September 29, 2022

The Best Bars & Entertainment in St. Louis, According to RFT Readers

We asked and you answered! Here are your picks for the best bars and entertainment in St. Louis.

Our "Best of St. Louis" issue is out now! See the winners we chose for the best food and drink in St. Louis here.
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BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE
The Factory (17105 North Outer 40 Road, Chesterfield; 314-423-8500)
Runner-Up: The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard, 314-726-6161)
BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE
The Factory
(17105 North Outer 40 Road, Chesterfield; 314-423-8500)
Runner-Up: The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard, 314-726-6161)
BEST NEW BAR
Platypus (4501 Manchester Avenue, 314-448-1622)
Runner-Up: ’Ssippi (2926 Cherokee Street, no phone)
BEST NEW BAR
Platypus
(4501 Manchester Avenue, 314-448-1622)
Runner-Up: ’Ssippi (2926 Cherokee Street, no phone)
BEST PLACE FOR DAY DRINKING
Narwhal’s Crafted (Two locations including 3906 Laclede Avenue, 314-696-8388)
Runner-Up: Beer Sauce Shop (Multiple locations including 14738 B Manchester Road, Ballwin; no phone)
BEST PLACE FOR DAY DRINKING
Narwhal’s Crafted
(Two locations including 3906 Laclede Avenue, 314-696-8388)
Runner-Up: Beer Sauce Shop (Multiple locations including 14738 B Manchester Road, Ballwin; no phone)
Old Rock House (1200 South Seventh Street, 314-588-0505)
Runner-Up: Red Flag (3040 Locust Street, 314-714-8678)
Old Rock House (1200 South Seventh Street, 314-588-0505)
Runner-Up: Red Flag (3040 Locust Street, 314-714-8678)
BEST COCKTAILS
Platypus (4501 Manchester Avenue, 314-448-1622)
Runner-Up: Narwhal’s Crafted (3906 Laclede Avenue, 314-696-8388)
BEST COCKTAILS
Platypus
(4501 Manchester Avenue, 314-448-1622)
Runner-Up: Narwhal’s Crafted (3906 Laclede Avenue, 314-696-8388)
BEST BLUES CLUB
Broadway Oyster Bar (736 South Broadway Street, 314-621-8811)
Runner-Up: BB’s Jazz, Blues and Soups (700 South Broadway Street, 314-436-5222)
BEST BLUES CLUB
Broadway Oyster Bar
(736 South Broadway Street, 314-621-8811)
Runner-Up: BB’s Jazz, Blues and Soups (700 South Broadway Street, 314-436-5222)
ALL-AGES VENUE
The Factory (17105 North Outer 40 Road, Chesterfield; 314-423-8500)
Runner-Up: The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard, 314-726-6161)
ALL-AGES VENUE
The Factory
(17105 North Outer 40 Road, Chesterfield; 314-423-8500)
Runner-Up: The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard, 314-726-6161)
BEST BAR
Duke’s (2001 Menard Street, 314-833-6686)
Runner-Up: John D. McGurk’s (1200 Russell Boulevard, 314-776-8309)
BEST BAR
Duke’s
(2001 Menard Street, 314-833-6686)
Runner-Up: John D. McGurk’s (1200 Russell Boulevard, 314-776-8309)
BEST CONCERT OF THE PAST YEAR
Rolling Stones
Runner-Up: Elton John
BEST CONCERT OF THE PAST YEAR
Rolling Stones

Runner-Up: Elton John
BEST HIP-HOP CLUB
The Marquee Restaurant & Lounge (1911 Locust Street, 314-943-9657)
Runner-Up:The Dark Room’s Unplugged Series (3610 Grandel Square, 314-710-5643)
BEST HIP-HOP CLUB
The Marquee Restaurant & Lounge
(1911 Locust Street, 314-943-9657)
Runner-Up:The Dark Room’s Unplugged Series (3610 Grandel Square, 314-710-5643)