Arts & Entertainment

Comments (0)

Best New Venue St. Louis 2011 - The Heavy Anchor

The Heavy Anchor

The Heavy Anchor

5226 Gravois Ave.

St Louis, MO 63116

314-352-5226

Map & Details>>

Anyone can open a business, apply for a liquor license and offer live music in lieu of providing any semblance of atmosphere. It's not encouraged, but it happens. Which is why it's a pleasure to find a bar like the Heavy Anchor: The place is lousy with character. Owners/totally adorable couple Jodie Whitworth and Joshua Timbrook are young enough to run a hip bar for hip young people, but old enough to know that just showing up is not enough to make their bar a destination for the rest of us — at least not in this economy. The pair not only thoughtfully curates every show they put on, but they've also taken pains to create a sense of community by commissioning local artists to beautify the space, offering local brews and munchies at wallet-friendly prices, and wisely combating local ennui with a sprinkling of national touring bands mixed with the familiar names on their calendar. The Heavy Anchor typifies the local ethos without forgetting that there's life outside our little metropolis, too.

My Voice Nation Help
0 comments

Slideshows

Loading...