On Tap: LifeBridge Holds Fundraiser Featuring Beer and Barbecue

By Kelsey Waananen
In Food
Photo courtesy of Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

Photo courtesy of Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

May 8: Howards In Soulard, which rehabbed the space once occupied by Hi-Way Bar in Soulard, will officially open its doors on Friday at 6pm. On their very first night open, the bar/restaurant will have its whole small plate and entree selections available for diners. The corner bar originally planned to host live music on the beautiful new patio, but weather will truly determine what happens. 2732 S. 13th St., Soulard, 314.322.4840

May 16: LifeBridge is hosting the perfect event for summer and as a bonus, it’s also a fundraiser. The event is $50, and for their money, attendees get to sample beer from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company and The Civil Life; nosh on barbecue provided by Rick Lewis (chef-owner of The Southern) and Andy Fair of Urban Chestnut and take home a commemorative cup. A silent auction will close out the event, with beer, Cards tickets and restaurant gift certificates up on the block. The event will be semi-exclusive, as event registration is being capped at 50 people. Find out more information online. Tower Grove Park.


May 11-17: After celebrating Maifest on Saturday (May 9), Urban Chestnut Brewing Company will take on a full week of celebrating in honor of American Craft Beer Week. Throughout the week look for various specials at both the Grove and Midtown location, including a special on Friday that rewards those who simply wear Cards or UCBC gear. The week really comes to a head on Saturday with Oktoberfest in May at the Midtown Brewery. The Grove will continue rewarding beer-lovers Sunday by giving those who travel sustainably, via bike or MetroSTL, with $3 Zwickels. Multiple locations, urbanchestnut.com.

The Crown Room at Budweiser Brew House in Ballpark Village is introducing a little summer camp to its drinks, with more sophistication. Try the Campfire, a s’mores martini that features Godiva Chocolate liqueur and Smirnoff Marshmallow Vodka, plus a hint of campfire smoke. Or, if you’re in the mood for a heartier drink, try The Smoking Gun, which consists of Russell’s 10-year bourbon and St. Germain Elderflower liqueur infused with hickory smoke. 601 Clark Ave., Downtown, 314.345.9481

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