This seems to be a reoccuring theme for my trips...I have this tendancy to make an appearance at every one of them that is in the city I am visiting. This long and somewhat narrow bar gets really packs a crowd and hence, the reason girls start climbing on the bar to dance...well, that and probably to draw attention to themselves! But they play great dance music and you can always expect to see a good crowd.
Dress Code: Dress smartly
John's Town Hall is similar to a pub. It's not loud and crazy like a nightclub, and it has both a bar and restaurant section. It's on the street level of the Dorchester Hotel - which really isn't a Hotel at all - at least these days - it's a high-rise condo overlooking Forest Park.
They server decent beer on tap as well as mixed drinks.
The jukebox is awesome. Mostly classic rock from the 60's - 90's, old standards like Frank Sinatra, plus fun stuff like Squeeze.
Dress Code: Come as you are. Jeans, suit, whatever. You will see it all.
On the weekends there are a dozen bars with live music and enthusiastic crowds. The Soulard Blues Band plays at several of the local bars. Once you park in the area, just wander until you hear the music. Some places have cover charges, others not. Park any where around Soulard Maket, 7th and Lafayette Streets and wander.
Dress Code: the entire area is casual.
In Union station ,it has a door on the street as well as inside the station so you can still go when all the shops are shut.
They brew their own beer ,they have about 5 ,if you can`t make up your mind which one to have you can pay $5 and have a large shot glass of them all they give you a paper mat with all the names on and place each glass in it`s place or if you flutter your eyelashes at the barman and tell him you cant decide then he will give you one or two for free so if your with some one get them to get a diff one from you and taste them that way.
Dress Code: Anything goes .
in the daytime in st. louis you can catch many professional sports and busch gardens and of course the brewery, but when the sun goes down the city goes wild
in downtown saint louyis right by the arch and across the street frome the football dome is a little place called the landing were there are clubs up and down the street filled with beautiful people, good music(often local bands playing live), and all kinds of beer
the local bands are amazing
and dont forget that the usa's second biggest mardi gras is in saint louis only new orleans does it better the st louis
Dress Code: dress to impress but no suit and tie banker looks
A great place for Martinis and wine, a light dinner, flavored hookahs and people watching and live music. I was there mid-weeek in the summer and it was quite busy outdoors. We had great service and a great evening. Here's an accurate online review that I found (I need not say more)http://www.bentmind.com/article/3/16
Dress Code: Hip Crowd. Quite Casual.
The band I work with usually plays theatres, and we don't get to the big rock clubs very often. The Pageant was a real treat because the sound system was awesome because and Bob the lighting guy really got into his work, giving them a cool backdrop to the performance.
Check my travelogues for inside pictures.
Dress Code: Whatever.
Right on the banks of the Mississippi River is Mississippi Nights. At a capacity of 1,000 It's smaller than The Pageant. Check the website for upcoming events. Most shows are all ages, so there's a raised area in the back for the bar.
Dress Code: Whatever.
This place has about 20 restaurants and alot of shops and the Hyatt Hotel located here. I came in the middle of the day on Saturay it was empty but at night it got pretty live. Check out Route 66 Brewery & Restaurant pretty cool.
Dress Code: Jeans and sneakers are okay. No one dresses up in here.
Its kind of a nice place to do lunch, maybe dinner, the food is pretty good I guess. The real draw would be its the late night spot for local hipsters, too-cool-for-schoolers, scenesters, and mild alchoholics--most of which live in the area or want to once they move out of their parents house...which is considered a very cool area to live in (slightly impoverished) if young-ish and hip, naturally and effortlessly alternative and/or too-cool-for-school. Great people watching, theres a hideous mural in the women's bathroom featuring a richard simmons look alike in some sort of hellenic sacrificial scene, and an owl who casts an ominous shadow on the wall from time to time. $1 Stag, $2.50 for PBR...full bar, including wine apparently. often Live music some days, DJs others.... The tables and chairs are cool--like sitting in your grandmas kitchen. If its not charmingly dive enough for you (though they seem to try to be classing-up the image of it on the website) just down the block to the left is CBGB's which makes it look downright preppy on the seedy scale. Be careful in this area at night, dont let the ladies walk alone please. And if too drunk to drive, South City diner is just to the right and is recently renovated....
Dress Code: no dress code, except badittude.
There are 2 establishments named "Harry's" in St. Louis. This one is affectionately know as "Harry's on Southwest" (Southwest is the name of the street). The other Harry's is downtown, and is much more fancy.
Harry's on Southwest is a pub with good pub food and good drink prices. In the summer they have a nice patio for some outdoor drinking.
Wednesday night is Burger Mania and Harry's serves huge burgers for $2.99!
Dress Code: Whatever you want. I have been here in jeans and a sweatshirt, and dressed up after a wedding. Most people are dressed casually.
McGurk's has live Irish music, and the musicians are usually imported from Ireland. It is a great place to have a fun, sing-along time. And they pour a decent Guinness.
Dress Code: Anything