Your Guide on Where to Go After a Cardinals Game

Monday April 1, 2019

The fireworks go off and the crowd goes wild—it’s another win for the Cardinals. But…now what? You could go straight home, or you could keep the night going. We vote for exploring St. Louis’ nightlife.

Within Walking Distance

If you’ve parked near the stadium, you probably are going to want to keep the party going within walking distance, and you’re in luck! There’s a lot to do nearby. The most obvious answer is Ballpark Village; with a dozen places to eat, drink, and be merry inside of it, there’s almost no reason not to just head inside. Then again, everyone around you feels the same way, so maybe it’s best to try to avoid the crowds. The same goes for Paddy O’s right outside the stadium—the atmosphere is fun, but it can be overwhelming.

In that case, you could head to the much beloved Broadway Oyster Bar. With Cajun cooking, all your favorite bar options, and a 99% chance of seeing a great band playing, you might find yourself here a bit later than you originally planned on staying out. New Orleans jazz and the blues not quite your thing? Head across the street to Game 6 Honky Tonk, one of the only Nashville-style honky tonks in our fair city.

Keep the bar-hopping going at BB’s Jazz, Blues, and Soups, where you can almost always catch an incredible blues band playing—you might see a band that is more memorable than the game itself! Or, if you’re just looking for a party, Kilroy’s is always a solid option. If craft beer is the name of the game, you could always walk down 7th to 4 Hands Brewery for late night snacks and drinks.

Off Spruce, you have a trio of options that will suit any group: there’s Wheelhouse bar, the arcade-style Start Bar, and The Midwestern, a gigantic BBQ and cocktail mecca with a massive outdoor stage for bands. If you’re digging that old school industry vibe, make sure to pop over to Tin Roof for another option with tons of seating, tons of bar seats, and live music.

Not full after a dinner of hot dogs and peanuts? Luckily, you can grab food from a number of places nearby, including Bailey’s Range, Jack Patrick’s, Caleco’s Bar and Grill, and Bridge Tap House.

Feeling like doing something a little nicer? Both Three-Sixty at the Ballpark Hilton and Cinder House at Four Seasons are right there, and both offer spectacular views, fantastic cocktails, and great food.

To Infinity and Beyond!

Need to get away from the hordes of people around Busch? No problem. Many people like to keep the party going in Soulard, and luckily for you, there are shuttles that run to and from Busch! There’s no shortage of bars in the area, but some local favorites are Hammerstones, McGurk’s, Molly’s, and 1860. Once you’ve reached your drink limit and find yourself in dire need of food, you can stop by Epic Pizza & Subs or take advantage of Mission Taco Joint’s amazing late-night happy hour. 

If you want to start making your way out west, you have plenty of options these days. Hop off 64 at Kingshighway and you could go north to the Central West End to cap off the evening at a place like Brennan’s or Taste, or go south to The Grove. Work your way east and hit Urban Chestnut Brewery for German fare and, of course, beer, or The Gramophone for late night sandwiches. Once you cross Boyle, it’s late-night bar central. Feel the tropical vibes at Taha’a Twisted Tiki, Gezellig for all the beer you can dream of—and make sure to grab a slice of NY-style pizza at Pie Guy inside.

Keep going and you’ll find even more fun spots, including the longtime favorites, HandleBar and Atomic Cowboy, plus the always fun, retro-styled Parlor. Regardless of where you pick, The Grove is a great place to hang after a Cards night.

And a Good Time Was Had by All

As you can probably gather, there’s plenty to do after a Cards game in town. Try something new!

We’ve also got a full guide on Where to Eat Before a Game.

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