United States > Missouri > St. Louis
nicolem831 (3) , | August 14, 2014
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 20/20
One of my favorite places in STL. They have recently expanded their taps and having an amazing selection. Itís not like the other bars on Wash Ave, which is perfect for me. Love this place and especially loved the Sour Tap Takeover during craft beer week! Kudos Fellas. Great Job
jackl (455) Charlottesville, Virginia | August 3, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
A really amusing spot. Itís located along a strip of bro bars not far from Busch Stadium, and was entirely occupied by people getting wasted on Bud Lite and other garbage. So at first glance it seems like your typical sticky-floored college boozer. Then you look at their tap list, see 40 great beers, and you have to push your eyes back into their sockets. I sat at the bar drinking Mamouche, Gose Gone Wild, and Funky Gold Mosaic laughing at how surreal the scene was.
brokensail (900) Orange County, California | July 1, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Bar in what seems to be one of the main downtown strips of bars and restaurants. Small place with a handful of tables and a small bar in the back. A couple tables out front, too.
Kind of an interesting place in that they had a grab tap and bottle list, but every person in the place was scrolling past local stuff from Perennial, 4 Hands, etc. or even Prairie Bomb in favor of Bud Light. Oh well...
Liked the divey nature of it. Though the bleach smell upon walking in was a bit off-putting. I guess at least it lets you know they mop once in awhile?
t8dd (6) Mascoutah, Illinois | January 13, 2014
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Best beer bar in StL. Great selection of seasonal offerings, best sour selection in town. Recently remodeled now has 50 taps. Decent pricing also. Odds are they will have any recent release (while they last).
phaleslu (427) Cincinnati, Ohio | July 20, 2010| Updated July 22, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Hair of the Dog is nestled in a narrow storefront along the hip Washington Avenue in downtown St. Louis. I have been down here so many times, have friends that live literally across the street, and have even been in (late, hammered), and had absolutely no idea that this place is a serious beer bar. The owner loves Belgians and has a nice selection of Belgian bottles. Will, the guy who took me to the place and showed me how legit it is, got the place to carry some cool stuff. It has probably the largest selection of Cantillon and other lambics/sours of any St. Louis bar. The selection of stouts is also seriously impressive; we got a GD Espresso Oak Aged Yeti and a Cantillon Rose de Gambrinus. They have a special Schlafly brew (Fudd) and two other Schlafly taps at all time, including one that is normally out of season but kept in kegs by the owner. Also 3 New Belgium taps (Ericís Ale!), and a few standard bar taps. The bar is narrow and super long, with foosball, bubble hockey, and other bar games, a decent amount of TVs, and a TON of smoke (until the STL smoking ban begins 1/1/11). Plenty of Washington Ave. d-bags come in here while bar/club hopping, so the crowd is pretty mixed. St. Louisí best-kept beer secret.
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