(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.
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.
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.
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.
Great bar for beer and pizza. 50 tap handles and a lot of bottle. Could use some updating, but overall a great experience.
MrBunn (92) The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania | July 10, 2008
Stopped in for lunch today and was pleasantly surprised. I expected it to be good, but it was even better. I’d guess they had 65-ish beers on tap with many, many other bottles. Service sitting at the bar was fantastic... I asked about how a couple of kolsches compared and I was given samples to check them out. Just a sip or so, but a really nice touch. Food was superb. I had the Philly wrap and recommend it.
this is a good place for draft beer fans. they have two bars both of which sport a crap tone of tap heads, probably over sixty between them. proper glassware is not always employed. food here can be good, the pizza is pretty great. however it depends on which pot head drops your fries, or which waitress fucks up your order. it can also be a bad time. plus you have to like hippies because they love this place. a lot of jam bands play here in the second room where one of the two bars is. there are also pool table and video games if you’re into that stuff. mostly imported stuff on tap without a lot of surprises but none the less good choices.