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Augusta Brewing Co.

Restaurant, Winery/Brewery
Microbrewery & beer garden
Augusta / Augusta MO
Mile marker 66.4
5521 Water St.
636-482-BEER
Directions: You'll see it from eastern end of Trailhead lot. Follow road up the hill less than 0.1 mile
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Augusta Brewing Co. in Augusta
Bill in Houston from Houston on 04/26/2019 09:07 AM:
Call ahead to see if they will be open. They evaluate the possible business volume from week to week to decide on hours.

Augusta Brewing Co. in Augusta
Rural Lover from Ofallon on 03/28/2019 06:38 PM:
I have been here many times and always had a terrific experience. The owner also owns a very good restaurant in Washington so he obviously has a lot on his plate. Have to laugh at some who complain when he is closed on off-season. Really expect him to wait for the 1 customer a day? Maybe bump should reavaluate himself!

Augusta Brewing Co. in Augusta
Mr. Bump from Hannibal on 12/06/2018 11:13 AM:
Not open on Monday. Owner is a jerk. (long post follows) On our 3 rivers winter tour, I started calling a day ahead to check if places were open. When I reached this guy, he launched into a 10 min monologue about his overhead costs and how "nobody is on the trail" this time of year! Despite 2 cyclists yesterday, and our group today, he clearly doesn't care about anything but profit. What a shame. I've stopped here several times in warm weather and enjoyed the beer. Now I absolutely believe the earlier comments about this guy screaming at children for playing in the bamboo. (I would have played in it too if I was a kid, but now it's cordoned off with ugly flagging tape.) Everywhere else we enjoyed hospitality, but this was the only notable exception. Please see my post about the Silly Goose.

 
Marna from Boonville on 12/06/2018 11:35 AM:
WHOA! So? Mr. Bump???? Do you go into work for no pay????? I bet not!
I mean if you criticize someone for only opening when they can make a profit and all????
Of course they are open FOR A PROFIT! Sorry but the world does not revolve around you and your drinking delights!
And NO. I do not work for this man, or receive any payment for the truth I am telling here.

 
Marna from Boonville on 12/06/2018 11:38 AM:
Oh, and so that you know.....I ride the Trail ALL YEAR LONG. I live right on the Trail and enjoy what is open when it is open for BUSINESS! We carry our own lunch this time of year, as well as Hot Cocoa, to eat at the Trail Heads on the Picnic Tables....

 
Jerry Whittle from Belleville Illinois on 12/06/2018 02:47 PM:
I've stopped there many times and it's always been very nice. Good beer and food.

 
KC from Austin on 01/15/2019 08:48 AM:
Sorry, you must have caught him on a bad day. Augusta Brewing Co. was one of the highlights of our trip. Truly a marvelous place.

 
Anonymous on 01/17/2019 02:26 PM:
One of our favorite stops on the trail. Really enjoyed being there for the Solar Eclipse! Yes, must have just been a bad day.

Augusta Brewing Co. in Augusta
SVW from Ft Myers, FL on 09/30/2017 09:08 PM:
We loved this place! Our two year old loved the guacamole and they had plenty of vegan options.

 
Kevin from OFallon on 11/28/2017 06:04 PM:
Vegan options! Happy to hear. Do you recall what they had available? They apparently don't have a website and Facebook seems like the worst way to find out info on a business. Thanks.

 
Jim from St Thomas on 11/29/2017 03:54 PM:
Click on the Augusta link on the map above and you will find info for Augusta Brewing including their phone number. Call them and ask - calling a business is how old folks like me got information before the interweb.

 
Anonymous on 11/30/2017 08:30 AM:
Too easy Jim.

And it's effort on part of those who want to know. Why would anyone even think of taking on the responsibility of finding something out for themselves. That cuts out the middle man with nowhere for blame to go.

Augusta Brewing Co. in Augusta
Blue Tapp from St. Charles, MO on 04/30/2017 03:38 PM:
We love this place and have eaten here many times. The beer is great and food is very good. It's the perfect place to bike to for dinner when we're camping at Klondike Park. We like to bike out to Klondike from St. Charles, where we live. We set up camp and then bike two miles to the brewery for dinner and drinks then do a night ride back to camp. It is the best weekend bike camping trip we've ever done!

Augusta Brewing Co. in Augusta
Anonymous on 09/15/2015 12:29 PM:
Rode 30 miles from St Charles to the brewery to find it closed. Everywhere on the Internet said open at 11 all week. Aparently closed Tuesdays. Very disappointed Katy trail website or their website haven't been updated.

 
Doug from Bluffton on 09/15/2015 02:50 PM:
Thanks for the update.

 
Anonymous on 09/15/2015 04:01 PM:
Did you think about calling the brewery directly to see if they were open before riding?

 
Anonymous on 09/15/2015 06:39 PM:
Nope. I will call in the future though. Good idea my man.

Augusta Brewing Co. in Augusta
natalie from leawood, ks on 05/17/2015 02:52 PM:
Right on top of the trail. Great spot for food and drinks. Live music. Super fun spot! No gift shop if you were looking to buy dry clothes like we were....haha

Augusta Brewing Co. in Augusta
candam from st. louis on 01/21/2014 12:10 PM:
I ate there last fall, and while it wasn't 5 star dining (because it's very casual) the food was very good, the veiw looking out over the katy trail was beautiful and the service was good.

Augusta Brewing Co. in Augusta
Bitter and Dissapointed from St. Peters on 05/19/2011 10:58 PM:
Bad experience...we designed a family bike ride to start at Klondike Park, ride to Augusta, and have lunch at the Brew Co. All good, except the fact that when it came time to order food, they said the kitched was backed up and they would not take orders. You couldn't even get a pretzel. We also noticed other people complaining that they were having to wait to get food. The staff was unapologetic about the situation. It was a beautiful Sunday, seems like they could have prepared for a larger than normal crowd. It would also be nice if they would have had some non prep-time items for sale. We had to ride back on empty stomachs. We eneded up driving home and stopping off at Dairy Queen, which was completely empty...apparently Dairy Queen isn't very popular on Mother's Day.

 
Chris J from Centralia, IL on 05/20/2011 05:47 AM:
So you went to a brewery and are complaining about the food? This place has the best beer within 200 miles. Several have won awards. They have the best rootbeer we have ever had, and my grandma used to make her own. Next time, pack a lunch.

 
Anonymous on 05/20/2011 07:25 AM:
Cafe Bella a bit further north in town could've made a big difference in your lunch.

 
Anonymous on 05/20/2011 10:40 AM:
Just hate it when someone uses this forum to knock a restaurant, without saying a word about their family bike ride and bike experiences along the trail.

 
Rachel from Joplin- on 05/30/2011 10:24 PM:
I went there on Mothers Day and it did take a long time to get my food, but it was CRAZY busy! When you go to seasonal businesses during peak times you kind of have to expect to wait. It is just like going to a restaurant that is full and you having to wait a while before they seat you. There are no walls @ that place so there is no capacity. I agree with the gentleman above, next time pack a lunch!

 
DardenneGal from St. Louis on 06/05/2011 09:06 AM:
This is one of our favorite spots to eat/drink on the KATY. This has never happened to us and we've been there on many a busy day. I highly recommend eating there but they also let you bring in food which is nice. So now you know to pack a lunch or at least have some snacks with you when you ride on a holiday weekend!

 
Kevin from Overland Park on 06/06/2011 08:14 AM:
On Saturday, my wife and I stopped around noon time. I was leery of stopping because of the prior comments I've read. It was very busy with a lot of bikers there. When we walked up it was a little bit confusing; no hostess or any employees around. After a few minutes, we figured out you seat yourself and order your food and drink up at the bar. When your food was ready, your buzzer went off and you picked up your own food. Both the beer and the food was good, however, there was not any service to speak of, it was pretty much self serve. Even though it was very hot Saturday to sit outside, the place was nice. I would recommend this place; you just need to have the proper expectations (I can see why a first time visitor might not come away impressed).

 
Deb V on 06/13/2011 07:42 PM:
We agree, self serve...If they offer and advertise food and it is an eating establishment I will not "pack a lunch", no matter how good the beer is. Also, they keep irregular hours, so do not plan on them being open, they open when they feel like it.

 
Anonymous on 06/14/2011 11:07 AM:
Quit crying about food on a bike forum...

 
Deb V on 06/17/2011 05:30 PM:
food, as a matter of fact, is quite important on a bike trip. We plan our trip around camping and food in fact! Those who come in from out of state need to be able to count on some of these places being open when they say they will be open.

 
Anonymous on 06/23/2011 03:02 PM:
A lot of people plan their day on the Katy as an event not just a bike ride. I can understand their disappointment if the stop they planned to have a meal at is unable to accommodate them.

 
Anonymous on 06/23/2011 10:59 PM:
These are trail dives,beer joints,small operator places. I am always glad to just find them open to get a cold drink and and some Cheetos. Anything else is a plus. If you are counting on food to be the high light of your event then I think you are missing what the wonderful Katy trail is all about.

 
BikerBoy from Edwardsville, IL on 10/03/2011 11:48 AM:
Went to the Augusta Brewery on Saturday. Seems the bikers arrive in waves, but they certainly could be better staffed. They should have a "beer only" line; otherwise you might have to wait 15-20 minutes in line to order a beer. The food was very good and not overpriced.

 
Bikers and Cyclists on 10/09/2011 10:01 AM:
BBoy, you should know Defiance and Augusta and all points around are biker country especially on weekends. I adjust my rides around those busy weekends stops. I have stopped a few times at ABC during the week but even it took a little wait to get service. Katy laid back is the best time to wind down. It's all fun.

Augusta Brewing Co. in Augusta
Jeremy from Edwardsville, Ill on 08/03/2011 04:35 PM:
My first time was in July, well worth the walk up the hill! The beer was cold and they had some specials, we had the rib plate which was very good. The dining area/yard was huge! (that might explain the lack of table service.) It was HOT and the bartender warned us that they might close early due to the heat,(it was pretty slow and we were the only ones there) so I would call ahead if the weather conditions aren't optimal. Overall, wonderful experience.

Augusta Brewing Co. in Augusta
Rachel from Joplin- on 05/30/2011 10:18 PM:
I loved it! We camped @ Klondike Park on a Saturday night and ate dinner @ the brewery. I had the salmon and my husband had the clam pasta. We were expecting to have to eat a burger but were pleasantly surprised!

 
Pistolero45 from Columbia on 05/31/2011 05:27 PM:
I have not tried the food there, but the beer was excellent! It reminded me of being in Europe.

 
DardenneGal from St. Louis on 06/05/2011 08:57 AM:
This is one of our favorite stops on the KATY. We love the beer and the food. It's a great spot to sit outside and relax after ride. We also take out of town friends there and everyone loves it. The beer sampler is a hit. We've had great shrimp, sandwiches, burgers, stuffed mushrooms and more.

 
Deb V on 06/13/2011 07:37 PM:
I like this place, but you cannot depend on it. We've ridden the Katy twice now, the first time they closed early because it was slow (2pm) The second time he was getting ready to close..again early afternoon and we begged him to stay open a while longer, sign says open til 7. He did stay open for us and 9 more people came while we were there.

Augusta Brewing Co. in Augusta
Anonymous from St. Charles on 05/16/2011 07:58 AM:
Horrible service, smug and unfriendly personnel. For a Saturday afternoon the place was not very crowded yet had to wait 25 minutes to be severed a beer!!, and my two friends and I were sitting at the bar!! Asked to have the TV changed to another channel, you would have thought we asked to the bar tender to pick up the building and move it two feet to the right!! Needless to say we finished our one beer, severed in a HOT mug straight out of the dish washer??!!! and left. All around bad performance Augusta Brewing Co..

 
SJ from St. Charles on 05/16/2011 08:32 PM:
We've had the same service issues here. The beer is great, the food is good, but the service is pretty bad.

 
Frank from LSMO on 05/17/2011 08:00 PM:
I have been to the Augusta Brewery several times. Never had a bad experience. Maybe it depends whose working that day.

Augusta Brewing Co. (Augusta)
EB from Greenwood, MO on 10/07/2010 06:59 PM:
We stopped here for lunch just after one of our party discovered he had a broken spoke on his rear wheel. We were greeted by a gentleman who was cutting weeds(sorry I didn't catch his name but he worked for Augusta Brewing Co). He noticed us inspecting the broken spoke and offered to take the wheel to the nearest bike shop (Defiance I think) while we enjoyed our lunch. He restored our faith in the human race! The food was great and they have the best root beer in the free world! (The IPA is also quite good)

 
Chris J from Centralia, IL on 10/08/2010 03:25 PM:
I would say that "quite good" in an under statement for Augusta's IPA. It is best I have ever had. But, it was after 2-3 hours of riding and it is freshly made on draft. But that place is great even if you only drank water and have the summer sausage & cheese tray!

Augusta Brewing Co. (Augusta)
Teresa and Jim from Austin, Texas on 09/11/2010 01:34 AM:
What a great place! Outdoor seating, great food, and wonderful beer! My personal favorite was the Wit Beer - filtered wheat beer with a hint of lemongrass and ginger - refreshing in the heat. Great stop on the Katy Trail!

Augusta Brewing Co. (Augusta)
Beth from Columbia, MO on 02/22/2010 06:32 PM:
We went to Augusta in February and were pleasantly surprised to find that the Augusta Brewing Co. had live music. There was a festival going on (Shiver Fest I think?). We have been here before, and like this day, the atmosphere was relaxed, and we had a good time. Food was good, beer was great, staff was friendly. They also have their patio newly enclosed and heated, which was really nice because it was a little cool! We will definately return.

Augusta Brewing Co. (Augusta)
jazzytraveler from ballwin, mo on 06/17/2009 12:59 PM:
The location is an oasis in the desert, if you're traveling the Weldon Springs to Augusta part of the trail. Unfortunately, the presentation of food is inconsistent. I dined on the same thing at least three different times and on each visit, what was offered on the plate of the Mediterranean platter varied. The first time, there were outstanding amounts of veggies but it unfortunately declined there to celery with crackers thrown in to take up the space of where the veggies once resided.



The hubby joined me once and ordered a turkey sandwich. Unfortunately, there wasn't much turkey to be found and the presentation was minimal on the plate. My veggie burger was simple and uninspiring in flavor.



On my last trip, I opted to skip the Augusta Brewery and chose a protein bar from my pack instead. The cost versus the nutrition offered just lost the romance after a couple of visits. However, please note the staff are friendly and efficient. The beer is also refreshing.

 
cunninghamair from O''''Fallon, MO on 06/20/2009 06:26 PM:
We like to stop here also, because their garden/patio is beautiful. DH likes the cold beer.

However, I concur the food is just average-below average.

 
MAH from Blue Springs, MO on 06/21/2009 11:22 AM:
For me the stop alone is worth it for their icy cold homemade Root Beer....some of the best ever. Definitely hits the spot after a long hot ride.

 
EB from Greenwood on 07/18/2009 02:35 AM:
I'm with the last guy. The food was good enough and their IPA was outstanding!

 
John and Lisa from Burlington, IA on 07/20/2009 05:14 PM:
We stopped here Monday, July 20 and again Tuesday, July 21. We thought the beer was wonderful and the food good. Monday we shared the cheese and sausage plate and Tuesday we shared the mediteranian plate, which had a very interesting olive - garlic spread. We also bought pint glass koozies, first time we had seen these. We rode bike from St. Charles to Mckittrick on Monday and back on Tuesday. First time on the Katy and can't wait to get back.

 
singlespeed from Augusta on 08/16/2009 10:42 AM:
The beer and the music are always great. The food is hit and miss, but the staff is fantastic. Come on a Sunday afternoon for good times and local music.

 
BEERxTaco from St. Louis on 09/11/2009 09:31 AM:
Is it possible to keep your bike in sight when eating on the patio or should I go buy a lock for our bikes?

 
Anonymous on 09/11/2009 03:25 PM:
There is nothing bikers hate worse after a long day on the trail; than "simple" food with "minimal presentation"

Augusta Brewing Co. (Augusta)
Matt from Nashville, TN on 06/08/2009 12:29 PM:
This place is not the place to go. They sort of have a monopoly, being one of the only two places to eat after 6:00 pm. Steeply overpriced meals with small portions. We came to eat here, because of some grossly inaccurate reviews of Ashley's Rose. Fortunately, we could not allow ourselves to go through with eating at the brewery, went to Ashley's Rose Cafe despite some bad reviews and had our minds blown. Ashley's Rose Cafe was delicious, absolutely scrumptious burgers at incredibly reasonable prices. Fresh ingredients! If we ever stop by Augusta again, we will, without a doubt, eat at Ashley's Rose. NOT the Augusta Brewery.

 
Chris from Centralia, IL on 06/11/2009 08:38 AM:
I have been to the Katy several times over the years. My favorite thing is riding and enjoying the trail. My SECOND favorite is stopping at Augusta Brewing Co. after 30-40 miles on the trail. If you are a McDonalds eater or a sodie-pop drinker, you may not like this place. (by "sodie-pop I mean Bud Lite). I really can't comment on the food though, I have only had chips & salsa which was great!