Visited during RBSG14 Meet & Greet. Staff was very kind to host us (and put up with us). Cool charming interior, perfectly lit and spaced out. Spacious outdoor beer garden. Impressive, solid list of house beers. I enjoyed my visit and would return.
GenDV138 (338) Falls Church, Virginia | June 23, 2014| Updated June 24, 2014
Visited during the RBSG 2014 meet and greet. Small bar with a good amount of tables. Didn’t check out the patio. Decent selection of beers. Beers that I tried were mostly average with a couple of good brews. Limited food menu, tried the bratwurst on pretzel bun which was fine. Parking was pretty packed around 8 PM.
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.
Stopped in on a Thursday evening on a night that had a Blues home playoff game. The game was on a TV in the back room, but there were no TVs in the main area. I expected the place to be pretty busy because of the game, but there might have been ten other people there that night. There is a dedicated parking lot, which we were lucky enough to find a spot to park. There’s also lot’s of street parking available before, and after the brewery on the same street. The taps were filled with their own, primarily German style beers. They also had bottles available in 4 packs as well as a special barrel aged beer they were selling individually. Pricing for everything was very reasonable. I had a couple flights and got a growler to go and it was around $30. I had to buy the glass for the growler fill. They did have a small food menu, but I didn’t get anything. I would definitely come back if the opportunity presented itself. This place is very laid back and it’s just around the block from Pappy’s Smokehouse.
How have I not rated this? I have been to the original UCBC a number of times and each time is a delight. Not long ago they opened an exceptional beer garden and we love to take our dog there. The beers are always outstanding in their German traditional styles. Flroian is beyond impressive. I love going here. Sometimes parking can be a challenge but not usually. They usually have a little something to eat but not very much and it is more snack kind of food.
It’s hard to not want to love this place. Lots of fun, young people with German beers crafted by a brewer that studies at Weihenstephaner. Unfortunately, many of the beers were pretty dirty during my visit. I will say that this place has a chance to be world class if they can clean up there beers a bit.
gcyeo (1) Huntington Beach, California | August 26, 2013
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.