First Look: 21st Amendment's New Brewer's Bar is a Secret Lair of 100 Beers


4 Hands Chocolate Stout float with housemade ice cream. - PHOTOS BY MABEL SUEN
  • Photos by Mabel Suen
  • 4 Hands Chocolate Stout float with housemade ice cream.

Fans of PW Pizza and Vin de Set can now enjoy yet another concept from restaurateurs Paul and Wendy Hamilton in the same building: 21st Amendment: the Brewer's Bar (2017 Chouteau Avenue; 314-241-6969) opened in early March. Located in the basement of the building marked by signage leading down a couple flights of stairs, 21st Amendment feels a lot like a secret beer lair -- a candle-lit cave filled with booze and food.

See also: 21st Amendment: The Brewer's Bar on Tap for March 9 Opening

Exposed stone walls, leather couches and a lit-up bar backed by taps and fridges full of frosty bottles make up the space with some TVs, paintings and beer-themed signage on the walls, and the menu feels a bit like a brewery bible. Mounted on a clipboard, thick pages list local, domestic and International drafts, bottles and cans -- more than 100 collectively to choose from at any given time. Available information includes ABV, the city of source and the price per pour.

The bar.
  • The bar.

Hungry bar-goers can choose from a list of "Brew Snacks" conjured on the spot including pickled eggs, charcuterie, soft pretzels, Wenneman's beef sticks and a cheddar cheese ball rolled in IPA-poached walnuts. For something more substantial, PW Pizza cooks its full menu of pizzas upstairs and brings it down fresh from the oven on a wooden peel.

21st Amendment even offers something in the way of sweets: Get a beer float made up of your choice of a stout topped with a scoop of housemade chocolate-orange-ancho-chili ice cream.

PW Pizza.
  • PW Pizza.

21st Amendment: the Brewer's Bar's current hours are Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to midnight, Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. and Sunday from 4 p.m. to midnight. Happy hour runs Monday through Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. featuring $1 off all drafts and half-price "Brew Snacks," with additional daily deals. For more information, check out the 21st Amendment website and follow it on Facebook.

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Signage pointing down the stairs.
  • Signage pointing down the stairs.
Beer-themed decor on the walls.
  • Beer-themed decor on the walls.
Sit at the bar, lounge on a couch or grab a table.
  • Sit at the bar, lounge on a couch or grab a table.
Beef sticks for snacking.
  • Beef sticks for snacking.
A look at the bar.
  • A look at the bar.
Beneath the taps: Case after case of beer.
  • Beneath the taps: Case after case of beer.

Mood lighting.
  • Mood lighting.
Prepping bar snacks.
  • Prepping bar snacks.
The menu.
  • The menu.
Seats for lounging.
  • Seats for lounging.
Wall of brewmasters.
  • Wall of brewmasters.
Now open.
  • Now open.

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