The Schlafly Tap Room
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Active Beers: 80
Beer Ratings: 11,649
Beer Avg: 3.79
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Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 160 | Reviews: 107 | Display Reviews Only:
3.88/5 rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
Spending a weekend with our St Louis friends, and this is a must-go location. This time we had nine people, but we able to be seated right away. It was a little loud, but that was OK. It seemed to add to the atmosphere with that many people having a good time. Our server was really nice, but could have been a little more antentitive.
My wife and I started off with the Beer and Cheese soup. I thought it could have used a sharper cheese, but still very tasty. We started with the spiced porter, and it was very good. Since is was more of an English porter, I decided to go with the fish and chips for dinner. They were two huge chunks of white cod, very solid and filling. the vinegar and tarter sauce was perfect. The fries was seasoned, but pretty standard.
I was so impressed with the spiced porter that I got a growler to go. Over all a fun time and a place I will go back to the next time I'm in St Louis.
02-01-2009 22:37:21 | More by bort11
4.33/5 rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
The Tap Room is always a good time no matter what size group you have. Great food, service and selection. The common theme that I often hear is that the Tap Room has the best selection but that Bottleworks has the best food. The Tap Room definitely has the better selection (as it should) but I'm a little torn concerning the food. I think the Tap Room has a good menu even though it's not as extensive as Bottleworks.
I'm definitely a fan of the cheese board and the fries! I think the bangers & mash and Tap Room burger are the two best items on the menu. I've heard good things about the schnitzel and tilapia reuben as well.
I had a Winter ESB and Barleywine the last time I was there. Both were great and I owe our waitress one for recommending the Barleywine. I'm definitely looking forward to trying the Irish Extra Stout this month as well as the IPA next month.
01-30-2009 20:32:38 | More by BelgianBrewFan
4.3/5 rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$$
Visited here on 1-17-09 for an out of town hockey trip. ( Big Chicago Blackhawks fan)Met up with several locals and all kept saying to visit here. Impressive exterior with its brick facings & multiple entrances. Arrived late evening, they had just concluded a fest here, would have enjoyed sampling!
Bar was brightly lit and crowd was large. Music was overly loud,seemingly out of place for a brew pub. Had bangors and mash, tasty but nothing special. Had several of their brews and enjoyed them all. Nice American Pale Ale, Excellent Brown ale. Tripel was a bit heavy but not bad. Bartender was quite friendly even though he was very busy! Struck up a conversation with a girl next to me who seemed overly knowledgeable about beer and this place. Turned out she was the bartender's girlfriend and not only was a waitress but also tended bar there as well. My favorite was the Coffee Stout. Which was recommended by this girl. Fabulous color, perfect head, nice finishing tones..loved it! They have a dozen or so different taps with rotating seasonals,Im told.
If your in St Louis, Go here! A bit out of the way but well worth it!
01-30-2009 16:46:36 | More by ManofMead
4.55/5 rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
This place is a great brew pub. They have a pretty deep list of standard offerings, and always have something special on tap, as well as something special on cask. They also have a pretty long lineup of seasonals that I never get tired of. The cask beers, they've really been playing around with lately. Extra hopped versions of their Ales, a vanilla bean smoked porter... it's something different all the time. You can go to this place once a month and always have something different to try. Not to mention they fill growlers for take home of anything except the cask beers. Recently I brought home a growler of their Imperial Stout for a staggering $11. That was the deal of the year for me.
The quality of the beer is top notch. I keep Schlafly kegs on tap at home.
The food selection I think could use a little help. When going to the tap room, I generally don't consider making a dinner out of it here. I usually eat elsewhere first. That said, the bar service has always been top notch for me. I can't recall ever having to wait long to get a beer.
*edit - They've gone non smoking. This is a huge plus for me. Now I can take my family to dinner here.
01-08-2009 18:02:49 | More by cubbyswans
4/5 rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
A great stop in St.Louis. It's in a neat old building that's easy to drive to, and you could walk there from some points in Western downtown or a metra station. Inside, there's a big bar area on one side, and a big dining area on the other. Lots of wood, and some brewing ops visible right in the dining area. Pretty good selection on tap, with about 12, including two on cask. I had a nice dry-hopped barley wine. Service was decent, especially for a Friday evening. Menu is heavy on fish (grilled grouper, fish and chips, etc) and is somewhat "British pub" in food selection. I had bangers n mash, and it was pretty tasty.
01-06-2009 15:25:04 | More by shivtim
4.1/5 rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Great selection of all of their brews on tap. All beers are served in proper glasses according to style. Samples, growlers, pints, all available.
The beer is okay, fresh tasting but average. The food selection is very good and very diverse. Pasta, steaks, and standard pub grub is all represted on the menu at very good prices. Most meals are under $10 and are served in very large portions. No skimping here.
The service is very friendly and you don't have to wait long to get served.
My only critique about the place is the noise. It can get a bit noisy here. But that is my only critique.
11-14-2008 00:12:38 | More by jneiswender
3.7/5 rDev -11.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
I make a point of stopping at Schlafly's every time I'm in St. Louis because they are consistent in their quality of brews. I always end up going to the Taproom because the building is old and interesting, but I've recently been told I need to visit the Bottleworks as well. We'll see...
Regardless of location, one thing you can rest assured is that you will get fresh beer in a variety of offerings. From the APA, to a raspberry hefe, Schlafly's will have something you like. In recent visits the food has been so-so, but I would still rate the Tap Room worthy of a visit due to the high quality suds available.
11-10-2008 21:37:48 | More by smanders
3.93/5 rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
I was in St. Louis for a wedding a couple weeks ago, and while we were waiting for the reception after the wedding, we decided to hit this place up since it was right up the street from out hotel. I really digged the vibe of this place. It's located in what looks to be a revitalized warehouse, and they kept the slightly run down look but have a modernized brewhouse. Things don't necessarily match, the wood floors are quit level, but it all comes together to have just a great atmosphere. While we were there they had about 8 beers on tap with a couple bottled beers. They had a Marzen and a Wet Hop on tap. The Marzen was pretty tasty the other not so much, but the diversity was really appreciated. The service was kind of slow but that could have also been because the place was packed. It seemed like the Schlafly was the end point of a Bicycle race. The food was good. Excellent French onion soup but the French Dip I had was really fatty. The food was a bit pricey and a la carte. I would definitely recommend stopping here if your in the downtown area.
11-05-2008 14:28:45 | More by hwwty4
4.05/5 rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I always love going down to the Tap Room. It is located on the western side of downtown in a renovated building. It has a good atmosphere and usually has a decent amount of people around enjoying Schlafly beer. The quality of the beer is always good. There are usually a lot of beers on tap that you can't get in bottles and are fun to try.
I have never had a problem with service and the staff is always quick with a recommendation. Food is good - a lot of german-style dishes . I usually go with the pretzels to accompany my beer. There is free darts, which is always a plus when enjoying a couple rounds with friends. There are also a lot of tables to sit at and enjoy your food and the many different beers on tap. I always enjoy my trips to the taproom and if you go to St. Louis and haven't had anything by Schlafly, definitely stop by and enjoy St. Louis' best beer.
11-02-2008 03:31:32 | More by birchstick
4.4/5 rDev +5.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$$
As much as I hated the Schlafly Bottleworks I have to say I absolutely LOVED this place. From what I understand this is actually where Schlafly began as a brewpub.
The old building was probably the coolest brewpub I've ever seen. Huge brick building. With a really cool outdoor seating area in the entry. They had like 20 Schlafly beers on tap (with all kinds of one off type beers). The food smelled awesome but we were just admiring the beer this night. The only downside was that the jukebox cost 50 cents a song :}. Really cool place if not a bit pricy.
10-16-2008 14:16:36 | More by MarzenMan
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