Superior service and a notable selection make this hidden gem the city's finest wine bar..
33's minimalist, cosmopolitan storefront is barely noticeable from the street, which pleases those who'd like to keep this place a secret. The source of those protective urges? An extensive wine and beer list and a selection of imported cheeses, both of which change periodically. The staff delivers infectious smiles as well as impressive wines, in a setting accented with eclectic, funky artwork. During summer months, the back patio is a perfect date destination.
33 has one of the largest wine lists and the best staff in St. Louis. I remember one day when a friend of mine and I were walking around the square looking for a place to grab a pint. We walked past 33 and looked in at the bar with a few people inside and figured we'd try it out. That was over three years ago and ever since that day I find myself at 33 at least once a week if not more often. There are a few features of 33 that stand out above and beyond what the other St. Louis wine bars have to offer. First and foremost, the staff makes the entire experience pleasurable. When I'm about to spend a decent amount of cash on a bottle of wine, I want it to be a good experience. Jake and his crew deliver every time. Next, the wine list is, in my opinion, second to none. Jake has an extensive knowledge of wine which shows in the wines he selects to be part of his list (which includes over 750 wines). Last, but not least, is the ambience of the wine bar. Unlike other bars in the downtown area, I find 33 to be very relaxed despite the small space. When summer time arrives, 33's patio is where you'll most likely find me. The recently added-to courtyard provides you the ability to show up with a party of two or twenty and sit together and enjoy the wine Jake has to offer. If you're a beer person, don't let this place pass you by! Jake has an amazing selection of beer as well. I highly recommend this location to all of my friends and any of my colleagues who come into town. This is the best wine bar in St. Louis.
Best Wine Shop in Town!.
Best wine shop in town. The staff are friendly, patient, helpful and entertaining. This business is run honestly and Jeff (the owner) is never out to rip anyone off. 33 was originally a wonderful shop run with integrity by Jake, who sold the busiiness to Jeff. Jeff has made 33 even better with his creative DORM dinners and frequent wine tastings. The staff is well versed in all of the products and there is really no comparable place in St. Louis.
My only negative comment has to do with the accoustics. 33 can get really loud when it's busy. If that's a problem, go when it's warm enough to sit on the patio or visit during the less busy hours so you can fully enjoy this gem!
My favorite bar in St Louis!. 33 has an amazing wine list, and the owner, Jake, is about as knowledgeable as they come.
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