5900 Arsenal Street (Hampton) St. Louis, MO 63139 +1 314 645 8822
There are very few piano bars in the St. Louis area, so this place is a godsend for live music fans. The Hide Away features a piano player most nights of the week, playing contemporary and classic favorites, plus requests from patrons. This local favorite has been a staple of St. Louis for over 50 years, and has maintained much of its original charm and decor. Drinks are inexpensive and with a wide selection of brews, you won't be lacking in drink options. Be sure to stop by Thursday nights for your turn at the mic during karaoke night. When hunger strikes, locals favor the three-cheese grilled cheese sandwich, Chris' Burger with bacon and mushrooms, and other items with a little Italian influence. If you are there to catch a football game on TV, you can snack on free hotdogs and chili.
5400 Murdoch Avenue St. Louis, MO 63109 +1 314 752 9126
There are coffee shops, and then there's Murdoch Perk. A cup of the house special or a gourmet concoction of espresso and flavor shots leaves patrons wanting more. Free WiFi enables customers to relax and work in a pleasant, open atmosphere. The beautiful deck and back patio are perfect meeting places and there's always someone new to run across. The best part about this neighborhood coffee shop is the food. That's right. The kitchen is always popping with breakfast all day and waffles good enough to keep customers from ever going home. -Cathryn D. Blue
3821 McClay Road Saint Peters, MO 63376 +1 636 922 1566
The St. Charles Coffee house is a cozy little coffee shop in the suburbs of St. Louis. The ambiance is great, with comfortable couches as well as tables, a TV, and a mini-library of books for the customers to peruse. The specialty coffee, tea, smoothies and beers are delightful and make for a perfect excuse to spend an extended period of time in this location. They have WiFi and just the right atmosphere for you to get some serious work done while you indulge in a coffee or sweet smoothie treat. At night, they often have open mic nights or live music. There's a little something for everyone. -Rease Kirchner
2028 South Ninth Street St. Louis, MO 63104 +1 314 773 5565
Thanks to live music, this popular hangout is probably known more for fun than food, but that does not mean you will not be impressed with the culinary results. Do not expect an extensive menu, although you will be more than satisfied with one of the delicious burgers, the Philly cheese steak sandwich or one of a variety of salads. The beer selection is impressive, with domestic choices around. The simple menu at Hammerstone's is actually quite impressive. Overall, it is a good place to unwind with friends or enjoy a casual date, but you will probably want to go elsewhere for a serious business meeting or a true romantic dinner.
3117 South Grand Boulevard St. Louis, MO 63118 +1 314 664 6400
The Erato Wine Bar features one of the largest menus of wines, beers, and spirits available in St Louis. The have hundreds of varieties of wines available by bottle or glass, imported beers from around the world and liquor that you never knew existed. Their kitchen serves primarily appetizers and small plates but sandwiches and soups are also available and everything is of the highest quality. The dining room is dark and sleek and the clientele tends to be young and well dressed. Live music is performed on the weekends and by the end of the night the bar is routinely packed. The Erato Wine Bar is the perfect place for an after theater drink or an intimate evening out.
3606 Arsenal Street St. Louis, MO 63116 +1 314 865 2009
Located in the progressive South Grand district, this dog friendly eatery welcomes the odd, the artsy, the health conscious, and most of all, the hungry. MoKaBe's diverse menu caters to the aspiring vegetarian as well as the seasoned vegan, with a Sunday brunch that's worth writing home about. There is plenty of seating upstairs, downstairs and, during the warmer months, on the patio outside.
3024 South Grand Avenue Corner of South Grand and Arsenal Street St. Louis, MO 63118 +1 314 772 0002
Sekisui offers the best sushi in town by St. Louis's very own sushi chef, Kenji Nemoto. Teriyaki, Tempura, Sashimi, Sushi, Udon, Soba and the list is never ending. Begin your dinner with Edamame, or delicious Shrimp Avocado Hand Rolls and move on to the Sashimi entrees or Udon. The restaurant also serves a wide variety of Japanese beer and sake with karaoke on weekends!
3196 South Grand Boulevard St. Louis, MO 63118 +1 314 771 9300
This martini bar caters to a youngish adult crowd, with most patrons being above 25 years of age. The place can seat up to 30 guests, making it a cozy little watering hole. Getting a seat on the weekends can be tough, as this place fills up fast. With an extensive list of martinis, cosmos, beer and wines, as well as an assorted variety of appetizers and desserts, Absolutli Goosed is a sure bet for a good time.
3101 South Grand Boulevard St. Louis, MO 63118 +1 314 772 2456
Tower Grove Creamery hasn't been around a long time, yet they've managed to gather quite a reputation. During the winter, the creamery's hours are limited (people don't each much ice cream when it's icy outside), but in the summer time, the corner of Grand and Arsenal is popping with ice cream lovers. A special characteristic of this creamery is the location, which overlooks Tower Grove Park in the culturally diverse and bustling South Grand Business District. Since the shop is adjacent to a fantastic book store and coffee shop, the area couldn't be more appropriate for such a dessert vendor. The staff is usually very young, energetic, and friendly. Stop in after a meal or a walk through the park. -Cathryn D. Blue
3163 South Grand Boulevard St. Louis, MO 63118 +1 314 773 9743
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.
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