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Schlafly Bottleworks

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BEER AVG
3.8/5
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PLACE STATS
Place Score:
89
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
115
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
12.06%
 
 
Taps:
0
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Cask:
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PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1 Schlafly Plz
Saint Louis, Missouri, 63143-2454
United States

(314) 241-2337 | map
schlafly.com

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Reviews: 52 | Ratings: 115
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4.38/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Well, it's been about 18 months since I seriously knocked down the Bottleworks for a series of incredibly inconsistent meals. The last three I've had have been consistently excellent, so it's time for a re-review - Excellent food has continued over the past 6 months - 11/14/06).

It's a beautiful building. Nice outside beer garden. Stunning picture windows showing off the brewing plant and bottling line.

The main bar area has plenty of stools at the bar, and a lot of nice, comfortable chairs and tables. There is also a section of leather couches, chairs and coffee tables, so it can really seem like a home away from home.

The new restaurant is a large open space with a wall of windows and a large open kitchen. The menu is quite varied and interesting with a large emphasis on local products, and plenty of vegetarian selections. There is some seasonal rotation to the menu, and new items seem to continually pop up. There is very little overlap with the restaurant at the Tap Room, so one can scratch two separate itches with the Schlafly brewpubs.

As noted above, the food has improved a great deal over the past six months or so. The quality of the ingredients has always been there, but more care is being lavished on how the dishes leave the kitchen. Hot dishes are hot, and the cold ones cold. Dishes are built around the excellent local ingredients being sourced, rather than the ingredients being (sometimes oddly and awkwardly) forced onto existing recipes. Servings look attractive and are not drowned in sauces and dressings. Well done!

The bartenders and servers seem to know their stuff. The service is another area of improvement - the current staff has been attentive and friendly. A big step up over some of the prior employees. The beer selection is nice, although not as full as the main bar at the Tap Room. No cask (yet) at this location.

There's a well-stocked Schlafly store, including bottled beer, and a very interesting collection of St. Louis brewing breweriana. Well worth visiting.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Sludgeman
4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Visited on a Monday around lunch time. Not too crowded. It was a beautiful day so the insider part of the restaurant where I sat was mostly deserted.

V – This place is a big open bright place that is more German beer hall than craft beer hideaway. Lots of tables. Probably a great place to bring a big party, but not the type of place a rate highly or consider as a place where I go to have an introspective geeky beer discussion. 3.75

Q – The Schlafly brewery is on the other side of the wall - can’t get any fresher than that. 4.5

Ser – It was slow, but I received quick attention from the server as well as the manager later on after my meal. I ordered a beer with experimental hops and I liked being given the opportunity to write down my impressions for the brewers. 4.25

Sel – Just Schlafly beers. No guest taps. Disappointed that there was not an opportunity to drink some of their more unique beers that are only sold in a large bottle format. 4

Food – The rainbow trout was good, but the boiled and then deep fried potatoes that came with it stole the show. 4

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Photo of Butchnasty
5/5  rDev +25.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of qcbrewer
4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of dub_deuce22
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.25

Photo of Raislak
4.85/5  rDev +21.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of MizzouBrew
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

This location has a decent dining area, with a merchandise area that includes all the brewery smells. The beer selction was ample, with about 12-16 varieties on tap and a vibrant, if limited, food selection.

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Photo of rxthree
4.36/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Jason_cs
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Jamison85
4.18/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Photo of c-rum
3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Glenn_Cole_BTBC
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of leroybrown10
4.23/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of stevenrmartinez
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of andyjeigh
4.14/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of mlockman
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Excellent selection of beers, though flights were limited and one was hard-pressed to obtain samples of anything not already included in the fixed-selection flights of six in the restaurant and four at the end of the tour. Still, they had an excellent Scotch Ale available on tap that is not available in bottles and was not offered at the Tap Room (at least not at the time this review was written). The tap list for both the Bottleworks and the Taproom is available online at Schlalfy.com, and I would recommend checking out the selections there before venturing to either location. The food was good, though not traditional pub fare. For instance, bison was a common fixture on the menu (i.e., spaghetti with bison meatballs) though I ultimately opted for a turkey burger with a brie spread and cranberry chutney (which was AMAZING, by the way). We sat on the patio and there were a large number of families with small children; particularly impactful on our experience was the table of small children sitting directly behind us who continued to shriek and wander around our table throughout the entirety of our stay. Perhaps this would not have been the case if we had sat indoors by the bar, but we wanted to enjoy the nice weather and thus it detracted from our experience somewhat. Nonetheless, highly recommended.

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Photo of Benjhilmer
3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of ericdiego
4.23/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of lemmy187
3.94/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of DevAJ
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Unfortunately the few times that I've been there, the service was a little slow, but aside from that it was good.

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Photo of Get_Lowell
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of jhestand
4.41/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Bosoxfan20
2.98/5  rDev -25.1%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 2.5

This is a really cool facility and a great location in Maplewood, but not a great taproom. A good place to tour if you are in STL, but don't expect much from the taproom. The beers on tap were mostly just the standard Schlafly brews that you can find in 6 packs anywhere in MO. The vibe was pretty poor. We planned to be there all night, but had to leave after an hour because the music was so poor. It's a good spot for an older crowd that enjoys the blues and decent beer.

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Photo of studiocts
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of JLaw55
5/5  rDev +25.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Awesome place, with awesome food, and top notch beer.

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Schlafly Bottleworks in Saint Louis, MO
89 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.