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Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

57 Ratings
Ratings: 57
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 12.47%
Active Beers: 41
Beer Ratings: 981
Beer Avg: 3.77
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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Florida9

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +3.1%

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.

08-25-2014 00:11:38 | More by Florida9
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stouts4me

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

08-24-2014 01:20:48 | More by stouts4me
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bpkrippner

Missouri

4/5  rDev -4.1%

08-23-2014 21:48:59 | More by bpkrippner
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ystazi

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

08-22-2014 02:50:01 | More by ystazi
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Dmaradei

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

08-09-2014 22:06:09 | More by Dmaradei
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Tuck_leepulin

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

08-03-2014 15:25:31 | More by Tuck_leepulin
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Wobbly

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

08-02-2014 18:15:45 | More by Wobbly
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Seabass1964

Arkansas

4/5  rDev -4.1%

07-30-2014 19:24:31 | More by Seabass1964
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virtuedaniel

Missouri

2/5  rDev -52%

07-23-2014 01:02:41 | More by virtuedaniel
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denver10

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

07-16-2014 20:30:42 | More by denver10
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Urban Chestnut Brewing Company in Saint Louis, MO
93 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.