Trailhead Brewing Co

BEER AVG
3.43/5
Trailhead Brewing CoTrailhead Brewing Co
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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

(636) 946-2739 | map
trailheadbrewing.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
11
Ratings:
209
Reviews:
105
PLACE STATS
Score:
80
Ratings:
57
Reviews:
37
Avg:
3.46
pDev:
9.25%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Ratings: 57 |  Reviews: 37
Reviews by nogoodreason:
Photo of nogoodreason
2.68/5  rDev -22.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4

This place, while technically a brewpub is really just a restaurant. There are 5 or 6 regular beers on tap with one seasonal that switches out occasionally.

There is no obvious love of beer in this place. Beer in this place is simply a gimmick to bring people in. As an example of the lack of beer respect, all beer in the place is served in frosted mugs, if you ask for one that isn't frosted, they tell you they don't have any, because they're all sitting on ice.

The beer itself leans towards flavorlessness.

The service ranges from attentive and helpful to less than attentive and far from helpful.

The only reason, really, to go to the trailhead is for the food, which is decent.

If you're only in St. Louis for a little while, you'd be better served at the Tap Room, Bottleworks, Cicero's or 33.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Big_Thirsty
4.64/5  rDev +34.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of MizzouBrew
3.53/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

I've been to Trailhead several times, but it's been a while. From what I remember, brewery beer selection is limited - about 5 different offerings I think, ranging from lager to stout. Food was pretty good. I'll have to get back there sometime soon.

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Photo of JLaw55
2.95/5  rDev -14.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of bpkrippner
3.6/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of jessewilliamson
3.94/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 2.5 | food: 5

Photo of CiderGoggles
4.06/5  rDev +17.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of welldigger888
3.47/5  rDev +0.3%
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 +5.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of crow
3.86/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of Tertullian007
2.98/5  rDev -13.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 2.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of Monkeyknife
3.36/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of lemmy187
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of casapy
3.36/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of NoahEllison
3.66/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Suds
3.2/5  rDev -7.5%
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 -13.3%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of MaximumYuks
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of SnatchyMcPants
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of ajs4bd
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Eaglefan344
3.1/5  rDev -10.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3.25 | selection: 2.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Boca-X
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of damngoode
2.59/5  rDev -25.1%
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 +1.2%

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Trailhead Brewing Co in Saint Charles, MO
3.43 out of 5 based on 209 ratings.
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