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Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

60 Ratings
Ratings: 60
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 12.2%
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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Reviews by Monkeyknife:
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Stopped by with the wife for a couple of beers and a bit of time away from the kids.

The Urban Chestnut Brewing Company is on Washington right off of the St. Louis University campus. It occupies a space that was an old service station many years ago. The bar has the feel of a loft space with exposed brick and wooden rafters. We felt right at home and comfortable immediately.

Drinks are ordered at the bar. Service is fast and friendly. The blackboard above the bar listed at least a dozen of the UCBC beers (no guest beers) while also showing each of the beer's ABV, IBU and Session information. Free tasting samples are given and

The food is mostly snacks along with meat and cheese platters which were very good.

We will definitely be returning to Urban Chestnut. Their future looks very bright.

Monkeyknife, Sep 19, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

George1005, Sep 02, 2014
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30helens, Aug 29, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +2.9%

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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Urban Chestnut Brewing Company in Saint Louis, MO
93 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.