CBGB is a weird place. During the day, its appearance from the street makes this underground club look like an abandoned building, especially since the name of the business is drawn on the front door with spray paint. It's one of those places that draws a familiar crowd; everyone knows everyone and newcomers are easily identified and introduced to the rest of the group. The atmosphere can be considered alternative, frequented by hipsters with funky outfits, hairdos and musical interests. The best times to stop by are Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Though the ambiance has a distinctly edgy tone, the live music acts that come through are quite diverse and anyone can have a great time at the venue.
One of the better spots in town for beer-snobs and foodies alike, Square One Brewery & Distillery is a must-visit in St. Louis. Located in the heart of the vibrant Lafayette Square, only a short drive from downtown, this fully-functional brewery also seconds as a happening restaurant offering modern American cuisine along with classic standbys. The menu can be described as 'comfort food at its best' with a line-up of signature specialties like Pulled BBQ Pork, Smoked Salmon BLT, Fish & Chips, Crab Cakes, Bacon & Avocado Omelet, Cobb Salad and Buffalo Hot Wings. Post dining, patrons can sample some of the best micro-brews, crafted cocktails, wines and other spirits. The 13 beers on tap feature not only local brews but also a variety of imported ales. The atmosphere is laid-back and the service is top-notch. So, whether you are looking for a night-out destination or just want to venture outside downtown, come down to Square One Brewery.
Voted best nightclub, bar, hangout, restaurant...you name it: Blueberry Hill is the place to go for great food and live bands. Whether it is a local band or a national touring act, this establishment has the best in blues, reggae and rock 'n' roll. The menu contains an array of heart clogging selections like chili fries and hamburgers, but you will also find numerous veggie offerings as well as specials like Trout Almondine and jerk chicken. Sandwiches and breakfast grub are also available.
Nothing says great time like an Irish pub on game night. Flannery's is a top spot for people in downtown St. Louis to gather, eat, drink, and watch their favorite sports program. This sports bar/beer garden is located on the busy Washington Avenue strip and loft district, yet maintains the charm and communal feel of a traditional Irish bar. With over 30 different ales and lagers to choose from, and a very nice menu full of options, there's something for everyone. The fun staff and jovial regulars help create the welcoming ambiance that makes this place stand out. Meet friends for happy hour, or enjoy a late night of camaraderie at this neighborhood pub.
Aiming to be the premier nightclub in the Midwest, Europe Night Club is all about the music. This club boasts of a state-of-the-art sound system, light system and outstanding customer service. Focusing on live EDM music, Europe has hosted acts such as Skrillex, The Crystal Method, Starkillers and Chuckie, among others. There is a strict dress code, so make sure you dress to impress.
"Fun and casual" is the name of the game at this American restaurant. Owners Thom and Jane Sehnert are friendly and well-known in the St. Louis community and culinary scene. Annie's serves great food, as evidenced by the always full dining room and perpetual line out the door. This restaurant is known for its steaks, but it also serves smoked meats, pork, fish, ribs, burgers and more. Outdoor dining is available.
Jack Patrick's Bar & Grill is a great bar that is located in the heart of Downtown area. A great place to hang out after work with friends or colleague. They have an extensive drinks list with some great grill food options. This hole is the wall bar and restaurant has a lively and peppy atmosphere. They have large TV's around the area for those wanting to catch up on sports. The staff members are extremely helpful and friendly.
Venture to the side door of the Thaxton building and say the secret password to enter Thaxton Speakeasy. The password isn't exactly secret - it can be found on the website. It give patrons a discount on the cover charge and adds to the 1920s atmosphere. Inside, you'll find a luxurious design featuring art deco elements. It's the perfect complement to the prohibition themed cocktails.
One of the most happening music bars in St.Louis, Tin Roof offers all the necessary ingredients for a good party, delicious food, refreshing drinks and catchy music. Unlike other music bars in the area, the music played here is primarily rock and the proprietors call in some of the best upcoming local solo artists and bands to get the party started. The burgers here go extremely well with the draught beer from the bar.
If dunking yourself in beer is a long cherished dream, then Bridge Tap House and Wine Bar in St. Louis can surely facilitate this fantasy with more than 200 varieties of beer and 100 varieties of wine. Imported cheese, cakes and seasoned apples are perfect companions to their libations. With a kitchen that is open all night long, you can indulge in some great treats for your palate.
The interiors resemble that of an urban art gallery, while the vibe of the place is that of a buzzing nightclub. If you find yourself intrigued about what this heady mix holds in store, visit the House of Soul at Washington Avenue. This effervescent live-music venue plays R&B, gospel, and more, while adding the joys of art and food to the experience. The bar menu here is a crowd puller; however, theme nights, such as Karaoke Nights and Saturday Night Vibes, attract party lovers from all over the city. When in St. Louis, if you’re looking to let your hair down and groove to the beats of blue, the House of Soul is your destination.