I swear Iíd entered notes on this place before, but guess not ...
Definitely the top beer-drinking spot in STL, unless you want a brewery-specific site (Perennial, Schlafly). Huge beer list, definitely beer-minded staff, nice vibe, pleasant neighborhood. Go!
Interesting vibe to the place. Located in the Soulard neighborhood, which apparently has one of the largest Mardi Gras celebrations in the nation. The bar is comfortable with the whole exposed brick, comfy couches, outdoor patio sort of thing. The chairs at the bar were incredibly comfortable. They have over 40 taps and a few hundred bottles. the taps were all craft but nothing to adventurous or rare. the bottles are craft but again not to adventurous. Canít say the service insanely friendly. Nice neighborhood place but I donít think itís as interesting or compelling as the Bridge.
Big, functional space with a nice beer garden. I visited on a saturday evening and didnít find it busy, despite the fact that they were holding a special event called íFirkin Festí. Most people seemed to be there to watch the ballgame and have a casual drink, not to try the casks available. Large tap list, though not all of it was interesting. There was a decent amount of local stuff available, something I always like to see. I opted for a gravity pour of cask Stone IPA with Orange Peel. Decent stuff, and not badly priced considering it was a specialty item. The service was pretty friendly. Overall, a good pit stop. Not a showstopper of a place, but Iím glad I checked it out.
International Tap House (iTap) is finally in the city. I am never out in Chesterfield, nor would I want to make the 35 minute drive out there just to try it and have to drive back drunk. The new place is a nice rehab of an old Soulard building with a modern interior and nice patio on the side. The tap list is ever-changing- 8 new ones were added the day I first visited- and the bottle selection is easily the best of any bar in the city. If you can legally sell any particular brewerís stuff in Missouri, this place has it. I had a Bellís Poolside, Epic Armageddon (both of which I was surprised and happy to see), and several others. The bartenders seemed friendly and knowledgeable. They donít serve food here, which sucks, and they donít have any wine or liquor, which doesnít matter to beer drinkers here. You can order food from outside for delivery, though, so they keep some menus at the bar. Great place, and I will be visiting here a lot.
Terminus (367) St. Louis, Missouri | June 26, 2011| Updated January 14, 2014
yet another place that has opened in STL since i moved away. an AWESOME bar-great staff, proper glassware and a really cool atmosphere. this is a MUST for those in or visiting STL. One of the best beer bars in the region. I always run into old friends everytime i come back to this place. This IS the go-to beer bar in STL. The Bridge would be second.
Pretty straightforward: Lots and lots of beers on tap and in the coolers, with plenty of odd ones to keep you interested. Atmosphere a bit sterile but itís new... has a Soulard touch but so many other places in the neighborhood would just destroy this one with character. But itís about the beer. No food. Bartender was friendly enough but also new and not too hip to all the beers yet.
Visited late January, 2015. Great place and was stoked to have the pizza from next door, though I understand theyíre not exactly affiliated. Nice staff, good service, and a great selection. Sort of a feeling of a hippy/dive place, but in a good way. As an out of town we they had a load of local taps I hadnít had. Great place!
Our first visit to the Soulard location was awesome. Brian helped by allowing us to taste test several of their taps. We sampled several great brews that day and also purchased a few to go. We wish they served food, but understand their situation. A great place to sample many brews that you just canít find anywhere around. We will definitely return and hope to find many new brews.