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International Tap House - Soulard

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

39 Ratings
Ratings: 39
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 9.19%
Taps: 40
Bottles: 480
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ 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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Reviews by sprucetip:
Photo of sprucetip
4.66/5  rDev +4.5%

World class, in a nutshell. 40 taps, 500 bottles, and the bottles are available for consumption on site at bar prices or to go at retail prices. No food, but you can bring it in.

Spacious and comfortable with lots of exposed brick, and a long bar. Some high tables with chairs and booth like seating in some places, and some little corner hideaway coveys with booth like zones and low tables. A few larger oversized/overstuffed chairs in other places. Lots of flat screen TV's, but the sound was off earlier, and kept low during the football game so it wouldn't overwhelm those aren't into it.

The menu is in a thick binder with some suggestions "if you normally drink BMC, try this" etc, for folks who are disoriented by or unfamiliar with the awesome selection. There was also some basic beer education materials before the draft and bottle lists.

A 5 brew sampler paddle cost $13, and I think they were 4 oz samples, but the price was the same for Mikkeller and the Beast as it was for more readily available and less costly brews. That was the only price that could remotely be considered pricey, though I think it is fair for what you get. A 10oz Expedition or 12oz Oak Yeti were $6. Everything we had was good and clean, served in proper glassware and pretty close to proper temp. The selection was super solid across the board, with quite a few relatively rare or special brews. The night we were there (a Monday), half the taps were half priced after 8.

It would be silly not to check this place out if you had the chance.

sprucetip, Dec 22, 2010
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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.

RuthIsStrangerThanFiction, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of bluesfan1181
4.89/5  rDev +9.6%

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.

bluesfan1181, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of eaglefreak
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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.

eaglefreak, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of TheSarge
4.45/5  rDev -0.2%

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.

TheSarge, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of Monkeyknife
4.88/5  rDev +9.4%

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.

Monkeyknife, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of FortSmithHops
4.71/5  rDev +5.6%

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!

FortSmithHops, Dec 05, 2011
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International Tap House - Soulard in Saint Louis, MO
96 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.