Cool vibe, old school St. Louis music scene in a older neighborhood, and literally feels like you're eating in someone's living room. Service was great, quick and friendly, decent beer knowledge. Solid local beers on tap, and some decent selections in package. Food is the best part, great new school BBQ, with all kinds of fun options. Worth a stop for the food, and the beer is a nice addition.
HOLY CRAP. This place is fantastic. Always expect a wait because everyone knows how fantastic it is. We went on a Monday evening and only had to wait about 20-30 min. Food is out of this world good - but don’t expect any lo-cal options. But everything was super yummy. All the taps were local, and things that I didn’t have even when visiting the same breweries within a few days. Bottle list is smallish - 100 or so - but is all quality, including some limited edition local things. Service was great. The place is a bit small, but well worth a visit for a great meal and some very good beer.
The Shaved Duck is a small, cozy modern barbecue restaurant in Tower Grove East. There are four taps, and a few dozen bottles. The selection focuses primarily on the local and regional stuff, like Schlafly, Boulevard, Crown Valley, Six Row, and so forth, with some other American craft options. The food is excellent, a modern spin on barbecue. The service is good, but the place is always crowded, so expect to wait a while. The bar area and seating area are both cozy and low-lit. Just a really cool place, and a great place to get a great meal while drinking good local craft beer.