It’s not every day that a 2,000-pound Budweiser Clydesdale greets travelers in an international airport, but that’s exactly what happened this week in St. Louis for the grand opening of the new EIGHTEEN|76 bar and restaurant, located in Terminal 2 of Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.
EIGHTEEN|76 has been in the making for more than two years, with mural accents of Budweiser’s history and an interior finish that includes rich hues, real brick, and metal finishes. A reclaimed beechwood-and-stainless-steel bar is highlighted with bright red seats and accent lighting.
“The time and care invested in designing EIGHTEEN|76 is reflective of the quality poured into every single Budweiser we brew,” said Julia Mize, Experiential Marketing, Anheuser-Busch. “What better place to debut the first EIGHTEEN|76 than in St. Louis, the home of Budweiser? Our hope is that busy travelers who may not have a chance to visit the brewery during their stay can at least get a taste of our rich and storied beer legacy.”
EIGHTEEN|76 features a variety of beverages, including Budweiser, Budweiser Black Crown, Stella Artois Cidre and Shock Top Belgian White. EIGHTEEN|76 will also offer a variety of food options, all fitting the need of the busy traveler and the traveler who’s looking for more than the standard “grab and go” sandwich or salad.