DiarmaidBHK (716) Pennsylvania | April 29, 2011| Updated June 3, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 11/20
Nice addition to downtown St. Louis, so I’m told. Has a vibe akin to a Wegman’s though in a much smaller space.Decent selection of craft brews especially local beers like Schlafly and regional beers like Goose Island. Also had a number of large bottles like Schlafly but Ommegang and Mikeller as well. I also found it odd that they had the sixers downstairs near the ice cream cooler but the large bottles were on the second floor next to the liquor and wine. The prices were incredible. They had a lot of craft beers for 8.00 a sixer. Definitely superior to the typical grocery store selection.
phaleslu (374) Cincinnati, Ohio | December 7, 2009| Updated November 9, 2011
44 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATE: Went back to Culinaria in search of some Boulevard Smokestack bottles. The craft beer section upstairs has been reduced to a single wire shelf at the top of the stairs; the rest is all wine and booze up there. The rack had mostly locals- Charleville, Augusta, Cathedral Square, Schlafly, Boulevard- but nothing that can’t be found at any other craft beer store in town. The beer cooler aisle downtstairs has some 6 and 12-packs fo Schlafly, Boulevard, Odell, O’Fallon, and a few others, but mostly BMC. That said, there are some good seasonal Schlafly displays. I asked the guy where the particular bottles I was looking for were, and he took my number and said he’d call when they came in. Never called, and the beers aren’t there. Huge downgrade for this place, which opened with so much more craft beer and promise.