The Schlafly Tap Room
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4.95/5 rDev +18.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I had wanted to visit this place since a visit in May 2005, when I tasted everything I could get my hands on in two days. The "don't remember the name" Micro at Union Station was operating then, as was Morgan Street but my impression was Schlafly would be the best of the lot. Although I didn't get to either Schlafly facility, I had one of their tap items (probably the Pale) and a bottled dark beer and wasn't overwhelmed. I got to both of the micros above ; Morgan Street was particularly bland and I came away less than impressed with St. Louis. However, during the last week of June 2007, I had the chance to go (1 1/2 mile walk each way!) to this facility which also took me past Panama Red's just two blocks away. As luck would have it, Paul was tending the bar that night and he really showed this Beer Trekker some hospitality. I particularly enjoyed the ever expanding array of tasters which included two hand pull items. There is nothing I like better than a lot of little glasses in front of me! Fortunately as well, I was surrounded by knowledgable and friendly regulars and I had some nice conversation as I meandered through an outstanding selection of beers. Many highlights included St. Louis Dark Lager - a great nose and well balanced malty brew, Dry Hopped American Pale Ale on the cask, a very satisfying American brown Ale, a 15 Anniversary, and even the Pils was nice. The Rarebit and toasted rounds complemented the beers really well. This was one of best beer evenings I have ever had. Thanks, Paul!
07-12-2007 02:54:21 | More by BeerIsland
4.72/5 rDev +13.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Went here after a business meeting with three friends. One of my friends used to live in St. Louis and this was his regular hang out. He picks up a mini keg from them when he's in town, I think there like 3 gallons.
The place is an old warehouse with plenty of parking,though I was here on a weekday at 2:00. It's a great old buiding with massive beams and lots of windows. You can sit right next to the mash tuns and fermenters (behind glass).
They were emptying the spent mash when we walked in and it smelled great (I homebrew), but a couple of my non-craft brew friends didn't like the aroma.
Service was pretty good. We didn't eat but the menue looked interesting and my buddy said the rueben was his favorite.
I have drank Schlafly's for years so I wanted something they had on tap only. I had two 16oz of Hop Harvest Ale and it was great. One of the non craft drinkers had the summer lager and liked it and ordered another. My buddy had the pale ale and a hop harvest and enjoyed both. There's no hope for the other friend, she ordered a margarita.
The have cask ales and even an old hand pump tap, might try that next time. Great place, great beer. Highly recommended.
10-31-2009 14:33:09 | More by MOShepp
The Schlafly Tap Room in Saint Louis, MO
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