The intimate Grove bar and performance venue plays host to a diverse mix of musical stylings, offering everything from up-and-coming hip-hop artists and bluegrass bands to under-the-radar rock, jazz, funk, pop, and reggae. Cover prices vary but are typically in the $5–$20 range. With a capacity that caps at about 300, the small space allows for ease of viewing and close-range undergarment flinging, guaranteeing your knickers will lasso the targeted drumstick every time. Every Wednesday at The Gramophone, the amateurs take to the stage in a weekly cover-free open-mic night; for the rhythmically possessed, the club hosts a bi-weekly DJ-spun dance party, allowing for ease of score-settling dance-offs or move-assisted seductions.
The chefs at Sir's Restaurant take great care of the barbecued meats that populate their menu, marinating beef briskets, pork, and ribs for two days before cooking them in outdoor smokers for no less than six hours. Sir's signature smoked ribs ($11.99), prepared with a 60-year-old family recipe, entice bites of fall-off-the-bone meat, and the St. Louis–style rib-tips dinner ($12.99) plates cuts of trimmed full-pork rib brisket bones tenderized for morsels softer than a verbal jab from a Care Bear. Wield a smoked turkey leg ($6.99) to stave off encroaching hunger pangs, or wrap mitts around a pulled-pork sandwich ($8.99) swaddled with homemade barbecue sauce and served on a buttered bun. Diners can choose from a variety of homemade sides to wingman their meals, including steamed veggies and mac 'n' cheese ($1.50 each).
Chow down on ribs, slaw and more at The Shaved Duck, a down-home barbecue joint in Saint Louis. The menu doesn't include any low-fat items, so set aside some extra calories for your visit. Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list. Gather the whole family for a trip to The Shaved Duck — everyone will find something to like (even the pickiest little eater) on the menu here. Enjoy the beautiful weather while you chow down — with outdoor seating, The Shaved Duck is a great summer destination. Need room for one more? Add another to your party — The Shaved Duck is great for large groups. A relatively loud restaurant, this is not the place for a quiet night out.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have The Shaved Duck cater for you. Getting your food to go is also an option.
The Shaved Duck patrons can find street parking at the Virginia Ave location. Hop on public transit if driving's not your speed; accessible stops include Arsenal St. @ S Compton Ave. (30), Arsenal St. @ Louisiana Ave. (30), and Arsenal St. @ Arkansas Ave. (30).
The menu at The Shaved Duck is reasonably priced, with most items costing less than $30. All major credit cards are accepted. Reviewers rave about the dinner menu at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
Scents of pimento, scotch bonnet peppers, and jerk chicken and pork waft through the air at Mi Hungry Jamaican BBQ & Catering's two casual locations. The county location’s menu of barbecue and Jamaican fare “makes it a dining destination,” according to St. Louis Magazine, and the city location serves up a similar multicultural duet of spice and flavor. Barbecue rib tips and crispy snoot coexist with Jamaican beef patties and tender red snapper. Island specialties such as the curried goat and brown stew chicken get a special flair from owner Rueben, who was born in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.
If you follow the right cobblestones on the Landing, you'll end up in front of Jake's Steaks, an eatery known for serving steaks, barbecue, and burgers within a T-bone's throw of Sidewinders Saloon. As the name implies, the focus is on steak. The culinary crew collects wet-aged Angus beef to create artistic interpretations of meat—cowboy rib eyes with perfect marbling, for instance, and Kansas City strip steaks topped with house butter. Their magnum opus is The Bull, a 25-ounce bone-in fillet that, if finished, earns the eater a spot on the Wall of Fame and a new accomplishment to include on their Viking resumé. The kitchen also churns out dry-rubbed barbecue ribs and pulled-pork sandwiches made from meat infused with flavors from the steak house's own round-the-clock smokers.
Jake's stands just in front of Sidewinders Saloon, a bar that dispenses a bevy of tequila and beer. Throughout the week, the bar hosts theme nights with live music and karaoke, and on select nights holds the doors open until 3 a.m. The building's close proximity to Busch Stadium and The Arch make it a prime spot for postgame celebrations or steak-tossing competitions on the banks of the Mississippi.
Not in the mood to dress up for dinner? Bogart's Smokehouse offers low-key barbecue fare in the Soulard neighborhood of St. Louis. Come prepared to feast at Bogart's Smokehouse — with no low-fat options, any diets will need to be put aside for the moment. Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly cuisine at Bogart's Smokehouse just as much as mom and dad. Eat outdoors Bogart's Smokehouse (weather permitting) with their beautiful patio seating.
Not a popular place for dress-up dining, most Bogart's Smokehouse patrons come in casual attire. Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy Bogart's Smokehouse's cooking from the comfort of their own home. Catering services are also available.
Diners that drive to dinner will find street parking readily available at Bogart's Smokehouse's South 9th Street address.
Dining at Bogart's Smokehouse will set you back about $30 per person on average. Bogart's Smokehouse accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, and all major credit cards.