Probably one of the best beer bars in St Louis. Has over 50 taps at all times. Have a lot of great one on and one offs. If your lucky you will come across a gem no and again. The food is also excellent.
If this is what this place achieves while splitting its attention between wine and beer, then I am scared to think how good it could be if it focused only on beer.
First off, the beer range is world class. Tons of stuff from St. Louis on offer, along with other regional stuff, national US and even international (Fantome on tap, e.g.). There is also a broad bottle list, with lots of local one-offs alongside international staples. The menu is lean and solid, with a great selection of upscale bar snacks and more substantial fare as well. Everything, the beer (offered in as small as 4oz pours) and the food is incredibly well priced. The staff is friendly and efficient. The place itself is classic yet modern, immaculate yet homey.
Overall, this venue is world class, and I could see it becoming a notable destination among beer geeks.
The ambiance here is very chill and classy. Itís a spacious brick building with a wooden bar downstairs and tables and couches upstairs. There are large wooden shelves behind the bar housing fine liquors, wine and beer. The beer selection is extensive featuring a great mix of locals, micros and imports. Prices are great. Iíve noticed itís comparatively affordable to drink craft beer in St. Louis bars. Drafts are available in 4 oz, 8 oz, 16 oz, and growlers. The bartender was superb as well. We were out on a very slow Sunday night and this was one of the best stops.
Went here twice during the Sweet 16 weekend. First time was Lunch, 1130 am. Had the bar to ourselves and tried 3 different beers. I love that you can get 4 ounce, 12, 20 and 64 ounce pours of the beers on tap. Nice variety of beers. Went back for dinner as well. Food was good and tasty. Only knock against the place is that their beer menu is listed by brewery instead of style. I think it should be sorted by style of beer first then brewery.
Another winning recommendation from the Ratebeer universe. Neat little space right in downtown STL. Whereís the keg room for this Olympic tap list!? Ate lunch with my Mom and Dad and the sandwiches were outstanding. Service was spot on too! New favorite in STL.
Strebs (213) St. Louis, Missouri | March 28, 2010| Updated March 4, 2012
The Bridge finally put a sign up. Itís only a store front wide with a loft balcony for tables. They put tables out on the sidewalk in good weather and can remove the floor to ceiling glass panels in the storefront. The beer selection has been as good as possibe with the limitation of the STL distributors, with the 30 taps being rotated often and have all been top notch selections. They had KBS on tap without announcing it to the general public so regulars and downtown neighbors could enjoy it before the resulting swarm would have emptied the keg in one evening. The draught beers can be purchased in 4, 12, 20 or 64 ounces, and can be real bargains at such an upscale place (12 ounce Founderís Breakfast Stout at $6.50, and Yeti Oak Aged Imperial Stout at $4.50!) The cheese and meat plates can be assembled as flights and are perfect to accompany an evening of trying new beers. Inventive sandwiches, such as a Cuban sandwich made with all Missouri sourced products is a standout. The most unique feature is a common interior door that they share with the neighboring Left Bank independent bookstore that is open during the afternoon and early evening. Itís great to see the bookstore clerks with stemmed glasses of Belgian beers behind the counter...always a happy staff at the Left Bank! The staff at the Bridge has always been very friendly and down to earth.