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.
Very nice store with mostly wine and hard liquor. A full aisle of craft beer from MO, US and international brewers as well as a mix a 6 section. Good variety and easy to spot something new. Friendly staff. Prices are a bit high.
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.
My parents just moved to a nearby neighborhood, so I think this will be my new go-to place when I’m in town. This is a cavernous, warehouse of an alcohol store. Wow, we drink a lot, don’t we. Nice, full aisle of quality American craft and import beers, with a good selection of singles. Little bit pricey, maybe, but think that’s common around here.
Massive store that focuses mostly on wine and hard alcohol. That being said, there is one aisle, both sides, and a pretty decent sized freezer, dedicated to beer. Pretty large selection, as one might expect from a liquor superstore. Some pretty good finds from good breweries, such as Founder’s, Stone, Green Flash, and many others. A solid selection of local brews like Schlafly, Urban Chestnut, Perennial, and 4 Hands. Kevin, the beer guy, will chat with you and let you know what’s coming in, but you have to seek him out. Rarer new releases are on counter as you first walk in, but it’s first come first serve, so you have to stay on top of it and know when certain beers are supposed to arrive. They used to have a waiting list, but abolished that system, which kind of frustrating for people that actually work during the day. Overall, you standard beer superstore, but can’t complain having it within 5 minutes of my house.
been here about 3 times in the past year. First off, before the beer. Large store, lots of space and alcohol. The port selection is horrid for such a store. Cognac selection is good but prices on high end items too high10% - 40% too high. Now BEER. Advantages, large selection, stock sits around longer so a chance to find beer sold out elsewhere. Disadvantages: stock sits around. Lots of old beer for sale. Fine if its a strong Belgian, less fine for an APA. Prices high on imports, a buck or 2 more than wine and cheese place. Saw a 750 import that was 50% higher than in Kansas. They have a discount rack, I usually grab something off that. Bottom Line: might have some stuff sold out elsewhere, prices higher and old stock.
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.
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.