Like a classic work of Victorian literature, a trip to the bar often begins with an introduction to colorful characters and ends with the revelation that everyone in the room is related to each other. Continue an age-old struggle with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of pub fare and drinks at Pierre Laclede’s Pub and Eatery. Pierre Laclede's will donate 25% of the proceeds from each Groupon purchase to St. Louis Children's Hospital.
Patrons head to the heart of St. Louis University's campus to immerse themselves in Pierre Laclede’s plush furnishings, 20 flat-screen televisions, and pub cuisine washed down with freshly poured pints. The menu boasts selections of patron-designed cuisine such as the 14” build-your-own-pizza ($11), a hand tossed New York–style beer crust piled with toppings ($1.75 each). Rather than have Chef Boyardee autograph each piece of pasta, guests can customize their penne by selecting chicken, meatballs, or italian sausage blanketed in liberal doses of cheese, alfredo, or marinara sauce ($6). Among sandwiches, the Reuben packs two slices of marbled rye with hot corned beef, sauerkraut, and swiss cheese ($7), whereas lighter fare such as the taco salad ($6) blankets a fried tortilla in seasoned ground beef, iceberg lettuce, and a choice of cheese or sonnets about cheese.
Six beers on tap flow beneath 20 flat-screens disbursed across the establishment. Wood-beamed ceilings and Victorian-style light fixtures form the firmament under which diners recline in plush lounge furniture or sashay to DJ grooves on the Edwardian dance floor.
25% of the proceeds from this deal will benefit St. Louis Children’s Hospital and fund programs like the Family Resource Center, music therapy programs, surgical research, pediatric neurocritical care, and camps for children with special needs. Consistently ranked among the nation's top children's hospitals by publications such as 'U.S. News & World Report', St. Louis Children's Hospital boasts an expansive research résumé, and provides comprehensive services in every pediatric medical and surgical specialty to kids like Stevie.