The President Casino
Note: The President Casino closed in 2010 due to decreasing revenue resulting from competition from larger land-based casinos, as well as a flood that ruined much of the gambling complex.
The President Casino used to offer Las Vegas-style gambling on the banks of the Mississippi River. The casino featured over 1,200 slot machines, 385 video poker machines, keno, table games, and live poker in two land-based buildings and the S.S. Admiral, a permanently docked former riverboat.
The centerpiece of the President Casino was the S.S. Admiral, a legendary riverboat that had plied the waters of the Mississippi River since 1907. It originally served as a railroad barge, but was converted to passenger service in 1937. At that time, it was the largest inland waterway steamer in the world. It was bought by the President Casino in 1993 and converted to a permanently docked casino.
It remains to be seen what will happen to the S.S. Admiral now that the casino has closed. It is hoped that its historical importance will result in its being restored and used for other purposes.
the royale: a used-to-be dive
good food, cheap canned beer, outdoor area with individual bonfires, friendly staff. it used to be divey enough to be the last bar on a pub crawl, but now, you may just start out there and stay for a while.
sasha's wine bar: non-pretentious wine bar
this non-obtrusive wine bar offers a great selection of wine, of course, but the best thing about it is how many wine boxes were used to cover every square inch of wall and ceiling in this place! there is often live music, a pleasant, friendly and talkative loyal clientele, a down to earth (and a little crazy) staff, and beautiful mosaic tables for intimate conversation.
Dress Code: wear what you want!
atomic cowboy: best bonfire and outdoor ambiance
this place actually is cool. it's a giant brick structure and on the inside, there is art on the walls, a u-shaped bar, a dancefloor, booth seating, and a kitchen that serves common food in an inventive way. the back area has a covered patio with plenty of seating, another bar, and an uncovered area with a huge bonfire that sits in a giant wok that is supported by 3 steel bars. you will see the trendy people of st. louis come out here, but it's not snooty or a "need to be seen" kind of place. peter, the owner, is a good guy.
Dress Code: casual
delmar lounge: after hours bar
i would have classified this as eating and drinking, but i don't know if they serve food. it's just a good place to go after the other bars close, cause they stay open later. at this point, you would probably walk or cab home.
blueberry hill: food, drinks and fun stuff to look at
great imaginative landmark restaurant, located on the delmar loop, with people from all ages, genders and walks of life...
the walls and ledges are packed with sports, music and pop culture memorabilia. you can play darts, video games, and of course drink beer. there are booths with tables that prove years of wear, and you can order some local dishes, one of which is toasted ravioli (the toasted part originated in st. louis, along with ice cream just for some trivia).
lively atmosphere, historical and local st. louis scene.
Dress Code: hamburger
Spectator's Bar & Grill: Boulevard Brewing Company
Located next door to the Peppercorn Duck Club, I spent a small amount of time in Spectator's with a few of the guys while we were waiting for everyone to show up for whatever we had planned for the evening.
This is a typical sports bar with nicely spread out tables and big-screen TVs scattered here and there. While we stood at the bar nibbling on their bits & bites dishes, I decided to try some of the local draft Boulevard pale ale. It was quite good, so I later tried something a little darker - a bottle of their unfiltered Wheat beer. That was also very enjoyable.Related to:
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Dukum Inn and Toons: Kirksville Nightlife
These two bars are located in Kirksville, MO, so they are also detailed on my Kirksville page. But in case you haven't seen them there, these are the great Thursday night bars in what we affectionately call "The Ville". So if you're a college student looking to go get slightly intoxicated and meet other students on a Thursday night, go to the Dukum Inn on the Square in Kirksville for $5 ALL-YOU-CAN-DRINK and then walk down the street to Toons, where you can go dance (small, but effective dance floor...pretty good for Kirksville!). Make sure you bring your ID!
Country and Variety: MANY MORE SHOWS----
Jim Owen,Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Bros.,The Osmond Bros.,Jim Stafford,Moe Bandy,Lennon Bros.,Andy Williams,Bobby Vinton ,Ronnie Prophet,Presleys Country Jubille,Lost in the Fifties,Spirit of the Dance,70's Music Show,The Promise,The Barbara Fairchild Show,and many more.
Shoji Tabuchi Theater: Elegance in a country setting
This is a must see show that involves more classical and popular music.Shoji performs with his wife and daughter playing mostly the violin and many other instruments.Reservations are a must because of the popularity- lighting and stage effect are spectacular.
Dress Code: semi-dressy
Dixie Stampede Theater: Dinner Show and Horses
Eat with your hands and watch a show with the war between the North and South.I loved this show because of the horses and costumes.Veiw the horses before you go inside.The stables surround the theater.Dolly Parten owns this theater but does not appear.in the show.They involve the audience-especially children in some fun animal races.Shows only March-Dec.31
Dress Code: Nice casual
Country To-night: America's Show
Very patriot--everyones dressed in red-white and blue.fantastic old and new country music with awesome stage settings.There is dancing with entertainers from all over the world.Gun slinging,rope tricks and comedy will mesmerize you.2 shows daily -afternoon and night with a gospel show Sunday morning.The Osmond brothers have performed during certain months.
Dress Code: A bit dressier but still casual.
Baldknobbers Jamboree: Comedy country music show
Family entertainment--funny and great country music--patriotic and gospel-my hubby loves this show.I would say it is the top 3 shows of Branson.Love those faces.
Dress Code: semi-casual-good jeans,nice shirt-or country western attire
The Phoenix is a great happy...
The Phoenix is a great happy hour and night time piano bar.
Have a Nice Day in Westport is a really cool dance club
Have a Nice Day is full of smiley faces and lava lamps...they play 80's dance and serve 'Happy Juice' in a fishbowl :)
Dress Code: casual
NONE AROUND HERE: NONE AROUND HERE
WELL ON MOST NIGHTS THE KIDS GATHER AT THE SQUARE TO DRINK
PLAY THEIR STEREO LOUD ENOUGH TO BE HEARD 2 BLOCKS AWAY. SQUEALING THEIR PICKUP TIRES TO THE EARLY HOURS IN THE MORNING
Dress Code: REDNECK DEJOURE + A 12 PACK
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