Thursday, April 7, 2016

The 8 Sexiest Bars in St. Louis

Posted By on Thu, Apr 7, 2016 at 7:19 AM

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  • Planter's House | Greg Rannells
5. The Bullock Room at Planter’s House
1000 Mississippi Avenue, Lafayette Square
The Bullock Room is the back room at the stately Planter’s House, just up a few stairs from the main room. Enjoy artfully crafted cocktails in a cozy room with dazzling walls, rich copper accents and gorgeous stemware. With no windows to let in the curious, this is the perfect spot for a secluded evening with no distractions.

Olio | Philip Hu
  • Olio | Philip Hu
6. Olio
1634 Tower Grove Avenue, Botanical Heights
From the gleaming marble bar and floor-to-ceiling glass windows to drinks served in exquisite glassware on vintage trays, every detail at this wine bar presents a luxurious respite. You'd never know it used to be a Standard Oil station. And what could be more sensual than Mediterranean cuisine? Share something from the pantry — olives, nuts, cheeses — or a nightly rotisserie special.

  • Fox and the Hounds | RFT Image
7. Fox and Hounds Tavern at the Cheshire Inn
6300 Clayton Road, Clayton
This traditional English-style pub seems built around its enormous stone fireplace that creates an intimate atmosphere year-round. Dimly lit and constructed almost entirely of stone and wood, you feel like you’ve found the perfect pub off a street in England to while away the hours.

click to enlarge TASTE | TUAN LEE
  • Taste | Tuan Lee
8. Taste
4584 Laclede Avenue, Central West End
One of the first bars in St. Louis devoted to the craft of the cocktail, Taste is a small hideaway just off Euclid Avenue in the Central West End. The sexiest corner in this cozy spot is the small loft area upstairs where you can kick back on a couch far from prying eyes. But even if that space is taken (which it often is), the low lighting makes even the busy bar seem intimate. Taste your way through the masterful drink list or share a small plate or two.

Editor's Note: This post was updated in February 2017 to eliminate two bars that had closed since the post's original publication. 

See also: The 10 Bars with the Best Food in St. Louis

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