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Beer Available At The Scottish Arms (arranged by most recent)
jandd1983 (199) Florissant, Missouri | June 19, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Stopped in on a Tuesday evening, during the World Cup games. Place was half crowded with all the tvís tuned to the game. The wait staff was very friendly, but as others have stated, not real beer knowledgeable. They had a decent selection of overseas beers, so that was a plus. Food was limited, due to the games, so it was food from the two teams that were playing at the time. Our waitress said the full menu would come back after the games are finished. Would visit again to try other items on the menu.
Strebs (174) St. Louis, Missouri | September 19, 2011| Updated January 9, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
This is one of the most incredible places for whisky in North America, but they donít have to be ashamed of their beer selection. Fullerís London Porter and London Pride used to be served at the proper temperature, but the hand pumps were removed...pity. The food is outstanding. If youíre there when the owner, Alistair (Ollie) Nesbit, is amongst the crowd, youíre in for a rare bit of genuine Aberdeen hospitality. Recommended.
Strykzone (105) Wood River, Illinois | March 12, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
Stopped in on an early Friday evening. This is a very cool restaurant with servers wearing kilts. About 20 beers on tap and about that many in bottle. Their menu is online and probably rarely changes. I had an Alba Scots Pine Ale. Unfortunately I did not take notes of it because the beer is not found on this database. The food was fairly authentic Scottish, although Americanized. Almost nobody else in the area have a Scottish menu on a regular basis.
phaleslu (421) Cincinnati, Ohio | November 21, 2010
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
The Scottish Arms is located just west of SLU, sort of between Midtown and the Central West End. Good thing to have a decent bar in that immediate area. The place is low-lit, woody, and clean, as they try to replicate the feel of a Scottish pub. The service is friendly but it doesnít seem like they know a ton about beer. I didnít eat here, but I hear itís decent food. The tap selection is mostly the English/Irish/Scottish standard lineup, with a few good regional American crafts (e.g. Goose Island Matilda) and two casks: Fullers London Pride and Fullers London Porter. I didnít get a good sense of the bottle selection. I have a few friends who really like the place, and I hear they show a lot of soccer on the TVs, so Iíll probably be back here. Not essential if youíre in town visiting, but not bad at all.
thegreenrooster (66) St.louis, Missouri | November 15, 2007
68 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
First thing you notice about walking into this establishment is that this is exactly what a Scottish pub should look like. Very dark but not smoky with wait staff in klits and a little footy on the telly. Beer list is ok but nothing really great. They have most of the Belhavenís along with Fraoch and some Orkney beers. Huge scotch selection if thatís your thing. Food is all things Scottish. You have your haggis and shepards pie along with typical pub fare. The only bad thing I can think of about the place is the parking. All street parking in a dodgy neighborhood. When crowded on a Saturday night you may have to park several blocks away. But still this is a good place to raise a few, probably not going to make this your local but worth stopping by.
RealAleDave (13) St. Louis, Missouri | January 16, 2007
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Lovely space that manages to look as though its been open for years, without looking contrived. Dark woods, dim lights, used but comfortable furninshings. Shelves of empty containers of single malt that have been drained at the bar twist and turn through the bar and dining area adding a nicely thematic decorative touch. Overall well done.
The beer list is 22 on draft, with another 24 in bottle. Not the most adventurous of selections, but solid mainstream Scottish beers (with Bellhaven Wee Heavy and Twisted Thistle being particularly nice selections), and a smattering of those from south of the border including the always-welcome Fullerís London Pride and London Porter (from kegs, not casks despite the handpumps). Local micro Schlafly brews up one special house ale in the tradional Scottish style of 70/-. All beers sampled were served in fine condition. The beer selection has continued to evolve and improve.
Food was classic Scotland done by a very skilled chef. So skilled that the Scottish Arms definitely deserves to stand as a restaurant, and not merely a pub with food. Everything sampled was extremely high quality, and absolutely smacked of authenticity. Menu continues to evolve and expand.
For those into whisky, this is the finest single malt list in St. Louis, which is priced very reasonably. The website does not have the entire list.
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