Made for Each Other
Long gone are the days of loading up mom’s minivan with friends and heading to the local pizza parlor to fight over the jukebox and stuff our bellies full of mediocre pizza and soda. St. Louis has grown up, becoming renowned for great food and craft beer. Here are five go-to places to grab a pint and a slice with your favorite people.
What more could you ask for than pizza by the slice and limited-production beer? Across the street from Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.’s Brewery & Bierhall in The Grove, The Urban Research Brewery (or U.R.B.) is the brewery’s newest venture that offers New York-style pizza. Go in Wednesday through Saturday evenings for $1 samples of never-released beers.
TwinOak Wood-fired Pizza and BBQ
Walk into TwinOak, and you’ll find not just the coziness of a wood-fired, 900-degree oven baking your pizza, but also a well-balanced, ever-changing draft list including beers like Shmaltz Brewing Co. Slingshot to occasional gems like Goose Island Beer Co. Bourbon County Brand Stout.
What I like best about Pi – besides its pie – are the house beers from local breweries, produced just for the restaurant. A pint of Schlafly Pi Common or 4 Hands Brewing Co. PiPA really hits the spot alongside a deep-dish pizza.
A newcomer to the St. Louis scene, Mellow Mushroom has a killer draft lineup. With more than 30 taps inside and another 18 at its massive outdoor bar, there is a style for everyone. From Founders Backwoods Bastard scotch ale to O’Fallon Big Walt blonde ale, new beers are landing all the time.
Felix’s Pizza Pub
Like best friends reunited, Felix’s Pint & Slice duo brings all the warm fuzzies to the table. Its 22-tap draft selection is stocked with suds from breweries around Missouri, and each pairs oh-so-well with a slice.
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