Nothing says summer quite like sipping an ice cold beer on a shady brewery patio. St. Louis has plenty of spots that combine good brews with great views (and some are even dog-friendly). Grab your friends and swing by one of these breweries for a superior patio experience.
Urban Chestnut Beer Garden, Midtown
While the UCBC in The Grove is lovely, the brewery’s location in Midtown is a true hidden gem. Its large beer garden has plenty of picnic tables with umbrellas and string lights. It’s a great spot to host a casual birthday party or other celebration.
3229 Washington Ave., Midtown, St. Louis, Missouri, 314-222-0143, urbanchestnut.com
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In addition to its tasting room, Perennial offers a spacious, dog-friendly patio. From stouts to IPAs to bourbon and NA options, there’s something for everyone at Perennial. Sanguchitos by Brasas, housed inside Perennial, serves Peruvian-inspired sliders. Don’t miss the braised pork belly with aji verde, sweet potato, salsa criolla and aji-citrus mayo.
8125 Michigan Ave., St. Louis, Missouri, perennialbeer.com
Wellspent’s patio is open year-round, so whenever good weather hits, you’ll have somewhere to enjoy it. On a hot summer day, sip On the Bright Side, a tropical sour ale with notes of passion fruit, mango and pineapple.
2917 Olive St., St. Louis, Missouri, 314-696-2919, wellspentbeer.com
Square One Brewery & Distillery
Square One’s patio, full of greenery and sunlight, is first come, first served, so on a sunny Saturday, be sure to get there early in the day. Its diverse drink menu ranges from wine to cocktails to a variety of seasonal beers. Food options include crab cakes, nachos, wings and burgers.
1727 Park Ave., Lafayette Square, St. Louis, Missouri, 314-231-2537, squareonebrewery.com
This South City favorite has a bright, roomy patio with plenty of seating. Don’t miss its housemade fried pickles served with chipotle ranch. The tap list changes frequently, so you’ll get to try something new every time you visit. The Divine Intervention – a blood orange blonde ale – is a fun riff on the classic flavor combo of orange and beer.
4310 Flyer Ave., Tower Grove South, St. Louis, Missouri, 314-621-2337, alphabrewingcompany.com