Iron Barley | St. Louis, Missouri
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Iron Barley
Excellent based on 13 ratings
Type: Restaurant

5510 Virginia
St. Louis, Missouri United States 63111 [ print map ]
314 351 4500

ironbarley.com

Hours: M-Th: 11 to 10 Fri.-Sat.: 11 to 11


Taps: 6 | Bottles: 8


Iron Barley

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13 reviews for Iron Barley
 Ambiance  81%
 Service  78%
 Selection  76%
 Food  88%
 Value  71%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  86%
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90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
BOSSbrewer  (57) Arkansas | October 12, 2013
This is an amazing place. Great food. Really great. Great ambiance, very cool place - but a bit out of the way. Doesnít have a lot of beers, but what they do have is always great, including a few rarer casks from STL. Well worth the visit.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
illiniphil  (6) Nashotah, Illinois | August 7, 2012
Great neighborhood joint with a good selection of local brews. Food is also very good. Itís received alot of publicity but still seems to maintain its charm. Definately will return and would recommend to anyone that has not yet tried.
68
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 14/20
JoeinDahlem  (279) Berlin, Germany | May 10, 2012
A real chef with a craft beer jones making American comfort grub. Itís a neighborhood joint but I wonder if the TV fame has helped to price out the locals (we enjoyed our food but thought it was a bit pricey for what it was). Beer selection emphasized local breweries... The cask selection was sadly out. Enjoyed some Six Row and Urban Chestnut on draft instead. Went for the Monte Cristo dog per Adam Richman... Itís a bit childish though, overloaded with jam. Would love to come back but will try something else next time.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick  (701) Columbus, Ohio | May 31, 2011
(Visited 08/2010): Stopped here after reading an interview with Adam Richman in Draft magazine where he mentioned it. It is located on Virginia Ave right off I-55. Street parking appears to be the only option in the vicinity. The inside is rather rustic looking with table seating on the left and the short bar on the right. The decor is kind of like an old five and dime, with antique-looking knickknacks tacked up all over. Iron Barleyís beer selection is on the small side but has some decent selections. There are 10 taps with offerings from Six Row, Left Hand, OíFallon, Cathedral, Goose Island, Boulevard, and New Belgium to name a few. As for bottles there are 10-12 with a few of the same brewers plus some of the standard stuff you see everywhere. Service on a weekday early afternoon was decent. The place was slow and I didnít get the sense that there was a lot of beer knowledge, but then again that is not the focus here. I did not try any of their famous food but the menu was definitely unique enough that I want to go back sometime. Overall this place is a little out of the way from downtown but the eclectic decor and local brews should be enough to warrant a visit for someone visiting the city.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
jandd1983  (177) Florissant, Missouri | May 29, 2011
The place is not much to look at from the outside, but once you enter the building, you are pleasantly surprised. Great selection of beers, both tap and bottles, to choose from. Unique food combinations, but generous portions. Seating is limited, but well worth the wait. Would definitley visit again.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone  (100) Wood River, Illinois | July 25, 2010
What a cool place! It is one of those places you would drive past without a second look by appearances. It is nothing special to see but the food inside is amazing and was highlighted on the Food Network. Their beer offerings are always top notch and varied. Something like 10 taps with plenty of good bottles. Because they only seat 50 or so be sure to arrive early. A fantastic quirky place that is not to be missed.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu  (401) Cincinnati, Ohio | May 31, 2010
Went here for dinner on my brotherís birthday. Grabbed a pint in the bar area and headed out to the back patio, where a band started playing. Great summer patio. The inside isnít big but has a lot of character, a great old south city bar. Nice selection of locals (Schlafly, OíFallon, Six Row, etc.), regionals, and other micros. Most of Boulevardís Smokestack series available, though pricy. The food is amazing, huge portions, hearty, just perfect. The service is good- friendly and attentive enough, and plenty of staff on hand. If youíre a meat eater and beer drinker, this place is a must visit when in St. Louis.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
GJF  (43) Mount Vernon, Iowa | June 15, 2009
This was a fun find. Tucked away in a residential neighborhood, it was packed. Good food, but not many options for us vegetarians. Good beer list for such a little hole in the wall. Friendly service.
60
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
MrBunn  (88) The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania | March 10, 2008
Funny thing about this place was that when I first went there it was with a large group of friends. Took forever to get seated... so while waiting we went to the bar to order drinks. I (stupidly) asked the bartender if she had any barley wines... got looked at like I had two heads... What? Huh? OK, Iíll have a New Belgium something-or-other... Beer selection was alright. Food was good. Service was lousy.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
kwoeltje  (86) Manchester, Missouri | February 11, 2008| Updated February 25, 2012
If you didnít know what it was, youíd pass right by it (the lines outside on weekend evenings might be a clue that you were missing something). Cozy, small interior with homey furnishings (and an even more eclectic downstairs). Menu is small, but everything Iíve had there has been fabulous. Their signature barley risotto is out of this world. They have a large beer menu with a nice selection of imported beers and American micro brews, esp. local micros. Usually have something on cask Live music some nights. Itís my favorite restaurant in St. Louis currently.

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