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The Nine Best Neighborhood Bars in St. Louis: 2013 

A true neighborhood bar doesn't have to be within striking distance of your front door to make you feel at home. What matters most is the experience you'll find inside these cozy confines, many of them tucked away on residential streets. Is the barkeep sassy with her attitude yet generous with her pours? Are the people on the stools next to you your new best friends? If so, it's likely that you landed at one of the following St. Louis watering holes.

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"The Little Bar
(6343 Alabama Avenue; 314-351-1665)

There are plenty of hole-in-the-wall bars in Carondelet, though none better
"Harlem Tap Room
(4161 Martin Luther King Drive; 314-531-2965)

The bartender at Harlem Tap Room politely deposits two stiff gi
"Lemmon's
(5800 Gravois Avenue; 314-481-4812)

South Gravois would be a dark, dark place without Lemmon's. This well-loved watering hole
"Friendly's
(3503 Roger Place; 314-771-2040)

This Tower Grove joint features bar sports in every room, free popco
"Hard Times Lounge
(1718 Olive Street; 314-436-9887)

Located on a sorry strip of Olive heading into downtown proper, the Hard
"Riley's Pub
(3458 Arsenal Street; 314-664-7474)

Riley's Pub might be the most joyous place in the 314. In the heart of Tower Grove
"Sanctuaria
(4198 Manchester Avenue; 314-535-9700)

Sure, the Grove is a neighborhood of businesses more than homes, but surely someo
"Soulard Bastille Bar
(1027 Russell Boulevard; 314-664-4408)

There are few places in Soulard that aren't overrun with tou
"Super's Bungalow
(5623 Leona Street; 314-481-8448)

Bartender Barb Hawkins describes the ethos inside this Bevo Mill bar thusly
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"The Little Bar
(6343 Alabama Avenue; 314-351-1665)

There are plenty of hole-in-the-wall bars in Carondelet, though none better
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