Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Community > General Chit Chat > What to do in St.Louis??
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-14-2008, 04:36 PM   #1
wildwest450
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 9,099
Liked 166 Times on 151 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default What to do in St.Louis?? (What I did)

Ok, SWMBO and I, along with bro & sis in law are going to be in St.Louis from the 25th to the 29th, the girls are both cosmetologists and are attending a hair show. Besides the famous arch, what other cool things are there to do? We are going to the Van Halen show on Saturday night . Any other suggestions, beer related or not would be appreciated. Thanks!

__________________

wildwest450 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-14-2008, 04:41 PM   #2
the_bird
10th-Level Beer Nerd
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
the_bird's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Adams, MA
Posts: 20,587
Liked 386 Times on 319 Posts
Likes Given: 105

Default

I'd be looking up BierMuncher, myself...

__________________
Come join Yankee Ingenuity!

"I'm kind of toasted. But I looked at my watch and it's only 6:30 so I can't stop drinking yet." - Yooper's Bob
"Brown eye finally recovered after the abuse it endured in Ptown last weekend, but it took almost a full week." - Paulie
"no, he just doesn't speak 'stupid'. i, however, am fluent...." - motobrewer
"... I'll go both ways." - Melana

That'll do, Pigley. That'll do.
the_bird is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-14-2008, 04:47 PM   #3
EdWort
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
EdWort's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Bee Cave, Texas
Posts: 11,969
Liked 273 Times on 141 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

I hear BierMuncher has some surplus beer.....

Perhaps HarvInSTL has some too.

Then again, BBQ comes to mind.

EdWort is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-14-2008, 04:54 PM   #4
olllllo
[]-O-[]
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
olllllo's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Posts: 13,514
Liked 126 Times on 106 Posts
Likes Given: 13

Default

I would go here and find out where they are storing the brewer's souls.




Seriously, if you have never toured a major brewery, you should.

__________________
Rabbit And Coyote Schwag
Rob - Phoenix Ambassador to Milwaukee
Where did your avatar go?
Ginger Beer for Moscow Mules Bacon Vodka
Twitter
olllllo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-14-2008, 05:31 PM   #5
Reverend JC
2500 gallons year to date
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Reverend JC's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Your Mom's
Posts: 1,883
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

You absolutely must go to Schlaflys (spelling). The food is great and the beers are awesome. I think the pub is called the tap room if im not mistaken. was only there once but it was good.

And yes, if you like to hear about how big ABs wiener is then go to the brewery and take the free tour. But dont ask the little hot ass chick that guides you around any questions, it makes their heads explode and they respond with things like, 1200 cases a minute, which has nothing to do with your questions but further solifys the giant wiener status.

There was a brewery in the river district that i found not all that good. but it only had one shot to impress.

__________________

"Just because i don't care dosen't mean I don't understand." -Homer Simpson


http://www.modernmonks.com

Reverend JC is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-14-2008, 05:38 PM   #6
z987k
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
z987k's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Anchorage
Posts: 3,544
Liked 23 Times on 21 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I'll second Shlafly's. Food is excellent and the beer ain't bad either.

I visited there a few weeks ago.

__________________
Beer Style Guidelines - Kaiser's Brewing Experiments - American Society of Brewing Chemists - Journal of the Institute of Brewing
z987k is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-14-2008, 05:45 PM   #7
dblvsn
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
dblvsn's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Ankeny, IA
Posts: 765
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

I've been to St. Louis a couple times now. Here's a few recommendations. First off if you've never done the arch it's a must. If you're into baseball there may be a game going on next door. As far as breweries go you definately should go check out Anheuser Busch. As much crap as it gets it's a very impressive brewery in size. The tour is kinda disappointing though. (Hope you like bus rides, videos and horses) Downtown there is also the Morgan Street Brewery and the Schlafly Taproom. Personally I've not been to the taproom as I usually go to their Bottleworks facility which is just a few miles away. The tour at the Bottleworks is kinda fun as it's a good sized operation yet small enough that the tour is intimate and hands on. O'Fallon Brewing doesn't really offer tours as they are really tiny. Call ahead if you plan on going for a tasting. Oh and you have to go check out Fast Eddie's Bon Air in Alton, IL. It's a short drive but the menu is unbelievably cheap and good food. There are some other breweries in town that I've not had a chance to visit. Good luck!

__________________
dblvsn is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-14-2008, 05:56 PM   #8
wildwest450
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 9,099
Liked 166 Times on 151 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by z987k
I'll second Shlafly's. Food is excellent and the beer ain't bad either.

I visited there a few weeks ago.
I'll definitely go there, I love their oatmeal stout and pale ale.

We'll probably tour AB, even though I don't drink their beer, seeing the operation would be cool.

Thanks for the tips, keep em coming.
__________________
wildwest450 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-14-2008, 06:26 PM   #9
stever
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 534
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

I won't mention schlafly's again but you should go, good food and good beer.
There is a newish brewery in Kirkwood called Alandale.
Like Italian food? Visit "The Hill" make sure you eat at Favazzas or Charlie Gitto's. Seriously good Italian food can be found around that part of town.
Grants Farm which is owned by the Busch Family is good.
Our Zoo is one of the best in the nation and free.
Catch a Cardinals game and pay 8.50 for a glass of yellow fizzy stuff.
The St. Louis Art Museum is nice if you like that sort of thing.
Ride to the top of the Arch unless you are afraid of heights.
Fast Eddies does have crazy cheap good food and is a decent bar to catch a game in.
The St. Louis Science Center
Forest Park is pretty cool.
Six Flags: A great place to watch overweight rednecks in tiny t-shirts eat giant turkey legs.
The Landing down on the riverfront is where Morgan street brewery is and there are several other places to drink/party out down there.
Lukas Liquors: It's like an amusement park for beer lovers.
There is not much in the way of good BBQ, expect maybe Super Smokers out in Eureka which is about 40 minutes from downtown. There are a couple other places but hell I can make better ribs than all of them but super smokers.

__________________
stever is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-14-2008, 07:28 PM   #10
wildwest450
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 9,099
Liked 166 Times on 151 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Does Fast Eddies have a good beer selection? How far is it from downtown?

Yeehaa, just found this http://beeradvocate.com/events/info/16915 looks like a must do. I think im gonna like St.Louis.

__________________

wildwest450 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hello from St. Louis TheRealBonger Introductions 11 06-18-2010 11:01 PM
St. Louis, MO z987k Missouri HomeBrew Forum 0 03-11-2008 04:22 PM
Hello from St. Louis, MO gombay77 Introductions 12 12-20-2006 03:33 AM
Greetings from St. Louis Top Shelf Bob Introductions 2 11-04-2006 09:42 PM
Hello from St. Louis St. Louis Brews Introductions 12 03-04-2006 10:30 AM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS