Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Ten More Great 3 a.m. Bars in St. Louis

Posted By on Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 3:04 AM

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At most St. Louis drinking establishments, 1:30 a.m. marks the time that the lights come on, the music stops and everybody gets the hell out (whether they want to or not). However, for a handful of the city's bars, 1:30 means that a whole new set of intoxicated revelers will make their way through the doors and to the bar for another hour and a half of inebriated escapism.

So for the sake of keeping the party going, here are ten great 3 a.m. bars to add to our original list from 2013:

See also: The Ten Best 3 a.m. Bars in St. Louis: 2013

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Upstairs Lounge (3131 South Grand Boulevard; 314-358-2004)

When closing time arrives for the majority of the bars on the South Grand strip, those who just aren't ready to call it a night usually go one of two places. While those looking to wind the night down with another drink and some sloppy conversation with friends head to Mangia Italiano, the (usually younger) crowd ready to dance themselves nearly to death head just a block north to the Upstairs Lounge, where cheap beer and Sandinistas flow freely to a soundtrack of thumping EDM and hip-hop.

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BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups (700 South Broadway; 314-436-5222)

One of the three South Broadway bars forming the "Blues Triangle" (the other two are Broadway Oyster Bar and Beale on Broadway), BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups is the largest and most updated of the three, though not so updated as to detract from the gritty, cozy vibe generated by the great music and down-home food selection.

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Beale on Broadway (701 South Broadway; 314-621-7880)

Immediately across the street from BB's is Beale on Broadway, a much smaller and decidedly dive-ier single-floor blues venue that houses some of the city's best blues and roots music every night of the week. During the summer, the patio behind Beale more than doubles its capacity and makes for a great place to stretch out and soak up downtown; during the winter expect to get cozy with a few new friends in the bar's limited-capacity interior.

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