This is a cool restaurant in one of the city’s best areas; I’d come here for the pizza and to hear bands play anyway. So the fact they have more taps and chilled bottle beers than you can shake a stick at makes it a dream destination. I haven’t bought a growler to-go, but I thinks it’s great that you can. There is a well-organized and educational beer book on each table. The staff is extremely beer-wise and they even host periodic "Beer School" series complete with brewer reps. Highly recommended.
Great bar. 55 taps, many of them hard to find. There were several taps there that I have not seen anywhere else. These people know their craft beer. No table service at the bar area, that’s the only knock on the service. The bartender was friendly and knowledgeable. The clientele there know their stuff too. It was honestly hard to decide which beer to choose. The food is cheap during happy hour with big portions. I will be here again,
Great good. Great beer. 55 beers on tap and over 200 bottles. Asked for a list of beers on tap and was given a booklet. Three pages of draft beers. Was excited to drink Founders Breakfast Stout on tap. Amazing stuff. Was very cold in this restaurant, but the pizza is top notch and the beer is first rate.
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.
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.
(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.