I was looking for a few specific brews and they put them to the side for me until I could come by and pick them up, great customer service. It is a nice, big, clean and well-organized store. The staff is more than willing to help and give advice. I plan to make more trips when looking for certain brews.
Stopped in today and I couldn’t help but be impressed. A great facility with parking that is more than ample and a big building with lots of room in the aisles. Their beer selection is amazing. Hundreds of beers many of which are in sixers or cases but plenty of larger bottles available as singles. A nice mix a six section for $9.99. Prices seemed a little high. I had no problem locating several beers that were new to me and it was nice to visit a new store just for that purpose. They also had a nice home brewers section. Despite the higher prices, I will be back for the selection.
I can pretty much copy and paste my rating of FT Fenton for the one in Crestwood: Friar Tuck doesn’t have a location convenient to me (in the city of St. Louis) but this one is about 20 minutes away along the depressing stretch of Watson that used to be bustling with commerce. The store seemed pretty new, so it’s big, bright, and clean. The staff helped me out by setting aside a couple bottles for me when I called ahead. The selection was pretty huge; a very long beer aisle rolls back into a back section with both aisle displays and a walk-in refrigerated area. Stock was deep for everything they had. The prices were just a touch higher than what I would have liked, but not bad. They had things in stock that I hadn’t seen in the area yet, or at least not in a long time. I wondered how long certain things were on the shelves but that didn’t matter for a couple rare impy stouts I found. Too bad there isn’t one of these closer to me or I’d visit more. It isn’t quite worth driving past Randall’s or Wine and Cheese for, unless they have something unusual the others sold out of.
The grocery store of beer. Two enormous beer aisles with a ton of import beer not found anywhere else in St. Louis. Mostly categorized by craft beer then by import country. Yes the prices are a bit high compared to Wine & Cheese but Friar Tuck had a better selection. Tons of Belgian and German beer. More Scottish beer than you can shake a stick at. Found some Norwegian beer and plenty of mead. Tons of liquor, if that’s your thing. Also has a cooler in the back with more selection. Prices varied between room temp and cold beer, which to me seems odd. I have to pay more for cold beer? Regardless, I’m basing this on selection, and from what I’ve seen this place has the most.
A better than average liquor store, especially for those not used to the distribution of Missouri. Plenty of big bottles from around and the world, but especially the Midwest and some of the many offerings from local St. Louis breweries. A bit pricey in general and their mix and match is not comprehensive.
Been to this location a couple of times on various STL visits. This place opened up just about the time i left St Louis back in 2009. Pretty standard Friars, like the original stores they made in IL, this one has a huge selection located on the left side of the store. Prices are average to slightly high and the service is is just ok. Just be careful for old beers.
I’ll start my review by saying that this place just opened today so i hope for better things in the future. Everything is brand new and shiny with the beer off to the left as you come in. It seems they have the same distributors as everyone else in STL b/c everything here you can find at Randall’s,Wine and Cheese and Lukas. So if you were thinking you are going to find something new at a new place don’t waste your time driving here. They do have a mix a six wall which is total crap. About a quarter of which are pale lagers and a quarter is alky-pops for the kids. The rest is probably stuff you have already had and probably not liked. They do have a nice selection of single craft sodas. The rest of the store is typical liquor/wine store, I did not buy anything. Again this place is new so I’ll prob come back here in a month or so to see what they have done with the place but for now I would wait and let them sort out all the kinks.
Resembles a Total Wine store in size and stock. There’s a lot of beer. There was a sizable mix six section. Good store for the area. If you are coming from long distance, try Wine & Cheese Place first. Did get a Griesedieck, which was the first one I’ve seen.