Square One Brewery & Distillery

Square One Brewery & DistillerySquare One Brewery & Distillery

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1727 Park Ave
Saint Louis, Missouri, 63104-2941
United States

(314) 231-2537 | map

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Added by karst on 12-28-2005

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Reviews by pmcadamis:
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4.85/5  rDev +19.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

This small brewpub is located on Lafayette Square immediately south of downtown St. Louis. The history surrounding this old neighborhood is fascinating, and some of the homes and townhouses are beautiful. The neighborhood used to be the center of nineteenth century brewing in St. Louis, and the building that Square one occupies used to be a Budweiser owned tavern that only served A-B brews...thank God that it's changed hands since then!

My fiance took me to St. Louis to visit some micro breweries for my birthday, and we went to this place Sunday morning at ten AM. They open at ten, and at least half of the twenty or thirty people there were drinking beer! Now this is my kind of place!

This place has the ambiance of a European bistro, and the menu is quite expansive and interesting. I don't like brewpubs that are too fancy, and although this one is really nicely decorated, it still has that homey feel of a good ole pub. You can tell that the beer is the priorty here.

The place looks small from the front, but there is a large and airy back room with high ceilings typical of 1800's buildings, and there is a nice beer garden outside that we were unable to enjoy as it was just above freezing that day.

The service was outstanding...I don't remember our server's name, but she was very nice and was quick to ask if I needed another beer when my pint glass was less than a quarter full.

The menu look like it offers some really nice grub, but since it was ten am and I was a little hazy after visiting A-B and Schlafly the day before i ordered the porridge which was excellent.

I tired the biere de garde, barley wine, triple, and imperial stout while eating breakfast there...I expected to get an evil eye look for ordering so much beer in the morning, but the waitress didn't judge. I saw several other guys there drinking more than one beer in the morning, and there menu even says "good beer is still good beer before noon!" Like I said...my kind of place.

I took home a reasonably priced growler of the excellent dubbel. I highly recommend this place ....see my reviews of their beer to see just how highly I think of this brewery. Kudos to them for brewing such big beers, and such an odd style as a biere de garde. Too many micro breweries offer only the standard stout, IPA, amber ale, brown ale, and pilsener. I was happy to try a trippel, RIS, and barley wine at a microbrewery.

Oh, and if you have a pet, stop by Four Muddy Paws just down the street. They offer homemade baked doggie treats and lots of really neat stuff for you dog or cat that you won't find at PetSmart.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Mebuzzard
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Stefantheviking
4.06/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of RajaSTL
3.64/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Suds
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Located near Lafayette Square Park, this brewpub is in a nice neighborhood, with lots of small shops. There is a medium-sized bar in the front and reasonable seating in the back. We ate here on a Saturday afternoon. The beer selection was varied, with plenty of British-style brews, along with a Dopplebock. I had a sampler and a brown ale, and all of them were well made and tasty, although not particularly remarkable. The food, however, was exceptional. Interesting choices, very well prepared, and all solidly good. The service was friendly and well-timed (not to slow and not too fast). Great place.

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Photo of qcbrewer
3.71/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Can't believe that I have written this review yet given how many times I have eaten dinner here. Square One has the feel of an early brew pub. There is a grand, wooden bar in the front barroom with the main dining room towards the back. There is a nice courtyard for the summer months and the upstairs is an event space, although I have never been up there.

The food is where Square One really shines. Both the quality and variety of food offered is very good, as well as reasonably priced. The beers brewed in house are also pretty good. A few of the brews stand out, their maple stout comes to mind immediately. The staff has always been good with courteous, timely service and I have never had a negative experience here.

Overall, Square One is a very good restaurant with a solid selection of quality beer brewed in house. The best way to describe it on the whole is a great place to take your family. Whenever my parents visit me in St. Louis, Square One is always in consideration for dinner.

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Photo of Stlbeerguy88
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of JLaw55
4/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Texasfan549
3.86/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of kjkinsey
4.18/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of joshstl
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of diablo14
3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Their beers are good without being great (with one or two exceptions), the great thing about this place is the sandwiches. Had one of the best reubens I've ever tasted here.

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Photo of lemmy187
3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of Get_Lowell
3.74/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Large patio to enjoy a lengthy list of their brews which includes rotating seasonals. Beer has always been decent, their maple stout sticks out to me as an outstanding beer. Food has always been pretty tasty.

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Photo of Angiecip
4.39/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of redleg411
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Eaglefan344
3.65/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of bsuedekum
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Johnny_Blackhands
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of BDB_Brewery
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of ADG2995
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of bscroggs
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of bpkrippner
4/5  rDev -1.5%

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Square One Brewery & Distillery in Saint Louis, MO
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