St. Louis' restaurant scene offers every type of imaginable cuisine, from pub fare at an Irish dive to authentic Italian cuisine, 99-cent value meals to adventurous tapas. Many of these eateries double as after-work hot spots, with happy hour drink specials and a full menu of cocktails to begin a night on the town at dinner. Whether you are looking for a quick bite or a romantic dinner for two, St. Louis' restaurants will not disappoint. Miso's fresh sushi is an ideal destination for those wishing to combine dinner and drinks—the dining room is transformed into a lounge hangout after hours. For great soulfood and jazz music, sit down at the Highway 61 Roadhouse Kitchen, which features live bands most nights of the week. So, whether it's Midwest comfort food and a cold beer that's sought or a five-course gourmet experience, you're sure to find it in St. Louis.
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1860's Hard Shell Café and Bar
1860 S. 9th St., St. Louis; Tel: 314.231.1860
Shuttles to Rams and Cardinal games make the 1860's Hard Shell Café and Bar a great St. Louis restaurant and bar to go to before the game. 1860's Hard Shell Café and Bar features a menu of sandwiches, entrees and salads, but the Cajun meals are definitely some of the best on the menu. The bar features local music every night of the week usually performing R&B music. In its Soulard location, the 1860's Hard Shell Café and Bar is a classic St. Louis place to party.
Al Hrabosky's Ballpark Saloon
800 Cerre St., St. Louis; Tel. 314.241.6969
A mere two blocks from Busch Stadium, Al Hrabosky's Ballpark Saloon is hopping just at much on non-game days than when the Cardinals are in town. Every night after games there is no cover charge for the St. Louis bar, a great deal after paying too much for beer at Busch Stadium. When the St. Louis Cardinals aren't in town, Al Hrabosky's bar can be a great place to watch the Cardinals or Rams on TV with happy hour specials Monday-Saturday. A live DJ spins every Friday and Saturday night for those who need to work off the $2 draft beers. For all those lucky ladies out there, Al's offers free bachlorette parties too!
34 N. Central Ave., St. Louis; Tel. 314.863.9909
The Spanish tradition of tapas—"tapa" literally translated as "lid"—of covering a glass of wine with a small plate of food has traveled to St. Louis. BARcelona is a tapas restaurant and wine bar that has been well received because of the novelty of being able to sample various flavors while enjoying a glass of wine. In addition to the many tapas choices, salads and sandwiches are also offered for those in the mood for something a little heartier. For a St. Louis bar, expect BARcelona to be a little out of the ordinary.
4512 Hampton Ave., St. Louis; Tel. 314.351.4187
Directly next to Gino's Restaurant, and getting all their pizza and appetizers from the restaurant's kitchen, Bar Roma is a low-key St. Louis bar frequented by an after-work crowd. Plenty of seating is available and a flat screen TV above the bar is sure to have the current St. Louis sports game on. The bar offers a diverse selection of beers as well as a list of wines by the glass or by the bottle for customers who shy away from cocktails. Happy hour during the week has great specials on food and drink. Thursdays is ladies night, Friday is karaoke and don't forget to swing by on Saturday for live jazz, blues and R&B music.
Beale on Broadway
701 S. Broadway, St. Louis; Tel. 314.621.7880
In the heart of the developing blues district of St. Louis, right between Soulard and downtown, Beale on Broadway has become one of the must see clubs for blues music in St. Louis. Beale on Broadway offers dishes of southern cooking and a long lift of draft and bottled beers. Wine, scotch and bourbon are also on the menu, but when there are so many beer selections why bother? National and local blues acts blow through The Beale on Broadway nightly and each performance brings a new uniqueness with it to the legendary St. Louis blues scene.
3819 Meramec St., St. Louis; Tel. 314.771.5365
A bar and grill next to Washington University in St. Louis, the Bear's Den knows how to serve up a mean burger and fries along with their selection of cocktails and beers. Students are often the customers due to the location, but everyone is welcome to partake in the well-priced drinks and good food. People who just need a quick bite to eat or something to swill will be able to find it at the Bear's Den.
Big A's on the Riverfront
308 N. Main, St. Charles; Tel. 636.949.9900
Food, beer and people watching is why the locals know to head to Big A's on the Riverfront in downtown St. Charles. The reasonably young crowd consists of students and new professionals from the area who are looking to relax during a night out. Most patrons are there to drink although Big A's also offers a great menu of typical American bar fare. Just outside of St. Louis, downtown St. Charles is a change of scenery for the big city people who are looking for another form of entertainment. Drinks and food from the grill are priced reasonably and quite tasty.
Big Bear Grill
16524 Manchester Rd., Grover; Tel. 636.405.1100
An inviting lodge motif and fresh ingredients make Big Bear Grill and bar the perfect place for a meal or an after work drink. Located right outside of St. Louis, the Big Bear Grill in Grover has a warm fireplace and animals mounted on the wall as trophies of hunting expeditions. Everything at the bar and grill is made from scratch from the burgers to the soups. They offer a wide selection of beer by the bottle, pitcher or pint as well as American cuisine and a long list of salads. Sit out on the patio in nice weather and watch the strip mall happenings go on or enjoy the kitschy indoor atmosphere.
1000 Sidney St., St. Louis; Tel. 314.771.3066
Happy hour from 4-7pm on weekdays makes Big Daddy's one of the most popular bars in this St. Louis neighborhood during happy hour, and it doesn't go downhill from there. After serving lunch and dinner daily from the grill, DJs take over the night on Wednesday- Saturday. Thursday evenings are the most popular with the younger drinking crowd for the Original Bartender Challenge as St. Louis bartenders go at it in a competition to see who can make the most money. Ladies night and karaoke also are events during the week to entertain locals at this St. Louis bar.
The Bistro at Grand Center
3536 Washington Ave., St. Louis; Tel. 314.534.3663
The bar and restaurant at Grand Center is the perfect place to dine and enjoy a drink before a show at the Fox Theater. The St. Louis bistro offers American cuisine with distinctly classic Southern influences. As one of the great jazz clubs in town, The Bistro at Grand Center has a jazz series that lasts from September to June and books popular acts to entertain the St. Louis crowds. A lovely dessert menu and an extensive list of wine are a great way to end the evening.
Black Thorn Pub
3735 Wyoming St., St. Louis; Tel. 314.776.0534
The deep-dish pizza at Black Thorn Pub is renowned in St. Louis and customers at the bar are willing to wait for over an hour to have the delicious pie. Nothing goes better with the spicy pizza sauce than one of the nice cold beers from the bar that customers can order by the bottle or from the tap. On Monday nights the restaurant offers free pizza for those who aren't just weekend party people. Other activities besides drinking and eating take place in the small pub like air hockey, foosball and video game playing. The Black Thorn Pub also has a full size shuffleboard table and a jukebox to keep the energy level high.
Brandt's Market and Café
6525 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis; Tel. 314.727.3663
Located on the popular Delmar Loop, Brandt's Market and Café offers global-fusion food that is almost impossible to find anywhere else in St. Louis. A main dining room, with a separate lounge and bar area, allow customers to take the option of enjoying live jazz or to focus on food. A full menu of fine cuisine with the finest and freshest ingredients is offered at Brandt's Market and Café, and a libation from the superb wine list or comprehensive list of beers will really bring the food to life. Live jazz and blues are offered almost every night by some of the best musicians in St. Louis at this unique restaurant and live music club.
720 West Port Plaza, St. Louis; Tel. 314.434.1332
Westport Plaza's Old World Village has various entertainment and restaurant options, and then there's Bradford's Pub that has both. St. Louis has its fair share of Irish Pubs, but Bradford's is an English pub instead. They have worldwide imported beers to enjoy after work or on a night out. Pool tables, Golden Tee golf and dartboards distract some customers while others sit back and enjoy a conversation.
Brennan's Wine, Food & Tobacco
4659 Maryland Ave., St. Louis; Tel. 314.361.9444
Not just a market, Brennan's Wine, Food & Tobacco offers St. Louis customers a place to sit and stay a while or a way to take their treats home. A patio is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine in nice weather or sit at a large wood table indoors to make friends with the employees. Wine drinkers who can't find a glass to try at the wine bar can select from over 200 bottles displayed on the wall or from the 100-bottle cellar. There's even a little lounge downstairs with leather couches and red walls. Brennan's offers snacks to go along with wine, or for those who are hungrier, upstairs is the Maryland House restaurant.
1792 N. Florissant Rd., Florissant; Tel. 314.830.9206
There's no reason to watch a Cardinals or Rams game at home when there's a perfectly good sports bar like Brewskeez to watch the game at. Located just outside of St. Louis, Brewskeez satisfies the hunger of sports fans with burgers, pizza and appetizers as well as pitchers of beer. A full menu has non-sports bar food as well, but it's what they specialize in. Tons of TVs, pool tables, dartboards and video games keep even the most finicky customers entertained at least for a little while. The nightlife is what really sets Brewskeez off with live music, poker nights, ladies night and karaoke. Whether or not sports are on, Brewskeez knows how to keep the masses entertained.
Brio Tuscan Grille
1601 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis; Tel. 314.432.4410
The bar at Brio Tuscan Grille is a prime St. Louis location for middle-aged singles, but the food is a highlight as well. The Tuscan themed restaurant has a wide selection of dishes from steak to pasta and a list of fine wines to choose from. In Plaza Frontenac, Brio Tuscan Grille is a romantic place for a first date or to go hang out at with friends. Children are also very welcome and during nice weather anyone can dine outside on the patio and partake in a game of bocce ball.
Buffalo Wild Wings
1465 Bass Pro Dr., St. Charles; Tel. 636.916.5353
Sports, beer and wings are all the essentials for a sports bar, and Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar has them. In St. Charles, right outside of St. Louis, the sports bar fills stomachs with more than just wings. The restaurant also offers salads, wraps, sandwiches, ribs, burgers and desserts for those who can't live on just wings alone. But really, with 11 different sauces to choose from besides the normal mild, medium and hot—Smilin' Sweet BBQ, Teriyaki, Parmesan Garlic, Honey BBQ, Spicy Garlic, Asian Zing, Carribbean Jerk, Screamin' Hot BBQ, Mango Habanero, Wild, Blazin'—there's no reason not to try anything but wings with an ice-cold beer at this bar.
701 N. 15th St., St. Louis; Tel. 314.231.2489
St. Louis' City Museum saved a 19th century log cabin by having it moved to the museum's downtown loft district location in order to serve as a restaurant and bar. The authentic cabin has two stories and a full bar serving wine and microbrews. Cabin Inn is also cozy restaurant with a menu of various appetite pleasers. On the patio, the bar at St. Louis' Cabin Inn has an open fire pit that goes right along with the cabin's décor. St. Louis has some interesting bars and restaurants, but Cabin Inn is a must-see place.
Café Eau & Bistro
212 N. Kingshighway Blvd., St. Louis; Tel; 314.454.9000
The Chase Park Plaza Hotel is the marker of the fashionable Central West End of St. Louis, and with the hotel comes the Café Eau & Bistro. The bistro and café—they're two different rooms across from each other—are colorfully decorated and the food strives to be just as colorful on your palate. The Eau Bistro serves up thought-out cuisine and offers a 300-bottle wine list to choose from while Café Eau features an ice bar to keep cocktails cold and a selection of lunch and dinner selections. A wine room is a definite pleaser for those in St. Louis who savor their wine and don't enjoy the din of diners.
6691 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis; Tel. 314.862.0009
For good Italian food, a huge beer selection and live music every night of the week Cicero's bar and live music club is the best place to go on St. Louis' Delmar Loop. The restaurant serves up awesome pizza, sandwiches and entrees while the bar offers an extensive beer, wine and cocktail selection. A game room acts as the sports bar at Cicero's with several TVs, video games and pink pool tables. Downstairs, local and national bands play alternative rock every night of the week. Cicero's has everybody's needs covered all under one roof.
16 S. Bemiston, Clayton; Tel. 314.256.1967
A quaint little bar area greets Candicci's customers as they come to visit the restaurant and bar in Clayton. The bar has a few tables and TV screens before opening into the dining room. Diners have a long menu to choose from including pizza, pasta and a few non-Italian selections for picky-eaters. A wine menu provides plenty of choices to go along with all the dishes on the menu. Many diners come all the way from St. Louis to experience Candicci's restaurant.
8000 Carondelet Ave., Clayton; Tel. 314.721.7001
The hip business people of downtown Clayton are the usual customers at Carondelet Grill after work and during lunch hours. The bar has a wide selection of beers as well as cocktails that can be enjoyed alone or with something from the grill. The restaurant features typical American bar food in a classy setting that ends up attracting a friendly crowd of people. Several flat screen TVs are located in the bar area so no one has to miss a St. Louis Cardinals or Rams game when they stop by to Carondelet Grill.
Carson's Sports Bar & Restaurant
1712 S. 9th St., St. Louis; Tel. 314.436.2707
It doesn't take much to be one of the best sports bars in St. Louis, just attractive waitresses, TVs, grub and entertainment for halftime during games. St. Louis Cardinals and Rams fans know that Carson's Sports Bar & Restaurant in the Soulard neighborhood is the prime place to be for a game or even just for a bite to eat and a good drink. The patio, open during warm weather, has horseshoe pits to keep customers entertained while weekends at this St. Louis sports bar are known for their karaoke crowd. The menu includes American bar favorites hot off the grill to go along with a cold and frothy beverage.
City Grille & Brewhaus
3914 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis; Tel. 314.289.9393
Aiming to gain the attention of the Saint Louis University students across the street, City Grille & Brewhaus brews six of their own creations on site that are also offered on tap. Two floors offer plenty of seating at the City Grille & Brewhaus and flat screen TVs are everywhere to watch the St. Louis Cardinals or Rams play. The menu features pub fare like burgers and sandwiches that can be washed down by one of the brews. The SLU students are ever abundant at the bar, but everyone is welcome.
CJ Muggs Bar and Grill
101 W. Lockwood St., Webster Groves; Tel. 314.963.1976
Family owned and operated, CJ Muggs Bar and Grill has been pleasing taste buds for over two decades. Live music and friendly music keep the locals coming back to eat and drink at the Webster Groves location right outside of St. Louis. The menu has a little bit of everything on it from Cajun to American and Italian. In nice weather there is a large patio area to drink and dine while listening to the music coming from inside at the bar.
Clancy's Irish Pub & Grill
40 Old State Rd., Ellisville; Tel. 636.391.6154
Cheap beer, cheap food and dollar bills hanging from the ceiling, Clancy's Irish Pub & Grill has all the markings of a dive bar. Looks like a dive bar, certainly smells live a dive bar so the only conclusion is that this West County bar and grill is a dive bar. In the St. Louis metropolitan area, Clancy's Irish Pub & Grill is one of the places customers can still get a good cheap meal and a drink in the single digits. They have a rocking jukebox and several TVs to watch the game on. For warmer weather, and to escape the clamor of local bands that sometimes play, Clancy's has a phenomenal outside patio. Limp dollars on the ceiling aside, Clancy's Irish Pub & Grill is the perfect place to spend a hot summer evening at either indoors or on the patio.
Classics Tavern Co.
11601 W. Florissant Ave., Florissant; Tel. 314.837.1181
Friendly locals are always around at Classics Tavern just outside of St. Louis. The bar and grill can satisfy your hunger and thirst for only a few bills. Serving lunch and dinner daily, the laid-back tavern offers a selection of typical bar fare. The happy hour at Classics Tavern offers even better deals on their already low prices. Customers can enjoy live music, pool tables and other games at the bar or order take-out for a boring night at home. Seems like an easy choice.
Colombo's Café Tavern
6487 Manchester Ave., St. Louis; Tel. 314.645.9930
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served up hot all day long at Colombo's Café Tavern. The day goes from when the sun rises to long after it sets for this St. Louis bar. The restaurant has excellent food and good prices that keep everyone happy at Colombo's Café Tavern. There are plenty of good bars in and around St. Louis, but if you're looking for a decently priced homestyle meal and a potent cocktail it's hard to beat the Colombo Café Tavern.
3 Patterson Plaza, Florissant; Tel. 314.921.0988
Live music and good food make Coltranes, just outside of St. Louis, worth a visit. Everyone is super friendly, especially the bartenders and servers who are more than willing to please. The restaurant has a full menu of bar favorites making it the ideal place to go for a good dinner then stick around for a good show.
Copia Urban Winery
1122 Washington Ave., St. Louis; Tel. 314.621.7275
There's no reason to go on a search for a winery in the boonies when the wine is brought to you in the downtown St. Louis Copia Urban Winery. A modern style wine cellar made of glass and stainless steel reaches from floor to high ceiling as the center of attention in the dining room. Exposed brick, warm hues and darks woods make the bar and lounge areas comfortably St. Louis-urban. Progressive American cuisine is on the menu with St. Louis classics being touched up. The St. Louis Copia Urban Winery even ages their own wine in steel vats, which technically means, they really are a winery.
Cousin Hugo's Bar & Grill
3233 Laclede Station Rd., St. Louis; Tel. 314.645.8484
Popular during the lunch hour, happy hours and weekends, St. Louis' Cousin Hugo's Bar & Grill is a St. Louis neighborhood bar mainstay. Open for many years, the bar and grill still serves up delicious food and drinks with the same friendly service they've had since the get-go. It's a great restaurant in St. Louis to head to after work for a bite to eat and a drink to relax with.
Dave's World Famous Bar
14306 S. Outer 40, Chesterfield; Tel. 314.434.6609
Working hard to really be a world famous bar, Dave's World Famous Bar is right outside St. Louis and offers locals a great bar to go and have a good time. The bar has shuffleboard, pool tables and plenty of big screen TVs to watch the Cardinals and Rams win in or away from St. Louis. Tucked away in a strip mall, Dave's bar is at least famous with locals who go for the attractive women and friendly service. The burgers are awesome and the drinks are strong. Famous or not, Dave's Bar is at least famous in the West County.
DB's Sports Bar
1615 S. Broadway, St. Louis; Tel. 314.588.2141
One of the best happy hours in St. Louis, and the best place in Soulard to catch sports on TV, DB's Sports Bar never fails to satisfy. Hungry customers can chow down on the restaurant's tasty sandwiches, salads, appetizers or other entrees while they catch the Cardinals or the Rams on TV. St. Louis loves its sports teams, so they should love their sports bar too. DB's Sports Bar offers football season specials and even has a two for Tuesday drink special. DB's is definitely a friendly St. Louis neighborhood bar standard.
308 N. 8th St., St. Louis; Tel. 314.231.4200
Most Irish pubs aren't known for their burgers, but when you're in downtown St. Louis, anything is possible. Dooley's Ltd Beef 'N Brew house is an all around friendly bar to visit with friendly staff and locals. The great pub atmosphere and old-fashioned charm surrounds customers who enter the restaurant. Irish touches add character to the dark woods and brown booths in the bar at Dooley's. For diners who particularly love their food, Dooley's even sells their gourmet spices for home cooking because St. Louis bar patrons can just never get enough.
Double D Lounge
2219 S. Brentwood Blvd., St. Louis; Tel. 314.961.5646
Although the name makes this bar and restaurant sound risqué, it's actually just a normal down-home, fun to be at kind of bar. The Double D Lounge has plenty of activities to keep the St. Louis locals busy every night of the week. Karaoke is one night a week while the jukebox, pool tables, dartboards and shuffleboard games are there to entertain all the time. Happy hour drink specials change each night at the Double D Lounge and when the St. Louis Rams are in season there are specials for football. The bar knows how to cater to the customer and give good service all the time.
The Drunken Fish
612 North 2nd Street, St. Louis; Tel. 314.241.9595
Laclede's Landing is graced by the Drunken Fish, a sushi restaurant and lounge with some of the finest sushi in St. Louis. Live music every evening improves the already lovely ambiance of the bar and elegant Japanese flourishes complement the fresh meals. Local and national DJs spin the latest house, jungle and techno to evening crowds as they sip cocktails at the Drunken Fish. Sake martinis, soju cocktails, premium sake, wine and a wide selection of other cocktails make the Drunken Fish a St. Louis bar to see.
Dutch Hollow Barn
233 Dutch Hollow Rd., Belleville; Tel. 618.235.5868
A huge projection TV makes Dutch Hollow Barn in Belleville, right outside of St. Louis, a great place to watch the Rams or the Cardinals. Dart tournaments up the ante occasionally at the Dutch Hollow Barn while live music, free food and indoor meat shoots also appear on the calendar during the week. The bar offers a selection of beer and other alcoholic beverages that would make anyone smile and all the activities make it too hard to resist a visit to this great local bar.
Fast Eddie's Bon-Air
1530 E. 4th St., Alton; Tel. 618.462.5532
Outside of St. Louis, Fast Eddie's Bon-Air is well worth the drive. The bar and grill style restaurant serves up only seven items, but half the menu is only 99 cents! Get a burger, fries or bratwurst for under a dollar, or get the peel-and-eat shrimp for 29 cents. That's unbeatable anywhere else in the St. Louis area. Fast Eddie's Bon-Air—that's with an 'ie' not Eddy—is the top volume bar in the world. The bar has over 400 chairs that live bands perform Thursdays through Sundays. Bands are local St. Louis bands or touring outfits from all over the nation. Get to Fast Eddie's Bon-Air quick because it's no average bar, it fills up faster than Eddie can blink.
2925 Mount Pleasant St., St. Louis; Tel. 314.351.1466
Avid Food Network watchers saw Alton Brown eat a brain sandwich as he made a stop while traveling across the United States. Brown didn't stop in St. Louis, but if he had those who live in St. Louis could have told him to get a brain sandwich at Ferguson's Pub instead. The South City bar has shuffleboard, locals and the vital cheap beer that most bars do, but among the fried chicken and burgers on the menu, not every bar can claim they have the brain sandwich. Now usually a pig brain—cow brain before Mad Cow Disease—is fried and slapped between two pieces of white bread with mayo. Sounds delicious and goes great with cold beer.
Flannery's Irish Pub
1320 Washington Ave., St. Louis; Tel. 314.241.8885
Downtown St. Louis has bars that know how to treat and entertain their customers and Flannery's Irish Pub is no exception. A dozen flat screen TVs might be a sensory overload to some, but true St. Louis Cardinals, Rams, or Blues fans will be thanking the Irish bar for being sports friendly when they watch their teams win. The bar also has a full restaurant menu with everything from steak to burgers and other bar fare. Flannery's Irish Pub wouldn't be a great St. Louis sports bar if they didn't also have electronic darts, shuffleboard and of course video games. It's downtown St. Louis, so expect only the best especially from Flannery's Irish Pub.
Frankie G's Bar and Grill
4565 Chestnut Park Plaza, St. Louis; Tel. 314.894.9292
Owner of Frankie G's Bar and Grill, Bill Gianino, learned how to please his customers from his father, Frankie. The St. Louis sports bar offers a menu of typical sports bar foods that fill stomachs and keep the St. Louis Cardinals and Rams fans happy. The restaurant has TVs all throughout the location, including the men's bathroom. Customers will never have to miss a second of the game, even when nature calls, at Frankie G's Bar and Grill.
5647 Telegraph Rd., St. Louis; Tel. 314.846.8881
Head to South County, St. Louis for what's always a good time at Garvey's Grill. The bar serves up classic American bar food like hamburgers, pizza and nachos. The bar and grill also has more restaurant-type fare with salads, sandwiches and steaks on their menu. The service is friendly and the St. Louis locals know how to have a good time at Garvey's.
Great Grizzly Bear
1027 Geyer Ave., St. Louis; Tel. 314.231.0444
Soulard's second oldest bar doesn't ever seem to get old. Great Grizzly Bear keeps serving up classic St. Louis food, booking great live music and making people have such a great time that they forget the history and focus on the fun. During warm weather, the Bear Garden is the ideal place to eat and drink in the beautiful St. Louis weather, but when it gets colder, everyone heads inside the cozy club. Dancing, drinking, and eating are main activities at the bar, and they're usually accompanied by live music. Try anything from the menu with the barbeque sauce at the Great Grizzly Bear bar because there's just no way to go wrong with the sauce.
Grey Fox Pub
3503 S. Spring Ave., St. Louis; Tel. 314.772.2150
The Grey Fox Pub is not one of those over-the-top balls to the wall gay bars with half naked men everywhere. No, the Grey Fox Pub is a St. Louis bar with a little more class than that. But not enough class to forgo having drag shows on Friday and Saturday nights. Just walking by, one couldn't guess that the Grey Fox Pub is a St. Louis gay bar, and perhaps once inside it would also be tough. The crowd is low-key and rarely gets out of control. Instead the atmosphere stays relaxed. The St. Louis pub's quirk is that they serve a free Saturday morning brunch, but that's not much of a quirk either. It's more of the best attraction to the place.
3811 S. Lindbergh Blvd., Sappington; Tel. 314.984.3701
Growler's Pub is the only bar in the St. Louis area that drinkers can find 131 different beers on tap. The bar is also a restaurant offering a full menu of delicious food to go along with all that drinking. Warmer weather is a great time to go to Growler's Pub and sit outside in their beer garden with a cold one in hand. Adventurous St. Louis folk might even take on the challenge of trying all 131 beers over a period of time and end up in the pub's Hall of Foam.
Harry's Bar and Grill
4940 Southwest Ave., St. Louis; Tel. 314.771.5077
The large patio at Harry's Bar and Grill attracts the lunch and happy hour crowds to this St. Louis neighborhood bar during nice weather. The location at the edge of The Hill certainly doesn't hurt either. The menu features classic bar fare and keeps customers coming back for more, especially when there are specials on the food and drink for happy hour. No one ever has to miss a St. Louis Rams or Cardinals game either because the TVs are always on keeping track of the score.
2028 S. 9th St., St. Louis; Tel. 314.773.5565
Some of the friendliest service in St. Louis's Soulard neighborhood can be found at Hammerstones bar and restaurant. They serve up breakfast lunch and dinner, but most importantly have a weekday happy hour from 2-6pm at the bar. Known for their participation in Soulard's special evens like the St. Louis Mardi Gras and Spring Celebration, Hammerstones knows how to pack a crowd in and keep them happy. As if it could get better, they have live jazz every day of the week! For a good ol' time in St. Louis, Hammerstones is the place to go, and locals say they have the best Bloody Marys in town.
Henry's Restaurant and Bar
2144 Market St., St. Louis; Tel.314.421.6969
A great place to dine and get a view of downtown St. Louis, Henry's Restaurant and Bar offers good food and live music. The exquisite wine list will please any expert, as there is a wine pairing for every one of the American dishes on the menu. Nice weather brings the music with it and the swarms of singles to the outside patio. Even Cardinals and Rams fans go to the St. Louis restaurant and bar for a quick pre-game or post-game drink.
3650 S. Lindbergh, St. Louis; Tel. 314.984.0026
Known for their singles scene and chicken wings, Helen Fitzgerald's Irish Bar & Grill is a one of a kind place in St. Louis. The menu features appetizers and drinks, some more appetizers and, as what seemed to be an after thought, some entrees too. On the other side of the dining room there is a sports bar and pool hall that is also a live music venue on some nights. Games and TVs fill up the St. Louis Irish Bar's game room as singles wander around searching for fresh meat.
Highway 61 Roadhouse and Kitchen
34 S. Old Orchard, Webster Groves; Tel. 314.968.0061
Jazz and blues live music and memorabilia dominates the Highway 61 Roadhouse and Kitchen right outside of St. Louis. The restaurant has an immense menu of southern soul food that would take an army to eat if one of everything was ordered. A stage in the dining room usually features a live local or national band to entertain the St. Louis diners. Over in the bar, happy hour specials go from 10pm to 1am Monday- Thursday. Drink specials and buy one get one free appetizers make the happy hour more than worth going to at the Highway 61 Roadhouse and Kitchen.
Hotshots Sports Bar and Grill
1636 Country Club Plaza Dr., St. Charles; Tel. 636.947.8833
St. Louis sports fans have myriad bars to choose from to enjoy Cardinals and Rams games at, but Hotshots Sports Bar and Grill is one of the best for an atmosphere as energetic as the one at the actual game. Multiple televisions have all different games on for sports fanatics to see all at once and there are plenty of games to play when commercials are on. Hotshots Sports Bar and Grill has video games, dartboards, pool tables and foosball to keep everyone busy at the St. Louis location. Bar food like pizza, hot wings and burgers are served for St. Louis fans to munch on after a long day of sports viewing. Aiming to further draw male customers, Hotshots has even been known to hold bikini contests. Keep checking back so you don't miss it!
1820 Market St., St. Louis; Tel. 314.436.0844
Right inside Saint Louis Union Station, Houlihan's has a primetime spot to be visited by tourists. The bar and grill has an extensive menu of appetizers, entrees and desserts that could please any palate no matter how picky. All the dishes are prepared with the finest fresh ingredients and most are also health conscious without diners even knowing it. The bar at Houlihan's also has an impressive menu offering martini flights, margaritas, various other cocktails, wine and beer. Houlihan's looks out onto the bustling St. Louis Union Station area and the patio looks onto the Union Station lagoon. There might be tourists galore and Houlihan's might be a chain, but that doesn't mean it's anywhere near being bad.
Humphrey's Restaurant & Tavern
3700 Laclede Ave., St. Louis; Tel. 314.535.0700
Opening in 1976, Humphrey's Restaurant and Tavern has been a St. Louis University staple since day one. Right across the street from the campus makes Humprey's—lovingly known by students as "Humps"—a prime location to walk to and stumble home from. The basic menu is enough to satisfy students and other diners for lunch and dinner. Happy hour lasts from 11am to 7pm Monday through Friday at this St. Louis bar, but even when there aren't drink specials, the drinks still come cheap. Plenty of TVs, a back patio and video games top off Humphrey's bar and keep it going long into the night.
101 S. Hanley Rd., Interco Club Tower, St. Louis; Tel. 314.725.4700
Upscale all around, J. Bucks is the place to go in St. Louis for various athletes, VIPs and broadcasters for whom the restaurant was named. The upscale bar attracts classy singles that are in the mood to mingle. Bringing a classic Americana menu to St. Louis—because apparently they didn't have enough already—J. Bucks uses some of the finest ingredients in their cuisine. When the weather is nice in St. Louis, the outside patio is a popular place to dine and drink no matter who you are.
John D. McGurk's Irish Pub
1200 Russell Blvd., St. Louis; Tel. 314.776.8309
In true Irish Pub form, the only drinks that John D. McGurk's Irish Pub offers at the bar are beers, wines and whiskeys. Sorry, St. Louis, no cocktails here. The pub offers an extensive selection of bottled beers in ciders, ales, lagers and domestics as well as a great number of beers on tap. The dinner menu for the St. Louis restaurant has American as well as several Irish dishes. The bangers and mash or Guinness stew are definitely worth trying. Despite all the classic Irish food and drink, the bar wouldn't be truly Irish if it didn't have Irish music. McGurk's Irish Pub has live Irish music every day of the week that will make anyone forget they aren't actually in Ireland. McGurk's is undeniably one of the best Irish bars in St. Louis.
John P. Fields Restaurant
26 N. Central Ave., St. Louis; Tel. 314.862.1225
The Clayton crowd locals visit John P. Field's Restaurant in St. Louis after work and for dinner to watch the game, get a drink and a bite to eat. The green and dark wood décor make the restaurant look like an Irish pub but the young professionals and occasional college student give the bar more of a club atmosphere. As with most bars in the area, Field's Restaurant offers a fine selection of draft and bottled beers along with wines by the glass. The menu features American cuisine infused with a Cajun-Creole touch. The St. Louis bar and restaurant offers a good atmosphere in a nice neighborhood.
Johnny Gitto's Restaurant
6997 Chippewa St., St. Louis; Tel. 314.781.8111
The Gitto's have several Italian restaurants in St. Louis that serve up fine quality Italian fare. Johnny Gitto's Restaurant is no exception but they cater more to the pub crawling crowd with their casual atmosphere and karaoke five nights a week. The St. Louis restaurant transforms the dining room into a bar on karaoke nights and doesn't make patrons leave until 3am. The karaoke room is always packed, as St. Louis folk know Johnny Gitto's Restaurant is one of the best places to eat, drink and be merry.
Johnny's Restaurant and Bar
1017 Russell Blvd., St. Louis; Tel. 314.865.0900
St. Louis knows Johnny's Restaurant and Bar for many things including being the bar that began the St. Louis Mardi Gras tradition. In the historic Soulard area, Johnny's is packed during their happy hour as the attractive waitresses run around serving strong drinks to a mostly male crowd. The menu for this St. Louis restaurant and bar has fine American cuisine to satisfy any hunger and when the weather is nice, the restaurant sets up several tables outside for customers to people watch. Johnny's Restaurant and Bar is certainly a St. Louis staple, particularly for Mardi Gras.
7347 Forsyth blvd., St. Louis; Tel. 314.721.9965
A short walk from downtown Clayton or Washington University in St. Louis, Kruger's Bar is a popular destination for college students as well as Clayton businesspeople. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner up with a basic menu of bar food, salads and sandwiches. Sports seasons of the St. Louis Cardinals and Rams make Krueger's a popular place to go watch the game and the bar also puts on their own events and games. Krueger's Bar is a great place to go and meet new people or hang out with the old ones.
Laclede Street Bar & Grill
3818 Laclede Ave., St. Louis; Tel. 314.531.1600
Right across the street from the St. Louis University dorms, Laclede Street Bar and Grill is a traditional place for the SLU students to hang out. Offering cheap prices for pitchers and bar food that's also good and cheap, students can't resist stopping in for the happy hours. It's a good thing the bar has plenty of space because Laclede Street bar and Grill fills up quick on the weekends. There are two bar areas, and the second down a short flight of stairs also has a dance floor. Dartboards, video games and TVs hold the attention of the student customers. When the St. Louis Cardinals or Rams are playing the bar is a great place to catch the game. Those that like good food and a good time always head to Laclede Street.
Lemmons Restaurant and Bar
5800 Gravois, St. Louis; Tel. 314.481.4812
Over on the south side of St. Louis, Lemmons Restaurant and Bar has been making great pizza, chicken and steak since before most of their clientele can remember. Hosting live music Friday, Saturday and sometimes Thursday nights, Lemmons brings rock 'n roll to South St. Louis. The specialty Chicago pizza—forget that St. Louis thin crust—draws folks from far and wide, especially for the house special Blackthorn pizza. When there isn't live music, TVs, video games, pool and darts keep customers busy while they enjoy one of the fine selections of beer. The weekly film festival on Monday nights is always a draw with a free buffet table of pizza, wings and more. Lemmons Restaurant and Bar always has activities going on, so customers will never get bored.
4747 McPherson, St. Louis; Tel. 314.361.3003
Welsh food—which is a lot like Irish food—and almost 20 beers on tap make Llywelyn's Pub not only a tasty restaurant, but also a great bar to go hang out at. This Central West End location offers several events throughout the week to keep the St. Louis pub packed. Wednesdays are guys' night and offer beer specials while Thursdays are ladies' night and offer Long Island Iced Tea specials. Live St. Louis music occasionally is booked in the Celtic or even American genres. Don't forget to check out the upstairs rooms and bar where Llywelyn's Pub offers nightly specials as well.
Lucas Park Grille
1232 Washington Ave., St. Louis; Tel. 314.241.7770
The large bar in the center of Lucas Park Grille, a downtown St. Louis favorite, is also a favorite for singles who are on the prowl. The restaurant uses fresh ingredients and offers a selection of classic American cuisine. Next to the dining room there is a market offering many of the items from the menu to go and specialty made in Missouri products. Casual and businesspeople crowds fill the restaurant for dinner and drinks, but after 10pm the bar fills up with singles looking for that special someone.
Milo's Bocce Garden
5201 Wilson Ave., St. Louis; Tel. 314.776.0468
Some of St. Louis' best Italian restaurants and bakeries are on The Hill, but Milo's Bocce Garden takes the cake for a place the whole family can enjoy. They have an expansive bar by the front door, but the game room caters to kids—and adults—of all ages. When the St. Louis weather is good, the bocce garden in the back is where the fun really begins. Two regulation bocce courts allow beginners and experts to take part in the classic game at Milo's Bocce Garden. Tables out back also allow spectators to enjoy the art of the game. Happy hour is from 4-7pm and offers the best drink and appetizer specials on The Hill.
16 N. Meramec, Calyton; Tel. 314.863.7888
Possibly the best sushi in St. Louis, Miso wows all their diners with fresh and tasty sushi and then invites a hip crowd in as they become a nightclub after the witching hour. Diners who aren't interested in the sushi bar can try one of the cooked dishes of cuisine combining Thai, Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese influences. In the evenings, the modern-style lounge has a DJ spinning and drink specials galore. Plush couches and loveseats provide the St. Louis singles a place to sit down and relax between dancing or to find a quiet corner to canoodle.
Morgan Street Brewery
721 N. 2nd St., St. Louis; Tel. 314.231.9970
In the historic Laclede's Landing area of St. Louis Morgan Street Brewery has a multilevel building for their brewery, bars and restaurant. When the St. Louis weather is nice, a brick patio between the brewery building and lodge is the perfect place to dine and enjoy a pretty day while watching the crowds go by on Second Street. The Morgan Street Brewery restaurant serves food prepared with organic ingredients grown on the brewery's very own farm. They offer gourmet American bar food classics that have been updated by their fabulous chefs. A small dance floor in the back always ends up packed with people dancing to great music. Morgan Street Brewery is one of the best places to visit for dining and drinking at Laclede's Landing in St. Louis.
Mr. B's Bar & Grill
5800 Southwest Ave., St. Louis; Tel. 314.645.5912
Mr. B's Bar and Grill has some of the friendliest service on The Hill. They serve up classic Italian favorites both at their bar and in the dining room. For the best Italian food in St. Louis, The Hill is the place to go, and Mr. B's Bar and Grill promises great service with out the pretentious regulars. The locals who go to this bar are too busy chattering away about current events to care much when new people come into experience a St. Louis restaurant they already knew was great.
1931 S. 12th St., St. Louis; Tel. 314.436.3045
On the outskirts of the St. Louis Soulard area, Nadine's provides a welcome haven for good food and drinks away from the packed restaurants and bars right in the heart of Soulard. This St. Louis local bar has a beautiful patio that is heated when the weather takes a turn for the worse and they have horseshoes out on the patio. Inside, Nadine's has shuffleboard, pool and darts to entertain bar goers. The service is classic St. Louis hospitality with a friendly bar and wait staff. The restaurant's menu is American food done right with sandwiches, salads and entrees. When the bar hopping and clubbing of Soulard becomes too much to bear, Nadine's is a welcome back up.
736 Westport Plaza, Maryland Heights; Tel. 314.878.4445
In the heart of St. Louis' Westport Plaza, Nino's is an Italian restaurant with more selection than most people can handle. They have pasta, steaks, chicken, seafood and much more to choose from on their extensive menu. The service is good and a band on the outside patio or inside at the piano bar add an Italian flare that's hard to find in St. Louis, even on The Hill. The bar is a great place to sit and people watch or to get a bite to eat. Nino's has a great history and Nino himself is often bustling around the busy St. Louis restaurant.
1921 S. Brentwood Blvd., St. Louis; Tel. 314.961.8900
A hop skip and a step away from the Galleria shopping mall, O.B. Clark's is one of the most popular places to watch the St. Louis Blues games in the whole St. Louis area. So popular that the players themselves have been known to swing by after games or on practice days. The around the restaurant and bar at O.B. Clark's are two large plasma TVs, two HDTV big screens and an assortment of smaller TVs so everyone can have a view of the game. Pizza is the specialty of this St. Louis establishment and they always seem to have a crowd no matter the day of the week or time of the day. Stop into O.B. Clark's and you never know whom you'll see at the bar.
4652 Shaw Ave., St. Louis; Tel. 314.773.6600
At the center of the "best burger of St. Louis" debate is O'Connell's Pub with their juicy hamburgers fresh off the grill and big onion rings. All ages come to the restaurant to sample the burgers they've heard are the best and the legal drinkers often pair the all-American meal with a cold beer. The bar in O'Connell's Pub is an original piece built by Anheuser Busch and gives the bar an antique look that compliments the other various old-time decorations. The roast beef is another favorite on the St. Louis restaurant's focused menu, so if the burger doesn't fancy someone's tastes, hopefully another sandwich will do the trick.
Ozzie's Restaurant & Sports Bar
645 Westport Plaza Dr., St. Louis; Tel. 314.434.1000
Real St. Louis Cardinals fans have a haven at Ozzie's Restaurant and Sports Bar in St. Louis' Westport Plaza. The happy hour at Ozzie's from 4-7pm offers a free buffet featuring a different bar food each night and drink specials. The St. Louis restaurant's menu is classic American fare with appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts that are paired well with a drink from the bar. Ozzie's Restaurant & Sports Bar has several big screen TVs and multiple other screens playing all the current sports games across the nation. St. Louis Cardinals games are a popular event at Ozzie's as are the lunch and happy hours. This St. Louis sports bar and restaurant is a high-energy place to get a cold one and watch the game.
Pat's Bar & Grill
6400 Oakland Ave., St. Louis; Tel. 314.647.6553
Finally, a bar that the whole family can go to! The notoriously St. Louis Irish neighborhood, Dogtown, has plenty of Irish pubs that are no where near family friendly, but Pat's Bar and Grill is the exception. Downstairs there is a long bar and several booths where a menu is provided for hot off the grill entrees. Pat's Bar and Grill is also known for their fried fare—chicken livers, fish and shrimp—as well as their Sunday brunch. The upstairs room known as The Roost collects a louder St. Louis crowd at the bar on weekends and evenings. Whiskey, Guinness and various other Irish favorites are available, but maybe not when the kids are around.
Phelan's Pub and Grill
1730 S. 8th St., St. Louis; Tel. 314.241.8282
One block from the Soulard Market and a short walk from downtown, Phelan's Pub and Grill has a beautiful location on the corner of a historic St. Louis building. They offer a limited menu of items mostly from the grill or fryer to go along with their cold beer and cocktails. A low-key atmosphere and friendly service attracts customers from the neighborhood to this local St. Louis bar. Lots of light gets into the space and for those who need more entertainment than drinking, there are darts and video games. Phalen's Pub and Grill is truly a neighborhood bar with a long St. Louis history.
4054 Chouteau Ave., St. Louis; Tel. 3134.480.2415
Where Soulard meets Washington Avenue, and everybody seems to blend together anyway, rBar—like "our bar," get it?—blends gay, straight, comfort and style. Anyone and everyone drinks at rBar. The St. Louis bar was started by the minds of eight twenty-somethings and that's exactly the crowd that their restaurant and bar attracts. Besides killer cocktails, beer and wine there's a menu that offers pizza, flatbread, salads and sundaes. The space the rBar takes up was renovated for the bar and made into a trendy and elegant location with a beer garden in the back. The bar sits right on the tip of a pie shape piece of land formed in the "Grove" area of St. Louis. It's the must see, must be at restaurant and bar in the St. Louis area.
Remy's Kitchen and Wine Bar
222 S. Bemiston Ave., St. Louis; Tel. 314.26.5757
Remy's Kitchen and Wine Bar has won multiple awards for various aspects of their restaurant including the selection of over 35 wines by the glass. The Mediterranean influenced cuisine goes fabulously with their selections and is reasonably priced considering the high quality and care put into each dish. St. Louis crowds are drawn to the wine bar by a happy hour Monday-Thursday from 4:30-6pm and a late night happy hour Thursday night from 9:30- midnight. Tapas and wine keep the crowds happy and make Remy's one of the best bar and restaurants in St. Louis.
Riddles Penultimate Café and Wine Bar
6307 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis; Tel. 314.725.1153
St. Louis' University City has had Riddle's Penultimate Café and Wine Bar as a staple since 1985, and they haven't failed to impress yet. The café sits right on the St. Louis loop that bustles with people and takes advantage of its location with outdoor seating in front of the restaurant so customers can people watch over a glass of wine. A "standing menu" is offered year round regardless of seasonal selections, but a "daily menu" takes advantage of the mid-west fresh selections by changing, as the name implies, daily. A fine selection of wine, and beer, spanning the world is also at hand. St. Louis couldn't do any better with Riddles Penultimate Café and Wine Bar.
1311 Washington Ave., St. Louis; Tel. 314.588.7070
A great place to meet new people or to hang out with friends, Rue 13 brings the St. Louis nightlife some spice with strong cocktails, a sushi bar and an awesome DJ spinning at night. The St. Louis bar has a great happy hour that attracts the local young businesspeople to share ideas over specials on appetizers and drinks. St. Louis has received the West Coast atmosphere of Rue 13 with open arms and the bar is becoming increasingly popular.
6 Main St., St. Peters; Tel. 636.397.5383
Right outside of St. Louis, Sally T's brings the rock 'n roll to Old Towne St. Peters along with good food and drinks. The restaurant has a full menu but is known for their roast beef and pastrami sandwiches during lunch and dinner. Open mic nights, jazz, folk and rock take up the nighttime entertainment at Sally T's where all ages can enjoy the shows. Weekends are geared towards the drinking crowd when local bands perform to 21 and over crowds. Sally T's is a great bar to enjoy a live local show in a nice atmosphere.
Sasha's Wine Bar and Market
706 De Mun Ave., Clayton; Tel. 314.863.7276
A few blocks away from St. Louis' Washington University, Sasha's Wine Bar and Market is one of the best places to enjoy a nice day in the St. Louis area. Everyone from young professionals to seasoned adults come to Sasha's to enjoy a glass of wine. The wine bar is inside and outside, but it's the ability to make the location open air that draws customers in warm weather. The wines are available by the bottle, glass or 1.5-ounce taste to accompany wine friendly snacks and entrees. On the other side of Sasha's Market, Jimmy's Café and Kaldi's Coffee complete the trendy ambiance of this section of St. Louis.
7260 Southwest Ave., Maplewood; Tel. 314.241.2337
At their second location—the first being the Tap Room in downtown St. Louis—Schlafly treats their food with just as much respect as they do their beer. Using only the finest and freshest ingredients, many straight from their garden, Bottleworks features organic and fresh pizzas, pastas, sandwiches and entrees. The restaurant, located outside of St. Louis in Maplewood, also has a Sunday brunch on weekends that diners can enjoy in the sunny beer garden. Wine, beer and cocktails can be ordered from the bar, but keep in mind it's a brewery and that means the beer is fabulously fresh.
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