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.
I can pretty much copy and paste my rating of FT Fenton for the one in Crestwood: Friar Tuck doesnít 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 itís 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 hadnít 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 didnít matter for a couple rare impy stouts I found. Too bad there isnít one of these closer to me or Iíd visit more. It isnít quite worth driving past Randallís or Wine and Cheese for, unless they have something unusual the others sold out of.
Stopped in today and I couldnít 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.
Very clean store - service didnít apply as I knew what I was looking for (although I was not asked for help either) - the selection was good but they still have a little bit of work to do to catch to The Wine and Cheese Place a few miles away in Clayton - The mix a six ($9 per six pack) had several macros - The prices also seemed slightly higher than other places in the area
Decent beer selection. Although the 6-pack mix section had a lot of macros, I was able to find some good stuff that I havenít tried as well. Local things like Schlafly and OíFallon were all available here. Prices were pretty much what youíd expect. The main reason I visited was for some homebrew supplies, but I walked out with a few six packs as well. Homebrew section is pretty limited. No liquid yeast or a lot of the stuff youíd expect. (But Iím sure the turnover is not that great.) Still a fine store to visit.
Resembles a Total Wine store in size and stock. Thereís 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 Iíve seen.
This Friar Tuckís is set up the same as their stores in Peoria and Champaign ( Savoy ) except this one may be slightly larger. Youíll find pretty much everything from Boulevard, Schlafly, OíFallon, Odellís and New Belgium ( did not see any La Folie ), plus all of the other craft brews found in Missouri. Small glassware section and some homebrew supplies as well. Prices seemed a bit high with many 6 packs and 750ís running a dollar higher than where I usually shop. Overall, a nice store and one Iím sure Iíll frequent while in town visiting the in-laws.
Iíll 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 Randallís,Wine and Cheese and Lukas. So if you were thinking you are going to find something new at a new place donít 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 Iíll 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.