Visited after dinner on a Monday. Located in a nicer suburban strip mall, with a cool looking indoor / outdoor design. Plenty of seating at the bar, or at tables inside or out. Draft beers are listed on the Chalk Board. Selection of 40 beers covers many locals, regionals and a few selected national craft. Their web site had a live cam of the list, which was nice. Appeared to have flights available. Big part of the draw is the 8 full fridge doors of bottles and cans for on site or to go. Service was efficient, younger crowd for the area. Cool vibe. No food.
76 = *** (Worth the visit, must for locals, and visitors with time)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
The Chesterfield location of iTap is way, way out there for a city dweller like me. It’s easily a half hour from downtown St. Louis, down in the strip mall-infested flood plain of the Chesterfield Valley, and not far from Spirit of St. Louis Airport. As with the Soulard location, there are 40+ taps that rotate frequently and 500 or so bottles, so the selection is killer. Also like the Soulard location, there is no kitchen but you can bring in whatever food you want. The service is solid and the waitresses are hot. There isn’t much to say about the atmosphere except that it’s in a newish building near the end of what has to be the world’s longest strip mall. Inside, it’s a beer oasis, though. I had a great time here but unfortunately won’t be making it back much, save for the occasional special event, because it’s so freaking far away from the city.
Ok so my moto has always been quality over quantity-well this place has quality and quantity. however, it becomes overkill after a while. Everytime i have been here, the place is packed, which is a good thing for the fact that people in STL are enjoying good beer on a regular basis. However, it gets to be a bit much sometimes-have to wait a long time to get served. Worth a visit if your in the area for sure, but i guess im biased towards The Stable.
One of the best places around to find a wide variety of taps and bottled beers. We tried a few and decided to take some others with us. No food at this time, although they will order from local establishments for you. They serve the brew in the correct glassware, quite impressive. Will visit again and hope to try some other taps.
Stopped in for the GI Tap Takeover during STL Craft Beer Week. Considering BCS was on tap, I was going to be there. Best part is that it was on for the full two hours I was there. It was more of a sports bar type feel in a strip mall. The service was excellent, very friendly and prompt service. No food as with the Soulard location, but I saw people bringing food in and one group even had Domino’s delivered. Prices seemed reasonable $4-5 for a pint and $8 for 10 ounces of BCS, plus free GI glassware with purchase. The customers at the bar were also really cool. Overall, I had a blast here and would come back.
Strebs (221) St. Louis, Missouri | March 28, 2010| Updated September 19, 2011
The best feature of the iTAP is that they rotate the draught selection on a regular basis, so you always have new beers to try. The worst feature is the location is in the middle of nowhere, which will be remedied shortly, as they are currently building out a second location on 9th St. in Soulard, just south of downtown. I also really like that they sell the bottled beer to go at great retail prices.
Quite a hall from downtown but a pretty cool place. They have a whole wall of coolers and about 30-40 taps, including Mikkeller. Pour a huge variety and seem to always be fresh. I’ll have to check out the new location downtown. This had a very suburban feel to it and it didn’t help that it was in the middle of nowhere.
Visited at the end of April 2015. Nice enough place but in a horrible location - hidden back in a strip mall. Selection was decent with a good mix of MO beers, some harder to find, and other things that are readily available in most places. Place was almost empty. Bartender seemed to know his beer, but was more interested in telling a few customers about a novel he just wrote than in attending to his customers. Nice enough guy, though, but just somewhat distracted. Lots to TVs. Fairly sterile atmosphere. I got two flights of five beers which were $15 per flight. Seems a bit steep, though most were high end beers. Overall worth a visit and you might find a few new beers.