In 2010, Draft Magazine listed McGurk’s as the best beer bar in St. Louis. For their 2011 list of Best Beer Bars in America, Draft Magazine seems to have beefed up the STL scouts. Two of the best “beer bars” in St. Louis, iTap and Bridge, finally made it onto the list. With nearly 700 beers available between them, these two spots are the most obvious choices in St. Louis.
Congrats to both Bridge and iTap for the well deserved recognition!
While most of the beer news in St. Louis has been the amount of new brew pubs opening up, there are still quite a few beer bars to choose from in the area. My additions to the “Beer Bar” list for St. Louis, would be the same as last year:
The Stable (http://www.thestablestl.com/)– The fine folks at Stable are definitely doing something right. Their most recent beer event (tapping a cask of Bell’s Hopslam) saw more than 200 people in attendance and a blown cask in 42 minutes.
Cicero’s (http://ciceros-stl.com/)– Cicero’s continues to be a solidly diverse beer bar that offers free beer school on Wednesdays.
33 Wine Bar (http://www.33wine.com/)– Don’t let the “wine bar” in the name fool you, this is one of the better kept beer secrets in STL. They have no sign in front of their Lafayette Square location and, honestly, don’t really need one. Most of their marketing seems to be from word of mouth and Twitter and from the strength of their awesome beer list.