Explore St. Louis

The Beer-Lover's Guide to St. Louis

O' beer, ye golden elixir of barley, hops and yeast—that in these heady days of craft is made to mimic pumpkin, chocolate, raspberries and smoke—how do we love thee? Sliding down our throats, that's how. Celebrate the wonders of fermentation at these fine establishments, all of which worship at the throne of suds.

Anheuser-Busch Brewery & Biergarten

Tours of the world-famous brewery run the gamut from free to $25 (totally worth it). Guests 21 or older may try samples of A-B products. Tour hours: M-Sa, 10 am-4 pm; Su, 11:30 am-4 pm. Reservations requested. Great gift shop. The Biergarten offers more than 15 beers on tap, beer flights, brewmaster tastings and food.

The Beerhouse

A celebration of brew inside the River City Casino, with upwards of 100 types of craft beers from around the world and 32 on draft, including their own 1904 Lager. Use it to wash down German pot roast or pork steak. Open for L & D daily.

Brewhouse Historical Sports Bar

Beer-lover’s spot serves up eclectic local brews and a chef-driven, scratch-made menu of upscale bar food like in-house barbecue using locally-sourced ingredients. L, D (daily).

Llywelyn's Pub

Of the Celtic persuasion, this long-time favorite offers traditional pub atmosphere and fare, including house-made chips, soups and a popular steak and cheese sandwich. There are 25 beers on tap and 25 bottled, including the best domestic, import and craft beers.

Ferguson Brewing Company

Microbrewery and pub pours a popular pecan brown ale (along with a cast of at least 10 other house brews), plus comfort food from pot roast to salads, wraps, and tasty flatbread pizzas. Open Su-M 10 am-9 am, Tu-Th 11 am-11 pm, F-Sa 11 am-midnight.

Morgan Street Brewery

In a 19th-century warehouse. Offers house-brewed beer, specializing in German lagers. Menu offers beef tenderloin bruschetta, hummus, and an array of salads and specials. 

Peel Wood-Fired Pizza

So-good pizzas (with handmade dough, sauces, and a trip through the wood-fired oven), plus, pasta, wings, sandwiches and salads that are a cut above. It serves its own craft beer in both locations, and highlights its upstairs in the O'Fallon location at the Peel Brewing Company. L and D (daily).

Schlafly Bottleworks

St. Louis’s first production brewery to open since the end of Prohibition offers tours, a restaurant, a brewery and live music W, F-Su. Its menu includes snacks, soups, salads, sandwiches, pizzas and more. L, D (daily) Br (Sa-Su).

Schlafly Tap Room

St. Louis’ first microbrewery turns out Schlafly brand beer in a renovated building. Progressive pub grub includes Vindaloo Curry and beer-steamed mussels. Outdoor dining. Frequent live music. L, D (daily). 

Square One Brewery & Distillery

This renovated historic building is home to both housemade microbrews, like Park Ave. Pale Ale, and a line of spirits, plus fare from Black & Tan Nachos and hot wings to a salmon BLT and stout-braised pot roast. Entrees $7.95-$16.95. Open for L & D daily, plus Su brunch.

Three Kings Public House

Come for the beer (more than 20 on tap, plus micros in bottles), stay for the food. Dig into upscale pub eats like wings (available with spicy Thai sauce), chorizo nachos, muffaletta, fish & chips and much more. M-Sa, 11 am-1 am; Su, 11 am-midnight. Check website for kitchen closing times. 

Urban Chestnut Grove Brewery & Bierhall

This craft brewery combines Old World and New World beer styles in an approach it calls “Beer Divergency,” allowing drinkers to explore modern, American craft beers, the traditions of classic European brewing and small batches of Bavarian brewed/imported biers.

4 Hands Brewing Co.

This microbrewery offers year-round beers such as the Divided Sky Rye IPA and the Cast Iron Oatmeal Brown and has a strong barrel-aging program. The small menu features bar snacks and a few heftier items like mussels, brats and a po'boy.