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.
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.
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.
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.
Both a nightclub and a concert venue, Pop's welcomes customers 24 hours all days of the week just east of the Mississippi River. The nightclub features late-night DJs and cover bands, and the venue draws impressive performers. Three bars, foosball tables, pool tables, and televised sporting events are spaced throughout the club.
"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.