Like the CGI monster-filled remake of How Green Was My Valley, STL Cinemas combine state-of-the-art technology with classic Hollywood aesthetics. Mainstream blockbusters and independent films happily rub silver-screen shoulders on each theater's marquee, while the retro lounges and concession stands serve enough beer, wine, and classy sweets to keep movie-goers sugar-buzzing—or just plain buzzing—through any double-feature. Voted Readers' Pick Movie Theatre by St. Louis Magazine readers, the Moolah Theatre's single screen is one of the biggest in town, and cinephiles can take their pick of 400 stadium seats, plush leather couches, or balcony seating. Chase Park Plaza Cinemas—nestled inside the Chase Park Plaza Hotel building—boasts five auditoriums with luxury seating. Granite City Cinemas is brand-new with all digital projection. And exposed beams and stage lighting add a vintage touch to Galleria 6's lobby, while its bar provides a lovely backdrop for post-film discussions, screenplay pitches, or outbursts of hard-boiled dialogue and artfully lit cigarette smoke.
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
Revered as the "driving force behind The Shack's menu" by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Chef Justin Haifley brings an unorthodox approach to pub classics. For every traditional dish, such as pork belly tacos, he crafts off-the-wall entrees such as tacos stuffed with Cool Ranch Dorito's, chicken, and buttermilk ranch. Ingredients such as peppercorn aioli and bacon jam top burgers ground and seasoned in-house, while creamed spinach and seven-spice buffalo sauce supplement piles of hand-cut fries. 20 draft beers help wash down meals, spewing out of taps in an exposed brick bar filled with flat-screen TVs and tables made from repurposed early 20th century doors and late 1800s barn wood. The pub’s proprietors also included a large patio behind a pair of garage doors, which they've soundproofed against the sound of happy, squealing children.
You can watch the game at RJ's Sports Bar and Lounge, sure, but that’d be selling the rest of the place short. Patrons stop here for Motown Mondays and live bands on Soulful Saturdays, and there’s a karaoke night and ladies' night in between. There are drink specials every day of the week, too. There’s even an enforced dress code on Fridays and Saturdays for the over-30 set here that keeps things classy and bans Dickensian street urchins with fake IDs.
The kitchen at Tif's on the Landing churns out grilled burgers, hot pizzas, and shareable pub grub to complement the bar's full offering of beers and cocktails. Inside the red-walled bar area, fans down well drinks by the glass, goblet, or pitcher as sports games play on flatscreen TVs. Outdoor seating allows for mingling al fresco in the summertime, and DJs keep tunes pumping from the venue's 7,000-watt sound system Thursdays through Saturdays.
Flannery's Irish Pub re-creates the convivial, neighborly atmosphere of an Irish public house in downtown Saint Louis, with Guinness flowing freely and plates of burgers and fish and chips quelling hunger pangs. Guests watch sports on 16 high-definition TV screens, singing karaoke on Tuesday nights, or hop aboard Flannery's free shuttle to grab seats at the stadium on game days.