Though its name exudes confidence, Great Location Bar & Grill opened in a spot shrouded in doubt. This popular Wentzville hangout has relied on a very precise formula to build a rock-solid fan base: delicious food, cold drinks, and plenty of entertainment. Here, guests feast on St. Louis?style pizzas, stuffed burgers, deep-fired grilled cheese sandwiches and the Porknado: a dish so massive it doesn't fit on the restaurant's twisted bread or in its racecar bed. Between rounds of toasted ravioli, viper bites, chicken wings, friends pass the time while playing darts, shooting pool, watching big games on a dozen high-def TVs, and listening to the live bands that frequently grace the restaurant's stage.
Ten flat-screen televisions play sports, sports, and more sports inside Texas Smokehouse and Saloon, and on select nights, the bar treats patrons to live musical acts and haiku readings. Drinks pair with chicken and beef sandwiches and soft pretzels brushed with a Budweiser and garlic-herb seasoning.
At DeCarlo's Bar and Grill, chefs take an innovative approach to burger making. Rather than piling toppings on the outside of the burger, they stuff flavorful ingredients—such as pepper jack cheese, bacon, or jalapenos—directly between two quarter-pound patties. These signature burgers ooze juicy fillings and gossip with every bite, and they star on a menu of pub fare also populated by hearty sandwiches, fried appetizers, customized pizzas, and a variety of draft beers and cocktails.
Metromix called Brewskeez "a happening place." It’s not hard to see why. The O'Fallon pub broadcasts sports games from nine televisions and two large projectors while bartenders pour drinks. In the kitchen, cooks grill brioche rolls to cradle burgers and load thin-crust pizzas with savory toppings. Patrons can send glossy balls careening across pool tables, listen to live music, and aim darts or sharpened silverware at bull's-eyes. Though Brewskeez's interior is smoke-free, its outdoor patio accommodates smokers.
To accompany a menu that sates appetites with hearty pub eats, including their popular $0.99 burgers, The Babylon houses more than 20 whistle-wetting draft beers. Patrons may also reserve a party room for free and come in on Saturdays for live musical performances.
Every Thursday through Saturday night, two pro piano players sit down at Jive and Wail's two baby grand pianos and proceed to bang out Top 40 hits from a plethora of eras, including time that has not yet come to pass, though these future-songs cannot be heard by present-day ears. Audience participation is not only encouraged but demanded by the dueling pianists—who are not above threatening their audience with atonal jazz if no song requests are forthcoming. Once you've made your request, the bar's high-tech sound system makes sure you won't miss it while refreshing your tipple at the full-service bar.