Local electronic DJs Worst Nurse, DL and Drace hosted The Return of Sloppy (a party dance party dedicated to liquid courage to brave a bumping dance floor packed) on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Handlebar (4127 Manchester) in St. Louis. Photos by Nicholas Zaragoza for the Riverfront Times.
The Full Hookup dance party, hosted by The Basement Sound System, rocked the bodies and packed the house at Handlebar (4127 Manchester) on May 4, 2013. DJ sets included locals Brady Georgen, Ben Stein and Drace. Photos by Nicholas Zaragoza for the Riverfront Times.
On July 19th, 2013 DJs Clockwork and DEADASDISCO spun the best of '80s jams at That 80s Club -- a 1980s themed dance party at Handlebar (4127 Manchester) every first and third Friday in St. Louis
Photos by Nicholas Zaragoza for the Riverfront Times.
Once the odd new kid in the Grove, HandleBar has now established itself as a friendly neighborhood anchor. At first the bar seemed sort of doomed. Its bike-friendly-plus-we-have-pierogies mystique was slightly alarming, even more so because it occupies a space that has changed hands and names several times -- but its spunky appeal prevails. With 20 beers on tap, many of which are local, and plenty of specials daily, HandleBar is a nice place to fuel up on your bike commute home from work, to stop by for the latest ‘80s dance party or even simply to check out some bicycle artwork. The food menu features pizzas, plenty of vegetarian options and Russian-inspired entrees like blinchiki and pelmeni. In addition to famous dance parties, HandleBar also has room for local bands to perform.