Schlafly Bottleworks

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BEER AVG
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Based on:
7 Beers
4 Reviews
Place Score: 89
Reviews: 50
Visits: 104
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1 Schlafly Plz
Saint Louis, Missouri, 63143-2454
United States
phone: (314) 241-2337

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @schlafly

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Reviews: 50 | Visits: 104
Reviews by Realale:
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4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
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. (2,036 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of leroybrown10
4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of stevenrmartinez
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of andyjeigh
4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of mlockman
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
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. (1,328 characters)

Photo of Benjhilmer
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of ericdiego
4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of lemmy187
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of DevAJ
4.04/5  rDev +2%
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. (113 characters)

Photo of Get_Lowell
3.96/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of jhestand
4.41/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Bosoxfan20
2.98/5  rDev -24.7%
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. (478 characters)

Photo of studiocts
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of JLaw55
5/5  rDev +26.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Awesome place, with awesome food, and top notch beer. (53 characters)

Photo of Eagleyes
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Bluenose0988
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of Suds
3.54/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Located in an easy to find area in Maplewood, this brewery has convenient parking and plenty of room. There is a tasting room, bar area, restaurant room, and a small section with local brewing history. Plus, they have a small shop as well. We sat in the restaurant, which was open and clean, but also a little sterile and without much character. The server was young and prompt, but not overly interested. The beer was excellent...especially the coffee stout. Food was typical pub selection, although the deviled egg appetizer is noteworthy. Certainly worth a visit. (573 characters)

Photo of redleg411
4/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Eaglefan344
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of bsuedekum
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of bigotecircus
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of firethemissiles
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of ASTMONATE
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Derrill
4.32/5  rDev +9.1%

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Schlafly Bottleworks in Saint Louis, MO
89 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.