Big Muddy Pub, The

204 State Street, Alton, IL, 62002, United States
(618) 463-1095
Latitude: 38.89103, Longitude: -90.18880

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Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 3.25 | Atmosphere: 3.50 | Service: 4.00
71.7
out of 100
Overall Beer Mapping Score
Based on 1 reviews.
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4.1
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emerge077 (344)
Tuesday 25th of January 2011 03:01:47 PM
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Stopped in Big Muddy over the weekend while staying nearby in Grafton. It was a tiny storefront with two stories of neons in the window, and a trademark blue awning with a riverboat on it.

The rest of the town was dead silent, yet there was a car being towed right outside, and a drunken snowboarder regaled us with tales of a 4 block downhill run he made the night before right down 3rd St. So it seemed this was where the action was...

Inside the front room was fairly small with a few tables and the bar to the left. A staircase led to a 2nd floor only used for private parties. In the back was a larger room with tables and a projection screen for the Bears/Packers playoff game.

The bar itself was classic with old dark wood, the worn wooded floors contrasted with exposed brink walls and white bannister staircase. Framed ads and macro neons around. There were a handful of crafts here, though the selection was 50% macros. 2XIPA, Bells Best Brown, Schlafly Coffee Stout, and Dry Hopped APA (on tap) were the highlights. Why don't they carry Big Muddy beer? It's available in Edwardsville... maybe a distribution thing, oh well.

Crowd was local and they were playing "obscure" hair metal and bluegrass covers of Journey on Pandora. Service was pretty quick and on top of things. Overall a decent place for a beer in Downtown Alton, a stones throw from Bossanova (more extensive bottles), Ragin' Cajun, and Tonys (Six Row on tap).
Selection: 3.25 | Atmosphere: 3.5 | Service: 4 | Food: N/A
71.7
Overall
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