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Old 04-14-2008, 03:36 PM   #1
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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!


 
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Old 04-14-2008, 03:41 PM   #2
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I'd be looking up BierMuncher, myself...
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Old 04-14-2008, 03:47 PM   #3
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I hear BierMuncher has some surplus beer.....

Perhaps HarvInSTL has some too.

Then again, BBQ comes to mind.

 
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Old 04-14-2008, 03:54 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 04-14-2008, 04:31 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 04-14-2008, 04:38 PM   #6
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I'll second Shlafly's. Food is excellent and the beer ain't bad either.

I visited there a few weeks ago.

 
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Old 04-14-2008, 04:45 PM   #7
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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!

 
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Old 04-14-2008, 04:56 PM   #8
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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.

 
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Old 04-14-2008, 05:26 PM   #9
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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.

 
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Old 04-14-2008, 06:28 PM   #10
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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.


 
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