Last updated on September 24th, 2022 at 05:58 am.
Home to more than 20 breweries, St. Louis has no shortage of world-class craft and local beer locations. When the weather warms and the days grow long, beer lovers head to these picturesque St. Louis breweries to enjoy the warm weather, sunshine, and their favorite beer of choice.
There’s only one thing that can make sitting back and sipping a cold, craft brew even better: doing it in a Biergarten or on a patio! Luckily, many of the craft breweries and taprooms in St. Louis breweries have great outdoor spaces to enjoy a cold beer.
10 Great St. Louis Breweries with a Beer Garden or Patio
Below we have added our favorite St. Louis beer gardens followed by the city’s best brewery patios. So, in alphabetical order, here are 8 Gateway to the West breweries that have embraced Missourians’ love of the beer patio.
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The 4 Best Beer Gardens in St. Louis
There’s nothing quite like enjoying a cold beer and a bratwurst with friends in a shaded beer garden on a sunny day! So keep reading to find the best St Louis Biergarten options!
Soak up the Missouri sunshine at these St. Louis outdoor drinking destinations.
Opened in the 1850s, St. Louis is the flagship brewery, the headquarters of Anheuser-Busch and the Home of Budweiser. The brewery is remarkable for its beautiful interior and has been offering tours to the public since the 1890s.
St. Louis is the hub for innovation; brewing over 30 of their brands, like beloved favorites Budweiser and Michelob ULTRA. Having called St. Louis home for more than 160 years, they continue to support the community and help drive the local economy forward.
The Anheuser Busch Biergarten is a unique St. Louis experience, created as an ode to the rich history and brew portfolio found only within Anheuser-Busch.
The beer garden is a celebration of beer and food featuring a full menu and an exceptional variety of our beers including 18 on draught in signature glassware.
The Biergarten offers shareable appetizers, salads, burgers and wraps.
Guests to the Biergarten can enjoy a variety of brewery tours during their visit. From the Day Fresh Brewery Tour to the Clydesdale VIP Experience, there is something for everyone at the Budweiser Brewery Experience.
Beer Style/Specialty: American Lagers
Most popular beer at the Anheuser-Busch brewery: Budweiser
Address: 1200 Lynch St, St. Louis, MO 63118
Spring/Summer Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Earthbound Beer opened in 2014 and offers 15 beers on tap. They are located in a 150-year-old brewery building that we rehabbed by hand and have a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind split-level beer garden.
The brewery has Filipino BBQ pop-ups from The Fattened Caf or you are welcome to bring in food. There is an excellent pizza place across the street and lots of wonderful Mexican restaurants up and down Cherokee.
Beer Style/Specialty: Unorthodox
Most popular beer at the Earthbound brewery: All-Purpose Pilz
Address: 2724 Cherokee Street, Saint Louis MO 63118
Spring/Summer Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 4-10, Friday 4-11, Saturday Noon to 11, Sunday Noon-10
Rockwell Beer Co. is a 15-barrel brewery proudly rooted in St. Louis, Missouri. They serve up an ever-evolving lineup of fun and approachable craft beers from two locations, the brewery and tasting room in The Grove and the Rockwell beer garden in Francis Park. Between the two locations, they offer 12+ beers on tap daily.
The Rockwell Brewery St. Louis beer garden brings everything you love about Rockwell to an open-air patio in the heart of Francis Park. Their beers pair harmoniously with tavern-style pizza from Executive Chef Michael Petres.
Beer Style/Specialty: Well-balanced beers that are fun and not fussy
Most popular beer at the Rockwell brewery: Passing Clouds witbier
Year Brewery Opened: 2018
Address: Francis Park Beer Garden; 5300 Donovan Ave. St. Louis, MO 63109
Spring/Summer Hours: Closed Monday-Tuesday. Wednesday-Sunday 10am – 10pm.
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Midtown Biergarten
The Urban Chestnut Midtown Brewery & Biergarten, which opened in January 2011, is situated in an old 1920’s garage in the Grand Center neighborhood of St. Louis and the original Urban Chestnut location.
With its traditional, German biergarten and barrel-aging program, the Midtown Biergarten represents the Reverence side of Beer Divergency – paying homage to the traditions of classic, European brewing styles. The Biergarten, with its long communal tables and inviting firepits, makes for the perfect place to gather with family and friends.
The Midtown location has eight beers on tap and offers a rotating selection of light snacks plus the very popular warm Pretzel Sticks, served with Bavarian mustard and whipped butter. During Summer weekends we will bring in various food trucks such as Balkan Treat Box or Sando Shack.
Every Thursday the Biergarten has a trivia night and every Friday and Saturday night you will find local bands playing.
Beer Style/Specialty: UCBC provides the beer drinker a divergent path of exploration into the worlds of modern, American craft beers (our Revolution Series), the traditions of classic European brewing (our Reverence Series), and small batches of Bavarian brewed/imported biers (our Hallertauer Serie). We consistently brew high-quality beers, especially Lager styles.
Most popular beer at the Rockwell brewery: From the flagship lager, Zwickel, to seasonal hits such as the Big Shark Grapefruit Radler, or our Munich Lager, O-Katz, each guest seems to have their own personal favorite. Among the UCBC team, Stammtisch is the most consumed.
Year Brewery Opened: 2011
Address: 3229 Washington Ave St. Louis, MO 63103
Spring/Summer Hours: Thursday 5-10 PM, Friday 4-10 PM, Saturday 12 – 9 PM, Sunday 12-7 PM
The 6 Best Breweries with Outdoor Patios in St. Louis
Enjoy the gorgeous spring, summer, and fall weather with an ice-cold beer straight from the tap at these St. Louis breweries with a beer garden or outdoor space
These brewery taprooms and brewpubs offer a variety of patio options including taproom parking lots and brewpub sidewalk cafés.
2nd Shift Brewing
2nd Shift Brewing has a grass-covered outdoor patio space that features 12 tables. They have 19 beers on tap and 3rd Gear by Bootleggin’ operates a food/pizza window inside their tasting room.
Beer Style/Specialty: Various
Most popular beer at the 2nd Shift brewery: Brewligans Hazy IPA
Year Brewery Opened: 2009
Address: 1601 Sublette Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110
Spring/Summer Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 2pm-9pm, Friday-Saturday 12pm-10pm, Sunday 12pm-6pm
4 Hands Brewing Co
4 Hands Brewing Co created an outdoor area that helped offer guests that were not comfortable coming inside quite yet, but were able to come to the brewery and enjoy their great beer.
They took part of the parking lot and put out tables, chairs, a container bar, and astroturfed it to create an outdoor experience. It went over so well; we decided to keep it!
They are located down from Busch Stadium and only a “beers walk away!” It’s always great to showcase parking at the brewery and grab one of the 14 beers on tap on your way to the stadium.
They partner with Peacemaker who runs their kitchen on a daily basis. They offer specials throughout the season; such as seasonal salads and specialty sandwiches.
Beer Style/Specialty: IPA, Lager, Seltzer
Most popular beer at the 4 Hands brewery: City Wide American Pale Ale
Year Brewery Opened: 2011
Address: 1220 S. 8th street, St. Louis, MO 63104
Spring/Summer Hours: Monday – Thursday 12pm – 10pm, Friday 12pm – 11pm, Saturday 11am – 11pm, Sunday 12pm – 8pm
Bluewood Brewing is nestled in the Benton Park neighborhood of St. Louis and offers 15 beers on tap.
Bluewood Brewing found its home in the former Lemp Brewery stables in 2019 and is a more recent brewery in St Louis to open it’s doors.
Wrought iron gates now welcome guests into a covered patio space. Overhead fans help cool the space during the summer, and a fireplace brings a much-needed warmth on cooler evenings.
Offering a variety of house-made beers to pair with the delicious food from Burger809, Bluewood has a special focus on stouts, IPAs, and barrel-aged beers.
Live music every Friday, Bingo every Wednesday, and Trivia on Thursdays.
Beer Style/Specialty: Stouts and barrel-aged products
Most popular beer at the Bluewood Brewing: Cherokee Standard (German Pilsner) and Hop Tart Fruited Kettle Sour Series
Year Brewery Opened: 2019
Address: 1821 Cherokee Street, St. Louis, MO 63118
Spring/Summer Hours: Wednesday 3-9, Thursday 3-9, Friday, 11:30-10, Saturday 11:30-10, Sunday 11:30-8
Perennial Artisan Ales
Perennial Artisan Ales was founded in 2011 and have have been passionately brewing beers they are excited about for 11 years.
All of their brewers make the rounds and return seasonal favorites, as well as brewing new and specialty releases. They have a well-rounded selection of beer including 12-14 on tap.
They also serve wine, cocktails, and non-alcoholic offerings as well as snacks such as soft pretzels, charcuterie boards, and mixed nuts. Check their calendar for fun events for trivia, live music, and pop-up markets.
All are welcome on the patio. They love dogs on the patio, so bring your pup along. They are also family-friendly inside and out.
Come have a beer, play some outdoor games, and enjoy time with friends and family.
Beer Style/Specialty: They offer a wide variety of beers and try to always keep the tap line well rounded so they have something for everyone!
Most popular beer at the Perennial Artisan Ales brewery: Saison de Lis, Southside Blonde, and Seasonal Kettle Sours on the patio!
Year Brewery Opened: 2011
Address: 8125 Michigan Ave, Suite 114, St. Louis, MO 63111
Spring/Summer Hours: Wednesday-Friday 4-10, Saturday 12-10, Sunday 12-6
Wellspent Brewing Co.
The Wellspent Brewing Co. brewery and taproom, located in an early-twentieth-century theater, is a welcoming and comfortable space to enjoy a few of their beers.
They offer 12+ beers on tap and food from the Tamale Man Thursday through Sunday.
Next to the brewery is an outdoor courtyard with picnic tables and a grassy area.
Beer Style/Specialty: Everything on Tap
Most popular beer at the Wellspent brewery: Keller Pils
Year Brewery Opened: 2018
Address: 2917 Olive St., St.Louis, Missouri 63103
Spring/Summer Hours: Wednesday 4-8, Thursday 4-9, Friday 4-10, Saturday 12-10, Sunday 12-7
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Grove Brewery & Bierhall
Urban Chestnut’s second facility, the Grove Brewery & Bierhall (formerly a paper company built in the 1920’s), opened in February 2014. Located in St. Louis’ Grove neighborhood, they utilize this brewery as the source of most of their beer production and packaging.
With a large, industrial bierhall serving 23 beers on tap and an Essen (kitchen) counter where guests can choose from a selection of European fare, sandwiches, and delicious pizza.
The space is an elevated outdoor terrace with long, communal tables perfect for large groups. As their second brewery, it represents the Revolution side of Beer Divergency – their celebration of the modern-day growth of American craft beer. Additionally, this summer, they’re expanding the outdoor seating footprint by transforming the front entrance into a comfortable, inviting patio space that will serve as another attractive focal point for the Grove neighborhood.
Beer Style/Specialty: UCBC provides the beer drinker a divergent path of exploration into the worlds of modern,
Most popular beer at the Urban Chestnut Bierhall: From the flagship lager, Zwickel, to seasonal hits such as the Big Shark Grapefruit Radler, or our Munich Lager, O-Katz, each guest seems to have their own personal favorite. Among the UCBC team, Stammtisch is the most consumed.
Year Brewery Opened: 2014
Address: 4465 Manchester Ave. St. Louis, MO 63110
Spring/Summer Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 3-10 PM, Friday – Saturday 12-11 PM, Sunday 12-7 PM
St. Louis Beer History
Like most American cities, the origins of brewing in St. Louis were humble. In the early 1800’s there were a few small, two- or three-person operations producing only a few dozen or so barrels each year to be sold in local taverns and saloons.
It was not until the influx of German immigrants in the 1840s that brewing became a significant business in St. Louis. Pioneer Adam Lemp, introduced lager beer to St. Louis and, some say, to the United States. Eventually his Western Brewery would become one of the largest in the country.
By 1860 there were forty breweries in St. Louis producing 200,000 barrels annually.
Among the smaller St. Louis breweries was the Bavarian Brewery owned by a local soap merchant named Eberhard Anheuser. In 1869 Anheuser’s son-in-law, Adolphus Busch, became his partner, forming the name that would become synonymous with beer–Anheuser-Busch. And the rest is history!
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