Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar

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Type: Bar, Eatery

1004 Locust St
Saint Louis, Missouri, 63101-1306
United States

(314) 241-8141 | map

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Reviews: 36 | Ratings: 77
Photo of Radome
4.35/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Visited in Sep 2017 while in St. Louis on business.

Billed as a tap house and wine bar specializing in charcuterie and fine cheese. Yes, please! The experience did not disappoint. The decor and atmosphere was modern, simple and upscale. The service staff was attentive, professional and even knowledgeable about craft beer. The food menu was limited, but as expected, it featured cheese & sausage plates and eclectic, European-inspired hot dishes.

The tap list was impressive, with roughly 60 beers. They were from all over the US and were well-curated. There was a good sprinkling of local and regional Midwest brews that I was not previously familiar with. Anything on tap could be had in 4 oz sampler size, which allowed me to try many new beers. There were also over 100 bottles of beer available.

All in all, this is a great beer and food destination in Saint Louis, located walking distance from the Arch and Laclede's Landing. do yourself a favor and stop by.

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Photo of jmdrpi
4.41/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

upscale beer and wine bar, clean decor. bar and seating downstairs, most of the seating is upstairs. had dinner and drinks on a Sunday night. It was really crowded, so we ended up eating at the bar. Top notch beer list, both draft and bottle list. most lower abv drafts available in 4 oz / 12 oz / 20 oz pours. nice food menu of cheese & charcuterie, and entrees.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.81/5  rDev -15.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

What an attractive spot for beer, wine, and spirits! The Bridge Tap House has a classy interior with dim lighting, a second floor, and an overall clean and decorated space. Several patrons at the bar on a Wednesday night, and the light chatting made me feel more comfortable during my stay.

Roughly 40 taps and over 100 bottles. The drafts are offered in multiple sizes, in 4, 12, 20, and even 64 oz, intervals. Many of the 20 ounce drafts going for $6-8, but with my short time in city, I decided to go with 12 ounce servings and being able to diversify my drinking. There's plenty to choose, with drafts pouring from Great River, Firestone, Anchorage, Civil Life, Bell's, New Belgium, Perennial, Stone, Summit, North Peak, Schlafly. In the bottle were Lindeman's, 4 Hands, Reissdorf Kolsch, Ommegang, Kiuchi, Schneider, Uerige, and Unibroue. The glassware was fine, however my three beers seemed very undercarbonated. It could be the way Bridge Tap House chooses to gas their drafts, but I was left wanting more bubbles after having 3 different beers.

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Photo of nickfl
4.28/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

This is a great, semi upscale beer oriented restaurant in downtown St Louis. Very reminiscent of places I have been to in several other cities it seems like they are focused on creating a great dining experience with both food and beer as integral parts. The service was good and while they were out of several things, the beer selection was solid; not truly memorable in and of itself but when combined with the rest of the experience excellent. The food was, like the beer selection, great but part of a place that managed to leave an impression of being more than the sum of its parts. Very much recommended if you find yourself looking for dinner in downtown St Louis.

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Photo of Sludgeman
4.34/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Visited during lunch. I was the only one sitting a the bar.

Q - Maybe not entire tight on using proper glassware, but clean, etc. 4

Ser - Friendly and helpful. Didn't test them on their beer knowledge. 4.25

V -More is a wine bar vibe but a nice quaint bright, clean, welcoming feel. 4

Sel - 50+ taps with local, regional, national and international. Maybe the best tap list in town. And an extensive but similar bottle list. 4 and 12 oz of every beer on tap. 4.25

F - Had the shrimp and grits. It was a huge portion and tasted great! 4.5

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Photo of BalancingBrooms
4.29/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Love this place. Huge tap selection of local Missouri beers and national breweries. No flights specifically but can order any beer in multiple serving sizes. Service is amazing with attentive and knowledgeable staff. Food is great, locally sourced and part of the larger Bailey's group that has several restaurants downtown. Very fair prices. Vibe is more like a wine bar. If your in Downtown St Louis would highly recommend.

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Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.9/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

5-star cheese platter. 5-star nachos. 5-star beer selection. 5-star beer prices. 5-star atmosphere. 5-star neighborhood. 5-star service... I think I've covered all the bases? No seriously, as a craft beer fan you need to come here. You'd be a fool not to. I anticipate coming back whenever I next get the chance to return to St. Louis. Sauce on the Side and Bridge Tap House makes for a wicked one-two punch.

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Photo of amano_h
4.89/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Not too long ago, I embarked on a solo 3000+ mile road trip that took me from New Jersey back to San Francisco, CA. My only solace for the long trip ahead was that I had set up my road trip so that I would end up at an amazing brewery at the end of each pit stop, and had friends in said cities that were able to put me up for a night or three.

Fast forwarding through some of the boring details, it struck me as I was driving through the buckeyed state of Ohio that the brewery I was planning to visit in the great city of St. Louis does not open until Wednesday every week, and I was scheduled to arrive at St. Louis late Monday evening. When I got to my first pit stop at Munster, IN, I fortunately ran into a St. Louis native who was able to confirm my tragic discovery, but at the same time, provide me with some great advice on where to purchase and drink beers from said brewery, even on a Monday evening.

And that brought me to Bridge Tap House and Wine Bar. First of all, I really love the ambiance here. There's something for everyone--if you're here to party and be a bro/a general noisy nuisance to everyone around, there's an area up the stairs for private parties; if you want to just come sit and enjoy the sun on a warm, but probably closer to muggy Missouri afternoon, there's a patio area right outside; but if you're like me, and prefer the more relaxed, lounge experience, Bridge Tap House is perfect for that as well.

I ordered the Charcuterie board and the Cuba, MO. First of all, this is probably the only place with an amazing beer selection (details to follow) that also lets you assemble your own Charcuterie, a task which was actually a little too intimidating for me to do alone, so I ordered their "house" Charcuterie board. I don't know what else goes inside the chicken liver mouse outside of the chicken liver, but I think this was the first time I ever tried to dip/spread anything and everything into a mousse of any sort and felt that I needed more spreading surface. TLDR; it's freaking brilliant. The Cuba, MO--despite its somewhat confusing moniker--was as perfect as the beautiful bartender that recommended and served it to me; I had no idea what Emmental cheese was prior to trying this culinary masterpiece (I actually had to google it prior to ordering) but its masterful combination with the mojo roasted pork turned me into a believer.

Finally, as promised, the beer. If you're looking for any of Missouri's finest craft beers (all the ones that don't start with "Bud" and end in "weiser") you are at the right place. Not only will you find your share of amazing Perennial/Boulevard/Schlafly brews both in bottles and on tap here, they also have a very meticulously curated and gigantic (over 30+) rotating selection of America's finest from California to Florida and back, plus an even more immense selection of rarer bottles available (this is another one of those few places where you should definitely check if Cantillon/Drie Fonteinen is in stock)

I will definitely be back in St. Louis to make up for the lack of Perennial/Side Project visit; if all else fails, I know I'll still have bridge tap house as a formidable pinch runner.

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Photo of portia99
4.44/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Made several trips here during a recent trip to St Louis.

V - Hip, modern décor. Makes a very good first impression. Bar is on the right side with an impressive number of taps, many of them local offerings - Perennial, 2nd Shift, 4 Hands, Civil Life, Urban Chestnut. Nice display of interesting and sometimes rare bottles on the wall behind the bar.

Q - Everything is top notch here - appearance, menu offerings, beer & wine offerings, service

S - Even when busy the bar service was excellent - generally two bartenders and an attendant for a relatively small bar (about 10 seats). Bartenders were friendly and knowledgable and could make suggestions for beers when posed with a question about the selection.

S - Beer selection was quite good. I really liked the breadth of local offerings on tap being a visitor to the area. Excellent bottle list also - was able to try Perennial 17 from the cellar. Lots of different styles represented - not just 30 taps of IPA's - saisons, sours, IPA's, stouts, wheats, Belgians...quite diverse.

F - Menu looked outstanding front to back. I stuck with simple cheese and charcuterie selections for some lighter fare. Unusual and quite tasty popcorn appetizers too. Plenty to choose from for all sizes of appetite and food preferences - not just simple bar food.

O - Really nice place that we were lucky enough to find. Great location downtown within walking distance of the stadiums/arenas and the arch.

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Photo of D9sus4
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Went there with my wife for the first time last week. I had been meaning to go there for a while, but was finally motivated to do so by the bartender at one of my regular brewpubs.

Great looking place, 55 brews on tap. Mostly microbrews but with a few good, hard to find on tap Belgian brews. We tried about six different 4oz. pours before ordering a pint each with our dinner. The food alone would be worth a trip to this restaurant/bar even without the great selection of beer. They seem to make most of their food from scratch including several different pickled veges of which we liked the cornichons best. Very nice mix & match cheese and charcuterie plates.

This place is the opposite of what most locals prefer, which is Bud Light and toasted ravioli. We are very happy that David Bailey, who is a well respected restauranteur with several other successful restaurants, opened the Bridge Tap House. Highly recommended.

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Photo of richj1970
4.1/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Stopped in for a couple of quick samples of some local brews.

About 40-45 taps with emphasis on regional beers. I really liked that drafts are available in 4 oz and 10/16 oz depending on style since this allowed me to try several new ones during a relatively short visit.

Reasonable bottle list with a fair amount of variety.

Didn't try the food, but the service was attentive and helpful.

Enjoyed the vibe in the place and would return if in the area...

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Photo of wahnee86
4.34/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Pro: Food is outstanding. Tried the duck salad and it hit the spot. The cold noodles and peanut sauce paired really well with the duck. Combined with a nice size portion, and this was an enjoyable dinner. Selection was well balanced with primarily domestic craft beer but a nice selection of European (especially Belgian) brews. Number of beers on tap are hard to find on the East Coast, so this was en enjoyable selection. 1 of 2 bar tenders knew his beer and could make interesting suggestions based on my own criteria. Led me to sample a number of beers, and was generous with the sample pours.
Cons: Other bar tender was clueless and really didn't know how to pick a beer. Maybe she was just new or unfamiliar with the rotating selection?

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Photo of edenstjames
3.28/5  rDev -27.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

The guys that own this and several other restaurants in stl are total douches. Not sure what they have against 16 oz pint glasses, either. Would much rather go to itaphouse, the Royale, Mangia... anywhere else. Pedestrian food, snotty patrons from the county. Hooray.

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Photo of mhaugo
4.63/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I recently stumbled into this place after enjoying a Cardinals game at the beautiful Busch Stadium in St. Louis. It is adjacent to a large book store and features minimal signage out front. The interior is clean, modern, and urban, and absolutely bathed in darkness. I was immediately presented with a large, V-shaped, wooden bar that accommodated about a dozen seats. There are also some tables and chairs scattered here and there, and an entire elevated seating area that I did not really get a good look at. The tall brick wall behind the bar is covered by shelving that stores much of their bottles and glassware (there is a library-like ladder to get at the higher stuff). There is additional glassware hanging from above along with some interesting chandeliers.

The Bridge boasts that they have over two hundred beers available, and 55 of them are on tap handles. Their draft selection included many local breweries like 2nd Shift, 4 Hands, Civil Life, Perennial Ales, Schlafly, Charleville, and Urban Chestnut. The Midwest was also well represented with Arcadia, Bell’s, Founders, and New Holland. West coast breweries included Brouwerij West, Deschutes, Firestone Walker, Green Flash, and Rogue. From the east side was He’Brew, Southern Tier, and Stillwater. Colorado made a good showing with Avery, Great Divide, Left Hand, New Belgium, and Ska. And there were even some internationals like Belhaven, St. Feuillien, Weihenstephan, Fiedmans, St. Bernardus, Van Honsebrouck, Young’s, Thornbridge, and Kiuchi (not very often do I see Japanese kegs floating around places like this). All in all, I was not left wanting for much.

I gave their list a quick look, but mostly relied on staff recommendations. The bartender was extremely friendly and very well educated. I was in the mood for a Saison and was pleasantly surprised to hear that they had three on tap. I regret not scanning through the bottle list, but I guess now I have a reason to go back.

I was pretty focused on drinking and socializing, so I didn’t get a great look at the food menu. But I did want some cheese, so I asked the bartender for a recommendation there as well. I ended up with a great selection of four different stinky cheeses that worked perfectly with my beers. The cheeses were about $6.50 a piece, but they were cut fairly generously, and came with dried fruit, nuts, and bread. Perfection.

Overall I was very impressed and would highly recommend it to any good beer enthusiast.

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Photo of Franziskaner
4.5/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Swung by here on the way out of Left Bank Books. Had heard of this place from BA. Decided to check it out and it was empty around 12:30 on a Sunday when I arrived, but a half an hour later it was pretty busy. Service was very knowledgable and friendly. Selection of draft made me almost skip bottle list. Glad I did not when I found Founders Frangelic Mountain Brown in bottle! I missed the limited release last summer and had been kicking myself since. Served it to me at cellar temperature. Laid back, casual, classy atmosphere.

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.28/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Visited this place while on business. Swanky look on a not so swanky street. No dedicated parking lot so I spent $5 at a lot around the corner.
Fantastic long wooden bar so I sat myself right in front of their 40 something taps. Being from ny there were a lot of offerings that I cannot get - new Belgium, Deschutes, and lots of st louis locals. So selection is amazing. They also offer small 4oz glasses for high abv brews or ones you dont want to commit a full pour to.
Small but well thought food menu. I had a flatbread and it was tasty.
Service was really great atmosphere was also great. Well worth a visit. In fact id say its a must.

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Photo of kjpage1
4.7/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Frequented with some guys for a bachelor party this past weekend. Unbelievable selection of draft and bottles; probably 3 pages of drafts and 7-8 pages of bottles. It was still a welcoming place to the guys that weren't beer geeks like me. Great, friendly wait-staff that answered any questions and gave solid recommendations based on your tastes. It was within walking distance to the downtown Hilton/Busch Stadium. I would highly recommend this place to anyone visiting St. Louis and will definitely visit again if I have the chance.

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Photo of eaglefreak
4.45/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Paid a visit here on 6/20/12 on a Wednesday night. Nice after work crowd. They have seating at the bar and an upstairs as well as outside picnic table seating. Very nice tap selection, including Founders, Bell's, Ommegang, Odell, and several local STL craft beers. Huge bottle list. Food was good and had many choices including cheese and meat plates, sandwiches, small plates, and entrees. Wait staff was friendly and attentive. Large wine selection for those who might not want beer (gasp!). Will def go back on any vist to STL.

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.3/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Visited on a saturday night and it was fairly busy. We still got three seats at the bar and marveled at the nice collection of beers. Founder's porter on tap was my favorite that I had. Also had a Bailey's chocolate, which was really interesting too.

The food looked good but we had just eaten so we didn't try it. Next time I will try it.

Service was good. We had a lot of fun bantering with the bartenders on our end of the bar. They made me want to return again.

Beer selection was great. Lots of local breweries on tap, plus some interesting stuff from all over the place. Focus seemed to be on craft beer, not BMC.

The four ounce pours were great because I got to try a founder's, avery, bailey's chocolate, new belgium, and great divide selection while I was there.

I'd say this is definitely worth stopping by when you're in St Louis.

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Photo of Kyleisdesign
4.45/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

My girlfriend took me here when I came to visit. Being that I currently live in Chicago I did not have the highest expecations for The Bridge and assumed it would ammount to a normal bar/restaurnt in my area. I was absolutely blown away by their tap list and bottle selection. They had a well balanced variety of styles and you can order all beer on tap in either a 4, 12, 20 or 64 oz size which makes for a great way to sample a variety of beers. The food was amazing as well (we had a variety of cheeses and cured meats). The prices were very reasonable with most 4oz pours being between $1 and $3. I have not stopped raving about this since I went. Next time I visit STL I will be sure to stop by again.

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Photo of DCon
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

While bringing in friends to this place weekly, there's a reason behind the fact that I'm a huge fan of this place. From the great staff to urban design of the inside of the bar, nothing can beat it. Also, while this place doesn't advertise, its impressive how much business they bring in! There is also limited signage on the outside of the place so look for the bookstore at the corner of Locust and 10 St.

The atmosphere is awesome, but late nights here with a bro might seem awkward/gay. They turn the lights way down and play easy-listening music. Otherwise, its very "organic" in decoration with its BREWMASTER- fanimation fans, tree like chandeliers, and a library ladder to reach for the beer/wine selection.

From the perfect serving of glassware paired with each beer to a clean and well lit (according to the time of day), everything is perfect here!

I do have to say, if you are the only person in here or there are only a few people, the bartenders/managers (John and Shawn) are awesome and can help you out with ANY questions you have about their beer, wine, or tequila. On the flip side, on a busy night here, its tough to get a drink and you can wait for quite a while. Doesn't hurt my opinion of the place though.

Selection is unreal! You can even go to their website and pull up a Full Tap List (and they keep it updated by the week). While their 40+ taps rotate frequently with limited brews (just had Blushing Monk, Parabola, and Green Flash), they also have over 150 bottles. Can't go wrong with anything here!

The food is very good! I have had many varieties of their popcorn, bavarian pretzels, flatbread and hummus, and a plank with sausage and cheeses. Will be trying everything on this menu and trying something new each time I come back!

Perfect place to go to with a group of friends or also a date! Could definitely get someone into craft beer by bringing them here.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.55/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Bridge Tap House was our last stop in our tour of St. Louis. What a cool town! Art, beer, food, Indian mounds and ghetto ruins. Can't ask for anything else...

Located in Downtown STL, the Bridge was pretty empty when we visited on a Sunday at lunch time. Only about five people in plus the wife and myself, but I hear it gets busy during prime times!

We loved the atmosphere and decor- cool place with a modern-urban feel, more NYC or PHL than STL. Great music (including Phoenix!) and just a nice, relaxed vibe on a sleepy Sunday afternoon.

Service was great and knowledgeable, but then again, the place was pretty empty. Food is outrageous! Perfect to pair with beer, boards for sharing, meat-and-cheese plates, local ingredients... reminds me of The Farmers' Cabinet in Philadelphia. We had some delicious cheddar crisps, smoked duck breast "pintxos" and dessert.

Beer selection is pretty flawless. I particularly enjoyed the big local selection of Missouri beers: I had 2nd Shift Collaboration IPA, Charleville Explicit APA and Hoptimistic IPA, Urban Chestnut Calypso, Bailey's Chocolate Ale.

55 taps, no less, with lots of styles. Belgians, Great Divide, Founders, Southern Tier, Left Hand, Avery, Bear Republic, New Belgium, Nebraska, New Holland... beers big and small.

The bottle selection is very good but not as impressive, with no crazy surprises but great prices and no ridiculous markups.

I love the bar looks, with a huge wooden bookcase filled not with books but with beer bottles. The whole place is connected to the Left Hand bookstore.

We ended paying $60 plus tax for a bunch of food items, a 20-oz beers and several 4-oz tastes. Pricey for St Louis, sure, but would you not? This place is classy and awe-inspiring!

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Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.28/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

This place has a nice modern/minimalist but at the same time warm atmosphere. It is very clean and cool. There isn't much room on the first floor were a small bar is located at.

The beer selection is one of the best in the city. This and iTap probably have the best in terms of quality and numbers. Tons of out of state good staples and a bunch of local stuffs. Tried teh 2nd Shift Art of Neurosis IPA which was delicious.

Service was friendly and timely but a bit robotic.

Food was delicious. Had some bruscheta and the manchego cheese board. Very good. I will be excited to try the sandwiches next time.

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Photo of CuriousMonk
4.5/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Glad to have tried this place during my visit to St. Louis thanks to the BeerAdvocate recommendations! This neat brick walled and contemporary (interesting mix of character) beer/wine bar is situated right off Locust Street downtown. They have over 50 taps and they’re all local and regional crafts or quality belgians plus an extensive bottle selection. They have any of their drafts available in 4 oz. pours as well as 12 and 24 ounce pours plus the bartenders seemed to know and care a lot about beer. They also have over 200 different kinds of wine as well as a number of artisinal liquors. Bartender / wait staff were attractive, cool, attentive. Good stuff going on here.

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Photo of phaleslu
4.33/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

The Bridge is a fairly inconspicuous storefront on Locust downtown, and looks more like a trendy cafe than one of the best beer bars in the city. The tap list is huge, about 55 in all. Taps had plenty of New Belgium, Avery, Odell, O’Fallon, Schlafly, Bell’s, Founders, Cathedral Square, Six Row, Abita, New Holland, Boulevard, Great Divide, Lagunitas, Southern Tier, Arcadia, some Belgians, and more. Great cheese/meat platters, appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and a few other things. The atmosphere is clean, cool, and hip. There is minimal seating on the first floor where the bar is, but lots of tables upstairs. Service was friendly and good.

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Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar in Saint Louis, MO
Place rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 77 ratings