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I know nothing about the acquired taste of these offerings. Earthy, mossy, peaty, with notes of seaweed were tossed around. I think the native American Indians described it best, as “fire water”.
Having attempted to prove my manliness, several of us decided to head in to Weston for lunch. (NOTE: Riverwood is a tasting venue, not a dining venue.) I knew just where to take the crew; O’Malley’s Pub. If you have never been, make sure to go visit. It is located underground. Yes, underground.
O’Malley’s Irish Pub in Weston, Missouri, is hidden almost 60 feet underground in the cellars of what was, in the 19th century, the Weston Brewing Company. The space has functioned as a brewery on and off since its inception in 1842. Prohibition did see its doors close for a few years from 1919 to 1933, but since then O’Malley’s has continued to operate as a restaurant, bar, and even the brewery reopened in the late 1990s.
Today, visitors are able to tour one of the historic log ring cellars while sipping on house ale piped directly from the brewery in a refrigerated line. The limestone walls of the pub are decorated with flags, historic beer and liquor ads, and a chalkboard listing the night’s musical lineup. Outfitted with two stages, O’Malley’s invites Irish acts to serenade visitors into the wee hours (okay, midnight) on Friday, Saturday, and until 9 p.m. on Sunday nights.
The group that made it to O’Malley’s may have made a group decision. We just might have to make Weston and this little watering hole our final destination next year.
... That is, if we don’t get lost along the way.
- Stan
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