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Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

68 Ratings
Ratings: 68
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 12.89%
Active Beers: 36
Beer Ratings: 1,022
Beer Avg: 3.69
Taps: 12
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

3229 Washington Ave
Saint Louis, Missouri, 63103-1218
United States
phone: (314) 222-0143

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @urbanchestnut

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(Place added by: redbird on 02-01-2011)
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

Lizo79, Nov 10, 2014
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Nuin, Oct 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

ThePorterSorter, Oct 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

ADG2995, Oct 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

This is my favorite UCBC beer. It has the faintest red wine scent which takes me back to my alter boy days. Excellent

amccoy74, Oct 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Cheesehead21, Oct 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

We don't miss a chance to visit the taproom whenever we venture to St. Louis. Well done UC!

P-funk, Sep 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -28.4%

redblacks75, Sep 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

George1005, Sep 03, 2014
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30helens, Aug 29, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +2.6%

This review is the for the Grove location (the beer hall), not the beer garden.

UC's brewing facility is located on the outskirts of the downtown area in an area called The Grove. Upon entering, there is a gift shop area selling the typical schwag (t-shirts, glasses, hats, and such) as well as beer to go. Keep walking and you'll enter an absolutely huge, warehouse-type room with row after row of heavy, dark, wooden tables and benches. This is the beer hall.
There is a bar with stools to one side with all of the table on the other. At the very far end there is a covered patio. All beer orders are placed at the bar. There are no servers. Beers are listed on two poles and are colored either orange or blue, traditional or modern (though I might have the colors mixed up). Order your beer and take it back to your table.
Food is the same, though there is a different counter to order and pick up from. Here you're given a buzzer and when your order is ready they call you to come pick it up. Food is quite good - far better than I expected it to be. Mostly modern reinterpretations of classic Belgian and German fare. Open faced sandwiches, sausages, and frites. Spaetzle leaves the plate as a side item and takes center stage, reimagined as the German version of pasta. Impressive.
I want to say service is hit and miss, but that would be inaccurate: the bartenders were all very knowledgeable and very personable. However, the food-tender was lacking in both intelligence and personality, seemingly plucked from the nearest McDonald's to run the register.
Prices on the beer are fair whereas the food is a bit high.
Very cool place. I'll be back if I'm ever in the area again.

Florida9, Aug 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

stouts4me, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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2/5  rDev -52.3%

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Urban Chestnut Brewing Company in Saint Louis, MO
93 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.