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Friar Tuck Beverage

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PLACE INFO

Type: Homebrew, Beer-to-go

9053 Watson Rd
Saint Louis, Missouri, 63126-2220
United States

(314) 918-9230 | map
friartuckonline.com

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-29-2008

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
34
pDev:
7.6%
 
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Photo of Ctb6582
4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Sort of a big box garden variety store vibe, but the selection was outstanding. I was looking for a variety of local beer and wine. Asked one of the clerks restocking after Christmas madness and the guy practically became my personal shopper, checking his store PDA for items we couldn't find on the shelves. Their local selection could have been a little better, but I hit the place just after Christmas and it was like the grocery store bread aisle before a snow storm.

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Photo of devils3-way
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of c-rum
3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of jhestand
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Stephen_Woods
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

This is probably the best Friar Tuck's in the STL area. Always a good selection of Missouri and St. Louis distro, as well as St. Louis locals. Imports have a good selection as well, although beware of some of the best by dates. Staff is always willing to lend a hand. They also get some of the more limited stuff and usually do it on a first com, first serve basis.

They also have one of the best wine and whiskey (and other booze) selections in the area. There is a whole section of local Missouri wines that other places don't/rarely carry. They have good cheese and wine/beer accessories, and I never leave without a bag of Billy Goat chips!

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Photo of RJB66
3.81/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of DevAJ
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Eagleyes
4.53/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of bpkrippner
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Faroveryonder
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of navband
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of hooliganlife
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of zeff80
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

This place is a solid option for when I'm only traveling to the western suburbs of St. Louis. It's got a large mix-a-six section. Pretty nice selection of Belgian beers and other good imports. Nice bomber/750s. Prices are okay.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Illtryit
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5

Gigantic box store filled with alcohol!!! What more is there to say? They literally have everything that is available is St. Louis. Thousands of wines. Hundreds of hard liquors. At least hundreds of beers. Gotta try it if youre looking for alcohol.

They have plenty of staff available, but they arent all that attentative. I'm not saying they are bad, just not all that helpful.

They have tastings every saturday afternoon, which is a real benefit if you're looking to taste before spending $$ on something new.

No food, other than cheese, crackers, and sausages. Just a big ass liquor store.

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Photo of DCon
4.16/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Came here for my first time before the Cardinal game on Friday w/ GeoffTheAleMan. Upon walking in, the beer selection blew my mind! At one of the counters, there were a few limited brews (Life&limb, Mikkeller's, Sours, etc.) that interested me big time but decided I would come back to get these.

Its easy to find your way around this place and very clean. One of the beer managers was in the aisle while we were searching and helped us find what we needed in a snap of a finger.

4 LONG aisles were dedicated to beer, almost the ENTIRE back had coolers of craft beer, a walk-in cooler was in the back for customers needing BMC product, and then a Mix-A-Six pack for $9.99 was in the back left corner, and this sums up the Selection! Wow! Couldn't get much better than this!

The prices were actually the same as other Liquor Stores in St. Louis (while I've heard Friar Tuck's was a bit pricey actually...). I will be coming back to this one and/or possibly another location because of their great selection!

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3.44/5  rDev -15.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4

This is a huge store combining a very large selection of beer, wine, and liquor along with a small section of cheese and homebrewing supplies. The homebrewing supplies are limited and priced higher than other local shops, although at one point I really needed some extra hops and they were the only place that had them.
I'm not much into wine so can't comment selection or pricing, and have not been able to sample any of the cheeses, either.

From a beer store perspective, they have a large selection, usually get a good supply of the hard to get brews, too, but again seems a bit higher than other places in town.

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Photo of phaleslu
3.74/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

I can pretty much copy and paste my rating of FT Fenton for the one in Crestwood: Friar Tuck doesn’t have a location convenient to me (in the city of St. Louis) but this one is about 20 minutes away along the depressing stretch of Watson that used to be bustling with commerce. The store seemed pretty new, so it’s big, bright, and clean. The staff helped me out by setting aside a couple bottles for me when I called ahead. The selection was pretty huge; a very long beer aisle rolls back into a back section with both aisle displays and a walk-in refrigerated area. Stock was deep for everything they had. The prices were just a touch higher than what I would have liked, but not bad. They had things in stock that I hadn’t seen in the area yet, or at least not in a long time. I wondered how long certain things were on the shelves but that didn’t matter for a couple rare impy stouts I found. Too bad there isn’t one of these closer to me or I’d visit more. It isn’t quite worth driving past Randall’s or Wine and Cheese for, unless they have something unusual the others sold out of.

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Friar Tuck Beverage in Saint Louis, MO
Place rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 34 ratings
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