Best St. Louis Beer Halls

October 23, 2011 3:14 PM

Whether it’s a hot summer afternoon or a crisp autumn night, nothing hits the spot quite like an ice cold beer. With so many local breweries right here in St. Louis, it is easy to find a place you can call home. Here are a few of the spots in St. Louis with the best beer in town. – Stephanie Shepard

Schlafly Tap Room

2100 Locust Street
St. Louis, Mo. 63103
(314) 241-2991

When locally brewed and bottled beer is what you’re after, look no further than the Schlafly Tap Room. This downtown restaurant offers a wide variety of ice cold beer to quench your thirst. Try one of Schlafly’s standard brews like the Hefeweizen, or sample its seasonal brews like Coffee Stout, Pumpkin Ale and Barleywine. The Tap Room offers one of the largest selections of freshly brewed beers on tap and will quickly become your favorite hot spot in town.

Restaurant hours: Monday, Tuesday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to midnight; Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Bar hours: Monday and Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Sunday, noon to 10 p.m.

International Tap House

1711 South 9th Street
St. Louis, Mo. 63104
(314) 621-4333

With more than 500 beers available, 40 beers on tap at any given time, and locations in Chesterfield and Soulard, the International Tap House is a beer lovers’ dream. This amazing selection of beer ranges from the common to the harder-to-find brews. International Tap House has friendly waiters on hand to assist in selecting the perfect beer. Another nice touch? The ABV is listed on the menu alongside each beer for your drinking convenience. Take part in International Tap House’s Passport program, where you can earn prizes based on how many different beers you try.

Hours: Monday through Thursday, 3 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Friday, 1 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Bridge Tap House and Wine Bar

1004 Locust Street
St. Louis, Mo. 63101
(314) 241-8141

Anyone who is a fan of microbrews should definitely put Bridge Tap House on their itinerary. This establishment offers brews from local breweries such as Schlafly, O’Fallon and Boulevard. Enjoy the stylish and welcoming atmosphere of the Bridge Tap House while you sip on a cold beer.

Hours: Monday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.

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