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Friday, March 22, 2013

The 6 Best St. Louis Sports Bars for Food

Posted By on Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 8:00 AM

St. Louis has scads of places to belly up and watch the Final Four. But what of that belly? Treat it to some good grub while you cheer on your favorite team during the Final Four at these six places where "bar food" is synonymous with "good food."

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See Also: The 5 Best Bars for March Madness

Even vegetarian sports fans will find something to like at Barrister's. - BRYAN PETERS
  • Bryan Peters
  • Even vegetarian sports fans will find something to like at Barrister's.

Barrister's (15 North Meramec Avenue, Clayton; 314-726-5007) Clayton's favorite soccer, er, football bar does brisk business regardless of what sport is on. That's due in large part to its menu which features fan favorites such as toasted ravioli and chicken wings, but also classes up the standards, what with the soft pretzels with Guinness-cheddar dip and baked goat cheese. And you're doubly in luck if the game's on during happy hour, between 4 and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday: Barrister's has some of the best drink specials in town, including $2 domestics, $3 wells and $5 appetizers. (But note that its final day of business before moving around the block to 7923 Forsyth Boulevard is Sunday, March 31.)

Joe Buck's - Downtown (1000 Clark Avenue; 314-436-0394) It could be the way the Buck name resonates with St. Louisans. Or maybe it's because of its location close to Busch Stadium. Joe Buck's downtown -- all high ceilings, big windows and exposed brick -- is a warm, convivial place to take in a game and some grub. The burgers here are standouts, and its barbecue - pork, wings, turkey, beef brisket or even Provel and tomato sausage - is not to be ignored either. The wine and beer lists are well-rounded and affordable, and its spacious, casual-cool environs all but guarantee an open seat for fans of all stripes. Check out J. Buck's in Clayton too (101 South Hanley Road, Clayton; 314-725-4700).

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