Someone toasts with a craft cocktail at The Lucky Accomplice in St. Louis.

Find Your Preferred Nightlife Vibe in St. Louis

Wednesday January 31, 2024

By Catherine Neville

When you’re headed out for a night on the town, how do you choose the best spot to enjoy a few sips with your travel companions? You choose by vibe, of course!

This is your can’t-miss list of the best watering holes in St. Louis. Whether you’re looking for local beer or craft cocktails, live music or a compelling conversation, we invite you to sip your style.

Dancing Queen

Blueberry Hill is marked by a neon sign in the Delmar Loop.

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Blueberry Hill

Neighborhood: Delmar Loop
Vibe: A nostalgic, memorabilia-filled landmark
Drink: Local beer, classic cocktails and shots
Eat: A burger at the warm and welcoming bar

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A woman uses a hoop and fire to dazzle audiences at The Boom Boom Room.

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The Boom Boom Room

Neighborhood: Downtown St. Louis
Vibe: A bodacious, over-the-top burlesque
Drink: Glowing drink towers
Eat: Buttery, garlicky New York strip

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People dance to live music at Broadway Oyster Bar in St. Louis.

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Broadway Oyster Bar

Neighborhood: Downtown St. Louis
Vibe: Laissez les bons temps rouler!
Drink: Spicy Creole Bloody Mary or classic Southern Comfort Hurricane
Eat: Oysters and gumbo

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City Winery offers approximately 200 live performances a year at its urban winery.

City Winery St. Louis

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City Winery St. Louis

Neighborhood: Midtown
Vibe: An urbane listening room
Drink: On-tap house-fermented wines
Eat: Wine-friendly fare such as pistachio dukkah hummus, wild mushroom and goat cheese risotto balls and charred octopus

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Country music plays at The Honky Tonk in downtown St. Louis.

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The Honky Tonk

Neighborhood: Downtown St. Louis
Vibe: Fiddle-fueled fun
Drink: Tallboys

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People dance to live music at Tin Roof in downtown St. Louis.

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Tin Roof

Neighborhood: Downtown St. Louis
Vibe: A laid-back, music-powered joint
Drink: Kentucky Kool-Aid, spiked lemonade and Red Bull shots
Eat: Tenders and wings with one of 10 sauces

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Rooftop Reveler

360 St. Louis offers an elevated nightlife scene.

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360 St. Louis

Neighborhood: Downtown St. Louis
Vibe: Elevated in every way
Drink: Blood & Honey with Ketel One vodka, St-Germain elderflower liqueur and blood orange
Eat: Shareable smalls such as smoked salmon chips, mushroom arancini and birria tacos

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A group of friends gather for happy hour at Art Bar on the roof of the Angad Arts Hotel.

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Art Bar

Neighborhood: Grand Center Arts District
Vibe: Artfully curated, uniquely relaxed
Drink: Roses Romance with Four Roses bourbon, passion fruit purée and blood orange bitters
Eat: Moroccan chicken salad and aloo gobi tacos

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The rooftop bar at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis offers elevated food and drinks along with five-star views of the Gateway Arch.

Bar at Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis

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Bar at Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis

Neighborhood: Laclede’s Landing
Vibe: Iconic sophistication overlooking the Gateway Arch
Drink: Excellent wines and spirits curated by certified sommeliers
Eat: Upscale fare worthy of the five-star view

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Moonrise Hotel has a rooftop bar for funky, retro nightlife.

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Moonrise Hotel

Neighborhood: Delmar Loop
Vibe: Funky, retro fun
Drink: Stellar cocktails under the moon
Eat: American gastronomic cuisine with a cosmic twist

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UpBar

Neighborhood: Midtown
Vibe: Urban sophistication
Drink: The Lemonade Stand – a flight of four bright, boozy lemonades
Eat: Whipped ricotta board with organic honey and sea salt

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Spirited Socialite

4 Hands Brewing Co. in Chesterfield offers a great outdoor space with an enormous TV, lawn games and more.

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4 Hands at The District

Neighborhood: Chesterfield
Vibe: Suds and Skee-Ball
Drink: City Wide American pale ale
Eat: A “frycuterie” board from Hi-Pointe Drive-In

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Girlfriends play on an adult seesaw at Armory STL.

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Armory STL

Neighborhood: Midtown
Vibe: Adult playground
Drink: Jazzy Juice with jalapeño-infused tequila, lime juice and cucumber syrup
Eat: Backyard Brunch on Sundays

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Two girls dance at Puttshack, a tech-infused mini golf course with colorful nightlife vibes.

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Puttshack

Neighborhood: Midtown
Vibe: Hole-in-one fun
Drink: Cold-brew espresso Martini
Eat: Globally inspired shareables

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Ballpark Village is the perfect place to go before and after a Cardinals baseball game.

Sports & Social

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Sports & Social

Neighborhood: Downtown St. Louis
Vibe: Batter up!
Drink: Ice-cold Budweiser
Eat: Burgers, tacos and wings

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Start Bar serves colorful cocktails.

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Start Bar

Neighborhood: Downtown St. Louis
Vibe: Pinball wizard
Drink: Mix-and-match 64-ounce boozy slushies with four floater shots
Eat: Build-your-own pizza

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A crowd dances to live music at Westport Social.

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Westport Social

Neighborhood: Westport
Vibe: Grown-up gaming lounge
Drink: Whiskey, neat
Eat: Burnt end nachos with wonton chips

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Conversational Connoisseur

A bartender pours a craft cocktail at Blood and Sand.

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Blood & Sand

Neighborhood: Downtown St. Louis
Vibe: Exclusive indulgence
Drink: Expertly crafted cocktails inspired by musical artists from every genre
Eat: Caviar service for two

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Fox and Hounds is a cozy English pub in Clayton that serves fish and chips and beer.

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Fox & Hounds

Neighborhood: Clayton
Vibe: Cozy English pub
Drink: A wee dram
Eat: Fish and chips

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Corey Moszer mixes drinks behind the bar at The Lucky Accomplice.

The Lucky Accomplice

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The Lucky Accomplice

Neighborhood: South City
Vibe: Modern, creative, convivial
Drink: Highballs on tap
Eat: Fresh, locally driven tasting menu

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From Montelle Winery, you can see across the Missouri River Valley.

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Montelle Winery

Neighborhood: Augusta AVA
Vibe: A sun-soaked terrace with a bird’s-eye view of the Missouri River Valley
Drink: Missouri wines made with native and hybrid grapes
Eat: Tasty bites such as baked Brie, caprese salads and French dip sandwiches

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Olive and Oak has a warm, lively nightlife vibe.

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Olive + Oak

Neighborhood: Webster Groves
Vibe: Warm and lively
Drink: Bold cocktails by the number
Eat: Baked clams with hoisin-sambal mayonnaise and sesame-scallion crunch

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Small Batch offers more than 140 unique whiskeys.

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Small Batch

Neighborhood: Midtown
Vibe: Modern speakeasy
Drink: Your choice of more than 140 unique whiskeys
Eat: Internationally inspired, vegetable-forward fare

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