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33 Wine Shop & Bar

Not Rated.
33 Wine Shop & Bar33 Wine Shop & Bar
BA SCORE
100
world-class

41 Ratings
Ratings: 41
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.69
pDev: 6.18%
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery, Store ]

1913 Park Ave
Saint Louis, Missouri, 63104-2536
United States
phone: (314) 231-9463

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Reviews by deserteagle99uzi:
Photo of deserteagle99uzi
4.94/5  rDev +5.3%

I don't contribute often, however I felt I had to chime in on this bar's already shining reviews.

The Atmosphere upon walking in is quite sparse but in a classy, laid back way. While the bar itself may seem barren without any TVs or eye-catching (eyesore?) decorations it adds together to give this place a unique and extremely pleasant feel. The music selection is done by the staff and has always been to my tastes (classic rock, jazz and '90s alt) and the volume is always appropriate for conversation purposes.

The main bar area consists of high back chairs and tables and a simple bar. There is a nice patio area out back and a second room containing couches and more tables surrounded by walls of wine.

The setup behind the bar is very professional, I've never seen any confusion about where a beer is or where the appropriate glass for it may be. As with the rest of the venue, it doesn't LOOK organized but it is as it needs to be to run smoothly. The glassware selection is excellent as well.

The service has been second to none on every occasion that I've been there. The speed, knowledge, attitude and patience are always spot on and the staff seems to treat newcomers with the same level of respect and expertise as the regulars which is refreshing when compared to many other craft beer bars in the area. This place is one of the few that I feel I can trust fully about blindly selecting me a new beer to try based on a vague description of taste and nail it every time. Nearly all interactions with the staff have been jovial, these guys are all very friendly connoisseurs themselves and it comes through in a way that is friendly yet professional in a very good way.

The selection is hand picked and the menus are edited and updated often to reflect availability. Many beers available are not to be found anywhere else in the city (Founders KBS unannounced on more than one occasion and similarly rare Boulevard one time runs). The only weakness with the selection is the absence of many of the tamer more mediocre beers but for a beer geek this is ideal.

The value is the cheapest I've seen in a bar period. Prices are exact and often not rounded at all which leads me to believe that they are set as an exact % markup of cost. There is an even cheaper set of prices for beer "to go" as it is common (especially in the summer) for customers to purchase growlers or bottles to take out to the park across the street.

deserteagle99uzi, Aug 30, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of patklupe
4.5/5  rDev -4.1%

patklupe, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of Florida9
3.83/5  rDev -18.3%

Went here based on the all of the good reviews on BA. Not sure the visit was entirely warranted.
33 Wine is a wine bar and craft beer bar. They sell bottles to go, but this is primarily a bar. There are about 6 taps and somewhere around 100 bottles, though I suspect the number of bottles on offer varies depending on what is available.
I came in to the shop primarily to purchase bottles to go. Since this is a wine bar, to go purchases are made off the menu. There are no shelves to peruse. No labels to read. Just the menu. Others have mentioned they were taken back to the cellar, but that was not the case in my instance. And this was not because they were busy as I was literally the only person in the store at the time. So I ordered a tap beer and sat at the bar to look over the menu.
There were two employees working while I was there. The younger guy was quite helpful and pointed out some "rarer" bottles that likely wouldn't see distribution in my area. The older guy just seemed annoyed by my presence.
Hard to comment on the atmosphere. At the time I was there it was an empty bar in the middle of the day. Didn't eat while I was there, so I am unable to comment on that as well.
In the end, I finished my beer, purchased my bottles and headed down the street to a grocery store (Fields) for some non-beer purchases. As fate would have it, the grocery store had a decent selection of beers so I decided to take a look. I couldn't believe it when I notice two of the bottles of "rare" beer I just bought from 33 right there on the shelf. At a fucking grocery store. And for $4 less a bottle to boot. To think I tipped the guy over at 33 just so he could take advantage of my lack of beer knowledge concerning the local distribution. Oh well, I guess you win some and you lose some.

Florida9, Aug 12, 2014
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33 Wine Shop & Bar in Saint Louis, MO
100 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.