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Reviews: 9
Visits: 28
rAvg: 4.75
pDev: n/a
Taps: 5
Bottles: 600
Cask: N
[ Bar, Store ]

8113 Maryland Ave
Clayton, Missouri, 63105-3720
United States
phone: (314) 222-2444

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Place added by: davidleerock on 06-05-2014

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Reviews: 9 | Visits: 28
Photo of JLaw55
5/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

The best craft beer store in St. Louis, hands down. Every bottle in the store is fair game for being bought individually or in a mix your own 6 pack setup. Everyone was super friendly and extremely helpful, but without being overbearing. They would still let you just browse around, but were more than willing to jump in to assist if need be.

There was also a bar at the back that holds flight tastings on Fridays. Even if it isn't Friday, they have 5 beers on tap at all times and is usually something they are showcasing in the store. It seems to change every week too, which keeps things fresh. You can purchase a half pour or full pour, and enjoy it at the bar or nearby tables; or drink while you shop. If you don't want a fully glass, but want to try it, the tastings are provided for FREE. All of them, FREE.

I just don't know if it could get any better. I can promise one thing, I will be giving a lot more of my money to them in the future, instead of some of the other bottle shops around the St. Louis area. (1,022 characters)

Photo of Franziskaner
4.86/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

There's something oddly inviting about this place. I like this soft lighting which sets a tone of sorts. You are among great options, it seems to say. Oh, and it is good for the beer not going skunky.

There's a real laid back atmosphere. I never feel rushed or ignored. The staff is always attentive and welcoming. The prices are written in chalk under the bottles on the shelf. I love buying single bottles out of six packs. There's no BMC here taking up valuable shelf space (though I still buy BMC on occasion, they are shelf hogs).

It's not the biggest selection in town, but it is still fairly comprehensive. Maybe there aren't as many imports and perhaps not every brewery sold in the area is represented. Nor do they have every beer offered by each brewery distributed here. At the same I think they have a good feel for what is popular. I tend to feel overwhelmed by the offerings they do have that look appealing!

They always have a few great beers on tap and you can now order food from nearby restaraunts with Food Pedelar a local delivery service. (1,075 characters)

Photo of mlockman
4.86/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Not the largest selection, but perhaps one of the most diverse. The store is organized by region and all six-packs are available to be dismantled so as to purchase bottles individually. Awesome cellar-like vibe, with low lighting and chalkboard-painted shelves with the prices of six/four-packs and individual bottle prices handwritten directly on the shelves. They also feature a bar with five taps of a rotating selection to be enjoyed or sampled as one shops. With parking out back, definitely worth a look if in the area. (529 characters)

Photo of Ekor88
5/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This place, above all the other beer stores in the area is my favorite. The staff is amazing and always willing to help no matter how much you buy. They also have great events that are open for anyone to join in, which is nice since many stores in the area tend to exclude people who just by a little at a time. I also can't say enough about how awesome the staff always very friendly and personable. (400 characters)

Photo of Get_Lowell
4.7/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Super friendly staff, you can grab a draft pour of some great brews in the back, wide selection and freedom to make a mixer sixer of any beer you see (feel free to pull one out of a six pack!). Great rewards plan and they do creative events throughout the week! (261 characters)

Photo of mscott58
4.72/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Great place! Handful of beers on tap with free samples. Beers organized by region, except for coolers which are organized by type. Brandon was very cool and informative and not pushy. Was a great place to visit and grab some good brew. (235 characters)

Photo of DavidKIT
4.75/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Great ambiance in this bottle shop that also has a 5-tap bar inside. It's really nice to enjoy a beer while you wander through the store. Staff is super friendly and knowledgable. Customers can buy beers individually or in 4/6-packs. This place has an overall smaller selection compared to other local places, but they tend to have what I'm looking for.
Special releases are sold first-come first-serve, and aren't completely allocated for club members only, which is a huge plus in my book. (493 characters)

Photo of otoolman221
4.64/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

You can do a make 6 of any beer in the place, really cool for trying a wider variety than some small selections in other shops. They have been on tap to try and drink while you shop. Its a 30 minute drive for me but well worth it. Staff was very attentive as well. (264 characters)

Photo of richj1970
4.22/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Stopped in here on my way through St Louis...

Nice vibe to the place. I was greeted by the staff when I entered, and offered free samples if I wanted. Fairly large store and all beer. One wall with cooler, and the rest of the store organized roughly by region.

Managed to find several locals that I was interested in including a couple from Crooked Stave. Everything was available in singles as well as 4 and six packs which was nice.

Worth a stop anytime I'm in the area. (476 characters)

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