A lot of people talk about opening a bar, but after a few beers on vacation, college buddies Brad Lobdell and Sean Conroy called each other’s bluff and made a dream a reality on a quiet corner in Chesterfield, MO in February of 2009. Many sleepless nights were spent by these bar-owning novices, but on Super Bowl Sunday that year, the people came and thankfully many have stayed great customers and friends of ITap. While we admit we didn’t invent the Craft Beer Bar it’s our daily mission to perfect it. After, focusing on above the norm hospitality, way over average beer knowledge and a selection second to none, that one little bar in a St. Louis’ suburb has spread to 4 bars across the Show-Me state, all with the same mantra: bring the best options to the masses, from the beer novice to the biggest beer nerd. While beer is our speciality and we pioneered many things beer along I-70, we also pride ourselves on offering a little something for everyone. From leading the way in hand crafted cocktails on tap, to a burgeoning Bourbon and whisky selection, we even have a little wine and gladly sling craft seltzers.
While we don’t like to be classified as a sports bar, we are a bar that likes sports. Brad and Sean met playing soccer in college, so from the beautiful game to the running of the bases you can find most of your favorite teams on our TVs. If you don’t see your game, ask your server. If we can get it, you can watch it. We pride ourselves as being everyone’s bar, relaxed and comfortable with a commitment to service and selection.
With locations in Soulard (St. Louis), Crossroads (KC), East Campus (Columbia, MO) and on the Delmar Loop (St. Louis) that “little bar that could” that opened in 2009 on a dare has sparked the craft beer flame that burns brightly still today.
How can we reach you?
The best AND quickest way to get in touch with us is to email firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you serve food?
Unless you want a turkey sandwich you don’t want us making your food. But feel free to bring in whatever you want to eat, or better yet order from one of our many tasty and tested restaurant neighbors. Our staff can certainly help you navigate food to your table.
Will you have my favorite team on T.V.?
No doubt about it! Feel free to ask us to change a free T.V. to show your team play. Email us in advance at email@example.com if you would like to set up a watch party or to double check our T.V. package airs the game you are hoping to watch.
Do you have anything besides beer?
Yes! While it is a surprise to many of our first time guests, our regulars delight in our expanding bourbon and whisky selection. Cocktails you ask? While we don’t mix them “flairtender” style, we do think our pre-mixed and pre-made draft cocktails on tap are pretty tasty and all at the pull of a handle. They rotate regularly so ask your server or keep an eye on the draft board. We also have wine, ciders, canned cocktails, spiked seltzers, gluten-free and NA beers and some canned soda. Not just a beer bar anymore.
Can I see your beer menu?
While our hand-written draft board is always up to date, you can also see that from the comfort of your seat. Navigate to the location you are planning to visit (upper right on this page) and there will be a Draft Cam button as well as a Bottle Menu button. Our draft selection is constantly changing; when one beer empties we put a new beer on! Our bottle selection has a consistent selection of core beers with a variety of new release and seasonal beer so please make sure you also check with the bartender for new offerings! *please note, selection availability is always dependent on our beer partners
Do you sell to-go beers?
We sell mix-a-six to go at all locations! Visit location page and follow links to order online for easy pickup or take some bottles or cans with you for the night, while you get home safely and responsibly.
Do you sell growlers?
We’d love to BUT, in Missouri, state law does not allow us to sell growlers.
Can I rent out or hold a private event at iTap?
We would love to host your event. Every location has space that we can reserve for groups and on occasion, while we arent’ usually able to provide a totally private experience (ie: closed to the public), we can certainly accommodate a semi-private area for your event or party. Please note we generally won’t save space for parties of 15 or under but it doesn’t hurt to ask. Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or get a jump start and fill out the “Reservations”form on this page and we would more than happy to help set everything up.
Do you brew your own beer?
We leave that to the professionals. Pretty much the same reason we don’t serve food, BUT occasionally we do team up with local breweries to brew a batch just to us. Follow us on the socials @itapbeer for updates on those special brews.
Do you have this one beer I had when I was on vacation and was really good?
Probably, but it won’t taste as good since you aren’t sitting on the beach. We are however at the mercy of the “three-tier” system which requires distributors to bring in beers, while we’d love to serve you El Presidente, Kalik or Yeungling that is up to the distributors to bring that into Missouri before we can bring it to your seat.
Are you dog-friendly?
Sometimes too friendly. Dogs are more than welcome on our patio. We are so friendly that we even have water bowls and if our managers on their game, we should have treats as well.
Are you kid friendly?
Depends, will they behave? But yes, kids and those under 21 are welcome until 8pm.
Are you smoke free?
Always have been, always will be.
Are you the best beer bar ever?
We like to think so but that is up to you.
I’ve been trying to call your bar, why won’t anyone answer?
Because we are a bar, not a call center. Our staff is probably too busy pouring beer and talking to customers in the bar. Send us an email at email@example.com and we will respond right away.
Will you donate to this charity I am so passionate about?
If it helps fellow humans, there is a really good chance we will help you out. Email us some details about your organization and what you envision and we can see if it aligns with our capabilities.
I forgot to close out my tab, what do I do?
First off, relax. Your card should be in your wallet. Like many other spots we close out un-closed tabs at the end of the night and add a 20% gratuity, which you were going to give our great staff anyway. Problems? Email firstname.lastname@example.org