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“Great Beer, So-So Atmosphere” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
Ranked #72 of 2,874 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: German, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Austin, Texas
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285 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Great Beer, So-So Atmosphere”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

Located very close to SLU and within two blocks of Hotel Ignacio (see review), this is a nice little microbrewery. Wide selection should suit all tastes and quality is outstanding. They offer both indoor seating and a bar, as well as very nice beer garden outdoor seating. Don't go to eat. They have a few items but I would classify it as ultra casual dining or "munchies" at best. I would have given them a 4-star, but the atmosphere was a bit "local" and we did not feel overly welcome. Additionally, the bar staff was a bit too cool to spend much time reviewing or discussing the beers. Hopefully Urban Chestnut will address the atmosphere as it has potential.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
Saint Louis, Missouri
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Beer and brats”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

This is a nice place for outdoor bench seating to have a beer and a snack, but don't expect a dining experience. I was a little intimidated by the number of kinds of beer. I know quite a few people love that, but I did not feel very welcome as a newcomer. More of a pub feel with bartenders who are busy - good for business but not for much advice or personal attention.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Svej591
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436 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Nice brewhouse”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

If you fancy a good beer, this is the place in st Louis to go. Nice selection on tap, and they change it up frequent enough to always have something new to try. Head to Pappys before or after cause there is no food here. Staff is great and if you have detailed questions the brew master may be available, they are good that way. Atmosphere is nice, just like a taphouse should be, very comfortable. And if the weather is nice grab a seat outside.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank djdahlen
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Morrisville, North Carolina, USA
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A great microbrewery that gives you the true feel of downtown stl.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

I would highly recommend a visit to this up and coming micro brewery. Their attention to deatail shows in the beer selection that they offer. My beer of choice is the stlipa, which is their take on a proper ipa. It is hop perfection for those that like a high octane ipa. All of the beers at urban Chesnut are made with the same care, I recommend you try all of them. REVOLUTION SERIES
WINGED NUT • HOPFEN • STLIPA • SINGLE HOP TRAFALGAR • ERLKÖNIG • CENTENNIAL IPA

REVERENCE SERIES
ZWICKEL • PIERRE’S WIT • SCHNICKELFRITZ • KLEINMANNEKEN • THRALE’S • SCHLOSSTURM • KU’DAMM • STAMMTISCH

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 562Southerntide
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Ohio
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92 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Am I the 1st review?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

This is kind of a neat brewery, they have some good beers and the tasting room is casual fun place. They even have some good choices for palate foods.I would go back here.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank wallywilbur
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