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! 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?
We have wine, ciders, canned & draft cocktails, spiked seltzers, whiskey/bourbon, gluten-free beers and canned soda.
Can I see your beer menu?
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.
Do you sell growlers?
In Missouri, state law does not allow us to sell growlers. If you're in Kentucky (or feel like driving over!) we are happy to fill your growler. We often have empties for you to purchase, but you can also bring one in from home to fill.
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, we are able to provide a totally private experience (ie: closed to the public). 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.
Can you tell me about bar packages?
Part of what we pride ourselves on is offering literally hundreds of items available for our customers to choose from. Every item is priced individually with a large range in prices. With that being said, we prefer to figure out your goals and needs as a host and go from there.
Do you take all major credit cards?
Yep…but remember, cash is king. Also, $10 minimum on all credit and debit card purchases is requested. *Please note, currently with COVID19 precautions, cards are now preferred over cash.
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 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.
What about COVID19?
Like all small business, we continue to adjust what we are doing to provide a safe environment for our staff and guests. You will noticed adjustments that reflect requirements as presented by both city and CDC officials as well as our staff. Masks are still the suggested route whenever you are not enjoying beer in your group but especially when you are ordering or moving throughout our bar. Your cooperation not only helps drive down positivity cases but also helps small businesses like iTAP have a fighting chance in making it to the other side. For additional information about protocols, limited hours, or reservations, please reach out via email at firstname.lastname@example.org More than ever, we appreciate and value your support.