4 Hands Brewing Co.

4 Hands Brewing Co.4 Hands Brewing Co.
4 Hands Brewing Co.4 Hands Brewing Co.
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

1220 S 8th St
Saint Louis, Missouri, 63104-3610
United States

(314) 436-1559 | map

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wmscottsimpsonjr from Missouri

4/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Urban taproom with industrial aesthetic, brewery visible through plexiglass in the wall. Limited food options (pretzels, brats, etc), but the beer is solid. I counted 14 on tap. As far as I'm aware, table service doesn't exist, but the staff seems friendly.

Mar 10, 2019
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spoony from Colorado

4.26/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

V-4 Hands is relatively close to the baseball stadium in downtown St. Louis. The vibe is decidedly industrial, but it feels comfortable and friendly. The main room is medium sized with a stainless steel bar that seats about 10. Food can be ordered from a pick-up window near the bar. I visited during the lunch hour on a weekday and the place was pretty quiet; just a few patrons at the bar.

Q-I tried two beers at 4 Hands and both were pretty good. The IPA I tried was a solid example of the style, but nothing special or mind bending. The peanut butter milk stout, while gimmicky, was pretty damn tasty.

Ser-The bartender was prompt and friendly. He answered questions about the beers and helped serve the food I ordered. Glassware was appropriate to the beer style and pours were done properly.

Sel-I counted 15 beers on tap, plus a selection of 4 Hands cans and bottles to take-away. The beer styles spanned the spectrum with everything from stouts to IPAs to saisons.

F-I am in St. Louis so I had to try a little BBQ from the limited food-truck-like menu. My brisket was good, but not great.

O-Good service, good beers, and a good vibe. I like this place!

Nov 08, 2017
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joedvegas from Nevada

3.93/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Visited late afternoon on a Wednesday and it was busy. Good vibe with folks just off work from downtown. Food looked good but I didn't partake. Really enjoyed the beers, had a hard time choosing what I wanted to bring home. Service was good. They didn't have the t-shirt I wanted in my size, but I settled for a good second choice.

Sep 17, 2017
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IMFletcher from Kentucky

4/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Visited on a Saturday afternoon while a Cards game was going on down the street. ProTip: parking near the brewery on game day is not suggested.

Downstairs is very much like a tourist tap room. All the swag/to-go beer is down there, there's a bar, and some tables. Visiting here is a worthy experience.

But upstairs is a giant hall that's a different experience altogether. The game was broadcast on the wall, and there's a row of arcade games/skee ball you can play for free. The taps appeared to be the same on both floors.

Aug 22, 2017
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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Stopped in for lunch and a couple beers on a Saturday afternoon. There is a small bar and some tables, plus another room upstairs but we didn't go up there. There is also a food counter that you need to order food seperately. Beer is mostly pales, IPAs, with a couple of others like pils, goose, wit, and a brown. Bar service was good but the food counter person seemed annoyed to take my order. The two beers I drank were decent but not great.

Aug 19, 2017
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lstarr from Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Great beer, cool atmosphere. Only downside is that some of the really good brews are only available for a month or two each year. Food menu is small, but good.

Aug 02, 2017
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Dankacheese from Illinois

4.73/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Stellar setup, clean, spacious and no shortage of awesome beers on tap. BA bottle list available. Loyal staff, wouldn't budge on my attempts to buy a bottle to go. The upstairs space is fantastic, exposed wood and full on warehouse feel...it is a warehouse so it should look like one. There on a Sunday during football season so they had projectors for games. Free arcade games! Great ones too like Super Mario and Mortal Kombat. Beers on tap for everyone, even my grandma got down with the saisons. Much love for 4Hands!! A must stop every time I pass through St. Louis.

Mar 29, 2017
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Maestro0708 from Kentucky

4.14/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Visited on 3/10/17, later at night.

Was pleased that the taproom was open until midnight.

Kitchen was closed, which I knew would be a possibility due to how late we arrived, but the staff was super helpful recommending places to find good food so late.

Service was great, beer was awesome, and I was happy that they had so much of their beer available for to-go purchase.

Will definitely visit again if/when I visit St. Louis again.

Mar 12, 2017
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AGUHopHippy from Missouri

4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Love their beer especially the IPA's. They have an excellent spring Festival called Lupulin. Worth every penny. Food isn't bad the beer is just so much better. Cheers!

Feb 13, 2017
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eppie82 from Illinois

4.07/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Went during Madagascar release party.

Place was obviously packed for such a special release, but even with that I had a good experience. The line moved quickly for the release because downstairs had 4-5 cashiers, and up stairs was a large open drinking area with tables, games and bathrooms. Despite the place being packed, the bartenders were right there as soon as I showed up to get another drink. They were friendly and curtious. I wish the tap list was more robost with selection but there was enough there for everyone to find something they liked. Next time I'm in St.Louis I wouldn't hesitate to stop here.

Jan 31, 2017
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DraughtJunkie82 from Missouri

4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Not a huge taproom but it definitely works. They have a decent amount of beer on tap you will definitely find something that suits your taste. A neat place to have a good beer and some great food before a cardinals game.

Jul 04, 2016
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ONovoMexicano from New Mexico

3.82/5  rDev -11%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

A mob scene before a Cards game, but with the stadium in walking distance, that makes sense.

These guys have a ton of beers on tap and a bunch more for sale to-go in a display area that feels like a sporting goods store.

Despite the tons of people, getting a beer was painless.

Beers were pretty solid and made me feel 4 Hands doesn't get all the attention it deserves. Worth an STL visit for sure.

There's also an outdoor area with its own beer sales and live music and that's worth checking out.

Jun 21, 2016
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nickfl from Florida

3.93/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

A small taproom in an industrial area downtown. Nothing spectacular, but I definitely enjoyed the logo wallpaper they installed on one wall. They had a dozen or so beers on tap, all were good a couple standouts. Good service at the bar and we didn't try the food. Worth a stop in STL, but only after Perennial and a couple of others.

Jun 21, 2016
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Sludgeman from District of Columbia

4.03/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Visited on a Monday afternoon around 3pm.

V - A typical tasting room attached to a small brewery. Clean, a bit dark, stainless steel abounds. Not real big, so 30/40 people will make this place feel crowded. 4.25

Q - Proper glassware. All of which is rinsed before use. 4

Sel- About ten taps. They happened to have 5 guest taps because of a recent event. 4

Ser - One bartender. A lot of staff interaction and not enough with the customers. But generally friendly and engaging. 4


Apr 26, 2016
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Suds from Missouri

4.16/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Finally had a chance to visit this brewery. My wife and I, on a trip across town, dropped in to sample and pick up a growler. Easy to find, right off the highway, and with plenty of parking across the street, the location is in an industrial area. There is a long bar, a food window, and a large glass wall looking into the brewery. The bar service was friendly and happy to explain the selection. On the downside, there is a notable lack of seating. Still, the beer is exceptional and the place is well worth a visit.

Feb 13, 2016
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ArkyVaughan from New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Very nice space at 4 Hands in St. Louis - plenty of seating with a view of the brewhouse. 14 4 Hands beers on draft and many to go in bottles and cans. Nice selection of merchandise. I didn't try the food.

Sep 04, 2015
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Glenn_Cole_BTBC from Illinois

3.86/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Honestly my go-to brewery in St. Louis. I love that you can see right in to the brewery behind the bar and that there are always brewers working on something. The food is provided by a third party and there never really seems to be something I want to get from them so I've never eaten there. The service is hit or miss. There are two bartenders that are pretty cool but there are a lot of employees that have a little arrogance and a chip on their shoulder. AMAZING beer though. They make a wide range of imperial stouts and they made a few different saisons this summer that were killer.

Aug 25, 2015
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zeff80 from Missouri

4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Not far from the new Busch Stadium. It's a fairly large establish with plenty of seating upstairs and on the main floor. Large bar with numerous choices - many that you can't buy in bottles. Nice service with beers and growler fills. Did not try any food.

Jul 20, 2015
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BertSugar from Indiana

3.84/5  rDev -10.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25

Nice room. Decent selection that can be sampled via sort of expensive 5oz shorties ($4). Really good saison and gose. Service was indifferent at best.

Jul 10, 2015
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diablo14 from Illinois

4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Easy going vibe, always have at least a dozen of their beers on tap, and tasty food for a good price. I should also mention that in amongst their beer selection they usually have one or two absolute standouts, and a couple of specials.

Always well worth a visit when in St Louis.

Jun 02, 2015
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RJM1978 from Nevada

4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Great atmosphere. Sits in the shadow of AB-InBev, but the service and quality go above and beyond. The story of the brewery and how it got its name is as great as its beer.

Apr 03, 2015
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Bosoxfan20 from Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Of the handful of taprooms I was able to visit in STL, 4 hands ended up being my favorite. I loved the feel of this place with awesome design/graphics, good music at a tolerable level, about 15 taps (including Vol 1) with a couple guest brewery taps (including Blushing Monk). All at a reasonable price. Great location downtown.

Mar 29, 2015
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GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

4.74/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

A very family friendly place with a great neighborhood vibe. A very cute and friendly bartender. She struggled with the internet to check me out but that was fine because it didn't slow me down. There were a couple families there and they fit in just fine. Parking right across the street and was on a dead end street. Perfect location. A couple patrons gave me great advice on bars and breweries to visit. The gift shop was not huge but offered beers to go. I picked up three bombers of the peanut butter chocolate milk stout that was awesome. The owner even came out and said hi. I will come again when I bring family with again. Food looked great, but I didn't eat. I had the one off APA that was great, much like Zombie dust but they didn't can. I highly recommend.

Mar 18, 2015
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GoBearsWalter from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Walked right in after parking right across the street. Very friendly place with an open vibe. I came in on a perfect spring day. A very nice cute waitress that had to fight the Internet issues. I had the dream operator and it was awesome. I didn't eat. A very laid back group in which two families were in. location is perfect on a dead end non busy street. I highly recommend.

Mar 16, 2015
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pmbasile06 from Illinois

4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Beers were good, a little upsetting that i couldnt fill a groweler with peanut butter chocolate milk stout to take back home and share with my friends in chicago. guess that would be my only complaint, bartender could have been a little more social also. i would definitely go back

Feb 19, 2015
4 Hands Brewing Co. in Saint Louis, MO
Brewery rating: 4 out of 5 with 9101 ratings