My favorite restaurant/bar in St Louis is Tripel Brasserie. To understand why, I need to tell a short story. I will keep it simple: Before I moved to St Louis in June I thought I was moving to Belgium. My mind was wrapped around all those Belgian beers (supplemented with some good German ones). When I found out that, no I’m not going to Belgium, I’m going to St Louis it was quite the letdown. However, once I got here and saw the thriving Craft Brew scene I was immediately cheered up! I went to the Heritage Beer Festival in June and it was even better! As I was making my way back to my apartment from the fest I stumbled across this restaurant (Tripel) that wasn’t open yet … but they invited me in and I was hooked ever since. Great Belgian/French food paired with Belgian beer (and local Belgian-style beers) matched with great folks? Who can pass that up? I make it a point of hanging out there at least once a week (usually Tuesday) … many times I’m there a couple of times. Here are a few pictures to show how great the place is:
Oh look, Jim is coming out to meet me!
A little welcome mat …
Plenty of beers on tap (local and Belgian)! And plenty in the bottle … they have a very nice selection.
Matt and Darla hanging behind the bar.
A great space to have dinner — awesome decor.
Terry getting ready to put together the day’s special cocktail!
Oh, I guess I should go ahead and list my 41st beer in my quest: The Petrus Aged Red. On Tap. They keep their beers moving in here … this is a new one on tap. Another nice thing about Tripel — they have the right glass for each beer. Definitely a plus. Oh, did I mention it is less than a mile from my place? An easy “walk” home …
Enjoy! Beer Mentor