Schlafly Bottleworks

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Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

1 Schlafly Plz
Saint Louis, Missouri, 63143-2454
United States

(314) 241-2337 | map

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Ratings by JanM:
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Reviewed by JanM from Sweden

4.13/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
Schlafly’s Bottleworks looks like an industrial building just off Manchester Blvd in Maplewood. Not more than 20 minutes from most St Louis locations The building is fronted by a large parking lot. This was in mid-March and the beer garden was not open yet. To get to the restaurant/bar you have to cross a lobby where you can see the modern breweryworks behind big glass windows. There is also a gift shop with Schlafly parephenalia including growler coolers. Like many other similar places the restaurant is on the spartan side with tables spread out spaciously in a converted, airy warehouse. Some decorative art hanging on the brick walls. I went there for lunch and the place filled up quickly. The guests seemed to be professionals of all ages from nearby working places. Both the food and the service was good Bottleworks does most of the Schlafly selection including some of the seasonal beer. Being true to my BA Beer Thoughts I started my lunch with a pint of Coffee stout and followed up with a pint of Scottish Ale. They were both excellent, especially the ale. Calling the former seasonal was stretching it a little since it had been there since October. Had a burger on the side. I considered taking out a growler but abstained since I had to put in some more work that day.
Mar 25, 2006
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Rated: 4.28 by not2quick from Missouri

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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4
Tucked alongside the Maplewood neighborhood for St. Louis, which is renowned for its beer, and right along Manchester Avenue (Route 66) - this is one difficult to miss. Just outside the front door is a massive covered patio. The main building's large exterior structure presents patrons with a view of the brewery and gift shop immediately upon entry. From here, it spiderwebs out, with a bar area off to the left with a stage for live music, a larger seating area for dinner and quiet conversations and a classroom/theater in the back right. The center vein is the gift shop, which features both distributed and nondistributed Schlfaly and Ibex Cellar beers. Space is well appointed feeling cozy despite its sprawling size and nature. Tap selection is heavily focused on Schlafly's flagship beers; however, some Ibex Cellar beers and limited stuff is available via bottles. Staff was fast and friendly upon our visit on a busy night, but they were busy enough to not indulge in conversation or chatter - serving up drinks to keep everyone's night flowing.
Jan 22, 2020
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5
it was fun to finally make it in here after driving by what seems like a hundred times over the years. its a huge spot, apparently where they are doing most of their production and packaging now, but they have done a good job making it feel welcoming and modest, as big as it is. they have what appears to be an epic patio area with space for events and live music and such, but it was all closed up for the season, looks like it just blasts off in the summer. inside is a typical bar room feel, some wooden adornments, a little dated feeling, a cool looking draft system, and a full pub menu. before that though in the sort of foyer area is a view to some of the brewing equipment, which looks substantial, and a nicely laid out shop area, featuring tons of clothing and beer to go, inviting overall, low key, more or less what you want in a brewery taproom. we all good some food, and none of us were overly stoked on it, none of it bad, but it just seemed uninspired and just not that good from a quality standpoint, filled us up, was fine, nothing special. fortunately though, the beer was awesome. these guys always do a good job, but i was again impressed with their pumpkin ale, and enjoyed a sour i hadnt seen before either called local oak that was solid. the selection was a nice mix of the classics and some newer ones, and the service was also very good. i think to really get the full experience here you would want to come when the patio is rocking, but we had a good time in here anyway. these guys are iconic in saint louis, and its always good to check in and stay current with their beers. worth a visit for sure, but i prefer the ambiance of their downtown spot, and i remember the food being better there. ill hit the patio next time though!
Nov 13, 2019
Rated: 3.98 by edthehead from New York

Nov 11, 2019
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Reviewed by IMFletcher from Kentucky

4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
Visited on a Saturday after the lunch rush, chose the restaurant side. Service was great, there's a wide tap selection, and the food was good and plenty. Outside the front door smelled like the sewer grate nearby was about to erupt. Will return anyway.
Sep 22, 2019
Rated: 4.18 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Apr 26, 2019
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Reviewed by wmscottsimpsonjr from Missouri

4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
Clean, bright, and vaguely industrio-rustic. You can smell the operations there, which isn't terrible but it's not good either. Schlafly makes good beer, and they seem to keep at least a dozen available here. They have a generous flight, a great way to try something(s) from the largely seasonal offerings. As for food, I've had their biscuits and gravy and burger, and both were very solid.
Jan 31, 2019
Rated: 3.96 by harmontr from Missouri

Oct 13, 2018
Rated: 3.94 by PapaGoose03 from Michigan

Sep 19, 2018
Rated: 4.38 by JeffSK from Wisconsin

Jun 04, 2017
Rated: 4.57 by kidzord from Illinois

May 17, 2017
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Reviewed by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

4.13/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25
The place is solid, with a great selection of beers, and a solid menu that delivers. I had a very tasty BBQ chicken pizza, and the sampler was full of tasty beers. I'd return, for sure, the next time I'm in St. Louis.
Apr 05, 2017
Rated: 4.06 by jaydoc from Kansas

Jan 26, 2017
Rated: 4.53 by Stefantheviking from California

Nov 07, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by Ctb6582 from Maryland

Jul 13, 2016
Rated: 4.14 by axf4129 from Indiana

May 15, 2016
Rated: 3.94 by RajaSTL from Missouri

May 03, 2016
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Reviewed by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4
Visited on a Monday around lunch time. Not too crowded. It was a beautiful day so the insider part of the restaurant where I sat was mostly deserted.

V – This place is a big open bright place that is more German beer hall than craft beer hideaway. Lots of tables. Probably a great place to bring a big party, but not the type of place a rate highly or consider as a place where I go to have an introspective geeky beer discussion. 3.75

Q – The Schlafly brewery is on the other side of the wall - can’t get any fresher than that. 4.5

Ser – It was slow, but I received quick attention from the server as well as the manager later on after my meal. I ordered a beer with experimental hops and I liked being given the opportunity to write down my impressions for the brewers. 4.25

Sel – Just Schlafly beers. No guest taps. Disappointed that there was not an opportunity to drink some of their more unique beers that are only sold in a large bottle format. 4

Food – The rainbow trout was good, but the boiled and then deep fried potatoes that came with it stole the show. 4
Apr 28, 2016
Rated: 5 by Butchnasty from Louisiana

Apr 03, 2016
Rated: 4.16 by qcbrewer from North Carolina

Feb 18, 2016
Rated: 3.25 by dub_deuce22 from Missouri

Jan 28, 2016
Rated: 4.85 by Raislak from Michigan

Jan 01, 2016
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Reviewed by MizzouBrew from Missouri

4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75
This location has a decent dining area, with a merchandise area that includes all the brewery smells. The beer selction was ample, with about 12-16 varieties on tap and a vibrant, if limited, food selection.
Dec 30, 2015
Rated: 4.36 by rxthree from Ohio

Dec 20, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by Jason_cs from Florida

Dec 15, 2015
Rated: 4.18 by Jamison85 from Indiana

Oct 26, 2015
Rated: 3.81 by c-rum from Missouri

Sep 25, 2015
Rated: 4.21 by Glenn_Cole_BTBC from Illinois

Aug 25, 2015
Rated: 4.23 by leroybrown10 from Missouri

Jun 14, 2015
Rated: 4.21 by stevenrmartinez from Missouri

May 29, 2015
Rated: 4.14 by andyjeigh from Oklahoma

May 27, 2015
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Reviewed by mlockman from Indiana

4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5
Excellent selection of beers, though flights were limited and one was hard-pressed to obtain samples of anything not already included in the fixed-selection flights of six in the restaurant and four at the end of the tour. Still, they had an excellent Scotch Ale available on tap that is not available in bottles and was not offered at the Tap Room (at least not at the time this review was written). The tap list for both the Bottleworks and the Taproom is available online at, and I would recommend checking out the selections there before venturing to either location. The food was good, though not traditional pub fare. For instance, bison was a common fixture on the menu (i.e., spaghetti with bison meatballs) though I ultimately opted for a turkey burger with a brie spread and cranberry chutney (which was AMAZING, by the way). We sat on the patio and there were a large number of families with small children; particularly impactful on our experience was the table of small children sitting directly behind us who continued to shriek and wander around our table throughout the entirety of our stay. Perhaps this would not have been the case if we had sat indoors by the bar, but we wanted to enjoy the nice weather and thus it detracted from our experience somewhat. Nonetheless, highly recommended.
May 25, 2015
Rated: 3.81 by Benjhilmer from California

Apr 28, 2015
Rated: 4.23 by ericdiego from Missouri

Apr 27, 2015
Rated: 3.94 by lemmy187 from Missouri

Apr 19, 2015
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Rated by DevAJ from Missouri

4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25
Unfortunately the few times that I've been there, the service was a little slow, but aside from that it was good.
Apr 09, 2015
Rated: 3.96 by Get_Lowell from Missouri

Apr 08, 2015
Rated: 4.41 by jhestand from Missouri

Apr 06, 2015
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