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Morgan Street Brewery

Not Rated.
Morgan Street BreweryMorgan Street Brewery
BA SCORE
79
okay

57 Ratings
Ratings: 57
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 16.47%
Active Beers: 18
Beer Ratings: 181
Beer Avg: 3.41
Taps: 6
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

721 N 2nd St
Saint Louis, Missouri, 63102-2518
United States
phone: (314) 231-9970

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @morganstbrewery

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Reviews by czechsaaz:
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2.7/5  rDev -19.2%

After walking around the Arch and the river, headed over to Morgan Street since it was the closest brewery.

Atmosphere is kind of just a bar save for the buffalo head on the wall. (Hmmmm...14 different flavored vodkas. Porbably not a place really dedicated to beer and fine spirits.)

I had a sampler set while the others in my group had full pints. None of the beers were anything other than average. The stout was thin of body but nice flavor. The Honey Wheat was really sweet and honey flavored. The Krystal? In the home of the world's best selling lager, why make a boring lager? The Alt bier was nothing even close to style. It was sweet and cloying. Altbier is typically hopppy, or at least much hoppier than you tend to think of German beer. The Decade was the best, but kind of a standard pale. The menu described it as Very Hoppy. Not really. Standard west coast pale ale hoppy and nowhere near a standard IPA IBU. Only five on tap.

I can't recomment it.

czechsaaz, Jun 20, 2010
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3.68/5  rDev +10.2%

In the Landing area downtown on the river. Very cool place. A lot bigger place, space wise, than I was expecting. We ran in before meeting up with some friends to just have a quick beer but wish we would have had a chance to stay longer and try more beers. The one beer I had was there Honey Wheat. It was good. I hope to be able to go back at some point.

BlueMoon10, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.85/5  rDev +15.3%

right in the heart of the downtown area, right on the river, this place has the perfect location (aside from no parking). the place was totally dead on a monday evening, which i dont hold against them. bartender was really nice, generous with samples, and chatty. beers were all good, pumpkin lager being excellent. just had appetizers, but was more than happy with what we got to eat. the building has a ton of character, so the atmosphere is pretty cool, even though it was empty inside. would be a nice place to bring a first date i thought to myself. imperial pilsner was also an impressive brew, and prices were decent. ill be back, even though nothing stood out as earth shattering in the beer department, i think the place has a lot going for it. B+

StonedTrippin, Nov 21, 2012
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2.58/5  rDev -22.8%

This place is located on a little waterfront dealie downtown, right next to the arch. The area is touristy, but also filled with loud music attractive, drunken young people, so I assume there's a decent amount of townies there, too. Anyhow, I went late, so I can't judge the food or dining atmosphere. As a bar, however, it was pretty pleasant in spite of being loud and packed. The crowd seemed pretty okay, the bartenders were friendly, and nothing at all was in any way offputting...

...Except the beer, which sucked. They had a gigantic selection and all the pints were very reasonably priced, but of the four beers that I sampled, the best was just a notch above tolerable.

Don't get me wrong: this wasn't the Waterloo, Iowa Beck's Bar and Grill, where the beer actually tastes worse than the stuff that gets pumped out of a Mr. Beer kit. But everything *did* taste quite homebrewy, and not in a good way. In the vienna, for example, the hop profile was non-existent and the carbonation was so intense that I thought it was tearing the enamel off my teeth. The stout had a decent aroma and okay hop profile, but there was a strong aftertaste of dish rag.

Still, I got no beef with the place as a place. Some friends of mine went earlier in the day and the said the food was good, so maybe it's a fine place to visit. Just, don't get the beer.

mynie, Mar 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

One of my various bar hop stops on my latest trip to St Louis. This place was pretty nice although not spectacular. Selection was limited, but there were five new beers for me to try on tap and some stuff in bottles, but I was mostly interested in the on tap stuff. The dry Irish stout was quite good. Service was good, they were friendly and kept up with our orders, and also put up with our goofing around a little. It's certainly worth a stop if you're down on the landing. Definitely try the stout!

AlCaponeJunior, Oct 02, 2011
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3.68/5  rDev +10.2%

I stopped in here with 3 others while waiting to attend a wedding reception at the 4 seasons up the block. It was mid afternoon so this may not reflect what the place is like on a saturday night or during a big game. It was pretty quiet in the late afternoon, with college football on TV and plenty of places to sit.

Was greeted in a friendly way, which was true of pretty much everywhere I went during my trip to St. Louis. Had an Irish Stout which I thought was good, not great, and I reviewed it separately. Also had some chicken quesadillas which were good enough, typical bar food. Service was nice and quick enough for our purposes.

The vibe in here seemed to be a combination of tourist bar and sports bar...not super beer intensive for a brewpub. The whole strip on Laclede's landing is pretty touristy so I wasn't surprised..I'm from NYC and went to high school pretty much in Times Square so I know touristy! They had 5 beer styles on tap from a list of about 12 they make. Somewhat disappointed that the more interesting beers were not on offer. Didn't ask about other makers but from what I've read it's pretty much Bud so there you have it.

Not sure if it was because I was in a party of 4 that ordered 4 beers and 4 apps but I was given my 2nd promptly and without charge. That was cool enough. Buybacks are always welcome!

In short, you could do worse than to stop in here on a quiet afternoon. I was dragged to the Lou for a wedding and I was determined to try some new beers I can't get on the East Coast at any opportunity. The Stout was a solid B.

tobelerone, Sep 20, 2011
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3.45/5  rDev +3.3%

Atmosphere: A nice location on the Landing in St. Louis, right off the cobblestone road. It is a large place with an upstairs and downstairs bar. I have gone several times and the atmosphere has varied. It gets crowded on weekends and after Chicago/St.Louis sports games. It is a cozy and comfortable place to go for a drink or to be entertained.

Quality: The selection could be better along with the beers they brew there. With that being said, the beer is much better than the Budweiser that packs every bar in St. Louis.

Service: This is the downfall for me. I have been there several times and have been treated like crap twice by the bartender. One time was understandable as I was wearing a Blackhawks jersey after they beat the Blues. The other was completely unwarranted. Very snappy for no reason, it was the same guy both times. No bueno.

Selection: Selection is okay as they have their homebrews on tap. For the most part they have most popular styles and a few seasonals.

Food: I cannot tell you how the food was, haven't tried it.

Value: Comparable to any other bar on the Landing. Reasonable.

cagocubs, Aug 06, 2011
Photo of phaleslu
3.43/5  rDev +2.7%

I went in there for the first time since 2005 for lunch and it was better than I remember. The surrounding area, building, and atmosphere are great- the only reason I won’t give it a 5 in that category is because of the crowd this place gets a lot of the time- just a lot of tourists, sports-related crowds (not far from the Ed Jones Dome), and drunk assholes on the weekends. They have two multi-story buildings (one of which is open only certain times) and the patio in between. The service is friendly but not super knowledgable about beer (called their gold medal-winning Golden Pilsner "like Budweiser"). I got a sampler, which has all 5 taps for $5.50- there were only 4 on at the time so he gave me 2 of whichever I liked best. That was cool. The food is so-so pub food and instead of fries they have this other little weird tater tot-looking thing, albeit with a less crispy outside and softer potato inside. The selection is hard to rate at brewpubs, and there are just 5 taps here, 3-4 of which never change. The beer is mediocre but not bad. They do growler pours, and also have what appear to be bombers for sale by the door but those are just decorative. Part of the reason this place is good is because of where it is, but that also serves as a downside because of the clientele it draws. If the beer or food were better, that would be easier to forgive. It’s just hard not to imagine a better brewpub here.

phaleslu, May 18, 2011
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3.06/5  rDev -8.4%

The draw is $2 pitchers of their own creations. But if they run out of pitchers (which are only 32oz) it becomes $2 per glass. Not a bad price, but it is misleading, and happens all to often.

Had a chance to try the Irish Stout and the Black Pilsner. The former was slightly above average, the latter was outright enjoyable. And they did win at GABF for their Golden Pilsner, so they must be doing something right in terms of beer.

They do carry beer other than their own, but that is essentially limited to Bud and Bud Light tallboys.

They have multiple sections, so you can avoid the college-student filled dancing areas and blaring music to a certain extent. Still, pretty much the entire place is a bit loud, and the non-club portions seem to be basement-like in terms of dankness.

The staff is alright, but not especially attentive or helpful. As long as you're willing to flag a bartender down, you'll be fine.

beerindex, Sep 29, 2010
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4/5  rDev +19.8%

Located right in Old St. Louis, on an old cobblestone road. Everything about the place has an old-timey feel, and that's good. It fits right in with all the other shops and restaurants in the area. The bar is dimly lit, and everything is wooden, from the bar to the floors to the walls. There are a few tables outside, and that is where I spent the majority of my time here. The service was good. The waitress was very polite, in that Southern hospitality type of way. We had an infant in tow and they even brought out balloons for him to play with. It is a small brewpub, so the selection is not too large. The beer is pretty good though. We had rounds of the Honey Wheat ale and the Irish Stout. The Honey wheat was decent, and paired well with the chewy unsalted pretzels and mustard we ordered. I was pretty impressed by the Irish Stout. Very solid for the style, and I would love to have it at my disposal regularly. The food was good, and the cost was relatively low. We stopped in here on a whim, but I'm very glad we did. I would recommend this Brewpub to anyone who will be in the area.

ryan1788a5, Sep 22, 2010
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.26/5  rDev -2.4%

This place is in a neat little part of town on a cobblestone road.

There were 5 different styles to choose from, most of which were German-inspired. I had the Black Pils and a sample taster of the rest of the taps. The Black Pils was quite good but the rest of the beers I found to be very average or below average.

I was disappointed at the lack of creativity in the styles that were available - no IPA, nothing seemingly over 5% ABV and nothing even remotely unique or interesting aside from the Black Pils, which simply tasted like a porter.

The bartender was nice and friendly but not very knowledgeable about beer styles in general, which was disappointing.

Did not have any food here...

TheSevenDuffs, Aug 20, 2010
Photo of FRivard
2.7/5  rDev -19.2%

Well I decided to give Morgan street one more chance having previously visited. Not to my suprise the experience was lackluster to say the least. The food was very good as was the case on my last visit. They do a good job with the pizza and toasted ravioli and the servers are attentive and helpful but the bartenders are absolutely. clueless when it comes to beer. They acted as if I was troubling them by asking questions about all the beers they had on tap (all five of them) but I'm sure that's because they were tired of not knowing the answe. They were better suited to. Work at a bar that serves Busch light in the can then a brewery.
The atmosphere is nice though not lively, its a nice area to visit if you ever find yourself in st.louis MO. The only beer worth trying at Morgan street in my opinion is the oatmeal stout and even that isen't anything to write home about. Overall its a quiet place and an interesting venue but not worth the trip if your looking for a quality brewpub.

FRivard, Dec 13, 2009
Photo of Seanibus
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

I can't really vouch for the food, but I thought the place was fun when we went by for a beer sampler. The beers are good, if not outstanding (the X lager, their anniversary beer, was the highlight). They only had five brews on tap, however - wish they'd had more. But at least the sampler was generous and hit all they had on tap. The restaurant is a little run down looking, though not unpleasantly (though the bathroom really could use some work). The staff was friendly, however, and seemed to enjoy talking with the kids who were in with families (and handed out balloons). Prices seemed fair and the customers seemed wholesome and satisfied.

Seanibus, Jul 14, 2009
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Morgan Street Brewery in Saint Louis, MO
79 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.