5 Best of the City Spots to Enjoy a Bud Select

By Kelsey Waananen
In Culture

With summer fast approaching, and in honor of our We Heart St. Louis: Best of the City Issue, we’re seeking out the best spots in the city to grab a cold one. In honor of our Best of the City list of places We Heart in St. Louis that releases next week, we’ve rounded up five Best of the City award-winners to share your city love and grab a Bud Select before heading to the We Heart St. Louis: Best of the City Awards Celebration, presented by Bud Select, on May 29 at the Old Post Office Plaza. Purchase tickets online.


Photo courtesy of John D. McGurks.

1/ John D. McGurk’s Irish Pub and Garden
John D. McGurks Irish Pub and Garden has long been a St. Louis favorite, but now the fans have made it official: St. Louisans named McGurks their People’s Choice pick for Best Bar. The Irish pub atmosphere, extensive whiskey selection, authentic food and Irish bands all keep us coming back time and time again. And if you’ve never been on the patio at John D. McGurk’s, you’ve yet to experience one of the best parts of the city. 1200 Russell Blvd., Soulard, 314.776.8309

2/ Three Sixty
Three Sixty has a rooftop like no other in town, with its sleek and modern decor, handcrafted cocktails and that breathtaking view: It’s no wonder our editors named it the winner of the Best Rooftop award. On your way to the We Heart St. Louis Celebration, grab a Bud Select and experience it for yourself. It might be hard to break away, but don’t worry; It’ll be there for you when you come back. 1 S. Broadway, Downtown, 314.241.8439

3/ 5 Star Burgers
This summer let the Best Burger award-winning chefs at 5 Star Burgers introduce you to burgers at their highest form. With signature toppings like port-braised onions, roasted tomato bacon jam and green chiles, and lamb, pork, bison and pork burgers, you’ll never want to go back to the norm. And with two locations to visit, you might not ever have to. Multiple locations, 5starburgersstl.com

4/ Gamlin Whiskey House
Now that Gamlin Whiskey House has extended their hours to include Saturday and Sunday brunch, there are even more ways to enjoy their delicious creations—both food and drink. Though Gamlin Whiskey House snagged the award for Best Bloody Mary, their extensive whiskey, wine and beer selections will keep your thirst quenched at any time of day.236 N Euclid Ave., Central West End, 314.875.9500

5/ Three Flags Tavern
Given the award this gem won—Worth the Wait for Reservations—you’ll want to make your  plans soon to score a seat here on the awards celebration day. This small-but-mighty restaurant crafts beautiful cuisine with Spanish, French and American influences. A light lager like Bud Select pairs well with any of the entrees, from the spring lamb with smoked rhubarb barbecue sauce, to the halibut with charred eggplant. 4940 Southwest Ave., Southwest Garden, 314.669.9222

And don’t forget to enter our Instagram Contest! Stop by your favorite bar in St. Louis and enjoy a Bud Select. Share the photo on Instagram and tag #WeHeartSTL by May 25 for a chance to win General Admission tickets to We Heart STL on May 29 at the Old Post Office Plaza.

This post is brought to you in partnership with Bud Select.

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