In the mid-1800s, German immigrants arrived to St. Louis. Eberhard Anheuser settled in St. Louis, trained as a soap manufacturer, and eventually went on to own the largest soap and candle company in St. Louis. He became part owner of the Bavarian Brewery. By 1860, Eberhard had bought out the other investors and the brewery’s name was changed to E. Anheuser & Co. Adolphus Busch made his way to St. Louis via New Orleans and the Mississippi River. By the time Adolphus was 21, he had a partnership in a brewing supply business. It was through this enterprise that Adolphus Busch met Eberhard Anheuser, and soon Adolphus was introduced to Eberhard’s daughter, Lilly, whom he later married and then went to work for his father-in-law. Adolphus later purchased half ownership in the brewery, becoming a partner. At that time, most beer in the United States was sold in the community in which it was brewed. Adolphus was determined to create a brand that would transcend the tradition of local brews and appeal to the tastes of many different people. In 1876, he and his friend, Carl Conrad, created an American-style lager beer that succeeded beyond anyone’s expectations. Adolphus coined the label “Budweiser,” a name that would appeal to German immigrants like himself, yet could be easily pronounced by Americans.
In that same spirit, The Eberhard creates a brand that appeals to the tastes of many different people offering a vibrant Happy Hour and evening ambiance, a neighborhood casual menu of shared and seasonal plates, a late night food component and coming soon, a Saturday and Sunday Brunch. The Eberhard has two large areas of residential style seating including an overlooking Mezzanine that is prefect for private events. Another highlight is the wondrous and welcoming sixty-five foot bar where hand-crafted cocktails, a wide variety of national and craft beers and a simple wine list will be served. A large wrap around patio accessed by custom garage doors which gives the bar and restaurant an indoor/outdoor attraction. With large TVs throughout the venue, sporting events and videos add to the entertainment program. In all, there are many ways to enjoy the space at The Eberhard. We look forward to serving you soon!