The Best Breweries in the St. Louis Area, According to Yelp [PHOTOS]

Face it, we all know St. Louis loves to drink. It's what makes us, well, us. That and a bunch of other little quirks.

We are also home to some of the finest breweries, coincidentally enough. Maybe they're meeting the need, maybe it's all just luck, but either way we're grateful.  At the RFT, we've kept up on our brewery news (if you missed any, the best place to check out is our food editor Cheryl Baehr's reviews) but we were wondering what the rest of St. Louis thinks.

Thanks to Yelp, we can peer right into the minds of St. Louisans and tourists, so we rounded up the highest rated breweries on the list and put them here.

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Alpha Brewing Company
(4310 Fyler Avenue, 314-621-2337)
Photo credit: Caillin Murray

Alpha Brewing Company

(4310 Fyler Avenue, 314-621-2337)

Photo credit: Caillin Murray
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4 Hands Brewing Company
(1220 S 8th Street, 314-436-1559)
Photo credit: Jon Gitchoff

4 Hands Brewing Company

(1220 S 8th Street, 314-436-1559)

Photo credit: Jon Gitchoff
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Rockwell Beer Company
(1320 S Vandeventer Avenue, 314-256-1657)
Photo credit: Mabel Suen

Rockwell Beer Company

(1320 S Vandeventer Avenue, 314-256-1657)

Photo credit: Mabel Suen
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Heavy Riff Brewing
(6413 Clayton Avenue, heavyriffbrewing.com)
Photo credit: Flickr / Paul Sableman

Heavy Riff Brewing

(6413 Clayton Avenue, heavyriffbrewing.com)

Photo credit: Flickr / Paul Sableman
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Side Project Brewing
7458 Manchester Road, Maplewood; 314-224-5211
Photo credit: Tim Bottchen

Side Project Brewing

7458 Manchester Road, Maplewood; 314-224-5211

Photo credit: Tim Bottchen
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The Civil Life Brewing Company
(3714 Holt Avenue)
Photo credit: RFT File Photo

The Civil Life Brewing Company

(3714 Holt Avenue)

Photo credit: RFT File Photo
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Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
(multiple locations, including 4465 Manchester Avenue)
Photo credit: Courtesy Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

(multiple locations, including 4465 Manchester Avenue)

Photo credit: Courtesy Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
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2nd Shift Brewing
(1601 Sublette Avenue, 314-669-9013)
Photo credit: Google Maps

2nd Shift Brewing

(1601 Sublette Avenue, 314-669-9013)

Photo credit: Google Maps
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Perennial on Lockwood
(216 W Lockwood Ave Unit B, 314-682-3823)
Photo credit: Google Maps

Perennial on Lockwood

(216 W Lockwood Ave Unit B, 314-682-3823)

Photo credit: Google Maps
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Six Mile Bridge
(11841 Dorsett Road, 314-942-2211)
Photo credit: Mabel Suen

Six Mile Bridge

(11841 Dorsett Road, 314-942-2211)

Photo credit: Mabel Suen
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Schlafly
(multiple locations including  7260 Southwest Avenue, 314-241-2337)
Photo credit: Cheryl Baehr

Schlafly

(multiple locations including 7260 Southwest Avenue, 314-241-2337)

Photo credit: Cheryl Baehr
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Wellspent Brewing Company
(2917 Olive Street, 314-696-2919)
Photo credit: Kristen Farrah

Wellspent Brewing Company

(2917 Olive Street, 314-696-2919)

Photo credit: Kristen Farrah
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Earthbound Beer
(2724 Cherokee Street, 314-769-9576)
Photo credit: Sara Graham

Earthbound Beer

(2724 Cherokee Street, 314-769-9576)

Photo credit: Sara Graham
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Bluewood Brewing
(1821 Cherokee Street; 314-261-4079)
Photo credit:  Courtesy Tasha Smith

Bluewood Brewing

(1821 Cherokee Street; 314-261-4079)

Photo credit: Courtesy Tasha Smith
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Perennial Artisan Ales
(8125 Michigan Avenue; 314-631-7300)
Photo credit: Spencer Pernikoff

Perennial Artisan Ales

(8125 Michigan Avenue; 314-631-7300)

Photo credit: Spencer Pernikoff
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Square One Brewery and Distillery
(1727 Park Avenue; 314-231-2537)
Photo credit: Mabel Suen

Square One Brewery and Distillery

(1727 Park Avenue; 314-231-2537)

Photo credit: Mabel Suen
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Steampunk Brew Works and Homebrew Supply
(231 Lamp and Lantern Village, Town and Country, 636-230-8277)
Photo credit: Google Maps

Steampunk Brew Works and Homebrew Supply

(231 Lamp and Lantern Village, Town and Country, 636-230-8277)

Photo credit: Google Maps
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Global Brew Tap House
(multiple locations including 9578 Manchester Road, 314-395-4504)
Photo credit: Google Maps

Global Brew Tap House

(multiple locations including 9578 Manchester Road, 314-395-4504)

Photo credit: Google Maps
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The Modern Brewery
(5231 Manchester Avenue)
Photo credit: Courtesy The Modern Brewery / RFT Archives

The Modern Brewery

(5231 Manchester Avenue)

Photo credit: Courtesy The Modern Brewery / RFT Archives
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Mackenzie Brewing Company
( 932 Meramec Station Rd, Valley Park, 636-226-4148)
Photo credit: Google Maps

Mackenzie Brewing Company

( 932 Meramec Station Rd, Valley Park, 636-226-4148)

Photo credit: Google Maps
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