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Best Neighborhood Bar (North County) St. Louis 2009 - African Palace Bar & Grill

African Palace Bar & Grill

African Palace Bar & Grill

4005 Seven Hills Drive

Florissant, MO 63033

314-921-4600

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Readers' Choice: The Waiting Room Bar

So Mr. and Mrs. John Q. South-City-Hipster, with your ironic bad-beer drinking and your Hee-Haw-meets-Ramones music collection, what do you think passes for culture in north county? Camaros and KSHE classics? Au contraire. Step into African Palace, Kike and Koffo Osun's little restaurant/bar near where West Florissant Avenue meets New Halls Ferry. You're greeted by artwork of Marcus Garvey, Nelson Mandela and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. To your left is a room with the bar, the kitchen and some tables for dining. Belly up and order a brew — a Tusker from Kenya, say. The other room — more dimly lighted — is where the fun happens. Wednesday nights old-school hip-hop is spun (don't worry, Koffo Osun doesn't tolerate a thug scene). On Friday night a reggae DJ takes over the booth. Saturdays are reserved for the various lilting strains of Afro-pop — soukous, highlife, soca, zouk. If you're feeling a little peckish, don't be looking for a jar of pickled eggs. Have the kitchen whip you up one of their African or Caribbean specialties. The Nigerian-born Osun says the clientele for his nine-year-old club comes from across the entire metro area. And with such a warm and engaging host, it's no mystery why.

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nouser_name
nouser_name

@joe I guess you're just as racist as your comment. 

joe
joe

this place is trash,most of them even the owner are up to no good in this country .the people who frequent this club use it fore that reason ,i would stay away from t6his place if you know whats good for you big A

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