You searched for:

  • [X]Dining
  • [X]Music & Nightlife
  • [X]Music Venues
Start over

Search for…

Narrow Search

206 results
You might be the straightest Glenn Beck fan in St. Louis County with zero interest in the fabulous life, but you'd still be an idiot to write off Absolutli Goosed. This award-winning gay and lesbian lounge has one of the most expansive martini menus in the city, with names like Pussy Galore, Banana Hammock and Dixie Normous, as well as a laundry list of sips that won't make your grandma blush. Not sure what to order? Belly up to the smooth sea-green bar and ask for a recommendation. The obliging barkeep might even treat you to an off-menu drink like the Basil Smash: grapefruit vodka, lemon, simple syrup and muddled basil.
You don't get to eat a giant snail every day. Or, for that matter, yam porridge or fried plantains or palm juice. Unless, that is, you visit African Palace, one of the few local African restaurants that offers an alternative to Ethiopian cuisine. A thick sauce made from red bell peppers, onion, tomatoes, olive oil and lots of atarodo peppers is liberally employed in many of the dishes, from soups to gizzards to wings (and that giant snail). For an entrée, try the meat-and-rice-based jollof (prepared, like most of the main courses, with your choice of beef, chicken or fish), or the Daily Special (which is the same every day): a brightly flavored stew that unites dried cod, chicken and tripe with greens and that rich pepper sauce. Bonus: On weekends, African Palace becomes a nightclub, featuring reggae and world-beat music.
Formerly known as The Stable, this bar/restaurant a shrine to great beer. There are two dozen brews on tap, most of which you won't find on draft or in bottles at other area bars. The list of bottled brew is as extensive as a fine restaurant's wine list. The menu features food that is primarily beer-friendly: pizzas, sandwiches and shared appetizers. The pizzas are good, with a soft-but-still-chewy crust. Here, sandwiches are known as "grinders" and include several loose-meat selections. In the late evening, local cover bands and blues acts grace the club's small stage; they sound great reverberating off the lofty ceilings.
The menu reflects both the Italian and the Greek heritage of owners Anthony and Rosario Scarato. The selection tilts toward the former, with numerous pizzas and pastas available, while the Greek board focuses on the cuisine's standbys, such as saganaki (flaming cheese), dolmathes (stuffed grape leaves) and gyros. The pizza is very good: the crust thick, with a slight chew and a teasing sweetness; the sauce lightly applied beneath a blanket of melting mozzarella; the toppings ideally proportioned. The gyro is also good and a great value. A welcoming spot with a wonderfully friendly staff.
A decade ago when Chip Schloss finished rehabbing the building at 4140 Manchester, Atomic Cowboy became a pioneer of the Grove's booming nightlife scene. Today, Atomic Cowboy is known for music performances every night of the week and a creative fresh mex menu. Food includes sweet potato empanadas with jalapeno cream, gaucho fries topped with chili con carne, Mexican spaghetti with chorizo meatballs, and all the burritos, enchiladas and quesadillas you can imagine. With a huge outdoor patio and firepit in addition to a full bar both inside and outside, Atomic Cowboy is a suitable place to let loose all year round. Food and drink specials are offered every Monday through Friday from 4-7 p.m. at happy hour. Other drink specials include $1 PBR nights and $0.50 Stag nights. Brunch is also served every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and features huevos benedict with smoked salmon, a Mexican slinger, tres leches french toast and hot Kaldi's coffee to wash it all down.
Bambino's Restaurant and Bar is located on Commerce Drive, just off the outer road of I-55 and Vogel Road in Arnold. But even though Bambino's large outdoor patio overlooks the highway, it somehow still achieves the relaxing feel of a private wooded winery. Along with a long list of imported wines, beers and liquors, Bambino's specializes in Italian food. To top off Bambino's large portions at decent prices, happy hour is weekdays from 2 to 6 p.m.; you can get select appetizers for half off, $2 domestics and $3.75 rail mixers.
In a town with as many blues enthusiasts as St. Louis, the question of which blues club is best can be a topic of spirited discussion. BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups inhabits a historic brick buildings that oozes atmosphere, and it offers a first-rate selection of local and touring performers. BB's features a varied schedule of musical acts, a large year-round seating capacity and full-service kitchen specializing in Cajun and Creole food, in addition to a selection of American bar food.
The Beale on Broadway home to live blues, soul and R&B seven nights a week 'til 3am.
One of the more surreal dining experiences in St. Louis: a good ol' American bar and grill done up as a Disneyfied Bavarian beer hall, complete with waitresses costumed in fetching frocks a la Snow White. Part of the River City casino, the menu hits the basic goods, including tasty, oversized burgers, wings and ribs (ask for the sauce on the side). But there is also German fare, including a terrific rendition of the classic sauerbraten (here called "German Pot Roast"), tender braised beef over yummy spaetzle and braised red cabbage. Best of all, the friendly bartenders are skilled at a quick pour -- especially when the carnage you suffered at the craps table is written all over your face.
206 total results

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2018 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation