The Schlafly Tap Room
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Active Beers: 75
Beer Ratings: 10,681
Beer Avg: 3.8
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 139 | Reviews: 107 | Show All Ratings:
4.22/5 rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4
Nice historic-looking building that is well sectioned into bar/dining areas.(Lots of parking, which is very helpful in any downtown area.) The place was very lively and had 12 house selections on tap! We tried more than half and the Hefe and Oatmeal stouts were worth mentioning, definately a lot more worth trying. The service was great and the food was great. The menu itself was mouth-watering with great german style & english pub selections. This is a sure stop on any return trips to St. Louis for us.
06-23-2004 03:49:32 | More by BeerZack
3.83/5 rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5
Downtown and not too hard to find - even for a non-resident like me. Bricks, wood, and brass. The guard outside made me wonder though. A type of old western feel. I was seated in the outside patio area that was dimly lit, almost too dim.
Anyway the food was good, I had the grilled salmon burger. There could've been a wider selection. Service decent, my waiter really didn't know her beer selections and styles very well. I'm not saying I sat there and quizzed her for an hour but I asked how the Pale Ale was and she couldn't tell me, "uh the red one?". The brew selection was very nice. I didn't have anyone with me so I could only drink three. I recommend but I'd also have to say I'd prefer Morgan Street Brewery.
03-11-2004 14:17:46 | More by Ahhdball
4.36/5 rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
As good as it gets outside of the GLBC pub in Cleveland. This is an old building that uses massive post and beam construction (sure would like some of that wood for my projects.) At least 3 levels, 3 bars, pool tables, super servers and hosts - completely knowledgeable. Even a small rooftop courtyard area next to the big second floor party room. The stairs are supplemented by elevator service. The beers are very good and as fresh as can be. Parking is off street and near.
If you've not tried the beers from Schlafly's you're in for a treat. They do a lot of different styles and they do the styles very well. They are also not afraid to experiment and venture into new ideas. Things like conditioning in oak whiskey barrels which put a whole new twist on imparted flavors. You have to give credit to a company that can compete, and compete well, in A-B's backyard. For that matter they're right in the front room and standing tall.
09-14-2003 22:28:25 | More by AtLagerHeads
4.38/5 rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
My recent visit to The Tap Room for the 4/5 St. Louis BA Event was my first. How I hadn't ever checked this place out before is still a mystery...
Atmosphere: Very comfortable and inviting, yet spacious and open enough to not give patrons the 'sardines-in-a-can' feel. Like all brewpubs/microbreweries, the shining, stainless steel brewing equipment is plain to see through huge windows. Much to my liking, there are plenty of windows that let in lots of natural light, as harsh artificial lighting isn't high on my favorites list.
Quality: Very good overall quality on the brews offered. The ones I tried were fresh and delicious, and they really backed up the local opinion that Schlafly's brews are far better on tap.
Service: Pretty good service. The staff seemed knowledgable and readily available. I accidently left one of my own pint glasses there, and the employee I spoke to on the phone was quite helpful and courteous.
Selection: They always have a nice, varied selection of brews to try, with at least a few seasonals only available there. On the handpump they had a wonderful, cask-conditioned Liberty-hopped IPA, and their yummy Irish Stout on the nitro pump. I grabbed a growler of their Vienna-style lager to go...
Food: Great across the board. Their sticky toffee pudding dessert is to-die-for. They also have the best fries to be found anywhere.
04-07-2003 12:31:49 | More by MJR
4/5 rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
The Tap Room is a favorite local haunt. It is located just west of the main downtown area, and close to Union Station.
The main bar is located in the dining room, and has the largest selection of beers, as well as two hand-pumps serving cask-conditioned beers. Generally, there are 8-10 beers on tap at the main bar, with the Pilsner, Hefe-Weizen, Pale Ale, and Oatmeal Stout the year-round selections, supplemented by a seemingly endless supply of seasonals. There is a mixture of bar stools, and ledges to lean on, and smoking is permitted in the main bar.
A second bar is contained in the game room, which features pool tables and dart boards, in a comfortable, roomy atmosphere. As noted, there are fewer beers here, but you can always stroll to the main bar, which is located just across the lobby.
There is an upstairs bar as well, but this has a still smaller selection, and is only open when the upstairs room is in use, which is generally for concerts.
The dining room is very comfortable with extremely high open ceilings, and wood floors. The tables are well spaced, and a portion of the room is non-smoking.
The service is generally very good, and the menu interesting. It ranges from traditional pub fare, to more adventurous selections, such as chicken korma. There are some tasty vegetarian selections as well. Many of the menu come with suggested beer matches. Personal favorites are the excellent fish and chips, the goat cheese rarebit, and the best dessert in St. Louis, the sticky toffee pudding (great with the oatmeal stout or barleywine).
The beer ranges from very good, to outstanding. The beer on cask rotates, and is more experimental. Frequently they will have casks of the same beer with different hops used to dry hop them that they will put on in succession. Do not miss the oatmeal stout if its available on cask - simply terrific.
12-28-2002 14:19:24 | More by Realale
4.3/5 rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
I have been to Schlafly's St. Louis Brewery several times over the years. It is located in an old building, not far from downtown. They have expanded over the years, and now have at least two bars as well as room for live music, darts, etc. The main bar room has a lot of large windows, and the walls are exposed brick, and the ceiling is exposed wood. The lazy ceiling fans are a nice touch. The bar surface is sheet metal with wood trim. There is some nice woodward behind the bar, with a tiled wall and a large Schlafly's crest. There seems to be a good selection of bourbons and whiskeys and wines as well as the microbrews.
As for the beers, when I visited they had 11 on tap, including a strong Tripel, a barleywine, a Winter ESB, and a Oatmeal Stout on regular draft and cask conditioned. The beers are average to very good. I found the Pilsner to be surprisingly good for its style. The Oatmeal stout was much better on cask than on carbon dioxide.
The bartenders seemed very helpful and knowledgeable. The little food I tried was good.
This is a nice place with ample parking.
12-28-2002 00:53:59 | More by UncleJimbo
4.2/5 rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4
Located Downtown this is the best brewpub in St. Louis. There are 3 different bars to choose from, at the main bar they have over 10 different beers on tap. The other two don't have all the seasonals.They have great food and average service. The sticky toffee pudding is a must.
11-25-2002 13:18:32 | More by maxpower
The Schlafly Tap Room in Saint Louis, MO
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