(Visited 09/2009): Cicero’s is located on Delmar Blvd a couple miles of I-170 in the University City area. There is street parking around as well as a lot attached to the building.
The inside is separated into a bar on the right and more of a deli on the left. The pub side is split level with a pool table and seating around the short bar. On the deli side, there is a brighter color scheme and a view of the kitchen. There is also a beer cooler for brews to go.
The beer selection at Cicero’s is decent. There are around 50 beers on tap from brewers like North Coast, Left Hand, New Belgium, O’Fallon, Bell’s etc. As for bottles there are over 100 with domestic choices like Boulevard, O’Fallon, Schlafly, Southern Tier etc and imports from Chimay, Duvel, Ayinger and others. Cicero’s has a few different samplers available and also runs a "beer school".
Service was good on an early weekday lunch. The server made good recommendations and was kind enough to bring samples.
The food at Cicero’s is pretty good. My teriyaki wrap was tasty.
Overall this is a pretty cool spot to check out in the St. Louis area.
The Loop is a fun area of town and this is toward the western end of it. I went to plenty of shows there in college before the big fire, and it’s a totally different-looking place now. Instead of a smoky, low-lit, neon-decorated place, the new Cicero’s is bright, clean, and decorated with art. The clientele hasn’t changed, which is good. The music venue is still there. The food is decent, with great St. Louis style pizza, huge salads, and a lot of sandwiches, burgers, appetizers, entrees, and pasta dishes. Probably over 100 bottles, with a wide range of styles and places represented. The 40-50 taps also represent a wide range of styles and local, regional, national, and international brews. Huge selection, even if not the most exciting stuff around, so you can pretty much always find something new. I’ll keep coming back here.
this is a top notch place in my book. I was here a few nights ago and met up with a friend and some of her friends. I was amazed at the tap seleciton. they have the best in the St Louis area for shure! I had a bells Two hearted from tap and it was nothing short of amazing. I forgot how much this beer rocks, especially from the tap! I finished it off with a 2003 Bells Expedition that only cost me $5.25. very reasonable in my book! I hope to make this a weekly place to hang out!
Extra points for being the club that helped Uncle Tupelo launch its star. Plenty of interesting tap and bottle choices, varied and tasty menu, and popular with locals of all sorts. Hard not to like this place.
If you find yourself in the Delmar Loop area make sure you stop at this local landmark. For atmosphere and American fare Blueberry Hill can’t be beat. For selection of local, regional, and international taps however Cicero’s is the place to visit.
Parking can be a bit problematic depending on timing although there is plenty behind the building. Try the local menu options along with a beer from 4 Hands or other regional breweries. If you are local check out the Beer School to meet other people into the scene.
Had a classic bar feel with a nice amount of taps. Bartenders knew their beer and were very willing to provide tasters. Flights were available as well. Had the pizza and it was pretty good. Overall a nice place to visit, but not necessarily somewhere I would seek to return.
This is a cool little restaurant (upper-end diner feel) in a great historic part of town. Decent number of taps with 100+ bottles. Pretty good selection of drafts with some heavy hitters like Founder’s Breakfast, Bells Hopslam, and a decent number of Trappists beers. Be aware though, that the bottled IPAs might not be the freshest, so talk to your server before ordering one. My server was great and seemed to know a fair amount about beer so it was easy to B/S with him. The host even called me a cab when I needed to leave. My grilled wrap was pretty good, but the fries were bad (frozen). All in all, I had a good time at this place because of the decent selection, people, and atmosphere. When I return to St. Louis I will definitely check this place out again.
Have been there twice and sat outside both times. A beer menu that is beyond impressive. Always new stuff. Food has been good both times but is the secondary reason that I go. Those 50 some taps and wonderful bottle list is. It is located in my favorite area of St. Louis, the U City Loop area. There is always so much going on there and people watching is great.