St. Stan's Brewing Co.


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Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

821 L Street
Modesto, California, 95354
United States

(209) 527-7826

// CLOSED //

Back by popular demand, The Cellar at St. Stan's is now open again! Please call 209 743 6123 for hours.

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Reviews by Troyone:
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4.08/5  rDev +13%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

A nice spacious building that appeared to be busy in the back, possibly loading up truck loads of their bottled beer. Different settings for dining included a room with a pool table. The place appeared to be dark with a couple of TV's at the bar.

Some tap nozzles were stainless steel and others were brass. Kitchen could be seen when one walks to the restroom which was clean. Winding counter top bar with wood siding, some tables were counter top and others were a fat hardwood, and had cushioned chairs.

Service was good, friendly, and prompt.

Some of their beers had a similar taste, no cask, and no guest beers. Possible notables were the Barleywine and Fest, and a definite notable was the Amber Alt (probably their flagship). The Dark Alt is a local favorite.

Food was good.


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Photo of Inflames
3.45/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Alright so this is my final visit to the pub. My reason, it is no longer a pub. The place is now called Heroes. With the description being sports lounge.
It is still churning out poor quality microbrew under the name St. Stans. They now proudly serve BMC and the popular euros. I asked the bartenderess about the IPA and she tells me it is hoppy so I give it a shot. At that point I knew I couldn't trust her. It wasn't really anything other than bad. So I got a porter to go with the pizza which is always a good combination. Even though the porter wasn't bad it wasn't remarkable either.
The place is caked in replica jerseys, paintings, pictures and such of famous past day sports 'Heroes'. f the service and food weren't so good I would tell people to avoid the place. Just my .02

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Photo of germaniac
3.1/5  rDev -14.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 2 | food: 3

Located in "downtown" Modesto on the corner of 9th and L. A huge exterior turns into an almost cavernous interior. Me and my compatriot and fellow BA skunkledunkel(I call him mini-me) were curious to witness firsthand the north-central valley's brewpub scene during a recent trip to the Modesto BevMo.

They've got a large outdoor seating area, but the mercury was hovering in the low 100's, so we decided inside was best. Just the bar area alone is almost the size of most brewpubs that I have visited. There is extra dining areas surrounding the bar on three sides, stocked wit pinball machines, a foos ball table, and a pool table.

Our server Wes was almost too attentive. He also had the unfortunate task of informing us that more than half of their taps were dry. What was left was markedly similar in taste, and indentical in quality. Struggling to reach mediocracy.

Our appetizer sampler was decent, the rest of the menu was in the same league, from what I could see. St. Stan's needs another shot, I think. I wasn't impressed this time around.

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Photo of Redrover
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I was out in Modesto again (October 2005) and of course had to stop buy for some beer. There have been some changes at St. Stans!. While still a brewpub, there is a new owner for the restaurant part. It is now Heroes Pizza & Sports Bar and they have done some major rehabbing.

The bar is now more open and light. They have added quite a bit of stainless steel to the décor and it is even featured on the menu covers. There is now a ton of sports memorabilia and many more TVs.

The menu is also changed. While they still offer the tasty beer soup and the sausage platter, the rest of the menu is now more burgers, wings, pizzas, etc. I had a decent calzone.

One thing that bugged me was on the four-page drink menu; the beers were listed on the last page. I don’t think this is a good sign for a brewpub.

In spite of all the changes, my ratings really have not changed for this place.

--Original Review---

Saint Stans is both a restaurant and a brewpub. I was only in the bar area. It has a nice high (20 foot at least) ceiling with some additional seating in the balcony. It also has a nice outdoor beer garden near the entrance. I would guess the bar seats about 50 people. It appeared very kid friendly. I noticed that they have live music several nights per week.

They have a total of 10 taps. Nine were theirs and they had a guest tap. While I was there the guest tap was Medicino Hawk Ale.

The have darts, board games (battleship, clue, life, etc.) and the bar is equipped with WiFi.for those who can’t get away from their laptops.

The staff was friendly and seemed to have more than passable beer knowledge.

The food was very good. Try the chicken pesto sandwich and the beer sausage.

I enjoyed my visit here, while this is not a world class brew pub, it is by far the best place I could recommend in Modesto.

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St. Stan's Brewing Co. in Modesto, CA
3.7 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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