10 St. Louis Restaurants That Are Open Late
Yes, you can find refined late-night food and drink in St. Louis. To create the list of elegant nightlife locales below, we drew on well-known St. Louis hotspots like The Loop, the Central West End and more. Savor a craft cocktail, specialty bar food or entree at the bars and restaurants below at all hours of the night.
Sub Zero Vodka Bar
Open Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. and on Sunday until midnight, this elegant late-night haunt has long been a staple of the Central West End nightlife scene. Vodka enthusiasts can select vodkas by region to try, including the U.S., Australia, Argentina, Russia, Poland, Norway and more. The food menu also includes an elegant array of sushi and burgers to choose from.
The St. Louis establishment now has three locations across the city, as well as one in St. Charles and one in Kansas City, each open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. (kitchen until 12:30 a.m.), and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to midnight (kitchen until 11 p.m.). With a fine selection of draft and bottled beer as well as specialty cocktails and Mexican-themed meals, Mission Taco may just be your new favorite late-night spot.
Gamlin Whiskey House
Don’t be overwhelmed by a list of over 80 fine types of whisky at this Central West End restaurant. Instead, just ask your server to point you in the right direction, based on what menu items tempt your palate. Meat and seafood are the stars of this menu, featuring over nine types of steaks to choose from. However, vegetarians can also enjoy the grilled cauliflower steak, served with spring vegetable ragout, saffron butter sauce, ancho chile oil and toasted almonds, for refined late-night eating and drinking.
Open weekdays from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m., this sophisticated environment is far from the late-night shenanigans you might think of post-midnight. Wild Flower even has a special bar and late-night menu catering to those who hunger after traditional dinner hours, with reasonably priced braised pork ribs, fried duck canneloni, steak or chicken nachos, roasted garlic spinach dip and more.
The Scottish Arms
A traditional Scottish pub, The Scottish Arms goes to great lengths to source its ingredients from sustainable local farms, which makes makes all the difference. The eclectic menu will have you wanting to try several dishes at once, like the Scotch eggs, served with ground pork sausage, breaded and baked with honey mustard sauce, or the rarebit and haggis fritters. Open weekdays 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. and weekends 10 a.m. to 1 a.m, step up your late-night game with artisan food and drinks at this homegrown establishment.
As part of the elegant Moonrise Hotel in The Loop, Eclipse Restaurant is open every day from 6:30 a.m. to 3 a.m—nearly around the clock. The venue also has a notable rooftop bar, which often turns heads with its giant replica of the moon on the roof. Enjoy artisan cocktails alongside elegant eats and traditional bar food, which even includes tofu tacos alongside pulled pork sliders and hush puppies.
A vital component of the St. Louis culture and dining experience, out-of-towners will get a kick out of the shelves and glass cases filled with priceless items and odd trinkets at Blueberry Hill. Open every day from 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m., except for Saturdays (open until 12 a.m.), catch a live show in the Duck Room while sipping on a variety of draft beers on tap and bottled or canned craft brews, or a selection from the wine and cocktail list. With a traditional bar menu of burgers and fries, Blueberry Hill has also added a vegetarian section to the menu, which even has a vegan red-beans-and-rice dish as well as vegan vegetable soup.
A classic 3 a.m. bar in South City, Sandrina’s has a full menu available until the wee hours of the morning for the night owls. With burgers and fried ravioli gracing the menu for a tasty late-night treat, you’ll also find a number of clearly indicated vegetarian items, like the falafel sammy served with feta, romaine, red onion and tzatziki sauce. The bar includes a wide variety of specialty cocktails, wine and beer to power your night out on the town.
Under the umbrella of chef Gerard Craft’s restaurant dynasty, Taste Bar is marked with Craft’s recognizably delicious flair, which tastes like something you’ve never tried before, yet somehow never overly labored. With a menu composed mostly of specialty snacks and small plates meant to share, it’s the perfect place to begin, or end, a night out. Try the scallop crudo, bruschetta and potato skins, served with parmesan, green aioli, bacon and chili peppers.
Three Kings Public House
With a hearty, specialty menu and refined bar snacks, Three Kings in The Loop has a menu that’ll excite even the pickiest of palates at all hours of the night. The happy hour menu includes the typical toasted ravioli, potato skins and fried bites, but also steamed edamame and house-made nuts. Plus, Three Kings makes a strong effort to source from local farms and vendors, including Glenview Farms, Patuxent Farms, Bob’s Seafood and more.
Cover image courtesy of Wine Dharma.