Crown Candy Kitchen is where to go when you want to fulfill your sweet and savory cravings. The moment you enter the shop you'll feel as if you've stepped back in time - there are charming booths and a jukebox that you can bop your head to. Order one of their many special malts (butterscotch, chocolate, and vanilla are a few), try some of their candies, and be sure to sink your teeth into their famous BLT sandwich before you leave.
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.
"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.
This place has been a favorite in St. Louis and a landmark for ice cream lovers since 1929. Mr. Drewes' cool, creamy delights are served upside down in order to prove just how creamy and thick they really are. Do not be alarmed by the ever-present line, as it moves along pretty quickly. An ice cream-style stand, complete with neon lights and twinkling bulbs, makes this a lively family hangout. It is so relaxed that the menu is handwritten. Try an array of frozen flavors, from pineapple, strawberry and chocolate chip to other odd titles such as the Terramizzou, Fox Treat and All Shook Up. A Concrete is a must-taste as this historic sweet spot. They are open from 11a daily.
The Royale is one of the best places in South City to get a bite, have a drink and mingle with a cool and diverse young crowd. The kitchen serves up tasty variations on classic pub food and the bar features a long list of custom cocktails. A large crowd of regulars and a steady stream of lively groups give this place a comfortable and exciting atmosphere unmatched in St. Louis.
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.
Rooster is a popular choice among locals and tourists for brunch in downtown St. Louis. This cafe serves great coffee, tea and beverages. Sip on some breakfast beer with European classics like sandwiches and crepes. They specialize in crepes, with an array of sweet and savory renditions on offer.
Get your St. Louis burger fix at Baileys' Range. This popular joint prides themselves on made-from-scratch burgers. Patties are made using grass-fed and ethically-raised meat like beef, pork, bison and duck. Make your choice from inventive renditions of the American staple like jalapeno, espresso and Korean barbecue sauce. Accompany those unpretentious flavors with their signature hand-blended milkshakes and ice-creams.
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.
Rosalita's Cantina prides itself on being the only Tex-Mex joint on the Washington Avenue strip. The restaurant offers a blend of Mexican flavors along with a great environment and excellent service. The menu is small but the taste is surely going to tickle your taste buds. Accompany your meal with delicious margaritas and take in the feel of the place. Perfect place to catch up with friends or have an after work meal. Also, don’t miss their happy hours.