with some interesting chandeliers.
The Bridge boasts that they have over two hundred beers available, and 55 of them are on tap handles. Their draft selection included many local breweries like 2nd Shift, 4 Hands, Civil Life, Perennial Ales, Schlafly, Charleville, and Urban Chestnut. The Midwest was also well represented with Arcadia, Bell’s, Founders, and New Holland. West coast breweries included Brouwerij West, Deschutes, Firestone Walker, Green Flash, and Rogue. From the east side was He’Brew, Southern Tier, and Stillwater. Colorado made a good showing with Avery, Great Divide, Left Hand, New Belgium, and Ska. And there were even some internationals like Belhaven, St. Feuillien, Weihenstephan, Fiedmans, St. Bernardus, Van Honsebrouck, Young’s, Thornbridge, and Kiuchi (not very often do I see Japanese kegs floating around places like this). All in all, I was not left wanting for much.
I gave their list a quick look, but mostly relied on staff recommendations. The bartender was extremely friendly and very well educated. I was in the mood for a Saison and was pleasantly surprised to hear that they had three on tap. I regret not scanning through the bottle list, but I guess now I have a reason to go back.
I was pretty focused on drinking and socializing, so I didn’t get a great look at the food menu. But I did want some cheese, so I asked the bartender for a recommendation there as well. I ended up with a great selection of four different stinky cheeses that worked perfectly with my beers. The cheeses were about $6.50 a piece, but they were cut fairly generously, and came with dried fruit, nuts, and bread. Perfection.
Overall I was very impressed and would highly recommend it to any good beer enthusiast.
09-05-2013 05:39:20 | More by mhaugo
4.5/5 rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Swung by here on the way out of Left Bank Books. Had heard of this place from BA. Decided to check it out and it was empty around 12:30 on a Sunday when I arrived, but a half an hour later it was pretty busy. Service was very knowledgable and friendly. Selection of draft made me almost skip bottle list. Glad I did not when I found Founders Frangelic Mountain Brown in bottle! I missed the limited release last summer and had been kicking myself since. Served it to me at cellar temperature. Laid back, casual, classy atmosphere.
06-30-2013 18:05:42 | More by Franziskaner
4.28/5 rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Visited this place while on business. Swanky look on a not so swanky street. No dedicated parking lot so I spent $5 at a lot around the corner.
Fantastic long wooden bar so I sat myself right in front of their 40 something taps. Being from ny there were a lot of offerings that I cannot get - new Belgium, Deschutes, and lots of st louis locals. So selection is amazing. They also offer small 4oz glasses for high abv brews or ones you dont want to commit a full pour to.
Small but well thought food menu. I had a flatbread and it was tasty.
Service was really great atmosphere was also great. Well worth a visit. In fact id say its a must.
11-13-2012 02:04:31 | More by DrinkSlurm
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