Steak fries are crisp on the outside, soft as a cloud inside, and while their dominant flavor is salt, this isn't such a bad thing when you and a friend are enjoying a cold beer outdoors on an unexpectedly pleasant June evening. Tip Top offers a full bar, though it's the sort of place where I only ever want to order a shot and a beer. Only two beers are on tap, but to my surprise, considering that Tip Top sits in the shadow of A-B headquarters, both are from Schlafly.

Like the Serbian dishes or the refusal to serve subpar tomatoes, it's a little detail that elevates Tip Top above your average hole-in-the-wall bar and grill. And if that sounds like a backhanded compliment, then you've clearly never experienced the sublime beauty of a cold beer on a warm evening with "Sister Christian" playing in the background.

Tip Top owner Djordje "George" Korac blends American fare and Serbian flair.
Kristan Lieb
Tip Top owner Djordje "George" Korac blends American fare and Serbian flair.

Location Info


Tip Top Food & Spirits

2501 S. 9th St.
St. Louis, MO 63104

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: St. Louis - Soulard


Tip Top Food & Spirits
Fried chicken...$6.99
Cevapcici (5)...$7.99
Shish kebab...$11.99
2501 South Ninth Street; 314-771-3200.
Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Bar open till 1:30 a.m. Mon.-Sat. (Closed Sun.)

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