St. Louis is home to more than a dozen fantastic breweries, including the more artisanal 2nd Shift and Perennial breweries, the variety-focused 4-Hands and Urban Chestnut, and mainstream standards such as Schlafly’s and, of course, Budweiser. Each of these breweries has a great taphouse and Urban Chestnut even has a brewpub location in The Grove, just a short walk or drive from the medical school. In addition, the Anheuser-Busch Company often holds special events at their massive Budweiser brewery in the center of the city, where they feature other local breweries and more experimental brews. If you’re looking for beer bars, International Taphouse in the Central West End has over 40 beers on tap and hundreds in bottles. They also have a great staff, daily specials, and weekly trivia. Because St. Louis, and the Midwest in general, has such a strong connection to beer, it’s always easy to find new and delicious craft beer at your local corner store or favorite restaurant.