Best Place to Slow Dance St. Louis 2008 - The Hide Away
The Hide Away isn't all that hidden. It's right on Arsenal just east of Hampton, but the feel of the joint is far different from other bars in the area. It's a place where time stands still. Drink prices are left over from the Great Depression and served up by a busty young babe in Betty Page duds. Though a group of younger patrons is far from a rarity, at this piano bar the elders are the bar stars. It's entirely refreshing to see some vivacious octogenarians out late, gussied up and throwing back a few. After you get your fill of singing along to music from the golden age at the keyboard, take that gentleman up on his offer for a slow tour of the dance floor. The cozy space is just dim enough and close to the music, making one feel part of the party while still enjoying some separate time. Seniors might surprise you with their sprightly ways (they've often got moves you couldn't hope to keep up with), so enthusiastically get to cuttin' that rug and take a spin to the tune of your grandma's main jam.