Breweries of Midtown Alley: Urban Chestnut, Center Ice, and Wellspent


Oftentimes the best of St. Louis is spread out across the city, but you can have your own brewery crawl right here in Midtown Alley. With three of the hottest craft breweries within three blocks of one another, we do our part in making St. Louis the number one beer scene in the country.  

Illustration by Dan Zettwoch 

Illustration by Dan Zettwoch 


Urban Chestnut Brewery & Biergarten

Urban Chestnut's Midtown location has been a staple in the neighborhood with its outdoor Biergarten and weekly events like trivia, Steins for Support, and Vinyl Thursdays. Staying true to their Design District location, UCBC recently added bimonthly art openings to their great event lineup. While their beer is sold across St. Louis, the Midtown Biergarten is an unmatched outdoor setting to drink your UCBC favorite, along with a colorful Brewer's Board overflowing with meats, cheeses, and other small fare.

Our Pick: Zwinkle

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Center Ice Brewery

Steve Albers, the face behind Center Ice, saw a rare gap in the crowded St. Louis beer scene: the Blues— but this is not your traditional sports bar with a few TV's turned to the hockey channel. The 40-foot bar is made from the floor of the St. Louis Arena. The unmatched collection of memorabilia is complete with the old arena penalty box. The seven-barrel system is always brewing unique offerings, such as this summer's Milkshake IPA. "BYOF" or "Bring Your Own Food" is the fun motto painted across the window, and with Pappy's Smokehouse and Southern right next door, carryout just became carry-next-door. 

Our Pick: Midtown Brown Ale

The Center Ice branded Stanley Shuttle takes patrons to home Blues and Cardinals games from the Midtown Alley brewery.

The Center Ice branded Stanley Shuttle takes patrons to home Blues and Cardinals games from the Midtown Alley brewery.


Wellspent Brewing Company

The newest addition to the Midtown Alley brewery lineup features a typographic brand to match its Design District home. The chic, modern black and white interior opens out onto a family friendly patio with a grassy area for kids and dogs. Wellspent is already contributing to our Midtown Alley events calendar with weekly events like BINGO, outdoor movie nights, and brewery tours. We are excited to welcome Wellspent to Midtown Alley and watch how they will grow. 

Our Pick: The Boysenberry Sour Ale