Nightlife in East Saint Louis

Wine or Beer with Small Plates, or Two Glasses of Wine with Almond or Olive Plate at The Vino Gallery (50% Off)

The Vino Gallery

Central West End

$20 $10

Snack on small plates or arrays of almonds or olives while sipping wine and beer by the glass

Food and Drinks for 2, 4, 6, or 10 at Lucky's Dueling Piano Bar (Up to 50% Off)

Lucky's Dueling Piano Bar

St. Louis

$58 $29

As players bang away on the lounge's dual baby grands, guests cheer or sit back with refreshing cocktails and tasty eats

Group Party Packages with Drinks and Snacks (Up to 90% Off). Four Options Available.

Pink Galleon Billiards and Games

Multiple Locations

$39 $16

Party guests sip free drinks and play pool on hot-pink tables; beach-themed decor includes airbrushed murals of mermaids and pirates

Nick Carter & Jordan Knight at The Pageant on September 21 at 8 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

Nick Carter & Jordan Knight

The Pageant

$48.20 $29

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Members of New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys debut a new collaborative album on a tour full of harmonies and choreography

"Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Music is Awesome!" Exclusive Presale at The Fabulous Fox Theatre on November 12 at 6 p.m.

"Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!"

The Fabulous Fox Theatre

$30.50 $30.50

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Colorful and hip kids' show celebrates the awesomeness of music with happy toy monsters and human friends DJ Lance Rock and Biz Markie

The Fresh Beat Band: Greatest Hits Live at Peabody Opera House on Friday, November 28 (Up to 40% Off)

The Fresh Beat Band: Greatest Hits Live

Peabody Opera House

$47.20 $28.50

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Nick Jr. musical quartet take the stage for an autumn concert

The Voice Tour at Peabody Opera House on July 20 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 54% Off)

The Voice Tour

Peabody Opera House

$76.50 $35

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Up-and-coming performers seen on NBC's singing competition The Voice cover pop, country, rock, and soul favorites

American Cuisine at Lemp Mansion Restaurant & Inn (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Lemp Mansion Restaurant & Inn

Benton Park

$50 $25

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Homey dishes such as wiener schnitzel and beef wellington served in a mansion rumored to be haunted; family-style chicken dinner on Sundays

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Casino Queen's opulent premises offer fine dining and nonstop entertainment in one convenient location. The menu at Casino Queen's Prime Steakhouse emits worldly elegance with items such as chicken Milan ($13.95), pan-fried in butter and sporting a sultry parmesan coat, and the english-cut prime rib ($15.95), 16 ounces of flavorful meat sliced paper thin. Lighter extravagance is at the tip of your fingers with choices including the sea bass, garlic-encrusted and pan-roasted with spinach in a swoon-worthy butter sauce ($19.95).

200 Front Street
East St. Louis,
IL
US

At Oz Nightclub, revelers hit the dance floor on popular holidays, such as Halloween and New Year's Eve, as well as lesser known occasions, such as Thursday. At the nightclub, DJs begin spinning dance, Top 40, and electronic music on weekend nights and don't stop until the wee hours of the morning. Oz's weekly Thursday Glow parties draw crowds of thousands with their innovative light displays, funky sets, and occasional free light-up batons. VIP Pass is Valid for OZ and Pops Nightclubs

300 Monsanto Ave
Sauget,
IL
US

In his 2010 review, Riverfront Times reporter Ian Froeb revealed the origin of Ernesto's Winebar?s distinctive name. Instead of honoring a chef or long-lost relative, the name pays homage to the owners' love for Ernest Hemingway's simplistic style. Chef Stephanie Hay has risen to the challenge, translating the clean complexity of The Sun Also Rises or the masculine energy of Green Hills of Africa into a menu of tapas and hearty entrees. Diverse flavor profiles mimic Papa Hemingway?s wanderlust, corralling global flavors including chili lime, wasabi tobiko, and even red pepper sauce to create festive tapas such as the truffle-infused grilled cheese, which was named the best grilled cheese of 2010 by Riverfront Times.

The cheese-and-charcuterie menu details hearty repasts from all corners of the globe, with plates of smoky blue cheese from Oregon and salchich?n white pork from Spain joining notes of green peppercorn, tomatillo, and even brown sugar for nods to Latin America and the Mediterranean. Ernesto's has also gone to great lengths to locate wine varietals from France, Germany, and Spain for pairing with large steaks and seafood entrees delicately saut?ed in a wide array of wine sauces.

Ernesto's butter-hued walls appear to melt in the light from wall sconces and flickering red candles. Above lush hardwood paneling, several framed photographs offer a glimpse of Hemingway at his most virile??aggressively writing at his desk, and using a large steak as a body pillow. For a touch of warmth during fall weather, patrons can also retreat outdoors, where a mammoth brick fireplace casts rich glow on Ernesto's sleek cobblestone patio.

2730 McNair Ave
Saint Louis,
MO
US

Friendly's Sports Bar and Grill, voted Best Neighborhood Bar by Riverfront Times in 2007, first opened its doors in 1928 under the moniker Friendly Tavern, and served as a community social club and a meeting place for church groups. Since then, the spot has changed hands and embraced modern technology, but retains its original unpretentious atmosphere. More than 40 flat-screen TVs let patrons watch multiple sports games at the same time by crossing their eyeballs in different directions. A game room houses regulation pool tables, arcade games, and more than 30 other diversions, and a spacious outdoor beer garden with picnic benches lures patrons outside during warm months.

Friendly's Sports Bar and Grill complements cold beers and mixed drinks with a menu that encompasses all types of pub appetizers, sandwiches, and entrees, such as the ever-popular fried chicken. The spot's kitchen can also cater private events with trays of gourmet meats and cheeses, or the Southern Chef Special Buffet, which makes bellies growl with a charming Southern twang.

3503 Roger Pl
Saint Louis,
MO
US

Though it sits squarely in St. Louis, Broadway Oyster Bar might as well inhabit New Orleans. Even from the outside, the 150-year-old building exudes the revelry of the French Quarter, as an art-deco neon sign emblazoned with music notes joins colorful string lanterns to form an illuminated invitation for patrons to come in and live a little. Of course, inside is where the Cajun atmosphere is most apparent, especially in whiffs of dishes named the favorite Cajun/creole cuisine of the Sauce Magazine readers? poll every year since 2003. Chef Brad Hagen's acclaimed recipes include marinated alligator with homemade tartar sauce, shucked oysters topped with spinach cream sauce, and fresh-baked Gambino's bread filled with traditional po' boy fixings, such as fried catfish and shrimp. Feasts unfold in a cozy dining room or an open-air patio enclosed and heated in winter. There, local and national musicians grace the stage seven nights a week to play funk and blues tunes, just like Mom used to.

736 S Broadway
Saint Louis,
MO
US

Before hosting moviegoers, the 111,000-square-foot Moolah Temple was home to a colony of pigeons. According to Amy Gill, co-head of the 1913-built temple's restoration team in 2003, the birds were "living in every crack and crevice" among debris, peeling paint, and cracked floors. Thanks to the team's refurbishing, leather couches and love seats, as well as balcony and stadium seating, now adorn the bird-free theater. Moolah Theatre only boasts a single screen, but what it lacks in quantity is made up for in size: its 20-by-45-foot screen showcases everything from the latest Hollywood releases to midnight movie staples such as The Big Lebowski.

Like "The Dude," Moolah Theatre celebrates bowling with eight lanes at its in-house retro alley. Post-flick fun can also include playing billiards, blasting tunes on the StarLink Internet Jukebox, or burping arcade games that ate too many quarters. Some lucky residents even call these amenities home—besides the theater and bowling alley, Moolah Temple makes room upstairs for 40 luxury lofts.

3821 Lindell Blvd
Saint Louis,
MO
US