Civil Life Brewing Co.

3714 Holt Ave, St. Louis

Recent Reviews

Megan Morrissey

Great atmosphere. Their pretzels and beer cheese dip was excellent and smash burger was delicious and not expensive. Beer is also fantastic. Huge outside space to hangout if you have a large group.Food: 5/5

Baby Yeezy

Great spot for beer, wine, and food. We got the pretzels with Sriracha cream cheese and they were some of the best we have had. There is a bit of seating in the bar area and some in an upstairs area. They have two dart boards and a game where you try to get a ring around a bull skull horn. Would love to come back in the summer and sit outside sometime!

Ryan Stephenson

The expanded outside patio is great to spread out, and if it‘s wet or chilly the heated umbrellas have you covered!

Jane Marie

LOVE the new patio! The food menu consists of snacks & sandwiches with sides. Along with the German wheat, I went for the Nashville hot chicken with a side of mac n cheese. My nephew loved the smash burger with side salad. ??Kid-friendliness: A few families were enjoying the beautiful October weather. Fun to see kids & dogs enjoying the day.

Rob R.

A beautiful looking business both inside and out. Extremely clean! Open outdoor patio bring your friends. Best beer all around. Drop in & become Civil for Life. You will love this one of a kind gem in St. Louis.


Wonderful gem of a brewery … we tried 4 different beers and they were all excellentA must visit when you are in the St Louis area

Ruth B.

The best people and beer.. and now FOOD!! Yes, food is back, Wed - Sunday. 4-8. So far, we have had excellent soup, potato salad, Mac and cheese, portobello sandwich, black bean burger, cheesy bread, house salad and jambalaya. The chefs are trying new things, be part of this tasty "experiment"!

lucas reever

This is my favorite brewery in STL as far as the beer goes. This was my first brewery visit, and I was pleasantly surprised at how awesome the location is. The new outdoor area is amazing! The indoor bar has some very cool old school vibes. The staff is pleasant and friendly. The beer of course is phenomenal. I highly suggest trying the Vienna Lager, the Czech Pilsner, and the Black Lager (when they have it).

Tyson Krauss

Fantastic brewery with a friendly and knowledgeable staff. So happy they are open again. It has a wonderful atmosphere with a good mix of beers.

Matt Alvino

Good service and good beer. Cash only made me consider a 4, but I am content with a 5. I love English cask ales and they have the closest to the real deal I have found so far. I see many repeat visits in my future for The Angle and the Sword on tap.Edit:A year later... this is by far the best microbrew in town. Unassuming and stay true to themselves. Quality of beer is simply not disputable. If you want something different than the rest, this is your place.2022 update:New patio space is awesome. Great ambiance and old world feel. The old patio had charm in it's simplicity, but the updates have taken it to a new and better level.

Joe Pinegar

Great local brewery. Good variety, great quality. Can't recommend highly enough. Be there!

Stephen W.

This is my favorite craft brewery. If you're sick of all the over-hopped and strangely flavored ales out there, try Civil Life. You can get anything in a half pint or pint and they fill growlers and sell six packs to go. It's unpretentious, malt forward, excellent beer. The newly expanded beer garden is also a great addition.


Nice music. Cool atmosphere with historic pictures of the neighborhood. Excellent Baltic Porter in a neat glass. Not for the IPA drinker. Light beer or dark. Excellent spot.


Had a great time at Civil Life! Took off one star because there weren’t many beers in my wheelhouse, but my husband was very happy with the beer selection. They have a small indoor taproom and two outdoor patio areas (one of which is huge). Love their bar top chalkboard system for keeping track of your tab! They offer half pours which is nice. You can bring your own food. The woman who helped us was super friendly. We will definitely be back!

Jon M.

I absolutely love this place! The staff and owner Jake are the kindest people on earth. Their model is Be Civil. You will see all walks of life at the brewery enjoying an ice cold beer.

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Civil Life Brewing Co.

3714 Holt Ave, St. Louis, MO 63116