United States > Missouri > St. Louis
brokensail (825) Orange County, California | July 14, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Located next door to 33 Wine Bar. This is a chocolate place, but they also have a solid dozen or so taps. Good beer selection with some Founders Breakfast Stout, a couple Perennial selections, and some other local breweries (Boulevard). Seemed like kind of a small place inside, at least in the bar area. Big selection of different chocolate drinks and desserts. Would definitely be a good place to take a date or your wife/girlfriend. As a beer place, not outstanding, but a worthwhile stop.
jandd1983 (177) Florissant, Missouri | October 14, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Stopped in a Saturday evening, was a little crowded in the dining area, so we sat at the bar. It took a few minutes to get service, they were busy making lots of their chocolate martinis. We ordered their Chocolate Ale, not bad. Not a bad selection of beers, lot of locals.
musinj6 (28) St. Louis, Missouri | November 26, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Small selection on tap, but with less often seen beers that, you guessed it, often have some chocolate twist to it. Excellent beer bottle selection as well along with fantastic cocktail selection as well.
phaleslu (402) Cincinnati, Ohio | February 20, 2011
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Bailey’s is next door to 33 on Park Ave. in Lafayette Square. The place’s decor is in keeping with its hip chocolate bar theme- red and brown, sexy artwork, and so forth. I counted a dozen taps and about four dozen bottles. The selection is good- an in-house beer brewed by O’Fallon, a lot of New Belgium, Unibroue, some Belgians, English, Scottish, and Germans, and plenty of other US micros. Nothing too crazy, though. The food is good, mostly decadent desserts. The cocktails are interesting, too. The service was all right, but our waitress forgot about the dessert we ordered with our drinks. As a beer destination, this place is a bit overrated. But as a place to get some drinks and dessert, take a date, and hopefully get laid, this is a good place to go. For better beer, stop in next door at 33.
JoeinDahlem (279) Berlin, Germany | September 6, 2010
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Not really a beer-drinking joint but the list is interesting enough to recommend. The desserts here speak for themselves, and the beer selection is stilted toward those that pair well. Bit fancy in the dining room with tables on the deck out back. Had a cheesecake with Young’s Double Chocolate Stout. Hard to go wrong here.
HomeBrewHawk (22) De Soto, Kansas | March 18, 2009
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
My family went for dessert on a weekday evening. It is located in a great old building. Atmosphere would be great for couples. Great selection of beer, wine, port and martinis at reasonable prices. Impressive list of bottled beer including vertical selection of La Folie. Lindemann’s Framboise, NB Lips of Faith, Maudite as well as others on tap.
Our server was a little green. Desserts were tasty, maybe a bit pricey. Not exactly a place for family’s, but our kids did okay. Definitely worth a visit. A stealth beer place, you could take your wife or date that she would like as well.
BeerandBlues2 (650) Hanover, Maryland | July 22, 2008
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
This place has the feel of Valentines Day year-round. The beer selection is less than its next-door neighbor 33 but it is still worth the stop since it is not a clone. Any place sporting a four-year La Folie vertical is cool. The bread pudding is awesome and went well with my beer selection. My recommendation, stop at 33 for an appetizer and beer, walk down to Square One for the main course, and then on to Bailey’s for dessert.
cellardoor (17) St. Louis, Missouri | November 20, 2007| Updated March 10, 2008
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
3/9/08 - Went back after a brief hiatus. I was impressed with what seemed to be an even deeper beer selection. I was especially impressed with the growing selection of vintaged ales. They had 4 years worth of La Folie, among others.
This time around we had the Bailey’s Brownie, WOW! It is must!
11/20/07 - Probably the best beer bar in St. Louis. The beer selection is quite surprising in such a swanky dessert oriented lounge. They didn’t always have the beer posted in the menu but a knowledgable bartender quickly offered solid substitutes.
The hot chocolate is a must after the first few pints.
madscotsman (4) Fairview Heights, Illinois | May 4, 2007
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Great bar with a huge selection not typically seen in the downtown st. louis area. Friendly people and great ambiance
RealAleDave (13) St. Louis, Missouri | January 16, 2007
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Well, well, well. What a great treat this place is! Cozy, laid back atmosphere, (mostly) good tunes playing at that perfect volume where you can listen if you want or ignore them easily. Comfy seats, friendly, knowledgable staff, and a 65 offering beer list that includes very few throwaways.
The beers are a wide-ranging selection of domestic craft offerings and well-chosen imports. A good portion of the selection seems to rotate, and there are some vintage offerings beginning to appear - I suspect there will be more as the cellar matures.
Desserts and cheeses are the stars of the menu, though there are small, interesting pizzas and savory things if you want to make an entire meal. Everything sampled was very high quality.
Appropriate glassware is provided for the beers, though serving temperature was a bit cold. The latter is a minor annoyance in my book, but I did note it.
A top notch spot, and my vote for best beer bar in St. Louis at the moment due to the quality and breadth of the selection.
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