April 16, 2019

11 St. Louis Bars Where You Can Drink at 6 a.m.

Sometimes you have to get the party started early. Really early. And in St. Louis, you can start drinking before the sun even comes up. If you need an early morning spot to pregame a bachelor party, a playoff game or even a Sunday morning church service, all of these bars are awake and ready to serve you at 6 a.m., you lucky dog. Stay thirsty.

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Amsterdam Tavern
(3175 Morganford Road; 314-772-8224)
Opens at 6 a.m. Saturday & Sunday; Opens at 11 a.m. Monday through Friday
There are plenty of reasons to visit Amsterdam Tavern, but one stands out above all: futball. As St. Louis' premiere soccer bar, Amsterdam not only accommodates huge crowds for key games, but handles these rowdy fans with enormous reserves of patience. They're also open at 6 a.m. every day -- crucial for a bar that frequently streams games live from Europe.
Photo credit: Jaime Lees

Amsterdam Tavern

(3175 Morganford Road; 314-772-8224)

Opens at 6 a.m. Saturday & Sunday; Opens at 11 a.m. Monday through Friday

There are plenty of reasons to visit Amsterdam Tavern, but one stands out above all: futball. As St. Louis' premiere soccer bar, Amsterdam not only accommodates huge crowds for key games, but handles these rowdy fans with enormous reserves of patience. They're also open at 6 a.m. every day -- crucial for a bar that frequently streams games live from Europe.

Photo credit: Jaime Lees
The Tavern at Clifton Heights
(2817 Watson Road; 314-645-4033)
Opens at 6 a.m. every day
Sophie’s Place may be no more, but the Tavern at Clifton Heights (2817 Watson Road, 314-645-4033), which opened in its longtime home, hasn’t altered much since the place changed hands: same bartenders and same pool tables, free on Sundays and Mondays. They've retained Sophie's fan base, too -- a line of regulars is often waiting for the doors to open in the mornings. 
Photo credit: Daniel Hill

The Tavern at Clifton Heights

(2817 Watson Road; 314-645-4033)

Opens at 6 a.m. every day

Sophie’s Place may be no more, but the Tavern at Clifton Heights (2817 Watson Road, 314-645-4033), which opened in its longtime home, hasn’t altered much since the place changed hands: same bartenders and same pool tables, free on Sundays and Mondays. They've retained Sophie's fan base, too -- a line of regulars is often waiting for the doors to open in the mornings.

Photo credit: Daniel Hill
Hammerstone's
(2028 S. 9th Street; 314-773-5565)
Opens at 6:30 a.m. Monday through Friday; Opens at 9 a.m. Sunday
Hammerstone’s is the perfect place to put back a few cold ones and hide from the world, but with its friendly bartenders and amiable clientele, it’s a great place to strike up a conversation with a stranger as well. And with a sizable patio just out back, you can brighten your drinking experience with a little sunshine, too.
Photo credit: Daniel Hill

Hammerstone's

(2028 S. 9th Street; 314-773-5565)

Opens at 6:30 a.m. Monday through Friday; Opens at 9 a.m. Sunday

Hammerstone’s is the perfect place to put back a few cold ones and hide from the world, but with its friendly bartenders and amiable clientele, it’s a great place to strike up a conversation with a stranger as well. And with a sizable patio just out back, you can brighten your drinking experience with a little sunshine, too.

Photo credit: Daniel Hill
Trophy Room
(5099 Arsenal Street; 314-664-4810)
Opens at 6 a.m. Monday through Saturday; Opens at 11 a.m. on Sunday
Southwest Garden watering hole the Trophy Room is the stuff of legend, and no small part of its mythology is the fact that it’s open for 21 hours nearly every day. The storefront bar starts serving suds at 6 a.m. and also offers a pool table and Keno and Golden Tee and everything else that makes a dive bar great. 
Photo credit: Daniel Hill

Trophy Room

(5099 Arsenal Street; 314-664-4810)

Opens at 6 a.m. Monday through Saturday; Opens at 11 a.m. on Sunday

Southwest Garden watering hole the Trophy Room is the stuff of legend, and no small part of its mythology is the fact that it’s open for 21 hours nearly every day. The storefront bar starts serving suds at 6 a.m. and also offers a pool table and Keno and Golden Tee and everything else that makes a dive bar great.

Photo credit: Daniel Hill
Charlack Pub
(8334 Lackland Road, Overland; 314-423-8119)
Opens at 6 a.m. Monday through Saturday
At 6 a.m. the scene at Charlack Pub is considerably more serene than at night, when the rock bands take the stage and the motorcycles fill the parking lot, but you’ll still have good company in the form of an old-timer or three who decided to start early. Learn from them, and one day you may have what it takes to become them.
Photo credit: Daniel Hill

Charlack Pub

(8334 Lackland Road, Overland; 314-423-8119)

Opens at 6 a.m. Monday through Saturday

At 6 a.m. the scene at Charlack Pub is considerably more serene than at night, when the rock bands take the stage and the motorcycles fill the parking lot, but you’ll still have good company in the form of an old-timer or three who decided to start early. Learn from them, and one day you may have what it takes to become them.

Photo credit: Daniel Hill
Kingside Diner
(4651 Maryland Avenue, 314-454-3957)
Opens at 6 a.m. every day
A favored place for third-shift medical professionals working down the street at BJC, the Kingside Diner offers a full breakfast menu and drink specials for early-morning visitors: From 6 to 10 a.m. it serves up $2 Bud and Bud Light, $5 well drinks and house wines, and $6 bloody marys and mimosas.
Photo credit: Mabel Suen

Kingside Diner

(4651 Maryland Avenue, 314-454-3957)

Opens at 6 a.m. every day

A favored place for third-shift medical professionals working down the street at BJC, the Kingside Diner offers a full breakfast menu and drink specials for early-morning visitors: From 6 to 10 a.m. it serves up $2 Bud and Bud Light, $5 well drinks and house wines, and $6 bloody marys and mimosas.

Photo credit: Mabel Suen
Red's Eighth Inning Bar
(6412 Michigan Avenue; 314-353-1084)
Opens at 6 a.m. Monday through Saturday
Ostensibly a sports bar, this Carondelet watering hole is the go-to spot for many of St. Louis’ current and former firemen, with dozens of helmets, antique fire extinguishers and old fire hoses lining its walls. Get all the fun of hanging out with firefighters — who truly have the best stories — without any of the fire! Happy hour here starts at 6 a.m. and runs to 6 p.m.
Photo credit: Daniel Hill

Red's Eighth Inning Bar

(6412 Michigan Avenue; 314-353-1084)

Opens at 6 a.m. Monday through Saturday

Ostensibly a sports bar, this Carondelet watering hole is the go-to spot for many of St. Louis’ current and former firemen, with dozens of helmets, antique fire extinguishers and old fire hoses lining its walls. Get all the fun of hanging out with firefighters — who truly have the best stories — without any of the fire! Happy hour here starts at 6 a.m. and runs to 6 p.m.

Photo credit: Daniel Hill
Schottzies Bar & Grill
(11428 Concord Village Avenue; 314-842-1728)
Opens at 6 a.m. Monday through Saturday; Opens at 9 a.m. Sunday
First opened in 1947, the place is nothing fancy, with a long bar running the length of a room positively stuffed with seat-yourself tables and the faint aftertaste of cigarette smoke years after going tobacco-free. Famous for being one of the last places in St. Louis to serve brain sandwiches, this classic also opens at 6 a.m. every day but Sunday.
Photo credit: Sarah Fenske

Schottzies Bar & Grill

(11428 Concord Village Avenue; 314-842-1728)

Opens at 6 a.m. Monday through Saturday; Opens at 9 a.m. Sunday

First opened in 1947, the place is nothing fancy, with a long bar running the length of a room positively stuffed with seat-yourself tables and the faint aftertaste of cigarette smoke years after going tobacco-free. Famous for being one of the last places in St. Louis to serve brain sandwiches, this classic also opens at 6 a.m. every day but Sunday.

Photo credit: Sarah Fenske
Stan's Bar
(5007 Macklind Avenue; 314-481-9990)
Opens at 6 a.m. every day
The Southampton watering hole boasts several TVs behind the bar, often employed to provide your daily Family Feud fix. In keeping with the dive-bar vibe, the prices are cheap and the locals are friendly, and with three pool tables and two dart boards, you just may find yourself a participant in some games rather than just a spectator.
Photo credit: Daniel Hill

Stan's Bar

(5007 Macklind Avenue; 314-481-9990)

Opens at 6 a.m. every day

The Southampton watering hole boasts several TVs behind the bar, often employed to provide your daily Family Feud fix. In keeping with the dive-bar vibe, the prices are cheap and the locals are friendly, and with three pool tables and two dart boards, you just may find yourself a participant in some games rather than just a spectator.

Photo credit: Daniel Hill
Pop's NightClub & Concert Venue
(401 Monsanto Avenue, Sauget, Illinois; 618-274-6720)
Open "24/7 since 1981" (but closed Sundays from 11 p.m through 8:30 a.m. Monday morning)
Time has no meaning at Pop’s Nightclub. Lesser bars may concern themselves with things like “closing time” and “last call” — not Pop’s. Open 24 hours every day but Sunday, this Sauget spot is for day-drinkers and night-drinkers and everything-in-betweeners.
Photo credit: Courtesy of Ryan Kelley

Pop's NightClub & Concert Venue

(401 Monsanto Avenue, Sauget, Illinois; 618-274-6720)

Open "24/7 since 1981" (but closed Sundays from 11 p.m through 8:30 a.m. Monday morning)

Time has no meaning at Pop’s Nightclub. Lesser bars may concern themselves with things like “closing time” and “last call” — not Pop’s. Open 24 hours every day but Sunday, this Sauget spot is for day-drinkers and night-drinkers and everything-in-betweeners.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Ryan Kelley