Talking about sports, like winning the lotto and undergoing surgery, goes better with a cold beer. Make every hour happy hour with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $35 worth of casual fare and drinks at Big Daddy's. Your Groupon is good from open to close at all four Big Daddy's locations: Belleville, Soulard, The Landing, and Edwardsville.
The Big Daddy's menu loudly boasts a bevy of classic bar fare, particularly after it's had a few. Start a marathon of munching with an order of deep-fried mini tacos ($6) topped with two kinds of cheese, or feel guilt-free as you feast on the brined-then-breaded cucumber spears from a basket of pub pickles ($6). To keep a hand and both wings open for tankards of ale, sandwiches and skewered meats dominate the entrees, and include the motherclucker ($6.75), a chicken breast blanketed in bacon, cheddar, and Kansas City–style barbeque sauce; the marinated and grilled skewer of steak served with a red-wine dipping sauce ($6.50); and the warm and cozy tuna melt on sourdough, covered with American cheese ($6.25). Kids, meanwhile, can take a break from the heavily breaded food and free-flowing alcohol of their school cafeteria by popping into Big Daddy's for a plate of mini corn dogs and fries ($4.50).
Big Daddy's establishments are eateries of the casual and fun variety, complete with full bars, outdoor patios made for people- and cattle-stampede-watching, and lovably gruff, yet surprisingly insightful neighborhood curmudgeons parked at the corner barstool. And at night, live DJs mix top-tier tunes and booty-rattling bass into a dance-floor concoction that fuels the kind of night Facebook photo-tag removals are made for. Bring a group of gardeners down for a post-potting libation, or host your next 30th birthday party among the beer and boys at Big Daddy's.
Pricing varies by location; all pricing listed is from Big Daddy's On The Landing. Dine-in only.
Big Daddy's Soulard and Landing
In 1999, Jimbo Sinovic opened the first Big Daddy's in the historic Soulard district, less than a half-mile from the iconic Anheuser-Busch Brewery. The eatery's drink specials and tasty pub staples—served for lunch, dinner, and late-night owl watching—established the bar as a neighborhood favorite and inspired its owner to declare it "The Best Bar in the Whole Wide World."