Side Project Cellar

Side Project CellarSide Project Cellar
Side Project CellarSide Project Cellar
Bar

7373 Marietta Ave
Maplewood, Missouri, 63143-3101
United States

(314) 224-5211 | map
sideprojectbrewing.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.72
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
128
pDev:
7.84%
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Reviews: 39 | Ratings: 128
Reviews by morimech:
Photo of morimech
4.38/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Surprised that the place was so small. Good parking nearby. Also surprised that it is also a whisky lounge. Staff is polite and attentive that interacts lively with the customers. The vast majority of the beer here is neither Side Project or Perennial beer but guest taps but all of it is sours or saisons. Have to get into the bottle list for any other style. Everything is expensive especially the Side Project bottles but those bottles are worth it.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of mgundy32
4.77/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Sabtos
4.5/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

They've done an expert job making this space seem much bigger than it appears, with angles that hide little nooks that seem like they could go on forever. The very uniquely shaped bar adds seating that might be a little awkward at times, while at others, really facilitates conversation and, most importantly, bottle sharing.

They have a vast selection of beverages to imbibe, not just beer but whiskey and wine, and it can be insanely overwhelming, especially taking into account their impressive beer cellar list. Not only do they tend to offer some of their more rare, harder to get ahold of bottles for on-site enjoyment, but they also try to include some other well-respected, comparable guest bottles and drafts as well. The thing is, the prices are jacked about as far up as you can get them. But if you build it, they will come. And they sure do.

The beer is all of an excellent quality, and the service is prompt, helpful yet unobtrusive. The atmosphere is sleek yet cozy and rustic, very well-designed and refined for the spot.

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Photo of beermebeavis
1.93/5  rDev -59.1%
vibe: 1 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 2

Went here in 2016 & watched them turn away (in an impolite manner) a couple dozen thirsty customers because, “We don’t take people off busses.” Went yesterday and started eating lunchbwhile drinking a couple Side Project beers. Was hastily shooed out for, “no food on premises!” Beer was average and overhyped. Also, I had to listen to the bar tender speaking her negative opinion of police officers.
Overall just a real bad experience. There are numerous brewpubs in the area that easily beat this one, especially in the service department.

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Photo of johnInLA
4.81/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Visited St Louis in Nov 2018 and was lucky enough to have the time to spend an evening at the Side Project Cellar.

The Vibe is friendly and welcoming. I took a seat at the bar which always gives me a better feel for the vibe of a place. The crowd seems to be a mix of enthusiastic locals and beer fans passing through town. The place feels like a cross between a local bar and a winery tasting room.

The quality of the beer is world class and the prices reflect that. The beer is good enough to command the price, but I wouldn't come here looking discount pricing.

Service is top notch. The person that served us, really knew her beer well and helped guide us to some excellent choices.

They have an excellent selection of guest beers here, but the Side Project list is really the story. Its an outstanding list. The list includes draft beers, in house bottles, and bottles to go. Some of the in house bottles are only for in house, consumption. This Includes on-site limited bottles that are no longer available for retail purchase.

This place is definitely on my highly recommend list,

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Photo of JustinCider
4.89/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Made my second visit there in September (it will be a yearly thing from here on out). Great beer. Some would say it's pricey. I say you get what you pay for. Great vibe. I always find the other patrons are friendly and engaging. The staff is second to none. Always a great selection of Side Project and Shared offerings to go. Might have to find a way to head down during the winter.

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Photo of REVZEB
4.5/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Sammy
4.22/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

best beer selection of any bar within 200 miles. many good to great taps. several of their first tier majorleague beers to go. the class of the st. louis craft fans and brewers hang here.

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Photo of Big_V
4.5/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of crobinso
4.51/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.67/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Super relaxing tap room, with a beautifully curated selection of barrel aged beers. Lots of great guest taps as well. Side project and Shared beers to go. It is pricey, but you pay for the quality. Great place.

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Photo of cd34
4.76/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Specs
4.93/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.58/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of mock_in
4.79/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Love the cellar!

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Photo of mattmarka1
4.93/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

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

Photo of Gambyt20
4.5/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of IMFletcher
4.56/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Visited on a Saturday afternoon that wasn't a release day. Really nice, larger-than-it-feels space with a nice tap and bottle list. The bartenders were friendly. A must visit for me.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.56/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

An even more rustic and european vibe than the brewery, which had a more modern feel to it. Cellar is more of a upscale neighborhood bar, with all sorts of wines, whiskey and beer available, and certainly not exclusive to Side Project offerings. Lots of good choices on draft and in bottle, the service at the bar is prompt and quick. Selection is fantastic, you'll always have Side Project offerings on draft, in bottle and to-go (same to-go selection as at SPB), but you also have excellent whiskey available as well as non-SP beers both on draft and in the bottle.

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Photo of TH28
4.8/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of MizzouBrew
4.68/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Nice cozy feel, as if I was drinking in my friends basement bar. Quiet, light music playing. Decent crowd for a Wednesday evening. Ample parking (big plus in this area). Wait staff very attentive and personal feeling. Now, the selection - some of the best beer that money can buy, Side Project, Perennial and others. The quality is upscale, so bring some cash and enjoy some of the best there is in the area. Will definitely go back again.

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Photo of kccraftenthusiast
4.8/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

An amazing selection of not only Side Project's own beer, but from some of the best breweries in the world all in a very relaxed environment. The only downside to this place is the size. Very small and it can get packed on weekends and in the evenings but if you are passionate about good beer, the Side Project Cellar is an absolute must.

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Photo of bnes09
4.73/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Chill vibe. Cozy feel. I could see this place getting pretty packed at busy times. Only one small bathroom became a bit of a problem. Excellent beer selection and not just Side Project stuff. They update the bottle list on their website regularly. Interesting to me how the menu is organized by temperature. Everything is top quality. Somewhat pricey but for the best of the Side Project beers, it's worth it in my opinion (Example: $25 for 375mL Fuzzy). Sharing is encouraged of course and they ask how many glasses you need and will let you pour yourself if you choose. Staff has friendly. They also have a really nice whiskey selection. Overall, a really great place and I'm looking forward to going back when I have the opportunity.

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

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Side Project Cellar in Maplewood, MO
Place rating: 4.72 out of 5 with 128 ratings