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International Tap House - Soulard

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Taps: 40 / Bottles: 480
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
98
world-class

28 Ratings
Ratings: 28
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 5.07%
$$ - reasonable


[ Bar ]

1711 S 9th St
Saint Louis, Missouri, 63104-3901
United States
phone: (314) 621-4333

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @itapbeer

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(Place added by: redbird on 07-09-2010)
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RuthIsStrangerThanFiction

Illinois

4.72/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | $$

I refer to this place as 'my living room' because it is where I want to relax at the end of my day (or would if I was just a little closer). I have even been known to go there with my laptop in the afternoon to have a pint while I do some work. The staff is great. Very helpful and friendly. I love the space and it is perfect on a cool summer evening with the big door open. They don't serve food, but Epic is next door and has really good pizza and sandwiches that you can bring in (they will even walk it next door for you and pick up the dishes later). They have an extensive list of draft beers. There is always something interesting as well as plenty that I am happy to drink anytime. They have a large bottle list as well, but I am always as happy as Larry to have the drafts.

06-27-2013 04:39:14 | More by RuthIsStrangerThanFiction
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bluesfan1181

Missouri

4.89/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

There is no place better, to enjoy a craft beer in STL. Over 500 bottles and, over 40 rotating on tap, it is all a beer lover could ask for. The pizzeria next store is actually connected with the building so, they will bring it right over to you. Went there for my 31st birthday as a co-birthday party with my friend. Just wish my wife liked it as much as I did.

02-06-2013 12:56:58 | More by bluesfan1181
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eaglefreak

Mississippi

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

After a very long week, I was able to get over to Itap in the Soulard area (cool area). Sat at the bar and my glass was never empty. Bartenders were attentive. Prices were fair. Great tap selectiion, tap and bottle. Looks like they rotate around 40 or 50 taps, including many STL microbrews. Atmposphere was great, nice mix of young and mid-30s to 40. Live acoustic guitar players. As mentioned, no food (the focus is on the beer : ) but you can stay in the same building and grab some Epic pizza and bring back to the bar. Several other restaurants in the area. When I'm back in STL, this will be a MUST stop.

06-29-2012 19:27:58 | More by eaglefreak
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TheSarge

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I was pleased to see this place was close to the AB brewery after taking their tour for a third time, it was nice to cleanse my palate with some good brew.

When I stopped in, the place was packed with the after work crowd. I'm 32, and I believe I was the second youngest person in the bar, which a mature crowd is my cup of tea I wouldn't dare bring my kids in, which I feel would ruin the coziness of the place.

Inside the place was mostly exposed brick, with a nice skylight to let some natural light in. The place was kind of small, but you could tell the customers and staff were friendly, so no macho bullshit was going on there.

The place was a bit understaffed for the size of the crowd, but the two (waitress and bartender) were doing the best they could. I only goy one beer, and it was only $5 for a 12oz glass of Hop Devil. I can't complain about the selection. It would take me a while to go through 500 beers. Apparently none of the beers come from the big guys either.

03-28-2012 17:15:21 | More by TheSarge
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

4.88/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

iTap in Soulard is one of my favorite places to drink in St. Louis. With 40+ beers on tap and 500 by the bottle, you'll have no trouble finding something to like.

It's a fairly large place with room to breathe and plenty of large screens filled with sports of the day.

The selection of beers? If it's available in Missouri you'll find it here...especially if it's rare and/or very good. I've found Lagunitas Sucks and Green Flash West Coast IPA from the cask and Deschutes Abyss and Black Butte XXIII on tap.. Incredible!

No food is available from the bar but Epic Pizza is right next store and Llewellyns Pub is across the street. Bring it in, they don't mind.

A must visit for visitors and St. Louisans.

01-24-2012 01:42:33 | More by Monkeyknife
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FortSmithHops

Arkansas

4.71/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

My wife took me on a beer trip to St. Louis and several hop heads suggested we go to the International Tap House. It was a tremendously pleasing experience and I would highly recommend it.

The atmosphere is simple and is solely concerned with the beer. This place makes no apologies for centering their establishment on the drinking of fine brews. Expect to see people discussing their beer selections or merely watching a game on the many televisions throughout the bar. You can sit at a bar, booth, table or even grab a spot on a comfy couch.

The excellent quality of service is very important to mention. Regarding the staff there is not a beer snob in sight. Every staff member is knowledgeable and desires to assist you in finding a beer you'll love. Whether you are a seasoned beer vet or a bud light newbie you will find the staff extremely helpful and willing to educate.

Being from a smaller city in Arkansas I can't provide an accurate gauge for the Tap House's selection. However, when I looked at their wall of 40 taps and fridges filled with over 500 different bottles from all over the world I was dumbfounded. They take pride in circulating their extensive inventory as well as whats on tap and so I'm sure their selection rivals most any tap house.

Overall this is a fantastic place to enjoy a favorite brew or for finding something completely new. If you're in St. Louis it is a must stop. Cheers!

12-05-2011 15:02:23 | More by FortSmithHops
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Chincino

Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

This place is located in the Soulard section of Saint Louis which is a great part of town in my opinion. This place was very lively and bustling with people and live music.

International Tap House or ITAP had an excellent beer selection and I would recommend this place to any beer lover if you're in Saint Louis. There is a beer selection of over 500 bottles and there are over 50 beers on tap. I got a sampler which included beers from Bells including Oarsmen, Oberon, and Two Hearted Ale, Urban Chestnut Brewing Company, and Goose Island. It was very difficult to choose which beers to try because there were so many to choose from. I had to sit and sift through the beer menu before making my selection.

The service here was good despite it being very crowded and a weekend night.

I would definitely recommend ITAP as a great beer bar!

08-31-2011 23:18:16 | More by Chincino
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JRorie

Illinois

4.46/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

iTap is located in Soulard in a nice historic building, pretty nice vibe about the place. 40 beers on tap and tons of bottles.

Selection is great both for draft and bottle selection. Very often they get in rare, hard to find bottles. Never any problem finding something good to drink, at what is always a good price point. They also allow for carry out of any of the bottles you would like to buy.

Staff is very knowledgeable, and very helpful when looking for something.

With this being a 30 minute drive from my house, I would say the drive home is the one downside about coming out here.

08-22-2011 15:33:28 | More by JRorie
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

4.28/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$

iTAP (as it is known by the locals) is a major beer bar in St. Louis, with 45 taps and all styles across the board from fruit beer to imperial stouts, as well as many locals (Six row, O'Fallon, Schafly) and regionals (Boulevard).

Also represented when I visited where Colorado (SKA, New Belgium), California (Stone, North Coast, Firestone), Idaho (Grand Teton Pursuit of Hoppiness), Belgium (Lindeman's, Chimay, Delirium)...good selection overall that satisfies, but nothing super crazy (outside of Southern Tier oak-aged Unearthly and Hoppe and Bell's Consecrator).

I like their beer menu, a veritable bible! And their cheekiness: "Drink Bud? Try this. Blue Moon? Choose this instead". This bar could easily push BMC-drinkers into the brink of craft beerdom!

I would love to hang out here if I were a local, but the lack of food+big beers+summer heat+having to drive makes this a two-beer stop (they do allow you to order food from any spot around the neighborhood, though)

Service is fantastic. Super knowledgeable servers, both at the bars and on the floor, on top of things and with a smile. Nice, friendly and efficient, what else can you ask for?

The atmosphere and interior are also cool- spacious, airy, industrial... lots of brick. Not your typical St. Louis joint, I assume!

If anything, and even beyond the lack of food (which actually caused two patrons to leave the bar, believe it or not), the only problem I see at iTAP is the price. 4 beers ran us $24! Granted they were big beers, but still.. this is more East Coast price than Missouri. Also the lack of serving choices: no half-pints or 4-oz tasters or anything else but a full glass.

Still, there is no denying this is a great spot. I would choose Bridge Tap House in Downtown as my favorite beer joint in St. Louis, but this comes second.

07-29-2011 02:23:27 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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BEERME528

Missouri

4.34/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$$

Very neat place with a huge bar lined with numerous taps. Loads of bottled beer options as well. The only negative to point out is that the roof leaks big time. When I was there a very strong storm hit and there was water pouring in through many holes in the ceiling. Other then that, I had a great time in a very fun environment. It was very easy to talk to people here about which beer they were drinking and what they recommend. This establishment attracts a mature crowd who enjoy beer for more then just getting a little buzz.

07-18-2011 19:42:24 | More by BEERME528
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International Tap House - Soulard in Saint Louis, MO
98 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.