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Mattingly Brewing Company

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Mattingly Brewing CompanyMattingly Brewing Company

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

3000 S Jefferson Ave
Saint Louis, Missouri, 63118-1513
United States

(314) 881-1500

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Added by brewintheLou on 06-28-2008

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Reviews by Vancer:
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4

12/5 edit - their own brews are now arriving, time to check them out!

Well, I'm going to have to moderate my review - went to the brewpub, but their beers are still in the vat. Due out in 4 or 5 weeks, so I missed out.

A small corner bar, seating for appx 50, and a six seater bar. Clean and cozy though, with the service staff at your beck and call. Couple big drawbacks - only one unisex toilet (can't imagine the line if busy), and of course the dark ages smoking allowed.

Food was top notch for brew grub - the chicken hot wings and our Sicilian pizza were excellent, and the daughter said her cream cheese pasta was tasty and hot.

They said eight brews are brewing, so I'll have to return for a beer sampling. For now, the taps were decent but fairly pedestrian:
Boulevard: Dry Stout, wheat, Bob's 47
Arcadia: London porter
Odell's; 5 barrel P.A.
Schlafly: APA
North Coast: Scrimshaw Pilsner
And the "biggie" Delirium Tremens

$4 pints, but a happy hour from 4 till 6 knocks off a buck, including appetizers at ½ off - nice.

Terminator: "I'll be baack"

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Photo of Realale
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Small brewpub turning out some of the tastiest, most creative beers in St. Louis.

The highlight of Mattingly is definitely the beer. The brew system is very small and the brewers are given a lot of latitude to experiment. Each Wednesday evening the brewers showcase a new small batch at an event called Peek-a-Brew. Some of these are previews of beers that may become regulars, while others are just experiments, but the overall quality is top-notch.

My favorite regular beers are the APA, which packs a tremendous amount of hop aroma and flavor into a highly-sessionable 4.5% beer, and the Black Sky Stout Porter, a big Porter that combines some old world ideas with American craft brewing execution. There are also rotating guest taps.

For the food, I've only had the pizzas and a few appetizers. There is some inconsistency here, with the results ranging from excellent to "meh." Ditto the service staff who are usually very nice, but frequently over-whelmed and rushed.

Overall, I'm glad Mattingly's is here, and wish them the best. For me, it's usually a drinking destination more than a dining one, but I'll eat there out of convenience and probably be satisfied as well.

Atmosphere takes a big knock in my book because of the prevalence of big TVs - it's a small space, the TVs are way too distracting.

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Photo of CMW
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Been here several times but when finally ate the food so I thought I would review.

Small place with about 10 or so tables and 5 seats at the bar. A more modern look than most brewhouses. There are a couple of plasma TV's and some minimal artwork.

If I had to fault this place for one thing it would be service. Our group was the only customers in the store and it took the waitress some time to ask if we needed refills. Then, we had to scout her out for the check. However, we were in no hurry so it was more of an observation than a bother. She was very friendly though.

The selection seems to grow every time I come here. They had 6-7 of their own beers on tap with a Lips of Faith Wild Ale to go along.

We ordered the Thai Chicken Salad and a sun dried tomato pizza with olive oil spread. I enjoyed the salad quite a bit but my wife was not a fan. At first I thought the peanut sauce dressing smelled like peanut butter, then I realized it was made of gobs of peanut butter, interesting twist. The pizza was a little dry but okay.

Overall, I always enjoy the beer but I'm not sure if I will be ordering the food again as it was merely average at an above average price.

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Photo of Goliath
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

was in here recently and figured I'd jot down my thoughts. The atmosphere was pretty relaxed, but it was mid afternoon and no one was there except my fiancee and I. It seemed a little hippie but not nearly as bad as most brewpubs. It's a really small place though and it would definitely be annoying to be there if it was crowded.

The quality was alright. Both the food and beer was decent and I didn't have any major complaints.

The service was pretty lazy. Like I said we were the only people there and I waited a good 15-20 minutes for my check which is pretty ridiculous.

The selection was decent on both beer and food. The had about 7 or 8 taps flowing with beer styles representing several parts of the world. The food menu wasn't huge and had a lot of hippie food on it but we found some good stuff nonetheless.

The food was pretty good. We got a flatbread appetizer that was really nice and then we ordered a pizza which was ok but a little dry and definitely burned.

Overall not too bad, but I wouldn't exactly rush to revisit it.

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Photo of 86sportster883
3.66/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

The Mattingly Brewing Company is a small corner bar/restaurant/brewpub that was practically empty on the Tuesday night that I stopped in for dinner and drinks. It was 9pm and the kitchen was closed so I settled in at the bar for a quick pint. There were a total of four other folks in the place not including the bartender and staff of one. But those that were there were friendly and willing to strike up a conversation which, despite being hungry, convinced me stay for more than one.

I started with the Homeward Brown, a tasty American Brown with great toasted malt aroma, big caramel and toffee flavors and a very easy drinking beer. I was told by the bartender that the Black Sky Stout Porter had been anointed St. Louis' best beer for 2009 by the Riverfront Times, so I couldn't leave without giving it a try. The BSSP poured black with a tan head and an unusual aroma probably imparted by the use of "blackstrap molasses." The taste is also somewhat unique reminding me of a creamy smooth chocolate soda, with a much more robust body. Not bad, but I was a little disappointed given the build up and following on the heels of the Brown.

Overall, the MBC is a decent local's place that I found to be friendly with unique renditions of the beer styles brewed. I plan to come back again to sample more of their distinct brews.

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Photo of zeff80
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Stopped in here for drinks a a brief tour. The place has a small main floor and looks like a piano bar. It's cool. Classier than most brewpubs. The beers were good. I had there APA, Porter and English Bitter. The porter was outstanding, the APA is good and the bitter seemed misnamed. The rest of my party enjoyed their brews, too. I'd like to be there on Wednesday for their "Peek a Brew". They brew some small batches that they serve up once a week. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I didn't try the food but I have heard good things about their pizzas. This is a pretty good place and I could see myself stopping here frequently if I lived in the St. Louis area.

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Photo of redbird
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Walking in, we were struck with how small it is. Dozen tables probably. They also have a patio and bar seating. There's no server stand, as they've tried to cram as many tables as possible in this small space. This is also one of those places that you can't smoke at a table, but if you walk 2 feet behind you, at the bar, you can smoke.

We were there on a Friday, so just about every table was taken, but only 2 servers. They were running around like crazy, occasionally tripping because, again, there are so many tables in such a small space. Maybe they didn't expect that many people, but it's a Friday.

So enough negatives, the positives are, 8 taps, all brewed there. We had Coffee Porter, Stout Porter, APA, Brown, and Irish Red. They also had a couple of belgiums on tap. The beers we had ranked from damn good to pretty good. The food was good as well. We started with a huge basket of calamari and had a spot on Chicago-style pizza.

Overall, it's a good place. With the rotating taps and good food, we'll definitely be back.

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Photo of ihscout426
4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Great little corner bar location, but with an upscale dining touch. As you go in there are 10 tables well appointed with candlelight and beautiflu water bottles at each table. The staff was very attentive and well versed in beer and food.

The food was delicious. massive portions with off menu specials, homeade soups and a wide range of fare from pizza to hummus. Real slow food, fine dining experience for a little microbrewery.

Nice bar in the dining area with couple televions, so the place can easily convert to a bar crowd sport event place if called for.

Now the beers, Awesome crafting. The Belgian Dubbel is delicious with complexity and a belgian yeat strain I would like to have for my homebrewing. The Stout porter was spot on with a oatmeal creamy mouthfeel and strong cocoa flavor.

Do not miss this spot if you are in St,. Lous

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Photo of brewintheLou
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Very small place that creates an intimate atmosphere. Live acoustic music, great food, and good sessionable beers makes this a great evening night out

The quality of the beer is good now. Just added their a few of their own to the lineup. APA, Belgian White, Hefeweizen, and a Brown. All good brews and very good session beers due to the lower ABV. .

Service is attentive and is able to help with your selection of what to if (if you would need that). Everyone is very friendly and interactive with the patrons.

Selection, from what I can tell, when they have their own brews on will be nice. Went to one of the peak a brew nights and had the Belgiun Golden Ale, which was good, and the AIPA out of a cask, which I though was delicious. Can't wait for this stuff to be on permenantly.

I will be updating my review as soon as Mattingly beers are available.

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