Schlafly opens new St. Charles brewpub, reopening all locations on Friday

Schlafly Bankside in St. Charles will be the brewery's third location.

Sam Masterson
May 20, 2020 - 9:30 am
Schlafly St. Charles

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ST CHARLES, Mo (KMOX) - St. Louis' original independent craft brewery, Schlafly Beer is officially opening a new location in St. Charles on Friday. 

Schlafly Bankside, located at what used to be Trailhead Brewing Co., will be Schlafly’s third brewpub in the St. Louis area along with Schlafly Tap Room (2100 Locust St.) and Schlafly Bottleworks (7260 Southwest Avenue).

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With the opening of Schlafly Bankside also comes the reopening of Schlafly Tap Room and Bottleworks for limited service with the following safety protocols in place. Those new guidelines include credit card payments only for the foreseeable future, no bar seating and all staff members required to wear masks. See the full plans here, at schlafly.com/covid-19.

“After months of planning, preparing and pivoting, we’re thrilled to officially open our doors and become a member of the St. Charles community,” says CEO Fran Caradonna. “We have worked to establish new processes and procedures to ensure the safety of our visitors and employees. Whenever our guests feel comfortable, we will be here with the necessary measures in place to provide a safe and welcoming environment.”

Schlafly Bankside opens with 16 beers available on draft and a food menu with popular favorites from Schlafly.

The name Schlafly Bankside has dual inspiration – both in geography and legacy. The brewery is located just steps away from the banks of the Missouri River. Also, the name has roots in England, where Schlafly’s co-founders fell in love with English-style beers. Bankside calls to a neighborhood in the borough of London along the southern riverbank of the River Thames. In the 16th century, a street by the river was known as a “banke syde,” which is where the neighborhood got its name. Now, Schlafly Bankside will call its own neighborhood home in St. Charles.

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