Best Lounge - 2011
There's nothing modest or unassuming about our preferred lounge experience. Instead, we're looking for a night out in which our entire evening is elevated — and everything at the hotspot Three Sixty, open since July in the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, is way up there. From the high-speed elevator that shoots you almost 400 feet straight up to the roof to the lounge's comfy-yet-elegant décor, from the floating-above-the-bar DJ booth to the drink prices (hey, exceeded expectations don't come cheap!), Three Sixty offers an evening on the town that soars above all others, with small plates perfect for snacking to boot. The brand-new views of the city overlook Busch Stadium, the Gateway Arch and pretty much everything else, and once you're eyeing them from your seat inside or your perch on the patio, you'll know that all the primping at home and your lengthy wait in the lobby line with that diverse cast of characters were oh-so worth it. We locals aren't the only ones gushing about this one: Frommer's just named Three Sixty one of the ten best new hotel rooftop bars in the world. How's that for elevation?