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.
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 5 bars across to states, all with the same mantra: bring better beer to the best people.
With locations in Soulard (St. Louis) Crossroads (KC), east Campus (Columbia, MO) and NuLu (Louisville)...that “little bar that could” that opened in 2009 has sparked the craft beer flame that burns brightly still today.
Do you serve food?
Unless you want a turkey sandwich you don’t want us making you food. But feel free to bring in whatever you want to eat, or you can ask a server or bartender for a menu of local restaurants that will deliver.
Will you have my favorite team on T.V.?
No doubt about it! We have the NFL Sunday Ticket, Big 10 Network, SEC Network, etc.
Do you have anything besides beer?
We have wine, ciders, and gluten-free beers.
Do you sell to-go beers?
We sell mix-a-six to go at our Soulard and Columbia locations.
Do you sell growlers?
Nope…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 private event. Shoot us an email and we would more than happy to help set everything up.
Do you take all major credit cards?
Yep…but remember, cash is king. Also, $10 minimum on all credit and debit card purchases.
Do you brew your own beer?
We leave that to the professionals. Pretty much the same reason we don’t serve food.
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.
Are you pet friendly?
Pets are more than welcome on our patio. We are so friendly that we even have water bowls.
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?
You tell us…
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 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. Check out our Kegs for a Cause!