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Square One Brewery & Distillery
Square One Brewery & Distillery

Square One Brewery & Distillery Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.squareonebrewery.com
  • Phone: (314) 231-2537
  • Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday ~ Kitchen: 11am-10pm, bar open until 1:30am.
    Friday-Saturday ~ Kitchen: 11am-11pm, Light Night Menu until midnight, Bar open until 1:30am.
    Sunday ~ Kitchen: 10am-9pm, Brunch served 10am-2pm, Bar open until Midnight.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Gastro Pub, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Mr. Sean Scott
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: We want to work with you to create the perfect catered event. You can relax and be confident that your guests or business associates will have great fresh food delivered on time and we will work with you to stay within your budget but still offer something that you will be proud to serve.
  • Private Party Facilities: Look to Square One for you next party event. We have a separate party room with a private deck overlooking our courtyard. It is our goal to create your party your way and our options are endless. We can provide an elegant sit down dinner or a wide variety of choices for an appetizer buffet. Our dining room holds 48 people for a sit down dinner or up to 60 for a cocktail appetizer party.
  • Private Party Contact: Olivia Reim (314) 231-2537

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 18th Street
  • Public Transit: The restaurant is on a major bus route your destination is 18th & Park Streets.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: The parking lot is directly across Park Avenue from the restaurant.
A word from Square One Brewery & Distillery
We are committed to our guests with an obsession for unique brews and spirits, and a passion for good food. The setting is a restored historic building with large outdoor beer garden making our restaurant a one of a kind dining destination. Our menu is large and varied with each dish having a special twist to make it our own. Our on site brewery provides up to 12 beers on tap including ales, pilsners, imperials, cask conditioned ales and seasonal beers. As St. Louis' first micro-distillery we ferment and distill rum and vodka (both straight and with spices and all natural botanicals) gin, and some very tasty liqueurs to be tasted in our Spirits Flight or mixed into your favorite cocktails. We have a full service bar and an excellent wine list with over 20 wines all available by the glass or bottle. Square One Brewery and Distillery is a fun relaxed place and a great way to indulge in all the aspects of a fine dinging experience.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "We had a party of 12 (4 of which were children ages 2 - 10) While the children were good..... the food wait time exhausted their patience. 30 mins for 4 kids meals - 40 minutes from placing the order to table for remaining ADULT orders. I take responsibility for having chosen to bring a group which included 4 kids. SQUARE ONE IS A GREAT PLACE WITH WONDERFUL ATMOSPHERE AND GREAT FOOD. People come there to relax and enjoy a comfortable atmosphere. Adults with 1 or 2 children would be fine. 8 adults with 4 children too much."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "We only had drinks because we were on a first date. Even though we did not eat, the food looked amazing."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I have gone to this restaurant for over 5 years and have never been disappointed in the quality of the food."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Everything about this place is just great. All food, drinks, beer, service & atmosphere is just the best. And the patio is so relaxing (and usually filled)."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "great food --- fabulous service -- enjoyed our evening!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "For a micro-brewery I was SHOCKED at the amount of children there. Let me first just say, kids don't bother me. Misbehaved kids do, however. Now, I know the restaurant has NO CONTROL over who brings their kids and what type of parents eat at their restaurant, but whoa. We sat on the patio, like we have several times. It's great. Service was very prompt and our waitress was very friendly and attentive - a welcomed change to the last time we dined here. Food was great as it was before too and for that reason and because the place is just cool and the beer is good I'll definitely return. The kids with their parents that didn't care what they did made it a little less enjoyable. Maybe next time we'll look to see where the children are then sit."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "This has really become our favorite restaurant. My boyfriend and I started coming here about 2 years ago and always think about the food for days after we visit. The service is friendly, knowledgeable and just all around good people to be around. The ambiance is beautiful. I really can't say enough about how awesome this place is. We went for brunch the other day for my boyfriend's birthday, which we had never experienced, and again everything was delicious. The Bavarian Weizen Chicken and Pot Roast is always a favorite of ours as well!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Consistant great Sunday brunch. something for everyone."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The food was good and hot. Beer was tasty. Our waitress was good but she had indoors and patio. it was loud! We had to shout to hear each other. That's what would keep me away."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We went because it looked interesting on the webpage and to buy our son-in-law a bottle of scotch. Food was good. Loved being able to see barrels through floor of dining room. Quaint neighborhood. Found out later a friend from church goes there regularly too."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The food was good as usual, but our server was great at recommending beverage pairings."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Square one consistently serves great food and drinks/beer. The service is just as good.. Their Sunday Brunch is the best! Would recommend any item on the menu, as I have tried most all of them. Bartender makes a killer Bloody Mary. And, being a micro brewery, they have some of the best beer, bar none."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The menu looked great, but we were disappointed. Overcooked meat and veggies, and underwhelming sandwiches. Great drinks and dessert. If their food gets to the level of their beer it will be a perfect place!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Service issues and lack of preparedness for Father's Day. Ran out of Scotch eggs ( which we waited on for 15 min. before being told), pancake batter, cinnamon rolls. Food was good but I would not go on a holiday brunch again."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Server must have been new because we waited forever for food. When the food arrived, it was wrong. She tried to convince me that what I ordered was correct when it was clearly written different on the menu. Father's Day was not exactly enjoyable!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I ate dinner here several years ago but hadn't been here to eat since. My girlfriend and I came to Square One a couple weeks back to have some beers and sit on the patio. The patio is awesome. We said we had to come back to try the food because the menu looked awesome. We decided to come here with some family that was visiting, again sat on the patio but this time in the covered area due to rain. Still a great patio even when covered. We ordered some apps, salads and soups to have before our meal. The service was EXTREMELY slow. Our apps didn't come out for quite some time. When it (the goat cheese spinach dip) finally did, it was cold. We asked to have it reheated. Once we got past that, dinner was fantastic, food was delicious."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Excellent outdoor! Inside seating is very average, which offsets the average score."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The food, drinks/beer & service is consistently outstanding! A regular Sunday brunch place for us. But it is good anytime."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "This was just my second visit to Square One and first for dinner. Arrived shortly before 9 on a holiday weekend and had a short wait at the very cool bar, with very good craft beer descriptions from the bartender. Food service was very good for how busy they were and food quality was superb (fried grouper and Cuban pulled pork) Will come back with more friends next visit. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Dinner salad portion confused me as a side salad portion. Vegetable soup is canned veggies, not fresh. One person's of meatloaf came out cold. Another person's salad was scraped (w/ remaining items) they asked for w/o on their salad"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Five of us went to the Square One Brewery for dinner based upon a friend's recommendation. Had made reservations, wanted to sit out on the patio but they don't reserve the patio...so we ate inside. Interesting interior, Plexiglas inset to the floor so we could see through to the distillery! Sat near the large fermentation tanks for the beer. Several of us tried the beers, and they were really great flavorful micro-brews. A few of us tried spirits and these were also excellent. Best part of the evening was the food, great chef must be there because we all thought the food was to die for! The only downside was the waitress who seemed a little overly busy. If you go sit in the outside patio it is beautiful with a lovely fountain."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We needed a place to relax and enjoy a delicious meal on Monday night. My husband had the Cuban pulled pork with the recommended IPA beer and I had Cassoulet with the Light Squared ale. White beans and roasted vegetables simmered in a rich broth then finished with Gruyere cheese and tasted corn bread crumbs. The brussel sprouts were especially good. Although the Cubs were giving the Cardinals a bad time downtown, we had a great time at Square One."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "I had the mushroom raviolis and it was good, my wife had the shrimp and grits and it was fantastic. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Had guests in for the Easter Holiday, they absolutely loved the food and the location, thank you!!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Awesome wait staff! Excellent food. A favorite restaurant!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Square One is a microbrewery with great beers but they have so much more. The food is delicious, and their own distillery makes great liquors. The patio seating is ideal. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The service was very slow, just over an hour for a brunch order during which time we had to flag our waitress down for water refills and drink orders. The ambiance is great, but not worth the wait. This has been true of past visits, but this won the award for longest wait for an order .the waitress was great at passing our table without making eye contact"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "First time visiting St Louis. This was one of the best restaurants we visited. Food options are diverse and well prepared, and a very good bang for the buck. Beer and liquor, as you would expect, are terrific. Nice overall space with plenty of ambience and charm."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Have eaten there 3-times in the last month, very good food, love the menu variety, a bit tardy though on initial service after being seated and just a tad noisy for some, though it doesn't bother us. Great choice for access to downtown sports and entertainment venues."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Square 1 has an exquisite menu with good choices for anyone; whether you are on a diet, or you have a picky appetite, Square 1 has you covered. The staff is also very nice as well. :-) I will be back again for another visit!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We had a great meal with some delicious beers and lemon vodka. The absolute best dish of the night was the Stout Brownie. We ordered it for the table to share and wished we had ordered more! Even my brother, who does not like sweets, couldn't stop eating it. The pub chips and onion dip was delicious. The chicken dish with the mashed potatoes was devine and the corned beef in the Rueben sandwich was awesome. Overall good food, great drinks, and amazing dessert. The only drawback is how noisy the restaurant is."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Great beer, great pretzels! Loved nearly all the food - mushroom ravioli, pot roast, fish and chips, pretzel brat, duck breast. Side of cheese grits just ok, Lots of fun!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We LOVED this restaurant, and we will be visiting again soon! The food was amazing!!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Food was ok... Dessert was awesome, beer was good."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We used to frequent Square One for brunch often and I remember it being a lot better. The beer is still good but the food has taken a dive. Most of our food came out cold, but that was probably the waiters fault, but even the cold food wasn't good. Our french fries were hard and tough to eat. The bread on the chicken salad sandwich just fell apart. I used to get it all of the time and I'm pretty sure it used to come on a bun. The two slices of mediocre wheat bread that we're lightly toasted just didn't hold up to the chicken salad. Also, the chicken salad was just a mayo based sauce and chunks of chicken. I couldn't see or taste anything else in there. That was just what I ate and the rest of our party felt the same way about their food."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Service is great. I have been there 6 times and the great service is consistent. Beers and liquor are brewed on premise and are great. Highly recommend!!!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Square One Brewery is one of the best restaurants I've been to in a long time, and it mostly has to do with the awesome server, whose name has eluded me for the moment, and the wonderful drinks. The food is quite good as well, but when coming to Square One, the alchohol is what you get, as they create it in-house. Personally, I am a huge fan of wheat vodkas, and theirs was definitely quite good. The only negative thing to note was the noise level, but that is to be expected on Mardi Gras night in a local bar."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Great food and service. Plan on visiting many more times."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "My girl friends and I go out once a month. Since we have varying tastes we get to try lots of places. I was pretty happy with my cocktail and the bratwurst burger but not very happy that I had made an early reservation (5:30) and with a basically empty restaurant we were crammed into the corner next to one of the few occupied table- do they fill from back to front?? The other dissappointment was is in the side items. I had the chips; my friends had fries- neither were good. Since we drove from 45 minutes away it will probably be my only visit to Square One."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Excellent Sunday Brunch - good atmosphere, but not too loud, great food and of course wonderful beer."
    Dined on 2/16/2014