Morgan Street Brewery
Active Beers: 15
Beer Ratings: 124
Beer Avg: 3.31
Taps: 6 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 47 | Reviews: 45 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by mynie:
2.58/5 rDev -23.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 1.5 | service: 4 | selection: 2 | $$
This place is located on a little waterfront dealie downtown, right next to the arch. The area is touristy, but also filled with loud music attractive, drunken young people, so I assume there's a decent amount of townies there, too. Anyhow, I went late, so I can't judge the food or dining atmosphere. As a bar, however, it was pretty pleasant in spite of being loud and packed. The crowd seemed pretty okay, the bartenders were friendly, and nothing at all was in any way offputting...
...Except the beer, which sucked. They had a gigantic selection and all the pints were very reasonably priced, but of the four beers that I sampled, the best was just a notch above tolerable.
Don't get me wrong: this wasn't the Waterloo, Iowa Beck's Bar and Grill, where the beer actually tastes worse than the stuff that gets pumped out of a Mr. Beer kit. But everything *did* taste quite homebrewy, and not in a good way. In the vienna, for example, the hop profile was non-existent and the carbonation was so intense that I thought it was tearing the enamel off my teeth. The stout had a decent aroma and okay hop profile, but there was a strong aftertaste of dish rag.
Still, I got no beef with the place as a place. Some friends of mine went earlier in the day and the said the food was good, so maybe it's a fine place to visit. Just, don't get the beer.
03-25-2012 03:49:41 | More by mynie
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3.68/5 rDev +8.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | $$
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.
04-02-2013 20:31:46 | More by BlueMoon10
3.85/5 rDev +13.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
right in the heart of the downtown area, right on the river, this place has the perfect location (aside from no parking). the place was totally dead on a monday evening, which i dont hold against them. bartender was really nice, generous with samples, and chatty. beers were all good, pumpkin lager being excellent. just had appetizers, but was more than happy with what we got to eat. the building has a ton of character, so the atmosphere is pretty cool, even though it was empty inside. would be a nice place to bring a first date i thought to myself. imperial pilsner was also an impressive brew, and prices were decent. ill be back, even though nothing stood out as earth shattering in the beer department, i think the place has a lot going for it. B+
11-21-2012 21:40:01 | More by StonedTrippin
3.5/5 rDev +3.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$
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!
10-02-2011 15:26:50 | More by AlCaponeJunior
3.68/5 rDev +8.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
I stopped in here with 3 others while waiting to attend a wedding reception at the 4 seasons up the block. It was mid afternoon so this may not reflect what the place is like on a saturday night or during a big game. It was pretty quiet in the late afternoon, with college football on TV and plenty of places to sit.
Was greeted in a friendly way, which was true of pretty much everywhere I went during my trip to St. Louis. Had an Irish Stout which I thought was good, not great, and I reviewed it separately. Also had some chicken quesadillas which were good enough, typical bar food. Service was nice and quick enough for our purposes.
The vibe in here seemed to be a combination of tourist bar and sports bar...not super beer intensive for a brewpub. The whole strip on Laclede's landing is pretty touristy so I wasn't surprised..I'm from NYC and went to high school pretty much in Times Square so I know touristy! They had 5 beer styles on tap from a list of about 12 they make. Somewhat disappointed that the more interesting beers were not on offer. Didn't ask about other makers but from what I've read it's pretty much Bud so there you have it.
Not sure if it was because I was in a party of 4 that ordered 4 beers and 4 apps but I was given my 2nd promptly and without charge. That was cool enough. Buybacks are always welcome!
In short, you could do worse than to stop in here on a quiet afternoon. I was dragged to the Lou for a wedding and I was determined to try some new beers I can't get on the East Coast at any opportunity. The Stout was a solid B.
09-20-2011 00:15:27 | More by tobelerone
3.45/5 rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
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.
08-06-2011 02:11:44 | More by cagocubs
3.43/5 rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$
I went in there for the first time since 2005 for lunch and it was better than I remember. The surrounding area, building, and atmosphere are great- the only reason I won’t give it a 5 in that category is because of the crowd this place gets a lot of the time- just a lot of tourists, sports-related crowds (not far from the Ed Jones Dome), and drunk assholes on the weekends. They have two multi-story buildings (one of which is open only certain times) and the patio in between. The service is friendly but not super knowledgable about beer (called their gold medal-winning Golden Pilsner "like Budweiser"). I got a sampler, which has all 5 taps for $5.50- there were only 4 on at the time so he gave me 2 of whichever I liked best. That was cool. The food is so-so pub food and instead of fries they have this other little weird tater tot-looking thing, albeit with a less crispy outside and softer potato inside. The selection is hard to rate at brewpubs, and there are just 5 taps here, 3-4 of which never change. The beer is mediocre but not bad. They do growler pours, and also have what appear to be bombers for sale by the door but those are just decorative. Part of the reason this place is good is because of where it is, but that also serves as a downside because of the clientele it draws. If the beer or food were better, that would be easier to forgive. It’s just hard not to imagine a better brewpub here.
05-18-2011 20:49:58 | More by phaleslu
3.06/5 rDev -9.7%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | $$
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.
09-29-2010 18:44:05 | More by beerindex
Morgan Street Brewery in Saint Louis, MO
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