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St. Nicholas

Brewing Company

x Brewing Local Happiness Since 2014 X

An Illinois brewpub located in the historic St. Nicholas Hotel in downtown Du Quoin. 


Tuesday-Thursday: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. // Friday-Saturday: 11 a.m. - 12 a.m. // Sunday: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

12 South Oak Street, Du Quoin, IL


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About the St. Nicholas 

Since the 1800's, the St. Nicholas Hotel has been a landmark in Du Quoin, Illinois. After a devastating fire, the owners reconstructed The Hotel in 1879 at its original location at 12 Oak Street. For the next 125 years The Hotel served the people of Southern Illinois providing rooms, food, drink, and entertainment. Its location, situated near the train station, provided an ideal hub for travelers and residents. 

By 2005 The Hotel was closed for business and abandoned. A piece of Du Quoin history was at great risk of being demolished, but The Hotel was identified as a historic site and the importance of "saving" it was recognized throughout the city. In 2009, renovations began toward the next phase of the building, the St. Nicholas Brewing Company. Years of neglect meant layers of wear had to be removed. The façade has been restored and the building has been structurally reinforced. After years of work, the St. Nick is ready to be a focal point in Du Quoin once more. The St. Nicholas Brewing Company opened its doors in August 2014  as a microbrewery and restaurant. All of our beer is  brewed in house and paired with your favorite pizzas and sandwiches. We are so happy to share our  love for craft beer with the rest of Southern Illinois!

The owners of the St. Nicholas Brewing Company share a love beer, bicycles, and great food. Our logo brings the past and the present together. We are committed to creating a fun and unique dining experience while honoring the history of the St. Nicholas.  We hope you can join us for fun, great food, and great beer. 

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Current Brews

All of our house brews are produced on-site by our brewmaster, featuring the finest ingredients. The precision and techniques used are essential to develop the perfect flavor. Make sure to ask if tours are available next time you're in to learn more about our process! 

Flagship Beers

7*11 Blonde Ale

Light, crisp, and refreshing! Light bread notes from the malt with a slight fruit aroma from the yeast and hops. 5% ABV 16oz pint glass

Cadence Porter

This full-bodied black as night ale is smooth with a velvety texture. Notes of roasted coffee beans and dark chocolate fill the pallet and nose. 6% ABV 16oz pint glass


Bright hop flavor and aroma dominated by tropical fruits, including mango and pineapple. The beer finishes smooth and balanced with three varieties of malts. The hop flavor and aroma are extra pungent due to the dry hopping (add extra hops after fermentation is complete). 5.6% ABV 16oz pint glass

Scotch Strong Ale/Wee-Heavy

We used seven varieties of malts to brew this bomb of a brew! Deep rich malt character slightly warms from the high alcohol content. 8% ABV 12 oz snifter


American Amber

A dark amber color, with a pillowey off white head, this American style amber ale has a nice malt character to balance the cascade hops. 5.4% ABV 16oz pint glass

Blood Orange Pale Ale

Citra hops and a tremendous amount of blood oranges gives this APA a refreshing citrus burst that will explode its sudsy orangyness all over your taste buds. 5.8% ABV 16oz pint glass

Brown Ale

Golden Promise and English Brown malted barley plus a proprietary blend of specialty grains give this session strength brown ale plenty of complex nutty roastyness. 4.5%ABV 16 oz pint glass

Cocoa Milk Stout

Organic cocoa nibs, lactose milk sugar, and Madagascan vanilla powder were added along with roasted barley to give this stout a silky smooth dark nutty flavor. 7% ABV 16oz pint glass

Cream Ale

Called a cream ale because of the creaminess from the styles typical corn and dextrose additions, this straw colored ale is smooth and crisp.  5.2% AVB 16oz pint glass.

Imperial IPA

Centennial and Simcoe hops combine to make an extremely drinkable IIPA.  Citra hops mixed in to the dry hop addition help highlight the grapefruit character.  9.2% ABV 12oz snifter

Lemon Ginger Ale

Brewed with local honey from Leedle Houme Bees and fresh lemongrass; then racked onto lemon peel and ginger in the bright tank during carbonation, this dry ale has plenty of crisp summer flavor.  7.5% ABV 12oz snifter


Fuggle, Kazbek , and Azacca hops combined to make an earthy IPA with hints of lemon from the noble Kazbek hops and some peppery notes from the malted rye.  7% ABV 16oz pint glass

Small Batch Beer

When our brewers want to do some experimenting they brew a 5-10 gal. batch.

Check back soon for our next small batch offering


Tours available on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month, beginning at 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM. Tours are $10 per person and include 4 tastings at the end of the tour and St. Nick glass to take home!

Reservations are required by noon on the Friday before. You may call (618-790-9212) or email ( to reserve. Arrangements for large tours may be made on different days by request. 


About the Brewmaster

Paul Plett

Paul grew up in Rockford, IL and graduated from Luther College with a B.A. in Computer Science.  It only took 10 years as a web developer in NJ and NY to learn he’d rather be a brewer.  A hobby of Sunday afternoon brewing in the St. Bartholomew's Church beer co-op quickly escalated to a part time position with NJ Beer Co.  After learning the ropes of industrial brewing in North Bergen, Paul joined the team at St. Nicholas in the fall of 2015. 


Carryout Pizza and Growler Special Every Wednesday! 

1 specialty pizza w/ 32oz growler $20 ($16 for pizza and refill) or 1 specialty pizza w/ 64oz growler $28 ($24 for pizza and refill).  Add an additional pizza for just $10!



At the St. Nick, we love brunch. You should too.

Every Sunday 11am-2pm

You can always count on us to have 10-15 items for brunching but they change constantly. Check our Facebook page every Saturday or Sunday morning to find out exactly what we will be serving. 

Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations recommended for parties of 6 or more. 

Please be aware that we have limited seating and will ask that you use an 1.5 hours time slot when eating the buffet so other customers can get in to dine. Bar space is available to continue drinking!

Regular Brunch - $9.99 (for adults) includes: catfish, eggs, bacon, mac n cheese, biscuits and gravy, green salad, fruit salad, potato casserole, baked goods and sometimes soups, gumbos, BBQ, etc. 

Deluxe Brunch - $15.99 (for adults) also includes all you can eat prime rib. 

Kid's Brunch - $5 (for anyone under 10)

Bottomless Brunch - $25 includes deluxe brunch and bottomless mimosas, Bloody Mary bar, or both!


Getting Here

We are located in the heart of Du Quoin, just half a block off of Main Street on the East side of the railroad tracks. 


Du Quoin

12 S. Oak Street

Du Quoin, IL 62832


The St. Nicholas Express

Historically, the St. Nicholas Hotel was the choice stay for those traveling by train. We are fortunate to be located across the street from the existing DuQuoin Amtrak station and would love for you to visit us by train!

The DuQuoin station is served by both the Illini and Saluki train routes daily. Below are the times from our closest train neighbors, Carbondale and Centralia! Tickets are available online from 


Carbondale (CDL) --> DuQuoin (DQN)

Departs 4:15 PM Arrives 4:36 PM 


DuQuoin (DQN) --> Carbondale (CDL)

Departs 8:39 PM Arrives 9:35 PM

Only $5 round trip!


Centrailia (CEN) --> DuQuoin (DQN)

Departs 12:16 PM Arrives 12:49


DuQuoin (DQN) --> Centralia (CEN)

Departs 4:36 PM Arrives 5:08 PM

Only $10 round trip! 


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We know there are lots of charitable events that happen in and around our community. We want to help out where we can. Please fill out the donation form, print it, and then submit it to the St. Nicholas Brewing during open hours. Once the request is reviewed by management you will be contacted. The more you tell us about your cause, the better. Thank you!


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