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Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar

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28 Reviews
Reviews: 28
Visits: 59
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: n/a
Taps: 55
Bottles: 200
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1004 Locust St
Saint Louis, Missouri, 63101-1306
United States
phone: (314) 241-8141

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Place added by: Vancer on 02-09-2010

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Reviews: 28 | Visits: 59
Reviews by mhaugo:
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4.63/5  rDev +4.8%
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. (2,479 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Sparky44
4.31/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of HLD1970
4.45/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of portia99
4.44/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Made several trips here during a recent trip to St Louis.

V - Hip, modern décor. Makes a very good first impression. Bar is on the right side with an impressive number of taps, many of them local offerings - Perennial, 2nd Shift, 4 Hands, Civil Life, Urban Chestnut. Nice display of interesting and sometimes rare bottles on the wall behind the bar.

Q - Everything is top notch here - appearance, menu offerings, beer & wine offerings, service

S - Even when busy the bar service was excellent - generally two bartenders and an attendant for a relatively small bar (about 10 seats). Bartenders were friendly and knowledgable and could make suggestions for beers when posed with a question about the selection.

S - Beer selection was quite good. I really liked the breadth of local offerings on tap being a visitor to the area. Excellent bottle list also - was able to try Perennial 17 from the cellar. Lots of different styles represented - not just 30 taps of IPA's - saisons, sours, IPA's, stouts, wheats, Belgians...quite diverse.

F - Menu looked outstanding front to back. I stuck with simple cheese and charcuterie selections for some lighter fare. Unusual and quite tasty popcorn appetizers too. Plenty to choose from for all sizes of appetite and food preferences - not just simple bar food.

O - Really nice place that we were lucky enough to find. Great location downtown within walking distance of the stadiums/arenas and the arch. (1,457 characters)

Photo of lemmy187
4.45/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Get_Lowell
4.78/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Bluenose0988
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of jhestand
4.51/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Scientist_McGee
4.83/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of D9sus4
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Went there with my wife for the first time last week. I had been meaning to go there for a while, but was finally motivated to do so by the bartender at one of my regular brewpubs.

Great looking place, 55 brews on tap. Mostly microbrews but with a few good, hard to find on tap Belgian brews. We tried about six different 4oz. pours before ordering a pint each with our dinner. The food alone would be worth a trip to this restaurant/bar even without the great selection of beer. They seem to make most of their food from scratch including several different pickled veges of which we liked the cornichons best. Very nice mix & match cheese and charcuterie plates.

This place is the opposite of what most locals prefer, which is Bud Light and toasted ravioli. We are very happy that David Bailey, who is a well respected restauranteur with several other successful restaurants, opened the Bridge Tap House. Highly recommended. (933 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of richj1970
4.1/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Stopped in for a couple of quick samples of some local brews.

About 40-45 taps with emphasis on regional beers. I really liked that drafts are available in 4 oz and 10/16 oz depending on style since this allowed me to try several new ones during a relatively short visit.

Reasonable bottle list with a fair amount of variety.

Didn't try the food, but the service was attentive and helpful.

Enjoyed the vibe in the place and would return if in the area... (460 characters)

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Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar in Saint Louis, MO
96 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.