A really nice brewpub with a huge outdoor area, perfect for whatever you are looking for. Self serve but efficient. Selection is their own brews which are decent, but nothing special. I didn’t eat, but it looked like meat and cheese plates were the specialty. Prices were decent. Overall a nice place to hang out, but nothing particularly stands out.
Braudog (832) Yorktown, Virginia | February 25, 2012| Updated February 27, 2012
February 2012. Visited mid afternoon on a brisk Friday. There was just a small crowd This space is neat and unique, clearly an old garage converted for the purpose, with the brewery behind the roll up doors and a nice dining area and bar off to the side. Furnished with cool old reclaimed tables and such, the pub is warm and inviting. The staff was quick to offer words on the dizzying array of house beers available and a free sample or two. Each beer is served in the appropriate glassware -- or in the case of the zwickel, in an authentic German stieinkrug. The beers were a bit hit and miss, but mostly hits. They do have a limited selection of small foot plates, but we didn’t try anything. Ultimately, think this is a great neighborhood watering spot and a great addition to a STL brewery scene that’s quickly becoming world-class. Brewery #572.
typical taproom in a warehouse setup but they do have a nice outdoor biergarten which is nice during St. Louis’s 3 week summers. They had 12-14 on tap with their German offerings being the big standouts. Everyone was cordial and friendly which is a plus. The kitchen was closed when I got there so I can’t comment on the food though they do offer it.
Interesting place with its own parking lot -major plus there! Inside is a large wraparound bar and a few other tables. 14 taps running when I was there, with a German-inspired taplist. Flights of four available with 5 oz pours. Staff was extremely helpful and friendly, and they new their beer as well. Beer was solid. All in all a really good place and well worth a stop.
Visited on a Friday, late afternoon. I only had time for a quick beer, and 3 growler fills, though I would have loved to spend hours. The space is bright, modern cafe overlooking a really advanced sparkly clean brewhouse. The crowd seemed to be local folks just getting of work. The beer was great (sessionable, perfectly made beers). The vibe was great and the service was top notch. Can’t wait to return.
82 = ★★★½ (Solid place, near the top of the list for locals and visitors)
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Something was strange about this Sunday night in St. Louis, as in nobody was out anywhere. Urban Chestnut had only two other patrons. I’m sure they get busy other nights as it is a beautiful piece of property. After you walk by the brewing equipment you enter a spacious, wooden interior. The back room has a free old school dartboard and foosball table. Outside is a very large beer garden directly across the street from a church. The beer is excellent as well. There is a good variety of styles including a few unorthodox things. We enjoyed our visit and my buddy took a 1L growler of hopfen for later enjoyment.
Twinned a stop here with a pilgrimage to Pappy’s Smokehouse, which is only a couple of blocks away. The large Biergarten has rows of communal tables, and probably would have been a fun way to waste a few hours if it wasn’t so hot outside. I opted to hang out in the bar instead. 15 taps were available pouring exclusively UCB brews. Flights are limited to only 4 beers, so it would cost a decent amount to try everything. The Zwickel was outrageously tasty, and I ended up drinking it at a few other venues over the weekend. Obviously this place excels at the traditional German styles, but the American stuff wasn’t bad either. Prices are decent. Overall, a worthy stop. I’d love to come back on a nice day to sit in the biergarten and knock back a few litres of the Zwickel.
newer looking place on the outskirts of downtown, production brewery is next door, pretty big one at that... brick minimalist building, local artwork dons the walls, the Urban Chestnut colors, logo and tap handles are very cool... nice selection of 13 drafts, mostly German styles so not really my thing but well crafted... the bar tenders were nice and knowledgable... worth trying out
phaleslu (535) Cincinnati, Ohio | January 27, 2011| Updated July 12, 2011
St. Louis has a new gem in Midtown. Urban Chestnut is on Washington between Compton and Grand, just a few blocks north of SLU’s athletic complex and east of the theatres. The building is an old auto garage, and the high ceiling in the brewing area allows for an impressive setup. There are huge windows in front with a very cool UCBC neon at the top. Limited parking is available in front but there is plenty on the streets. The pub area is on the right, and features an exposed brick interior with dark wood furniture; there are a couple glass doors leading to the brewing operation. There are 10 taps up front and 5-6 more around the side of the bar, and lately UCBC has kept 15 different beers on at once. The beers are very good, with a Reverence series devoted to traditional beers brewed to style and a Revolution series devoted to seemingly classic styles with a wrench or two thrown in. There is some variance between glasses, so not every beer is the best value ($4-$5.50 usually, depending on the beer). Always well-staffed, with friendly service. The menu is limited- pretzels, sausage, chips, cheese, et al. Shirts and other merch are already on sale on a rack in the bar. St. Louis has a lot of brewpubs I’d recommend if you have time, but this one is a must-visit.
A really cool place with a German bierhall feel on the inside and a nice biergarten outside. Bartenders were friendly and helpful on my visit. They had 15 taps available with some bottles to go. Four beer samplers available. I did not sample the food on my visit and prices were good. A really nice brewpub.