Six Mile Bridge is back and better than ever. 

The Maryland Heights, Missouri, brewery shut its doors shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic to expand into the space next door to where it has been housed for the past five years. Today, the brewery announced in a press release that it plans to reopen on Tue., June 16 with an expanded tap room and, for the first time, a kitchen of its own. 

“While it’s not the launch we had originally hoped for, we are honored to offer a bit of excitement and optimism to our community,” co-owner Lindsay Sherring said in the release. “This is hopefully just the first bright step towards an era of deeper connection and appreciation for one another. Is there any better way to connect with someone than over a beer and a meal?”

Columbia, Missouri, chef Trey Quinlan will be joining the Six Mile Bridge team to run the new kitchen. Quinlan was formerly the chef at now-shuttered Columbia spots like Trey Bistro and The Wolf's Head Tavern. At Six Mile Bridge, his menu will focus on fresh, wholesome ingredients. Those who enjoy typical pub fare will still find bar classics like sandwiches and wings, but Quinlan will brighten up the selection with choices like the Six Mile Bridge Bowl (brown rice, sweet potato, kale, fried chickpeas, turmeric tofu, citrus-tahini dressing) and the Thai Chicken and Basil (brown rice, pulled roasted chicken, fresno chiles, carrots, cabbage, peanut sauce). 

In addition to the new food service, the bar is also expanding to feature 20 beer taps. 

Per current safety guidelines, tables will be arranged at least 6 feet apart and capacity will be limited to allow for social distancing measures. Strict  sanitation measures are in place, and employees will be required to wear masks. 

Six Mile Bridge will be open 4 to 10pm Tuesday through Thursday, 4 to 11pm on Friday and noon to 11pm on Saturday. 

Six Mile Bridge, 11841 Dorsett Road, Maryland Heights, Missouri, 314.942.2211, sixmilebridgebeer.com