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Craft Beer Cellar

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Type: Bar, Beer-to-go

8113 Maryland Ave
Clayton, Missouri, 63105-3720
United States

(314) 222-2444 | map

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Added by davidleerock on 06-05-2014

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Photo of mattmarka1
4.75/5  rDev +0.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of spoony
4.42/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

V-This small bottle shop/bar is located in the upscale suburb of Clayton. The store is pretty small with a large number of bottles stored warm, a few coolers, and a small bar with 10 taps and a couple tables in the back. I visited after work on a weeknight and the place was pretty mellow (except for the muted 90s heavy metal). It felt friendly and people in the store were mostly having a pour with no real agenda, which is a nice change from many bars or stores that feel so uptight about trying to be something special.

Q-While sipping on my first beer, a Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout, I wandered the shelves to see what they had. The inventory is almost all craft beer with just a few spirits. The beer quality was good (both tap and packaged), but much of the packaged beer was stored warm, which is a bit of a bummer.

Ser-The dude that poured my beer and opened the can I purchased was really awesome. He was knowledgeable, friendly, willing to offer samples, and poured beers properly. He took the time to explain almost every beer on the tap list to some other patrons too.

Sel-Craft Beer Cellar has a good selection of locals and bigger name craft, but nothing too unusual (at least when I visited). Imports were also represented. The tap list of ten beers covered much of the style spectrum too.

O-A really nice bottle shop with great service.

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Photo of Radcpa
3.92/5  rDev -16.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Very friendly staff that were very willing to find the beers I was after and discuss recommendations. It was disappointing to find that they limit the local distributors they use which limited the selection somewhat

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Photo of Tone
5/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Little shop in a nice shopping and dining district of Clayton. Limited parking. Awesome bar with 8-12 beers that are top notch quality. Often host amazing events. Extremely friendly and knowledgeable service. Club customer perks include discounts, early bird notices, and being able to put beers on hold for a day. Very large selection of high quality beers, but low number each beer. Large cider selection, mead selection, local selection, national selection, and foreign selections. I never leave here empty handed and never in bad mood.

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Photo of jaydoc
4.33/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.72/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

A very pleasant spot to buy a wide array of craft beers. Clean, friendly, with a nice corner tap area that offers the chance to try interesting and sometimes hard to find beers. I had the latest Abyss when I visited, and could have easily ordered a half dozen if I'd not been in St. Louis on business.

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Photo of AGUHopHippy
5/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Excellent place staff has excellent knowledge and are friendly. Selection is great. Clientele is also friendly and knowledgeable. Come for the selection stay for the atmosphere.

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Photo of devils3-way
4.7/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of DraughtJunkie82
5/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Fantastic place! Friendly people great beer selection and they always have something good on tap. If you get a chance to visit you should you will not be disappointed.

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Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.85/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Great selection, top notch employees who go out of the way to take care of you. The tap selection is small, but solid. This place is a must not miss if in the St Louis area.

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Photo of zeff80
4.61/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

This isn't a big shop but they do a good job of packing a big selection in here. The tap list is great but not as large as I'm used to at the Columbia location. The ability to buy any beer as a single is the best aspect of any CBC and is true of this one, too.

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Photo of FBarber
4.87/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Great place to find both common and rare craft beers! The staff is always helpful and makes you feel like they're happy to see you there. Selection is always great and their tap selection was recently expanded!

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Photo of ZacharyRRobins
5/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of 22Blue
4.01/5  rDev -15%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Elicoleman
5/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of foundersfan1
4.97/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of SarahH0409
4.97/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Texasfan549
4.82/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of kjkinsey
4.72/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Srd3954
5/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Great place to stop to get a very nice selection of craft beer. Mix and match and pretty good prices. Also, a tasting room to sample various beers. Loved it!

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Photo of JLaw55
5/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

The best craft beer store in St. Louis, hands down. Every bottle in the store is fair game for being bought individually or in a mix your own 6 pack setup. Everyone was super friendly and extremely helpful, but without being overbearing. They would still let you just browse around, but were more than willing to jump in to assist if need be.

There was also a bar at the back that holds flight tastings on Fridays. Even if it isn't Friday, they have 5 beers on tap at all times and is usually something they are showcasing in the store. It seems to change every week too, which keeps things fresh. You can purchase a half pour or full pour, and enjoy it at the bar or nearby tables; or drink while you shop. If you don't want a fully glass, but want to try it, the tastings are provided for FREE. All of them, FREE.

I just don't know if it could get any better. I can promise one thing, I will be giving a lot more of my money to them in the future, instead of some of the other bottle shops around the St. Louis area.

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Photo of LehighAce06
4.67/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Angiecip
5/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of joshstl
4.97/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Franziskaner
4.86/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

There's something oddly inviting about this place. I like this soft lighting which sets a tone of sorts. You are among great options, it seems to say. Oh, and it is good for the beer not going skunky.

There's a real laid back atmosphere. I never feel rushed or ignored. The staff is always attentive and welcoming. The prices are written in chalk under the bottles on the shelf. I love buying single bottles out of six packs. There's no BMC here taking up valuable shelf space (though I still buy BMC on occasion, they are shelf hogs).

It's not the biggest selection in town, but it is still fairly comprehensive. Maybe there aren't as many imports and perhaps not every brewery sold in the area is represented. Nor do they have every beer offered by each brewery distributed here. At the same I think they have a good feel for what is popular. I tend to feel overwhelmed by the offerings they do have that look appealing!

They always have a few great beers on tap and you can now order food from nearby restaraunts with Food Pedelar a local delivery service.

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Craft Beer Cellar in Clayton, MO
Place rating: 4.72 out of 5 with 48 ratings
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