The Place: SOHA Bar & Grill (2605 Hampton Ave; 314-802-7787) The Hours: SOHA offers happy hour daily from 4 to 7 p.m. The Deals: $1 off all drafts. Well drinks are $3, wine is $4 and buckets are $12. All pizzas and appetizers except for the small plate combo are half-price.
The Place: Modesto Tapas Bar & Restaurant (5257 Shaw Avenue; 314-772-8272) The Hours: Happy hour is offered Monday through Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. -- the specials extend through the rest of the night on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Deal: Bite-sized appetizers that range from 75-cents to $2.50 each. ... More >>
The Place: Square One Brewery (1727 Park Avenue; 314-231-2537) The Hours: Happy hour is offered Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. The Deal: A selection of $4.95 appetizers. $1 off beers and mixed drinks.
The Place: SqWires (1415 South 18th Street; 314-865-3522) The Hours: Happy hour is offered Tuesday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. The Deal: From 4 to 6 p.m., half-price appetizers are available. Bar prices run the duration of happy hour, featuring $3.75 local craft beers, $2 domestic bottles, $4 ... More >>
The Place: Layla (4317 Manchester Avenue; 314-553-9252) The Hours: Happy hour is offered daily from 4 to 7 p.m. The Deal: $3 select appetizers, $3 featured drafts, $3 well drinks, $5 wine by the glass.
The Place: Five Star Burgers (8125 Maryland Avenue, Clayton; 314-720-4350) The Hours: Happy hour is available daily from 4 to 6 p.m. The Deal: Sliders and appetizers that range from $1.50 to $2. Half-priced regular drafts and $3.50 house wines by the glass.
The Place: Central Table Food Hall (23 South Euclid Avenue; 314-932-5595) The Hours: Happy hour is offered from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Deal: Discounted small plates and pizzas. A selection of ten American craft beers, house vodka or gin martinis, well drinks, mimosas and bloody mar ... More >>
The Place: Planter's House (1000 Mississippi Avenue; 314-696-6203) The Hours: Happy hour is offered Friday through Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. The Deal: A selection of variable $5 food items, $3 beers and $5 cocktails.
The Place: Atomic Cowboy (4140 Manchester Avenue; 314-775-0775) The Hours: Happy hour is offered Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. The Deal: A selection of three appetizers between $2 to $5. $3.50 4 Hands, Schlafly and Urban Chestnut beers as well as Pearl vodka and gin.
The Place: Stella Blues (3269 Morgan Ford Road; 314-762-0144) The Hours: Happy hour is offered Monday through Friday from 3 to 8 p.m. The Deal: Half-off select appetizers. $2 domestic bottles and $3 wells. Additional daily specials.
Tis the season for pub crawls! The holiday events keep comin', and while some may choose more, ahem wholesome activities this weekend, like decorating cookies or meeting Santa, some will be traipsing through the city bedecked in their holiday best (or worst). Check out our food-related recommendatio ... More >>
At last, Gut Check closes the books on 2011 with our annual roundup of all the year's openings and closings and relocations. Of course, we say "at last" knowing that, in spite of our best efforts, we likely missed more than a few restaurant debuts and departures. Please let us know in the comments!
Stella Blues (3269 Morgan Ford Road; 314-762-0144) reopened two weeks ago, and the bar remains true to the old place: a laidback hangout with a great patio. If the prior incarnation of Stella Blues wasn't a revelation, it offered a great patio and the kind of clean-cut crowd that gets mouthy ... More >>
Image viaAs mentioned in the January 2011 Openings and Closings post -- and first reported, I believe, by Joe Bonwich at the Post-Dispatch -- Stella Blues has reopened at 3269 Morgan Ford Road. The previous incarnation of the south city restaurant and bar opened in 2006 and closed in 2009. T ... More >>
Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs. STL Hops: Mike shared details on a Goose Island Beer Supper at HandleBar. One Hot Stove: Nupur discussed freezing Indian food. Relish: George reported on Salt, a new restaurant coming to Lindell Boulevard.
September is a very special month here not only at Gut Check International Headquarters but at the RFT as a whole: We release our annual Best of St. Louis issue. Check out our winners in the Restaurants and Food & Drink categories. The rest of the month, after the jump.
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