It’s not as much of a craft beer destination as some of the other Bailey’s restaurants but they still have some solid taps and the ambiance is fantastic. Plus they buy chocolate by the ton so what’s not to like.
Located next door to 33 Wine Bar. This is a chocolate place, but they also have a solid dozen or so taps. Good beer selection with some Founders Breakfast Stout, a couple Perennial selections, and some other local breweries (Boulevard). Seemed like kind of a small place inside, at least in the bar area. Big selection of different chocolate drinks and desserts. Would definitely be a good place to take a date or your wife/girlfriend. As a beer place, not outstanding, but a worthwhile stop.
Stopped in a Saturday evening, was a little crowded in the dining area, so we sat at the bar. It took a few minutes to get service, they were busy making lots of their chocolate martinis. We ordered their Chocolate Ale, not bad. Not a bad selection of beers, lot of locals.
Small selection on tap, but with less often seen beers that, you guessed it, often have some chocolate twist to it. Excellent beer bottle selection as well along with fantastic cocktail selection as well.
Bailey’s is next door to 33 on Park Ave. in Lafayette Square. The place’s decor is in keeping with its hip chocolate bar theme- red and brown, sexy artwork, and so forth. I counted a dozen taps and about four dozen bottles. The selection is good- an in-house beer brewed by O’Fallon, a lot of New Belgium, Unibroue, some Belgians, English, Scottish, and Germans, and plenty of other US micros. Nothing too crazy, though. The food is good, mostly decadent desserts. The cocktails are interesting, too. The service was all right, but our waitress forgot about the dessert we ordered with our drinks. As a beer destination, this place is a bit overrated. But as a place to get some drinks and dessert, take a date, and hopefully get laid, this is a good place to go. For better beer, stop in next door at 33.
Not really a beer-drinking joint but the list is interesting enough to recommend. The desserts here speak for themselves, and the beer selection is stilted toward those that pair well. Bit fancy in the dining room with tables on the deck out back. Had a cheesecake with Young’s Double Chocolate Stout. Hard to go wrong here.
My family went for dessert on a weekday evening. It is located in a great old building. Atmosphere would be great for couples. Great selection of beer, wine, port and martinis at reasonable prices. Impressive list of bottled beer including vertical selection of La Folie. Lindemann’s Framboise, NB Lips of Faith, Maudite as well as others on tap.
Our server was a little green. Desserts were tasty, maybe a bit pricey. Not exactly a place for family’s, but our kids did okay. Definitely worth a visit. A stealth beer place, you could take your wife or date that she would like as well.
This place has the feel of Valentines Day year-round. The beer selection is less than its next-door neighbor 33 but it is still worth the stop since it is not a clone. Any place sporting a four-year La Folie vertical is cool. The bread pudding is awesome and went well with my beer selection. My recommendation, stop at 33 for an appetizer and beer, walk down to Square One for the main course, and then on to Bailey’s for dessert.
cellardoor (17) St. Louis, Missouri | November 20, 2007| Updated March 10, 2008
3/9/08 - Went back after a brief hiatus. I was impressed with what seemed to be an even deeper beer selection. I was especially impressed with the growing selection of vintaged ales. They had 4 years worth of La Folie, among others.
This time around we had the Bailey’s Brownie, WOW! It is must!
11/20/07 - Probably the best beer bar in St. Louis. The beer selection is quite surprising in such a swanky dessert oriented lounge. They didn’t always have the beer posted in the menu but a knowledgable bartender quickly offered solid substitutes.
The hot chocolate is a must after the first few pints.