Trailhead Brewing Co

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Trailhead Brewing CoTrailhead Brewing Co

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

921 S Riverside Dr
Saint Charles, Missouri, 63301-3489
United States

(636) 946-2739 | map

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Reviews: 36 | Ratings: 54
Reviews by Tone:
Photo of Tone
3.48/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3

I've been to Trailhead twice this year now. Located in downtown St. Charles, Missouri. Parking is limited, so be prepared to search for a while or walk a long ways. They have four regular brews and a selection of four seasonals. There are two bars (one on the main level and one in a lower level). The service is good and the bartenders are knowledgeable. Open views of the brewing equipment in the background. Seating is split into little alcoves and corners along with two main sections. Food is a little better than average, but not great. For the quality the food might be a little overpriced, but for an overall experience it was pretty good. I go more for the atmosphere (social drinking) than to dine.

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Photo of bpkrippner
3.6/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of jessewilliamson
3.94/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 2.5 | food: 5

Photo of CiderGoggles
4.06/5  rDev +17.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of welldigger888
3.47/5  rDev +0.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 2.75

Cool building in a neat place, that said, it was a relaxed joint. The brews were a little meh, the seasonal was a nice nut brown with hazelnut coffee extract. Service was good and the joint was clean. Sadly there was 0 hoppy brews.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.64/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of crow
3.86/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of Tertullian007
2.98/5  rDev -13.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 2.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of Monkeyknife
3.36/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of lemmy187
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of casapy
3.36/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of NoahEllison
3.66/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Suds
3.2/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.25 | selection: 2.75 | food: 4

Visited this brewpub with my family on a little outing to St. Charles. The building is an old brick structure in a great location. It is larger than expected, and the central room is neat. The beer selection leaves a lot to be desired. Sixrather uninteresting brews. The brown and the stout were okay. The food was quite good. I loved the wings and the salads. Service was prompt and good, but not outstanding.

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Photo of bsuedekum
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of MaximumYuks
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of SnatchyMcPants
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of ajs4bd
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of Eaglefan344
3.1/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3.25 | selection: 2.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Boca-X
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of damngoode
2.59/5  rDev -24.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 2.25 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.75 | food: 2.25

This should be more appropriately categorized as a restaurant that makes its own beer. If you're going to offer all of the macros alongside your own beers, i'll assume that you just want to get people in the door to eat and not scare off the Coors Light crowd. No biggie.

Appearance had me excited. Big space, looks a little rustic. Nice clean bar with plenty of tvs. Then I started my meal.

Wings were smoked before fried, good & spicy - best part of my experience, even if they were the smallest wings I'd seen since I was stationed in Korea. Maybe they're using real, non-Frankenstein chickens, I dunno. Had their stout, which was thin and lifeless. Maybe this is your craft gateway bar. I passed on a second beer and opted for water. My sausage platter was edible. Large portion, but I didn't want to finish it. 3 sausages, all had chewy casings. Sausages themselves were OK tasting but nothing i'd seek out again. Also note, this is a smoking establishment. Skip it.

Update: I was coerced into coming here again (silent consent) for a work dinner. This time we sat in a non-smoking dining room (whew!) that was surprisingly well ventilated for the winter and I couldn't really detect the smokers in the bar area. Yay. Service was much worse than I had at the bar previously. Guy had little idea about the beer they served (what's the seasonal... uhhh... let me see...) and just wasn't very engaged with our party of 5. Open-faced prime rib sandwich was actually pretty decent so that saved the day. Beer still meh (I had a dark lager... their seasonal). Still skip it.

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Photo of jaminjohnson
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Offa
3.41/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

This is a good brewpub in Missouri's old capital city.

It's in a neat old brick building converted inside with modern accoutrements. There is seating on a couple different levels, some looking down into the brewing equipment through glass. There are different area to walk and sit, breaking up the place into an interesting, almost maze-like collection of different areas.

Beer quality is good, not great. It's solid but fairly pedestrian and nothing exciting, some beers had ranging from very good to mediocre.

Service seemed good and friendly.

Beer selection is good, fairly limited but with a decent range of standard styles.

Food was very good but not outstanding. Nacho plate which we shared as an appetizer was excellent. BBQ ribs, called baby back, were not baby back. Cole slaw was decent - the vinegary kind, which I do love, but it was not that good and seemed a bit old. Pulled pork was very good.

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Photo of MIngmire
4.24/5  rDev +22.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3

The beer selection here is exceptional. They not only have the well known domestic brews. They also have a great selection of micro-brews which are brewed right there on site. The service here was so so. I mean we did have a large party but the waitress seemed like she was bored with her job and didn't want to work. The food selection was good with sausages, burgers, salads, and entrees.

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Photo of jettjon
3.88/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Stopped by for dinner on a business trip to St. Louis. Went with a group of about 8, none of which were "beer people." (Fortunately, they let me pick the place.) This is your basic brewpub, nothing too fancy; just good beer and good food. I had the beer sampler and prime rib sandwich and managed to coax two others to try the sampler. Even though the two were self-described "not-beer-people" they enjoyed trying the different samples and the experience. The samples were OK; nothing to really write home about but pretty solid offerings for style. Food was a little bit above average; steaks are where this place obviously shines and the prices there were quite reasonable. My prime rib sandwich was excellent and the potato salad side was decent. Others enjoyed their food as well. The server was friendly and knowledgeable about the beers and was happy to explain the beer menu to the neophytes as well as answer general questions about the establishment. Atmosphere was definitely brew-pub-ish with lots of tanks and lines visible from everywhere I looked.

Overall, this place is definitely a worthwhile stop if in the St. Louis area. While it’s nothing spectacular, it’s certainly a solid brewpub that’s worthy of a visit.

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Trailhead Brewing Co in Saint Charles, MO
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