Got a chance to visit the new 1904 Beerhouse at River City Casino yesterday, thought everyone would like to see the current beer list with some pricing.  Below is the draught list, the full bottle list is after the break.

I have to say, it’s really a beautiful location.  No expense has been spared in the construction of the restaurant.  Dark mahogany wood surrounds the entire restaurant.   Big long bar with plenty of televisions if you’re interested in watching some sports.  Here are my thoughts broken down bullet point style:

The Good

  • The pricing.  Some of the best prices I’ve seen for bottles and draught in St. Louis restaurant.
  • The selection.  Pretty decent, could use a bit more variety, but I don’t think anyone will be unhappy.
  • The ambiance.  You can’t really tell you’re near a casino.  Once the crowds die down, it’ll be a decent place to visit just to grab a drink.

The Bad

  • Can’t take beer into the casino.  This really sucks.  If you don’t want to have glass in there, give me a plastic cup.
  • Doubling up on some beers.  Do we really need Miller Lite, Bud Light, and Hoegaarden on draught and in bottles?
  • Staff still needs some training.  The place just opened, so I’m sure this will get better over time.  Also, stop pushing the 1904 on me.  If I want to try it, I will.

Overall, the good things easily outweigh the bad things for me.  Like I said above, the place just opened four days ago, so maybe some of the bad things will work themselves out in the end.  But, I can’t stress enough how important it is to let me buy beer from that bar and bring it into the casino.

The casino was hopping on a Monday afternoon, so I have to think it’s going to be crowded for a little while.  If you’re willing to fight the crowds, this was a pretty nice place to grab a beer.

Draught
16oz 22oz 48oz
Pabst Blue Ribbon $2.00 $3.00 $6.00
Miller Lite $4.00 $5.00 $8.00
Shiner Bock $4.00 $5.00 $9.00
Schlafly Kolsch $4.00 $5.00 $9.00
Fat Tire $4.00 $5.00 $9.00
Bud Light Golden Wheat $4.00 $5.00 $9.00
Budweiser $4.00 $5.00 $8.00
Bud Light $4.00 $5.00 $8.00
Goose Island Honkers Ale $4.00 $5.00 $9.00
1904 (American Red) $4.00 $5.00 $8.00
Budweiser American Ale $4.00 $5.00 $8.00
Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat $5.00 $6.00 $10.00
Blue Mood $5.00 $6.00 $10.00
Avery IPA $5.00 $6.00 $10.00
Arcadia Nut Brown $5.00 $6.00 $10.00
Stella Artois $5.50 $7.00 $12.00
Guiness $5.50 $7.00 $12.00
Weihenstephan Hefeweizen $5.50 $7.00 $12.00
Founders Red’s Rye $5.50 $7.00 $12.00
Bitburger Premium Pils $5.50 $7.00 $12.00
Fuller’s London Pride $5.50 $7.00 $12.00
Belhaven Scottish Ale $5.50 $7.00 $12.00
Bass $5.50 $7.00 $12.00
Hoegaarden $5.50 $7.00 $12.00

Bottles
Aecht Schlenkerla Helles $6.50 Lagunitas IPA $3.75
Amber Bock $3.75 Leffe Blonde $5.00
Amstel Light $3.75 Lenie’s Honey Weiss $3.75
Arcadia Cocoa Loco $5.00 Longhammer IPA $3.75
Arcadia Hopmouth $8.75 Magic Hat #9 $3.75
Aris Greek $3.75 Meantime IPA $6.50
Aventinus Weizenstarkbier $6.75 Meantime London Porter $6.50
Avery Ellie’s Brown Ale $3.75 Michelob Dunkel Weiss $3.75
Avery White Rascal $3.75 Michelob Light $2.75
Bacardi Silver Mojito $2.75 Miller Light $2.75
Bass $3.75 Moosehead Lager $2.75
Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye $5.00 Moretti La Rossa $5.00
Belhaven Twisted Thistle $6.00 New Belgium 1554 $3.75
Belhaven Wee Heavy $6.50 New Belgium Blue Paddle $3.75
Bell’s Amber Ale $5.00 New Belgium Sunshine Wheat $3.75
Bell’s Expedition Stout $5.00 Newcastle $3.75
Bell’s Third Coast Ale $5.00 O’Doul’s Amber $2.75
Bell’s Two Hearted Ale $5.00 Orval $7.50
Big Sky Moose Drool $3.75 Oud Beesel Geuze $5.50
Blackberry Witbier $3.75 Pilsner Urquell $3.75
Blue Moon $3.75 Poperings Hommel $5.50
Boulevard Dry Stout $3.75 Red Stripe $3.75
Buckler NA $2.75 Reissdorf Kolsch $3.75
Bud American Ale $3.75 Rogue Dead Guy $5.00
Bud Light $2.75 Rolling Rock $2.75
Bud Light Golden Wheat $3.75 Sam Adams Black Lager $3.75
Bud Light Lime $3.75 Sam Adams Boston Lager $3.75
Bud Select $2.75 Samuel Smith Nut Brown $6.00
Coney Island Lager $7.00 Sapporo Reserve $5.00
Coors Light $2.75 Schlafly Grand Cru $9.75
Corona Extra $3.75 Schlafly Oatmeal Stout $3.75
De Proef Saison $6.75 Schlafly Pale Ale $2.75
Dixie Blackened Voodoo $3.75 Sierra Nevada Kellerweiss $3.75
Dos Equis $3.75 Sierra Nevada Pale Ale $2.75
Duchesse de Bourgogne $6.75 Sierra Nevada Porter $5.00
Duvel $5.75 Singha $5.00
Elephant $3.75 Smithwick’s Irish Ale $3.75
Estrella Damn $3.75 Southern Tier Phin & Matt $5.00
Founders Breakfast Stout $5.00 St. Bernadus Abt 12 $7.00
Founders Dirty Bastard $5.00 Stella Artois $3.75
Fuller’s 1845 Ale $6.50 Tona $3.75
Heineken $3.75 Tsingtao $3.75
Hitachino Ginger Ale $7.25 Uerige Sticke $7.75
Hitachino Red Rice Ale $7.25 Unibroue Ephemere Apple $5.00
Hitachino White $6.75 Unibroue La Fin Du Monde $5.00
Hobgoblin $5.00 Unibroue Maudite $5.00
Hoegaarden $3.75 Westmalle Dubbel $7.50
Killian’s Irish Red $2.75 Westmalle Triple $7.50
Kingfisher Lager Beer $5.00 Young’s Double Chocolate Stout $6.00
Kronenbourg 1664 $3.75