Morgan Street Brewery

Morgan Street BreweryMorgan Street Brewery

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

721 N 2nd St
Saint Louis, Missouri, 63102-2518
United States

(314) 231-9970 | map

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Reviews by karst:
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4.05/5  rDev +20.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

When brewmaster Marc Gottfried broke his finger last year several guys from St. Louis Brews helped with the physical parts of brewing while pins were used to stabelize his fractured phlanges. I called Marc and offered my services also.

There is nothing broken about Marc's beers. I had 6 of the 5 that were on tap performing this amazing feat by reaching into the fermentation tank as the Winter Lager began to finish - although lightly carbonated I like the cask ale like beer and asked for a second pint glass.

Winter Lager - This is where Marc has his fun. Different every year, the winter lager is always based in a medium-high strength brown lager with a myriad of interesting additives.This year's batch features an South American herbal source of anti-oxidant. With the two pints I maxed out on a daily dose.

Marc has been brewing since age 13 and is very accomplished brewer and has consulted with many of the area microbrewerys. The tour was one of the most to the point and eloquant deliveries of the brewing process that I have had the pleasure of experiencing.

Bartender was very helpful as I entered as the lunch crowd thinned out. I was able to try all the 6 beers being served and then had several glasses of the Honey Lager. All the beer is made using lager yeast and I have no complaints with any - all are very correct for the style. I do prefer a bigger dopplebock but MO liquor licences have some restraints on ABV.

The lean beef sandwich on toasted bun was excellent and served with a broth dip and a crisp mashed potato fried lightly golden into little bit sized nuggets.
As I ran through the samples I longed for the Vienna - A newer offering. Morgan Street Vienna is a Viennese Mild Lager. It has light toffee, caramel, and malt flavors with very low bitterness. This beer was created in memory of Ryan McCuaig. RIP But alas maybe another time.

For now Doppelbock - their strongest beer with its intense malt flavors and low hop aroma paired well with the chilly season as a Spring front passed with thunder and tornado warnings and the wind swung around from the NW. Three hours later I would exit and watch a horse drawn carriage wait for the one customer that may tour the Mississippi riverfront tightly tucked in with loved one under the blankets as the horse and driver shivered.

I had my Golden Pilsner, Red Lager. Altbier, Honey Wheat and Dopplebock to keep me warm (along with my anti-oxidant laden Winter Lager for health).

There are many nearby attractions to visit and lots of great food in St. Louis.

I plan to return next month.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jessewilliamson
3.35/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Jamison85
2.73/5  rDev -18.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 2

Photo of costanzo_mike
3.09/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 2

Photo of Junichi
3.18/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.75

Photo of jhestand
3.9/5  rDev +16.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of zeff80
3.35/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3

This place is massive. Multiple entrances, multiple levels and multiple bars. What was worrisome was how empty it was. The beer is very average. I didn't stay long, which is too bad because it's location is very close to many downtown hotels and the Arch.

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Photo of Goosehunter75
3.6/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

Photo of Suds
2.76/5  rDev -17.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 2.75 | food: 2.25

Very easy to find in the Laclede Landing section of St. Louis, I was excited to visit this brewpub. The canned beer is excellent, and I had high hopes. At the restaurant, however, I was somewhat disappointed. The beer selection was a nice, but limited mix of mostly German styles. The Helles and the Maibock were both respectable and tasty. But, whereas the beer was solid, the food, atmosphere, and service were all substandard. First, although they were not busy, waitstaff stood by chatting, rather than seating my family for several minutes. The service was then slow, inattentive, and mostly disinterested. Beer was served out of a clearly chipped glass. The food was acceptable pub fare, but, frankly, on par with most chain casual dining restaurants.
I liked the good beer, but I won't be going back again to eat.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Jason_cs
3.55/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.25

Photo of lemmy187
3.48/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Monkeyknife
3.4/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Bluenose0988
3.94/5  rDev +17.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3 | food: 4

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3/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 2.5

Photo of Eaglefan344
3.08/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

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2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

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4/5  rDev +19%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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1.75/5  rDev -47.9%

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4/5  rDev +19%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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Morgan Street Brewery in Saint Louis, MO
3.38 out of 5 based on 233 ratings.
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