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Legendary for being the pioneer brew pub in the state, The Schlafly Tap Room has an enviable list of beers. Brewing almost 50 different varieties of beer every year, the tap room caters to every fussy beer-lover. With live music, art shows and BBQ’s happening regularly, Schlafly taps all the right notes.
This is basically a restaurant for chicken lovers, but there are a few other items on the menu. The kitchen makes a great picnic lunch, while the bar has a good selection of beer, wine and mixed drinks. You can also order a meal to take home. See their website for further details. While the both the decor and dress code are casual, a select group of businesses chooses this restaurant to cater their parties and meetings. The clientele ranges from business executives to families and college kids. Hodak's serves deliciously crispy fried chicken with cole slaw, potato salad, baked beans and America's number one dessert, apple pie.
Nod your head to great old blues music while partaking in some of the best service in St. Louis. Located a stone's throw away from Lafayette Park, these po' boy-makin' folks specialize in St. Louis, Memphis, Chicago, and New Orleans-style sandwiches on great fresh bread with soups, salads, and cookies. For beer-lovers, the selections hail from some of the best breweries in the country. If planning to dine at this quaint eatery during lunch, come early or late. Around noon, the place gets so busy that finding a seat is nearly impossible.
An old bank building in University City that was converted several years ago into a combination root beer brewery and family restaurant, Fitz's draws an enthusiastic crowd of college students, adults and children. Diners can watch the root beer making and bottling processes through a large glass partition, all the while enjoying good pub food such as hamburgers, pizzas, etc. The root beer, a revered St. Louis formula that dates back to an old roadside stand from the 1940s, is terrific, too.