1818 Sidney Street (cross-street Lemp Avenue) St. Louis, MO 63104 +1 314 865 5900
Trueman's Place is everything anyone needs in a sports bar. From five different flavors of chicken wings to St. Louis's favorite, toasted ravioli, and even some healthier options such as Caesar salad, soups, and veggies, this spot's got the food covered. What's more is that the NFL Sunday Ticket is featured right here to catch all the games and highlights with fellow football fanatics. And if that weren't enough, Trueman's boasts of some of the prettiest waitresses this side of the Mississippi River. Dress is laid-back, and the atmosphere is all about having fun. - Cathryn D. Blue
1700 South 9th Street (cross-street Lafayette Avenue) St. Louis, MO 63104 +1 314 436 0282
Located a hop, skip and a jump from the magnificent Soulard Market, The Porch offers a relaxing getaway into the world of wines, fun conversations, and napkins with charmingly sarcastic messages on them. This colorful gift shop is not only a place to find unique fashion accessories and novelty items for the home, garden, and office. The Porch is also a meeting place where individuals and small groups can congregate, share stories, and enjoy wine tasting on the patio. Explore the neighborhood and then have a seat on The Porch. - Cathryn D. Blue
The Mad Magician is named after a 1954 horror movie that starred Vincent Price. Opened in 2013, it is a restaurant, bar and music venue with daily live gigs and DJ nights. Spread across 5,000 square feet (464.52 square meters), it features old magic show stickers and pamphlets on its walls and menu card. The Mad Magician has a great sound system and lighting on its stage area and is more inclined to rock music. Some of its previous line ups are Tear Out The Heart,The Northern Lights and Rittz.
1904 South Vandeventer Avenue St. Louis, MO 63110 +1 314 776 9975
Doughnut Hour: the moment that World's Fair Donuts opens. Doughnut hour usually occurs just before dawn and offers the perfect denouement to an incredible night of partying and a segue between getting kicked out of the club and stumbling home to sleep it off. World's Fair Donuts is a staple in the lush Tower Grove neighborhood and has been attracting folks to their hot, fresh donuts and baked pies for years. They are only open on the weekends, which gives ample time for the anticipation of Doughnut Hour to build throughout the week. Just pop by the counter and ask for a fresh one. -Cathryn D. Blue
5147 Shaw Avenue St. Louis, MO 63110 +1 314 771 6920
The Hill is known for its hospitality and quality eats. Shaw's Coffee is a small coffee shop that stays true to the tradition of this historically Italian district. The great variety and robust flavors of their house-roasted coffee beans make for an excelsior coffee drinking experience in every cup. Even the "coffee snobs" keep this café on their radar. Selling pastries, bagels, and other complimentary fare, Shaw's is a great place to stop in the mornings, for a meeting, or on the run. Check out their online store to purchase their coffees from all over the world. -Cathryn D. Blue
5256 Wilson Avenue St. Louis, MO 63110 +1 314 776 0020
Zia's Restaurant on The Hill is a gem of a place. The menu is full of Italian and American favorites: toasted seafood ravioli, parmigiana di melanzane (their incredible eggplant appetizer), steak, fish, chicken, and sandwiches. The elegant decor and relaxed atmosphere make Zia's great for a family or social dining experience with all the flare. The shiny bar offers a stellar selection of international red, white, and sparkling wines by the bottle or the glass. Of course there are specialty drinks for the adult crowd including the Bocce Ball, a unique mixture of Amaretto and orange juice. For what is offered, the prices are relatively reasonable. Stop by or have them cater an event. -Cathryn D. Blue
5249 Pattison Avenue St. Louis, MO 63110 +1 314 776 4200/+1 314 276 2700(Tickets)
Music lovers in the Hill neighborhood of St Louis frequently gather at the Pop's Blue Moon to enjoy great music and have a drink or two. Lights go dim and the mood goes up with live performances by well known bands like Daisy Rock, War Within, Aesthetic Performance and others. Local bands are also encouraged at Pop's Blue Moon. The lounge area is a good place to relax while you drink beer.
52 Maryland Plaza St. Louis, MO 63108 +1 314 367 2200
For all the skeptics out there, Crepes: Etc. proves that crepes can serve more than merely French patrons with a sweet tooth. Designed like a European café/coffee shop, this eatery has a pleasant ambiance with plenty of natural light and a giant menu on the wall. The cooks are professional culinary artists, and the kitchen also serves Scape, the exquisite bistro next door. Popular crepes include the Crepe Mornay (with broccoli, onions, ham, and a special sauce) and the Crepe aux Boeuf (with beef short rib, caramelized onion and roquefort-butter sauce). Crepes aren't all they offer, however. Breakfast omelets, soups, and sandwiches round out the menu for variety throughout the day. - Cathryn D. Blue
14 Maryland Plaza St. Louis, MO 63108 +1 314 678 3385
This restaurant and bar is always on fire. The dim lights and rustic motif set a stage for relaxed socializing. The slightly raised second level is usually reserved for those enjoying cocktails and conversation on the plush red couches. Mature beverages are only half the story. From veggie burgers with a meaty kick to pizza, wings, wraps and salads, the diverse menu has something for everyone. The staff is incredibly friendly and energetic, and the regularly packed house keeps them on their toes. During holidays, the crowd can be a bit overwhelming; but if tables are scarce in the house or outside, the bar gives full service. Daily happy hour and evening specials make Bar Louie an accessible destination for all budgets. - Cathryn D. Blue
212-232 North Kingshighway Boulevard (cross-street Lindell Boulevard) St. Louis, MO 63108 +1 314 454 9000
Located in the beautiful Chase Park Plaza and bustling Central West End, Café Eau has emerged as a popular night spot. Featuring live entertainment throughout the week, an ice bar to keep drinks cold, a gorgeous patio, and fantastic cuisine, there's no doubt the secret would get out. The crowd ranges from young professionals to the mature and fabulous, with contemporary sharp décor; yet the atmosphere is suitably relaxed. The menu offers items as diverse and enticing as the clientele, from the Yellowfin Tuna Tartar Napoleon to the Kansas City Strip Steak. This spot is a great place to share with friends. - Cathryn D. Blue
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