Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

Best New Bar 

Mangia Italiano

"Oh man!" went the refrain from far and wide earlier this year, "Mangia got a 3 a.m. license? Now I'll never leave!" Long a regular stop on any self-respecting hipster's nightly rounds, Mangia Italiano, by the look of things, already had it all (There's reliably good food! There's Dave Stone playing amazing jazz! There's cheap Falstaff! There's Betsy!), but the expansion of a bar's business day by just two little hours can create a brand-new mindset -- in essence, a brand-new bar. The drinks can seem a little stranger, the freaks might get a little freakier and your friends will soon be a little friendlier. There's a huge difference between the second-to-last and the last bar you go to, and Mangia "after hours" is a welcome addition to this city's small selection of late-night drinking destinations -- the best new bar in St. Louis that has been around for twenty years.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.

Latest in Bars & Clubs

Read the Digital Print Issue

June 16, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

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

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2021 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation