Nightlife in Mark Twain

Up to 56% Off at The In Spot Dessert Bar and Lounge

The In Spot Dessert Bar and Lounge

Skinker DeBaliviere

$34 $15

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Southern-style snacks complemented by house wine in intimate, romantic lounge replete with leather furniture

50% Off American Cuisine at Lemp Mansion Restaurant & Inn

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

Up to 50% American Food at Deaver's Restaurant and Sports Bar

Deaver's Restaurant and Sports Bar

Deaver's Restaurant & Sports Bar

$20 $11

American food, including buffalo wings, burgers, and pizza, is served up in a casual restaurant and bar outfitted with arcade games

Up to 55% Off Distillery Tours at Mastermind Vodka

Mastermind Vodka

Granite City

$70 $35

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Groups tour the digs where distillers create small batches of American vodka from Midwestern grains

Bret Michaels, Quiet Riot, and Vixen — Up to 47% Off Concert

Hard Rock Legends Summer Kick-Off party feat. Bret Michaels, Quiet Riot, Vixen, & Planet Granite

Jefferson Barracks Veterans Memorial Amphitheater

$37.75 $20

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Hair-metal icons celebrate summer with blistering hits such as "Nothing But a Good Time" and "Cum On Feel the Noize"

Up to 45% Off Draft Beer Tasting or Draft Beer and Appetizers

Kirkwood Station Brewing Co.

Saint Louis

$34.50 $19

Rotating selection of 11 draft beers on tap; signature brews include ales, lagers, and seasonal draft beers

Up to 94% Off at Pink Galleon Billiards and Game

Pink Galleon Billiards and Games

Multiple Locations

$39 $15

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

Happy Together Tour – Up to 51% Off Concert with The Turtles

Happy Together Tour

Family Arena

$57 $28

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The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie lead an annual classic-rock revue with Grand Funk Railroad's Mark Farner and Gary Lewis & the Playboys

50% Off Sports Bar Cuisine at Field Box

Field Box

Saint Charles

$15 $7.50

Guests build their own burger or nosh on kabobs and mini tacos in sports-themed restaurant

48% Off at Hidden Lake Winery and Banquet Center

Hidden Lake Winery and Banquet Center

Hidden Lake Winery

$25 $13

Winery tucked in the Silent Forest features award-winning wines made from local fruit

Up to 52% Off Wine and Beer Tastings at Bias Vineyards

Bias Winery & Gruhlke's Microbrewery

Berger

$39.50 $19

Tastings include up to seven samples of beer, 10–15 samples of wine, and a glass of wine or pint of beer to cap the experience

44% Off Winery Tasting Experience at StarView Vineyards

StarView Vineyards

Cobden

$34 $19

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Pulled-pork sandwiches and Italian-style pasta salads headline the cafe menu; 12 signature wines

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In 1972, Herbie Balaban opened a café in St. Louis’s West End, turning his former beatnik-boutique space into a French-inspired café. He grins from old pictures of the restaurant, a handlebar mustache curling upward toward a jaunty beret in crisp black and white. Though the space has changed hands in the ensuing years, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch said it “would be an excellent restaurant in any era.” Aaron Teitelbaum, now the executive chef, honed his craft in New York City while working with Bobby Flay and Daniel Boulud in their kitchens. Aromas drift from Herbie’s own kitchen, hinting at French, Asian, and American influences. Those culinary traditions swirl together in truffled lobster mac 'n' cheese and shrimp with grits and buttermilk-fried leeks. Goat cheese steeps in smoke before melting with peppered bacon across burgers alongside a trout salad, of which a writer for the St. Louis Post Dispatch said, “I’d normally prefer no adulteration to well-smoked trout, but in this case folding in a gentle horseradish crème fraîche was a perfect foil for a fluffy, slightly sweet corn pancake underneath.” Grilled duck breast pairs with a duck-confit crepe served on an original Duck Hunt game cartridge, and Herbie’s Vintage 72's wine list is carefully curated to incorporate vintages from around the world, prioritizing US and French wines above all. The interior at Herbie’s Vintage 72 was designed by co-owner Jeff Orbin, whose past triumphs include restaurants such as Miso in Clayton and Monarch Restaurant & Wine Bar. Much like the food, the décor blends French and American influences, incorporating some of the antique French posters that decorated the walls of the café in the ‘70s. Inverted teardrop lamps and tableside candles illuminate the restaurant, which is surrounded by exposed-brick walls. Patrons settle in at curved corner booths or opt for open-air dining to enjoy their meal, and chatter drifts up from private parties amid the wine cellar’s barrels and rough stone walls.

405 N Euclid Ave
Saint Louis,
MO
US

The Vino Gallery—located in a renovated police substation in the Central West End—houses an impressive selection of small-production and artisan wines, beers, and other libations amid an ever-evolving collection of local art. The staff guides visitors to the tasting bar or the outdoor patio, allowing guests to sample selections and avoid pouring wines they don’t like into a roommate’s humidifier. Rachael Buehrer, wine enthusiast and educator, and coowner Alex Head, promote informed wine consumption with complimentary tastings after 5 p.m., Monday–Friday, and all day on Saturday. One-hour wine classes lend imbibers further wine expertise, and the wine-of-the-month club helps customers branch out from go-to varietals.

4701 McPherson Ave
Saint Louis,
MO
US

Llywelyn's menu introduces an impressive assortment of traditional pub classics to salads, flatbreads, wraps, and ambitiously portioned sandwiches. Start with an order of Welsh potato chips ($3.95); flaky, fried Irish pies ($7.95); beer-battered fried pub pickles ($7.25); or the much-talked-about chicken chili ($4.95 for a bowl). Then wrap mouth muscles around fish and chips ($10.25): two beer-battered and fried cod fillets served with house-made tartar sauce. From meaty chunks of lamb, potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, and green beans swimming in Guinness-Jameson stock ($9.95) to shepherd's pie ($10.95), the selections side well with a sudsy sip. The beer menu includes an exhaustive library of selections by the draft or bottle. Llywelyn's also offers a menu of kid-friendly fare.

4747 McPherson Ave
Saint Louis,
MO
US

Club Viva lets seasoned rug-cutters and beginning boogiers alike feel the beat in salsa-themed dance nights on Thursdays and Saturdays. A great way to woo a love interest or wear down a sugar-buzzed manchild, today’s deal includes the club cover charge and ensures a table at which tired feet can rest between dances. Salsa skills that aren't up to snuff can be polished in the one-hour lesson offered from 8 p.m.–9 p.m., and dance-floor mouth-droughts can be relieved with four drink tickets redeemable for libations such as Latin Kiss cocktails and specialty Bacardi mojitos. With mambo, African, reggae, Arabic, and European music, the high-octane dance nights give lovers of dance the opportunity to shake it like a hated roommate's bottle of soda.

408 N Euclid Ave
Saint Louis,
MO
US

West End Grill and Pub boasts a laid-back neighborhood atmosphere and an extensive selection of upscale pub grub for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. Raise the curtain on the night's curtain-raises with the grill's signature Prince Edward Island mussels steamed in a green curry sauce ($9.95), or frolic through a garden of arugula, blue cheese, pistachios, and caramelized pear tossed in red-wine vinegar and oil ($6.95). To gear up for an epic performance of Shakespeare's hundreds of spec scripts for Major Dad, feast one's heartiest buds of taste on the 16-ounce bone-in pork porterhouse ($15.95)—topped with apple compote and served with braised kale and sweet-potato gnocchi—or the Sonoma steak ($18.95), which comes crowned with blue cheese crumbles and flash-fried leeks atop a bed of horseradish mashed potatoes and zucchini. Bears poorly disguised as restaurant reviewers can delve into the salmon fillet ($14.95), served with turnip cakes and lemon-thyme brussels sprouts. Lengthy intermissions can also be passed with burgers, soups, salads, and the ethereal substance known as al-co-hol, which West End's owners personally conjure from behind the bar each night. Theater-goers are allowed to bring drinks into the Gaslight Theater so that they don't disrupt performances by trying to surreptitiously distill their own moonshine.

354 N Boyle Ave
Saint Louis,
MO
US

Union Avenue Opera provides professional opportunities to gifted, emerging artists and offers vibrant and affordable opera experiences that reflect the breadth and diversity of the St. Louis region. Union Avenue Opera is committed to its urban setting, educational outreach and artistic integrity.

733 Union Blvd
Saint Louis,
MO
US