#STLBuzz: 7 Top Beer, BBQ And Whiskey Picks From Our New May Issue

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With our new May issue, we’ve launched “The STL Beer, BBQ and Whiskey Challenge,” a list of hot locales we dare you to try this summer. As an online bonus, we’ve teamed up with seven of our top spots worth trying today. Hungry? We thought so.


The Brewhouse Historical Sports Bar, inside the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch, offers more than 70 locally produced beers. To accompany their long list of libations, the bar boasts house-smoked proteins including turkey breast, brisket, pulled pork, portabella and ribs. Among their special events are Brewhouse Beer Dinners, including next week’s meal with 4 Hands Brewing Company on Wednesday, April 22. Make plans to attend the dinner or catch the new happy hour featuring half-off select apps and $3 draft beer. Or, on game days, bring a Cardinals ticket stub two hours before or two hours after the game and get that same happy-hour pricing.

Brewhouse Historical Sports Bar
315 Chestnut Ave. St. Louis, MO 63102
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Schlafly Beer is proud to be Missouri’s largest locally-owned independent brewery. Plan to attend one of their many upcoming events, like the Schlafly Farmers’ Market at Schlafly Bottleworks every Wednesday,  or turn out to hear an array of live music on the docket at both locations. Haven’t tried Schlafly yet? Eat in and enjoy a beer flight paired with their delicious menu options. Schlafly is an easy choice for our St. Louis-focused beer summer bucket list.

Schlafly Beer 
Schlafly Bottleworks 7260 Southwest Ave., St. Louis, MO 63143
Schlafly Tap Room 2100 Locust Street, St. Louis, MO 63103
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A “True Beer Experience” at the Budweiser Brew House awaits you: With three floors of entertainment, delicious eats and Bud beer, your hop-related needs are met here during baseball season and beyond. Explore the state-of-the-art TAPWALL, equipped with 239 draught handles, and taste the exclusive seasonal brews on constant rotation in the Brew House. With 10 bar locations throughout the three levels, one thing’s for sure: You’ll never be thirsty.

Budweiser Brew House
601 Clark Ave. Unit #101 1st Floor, St. Louis, MO 63102
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The Gramophone was born in 2008 as an intimate concert club and bar. After seven years and more than 1,500 great shows, it’s now changed gears and become a neighborhood tavern with an eclectic sandwich menu, and tons of beers and booze—20 taps and more than 30 bottles, to be exact! It has pool, darts, pinball, beer-to-go and great service to match. The Gramophone is open every day but Monday from 11am to 3am. Stop in for happy hour from 3 to 7pm on weekdays and from 10pm to 3am on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Bring your ticket stub or wristband from any concert and your first Urban Chestnut draft is free! We like the sound of that.

The Gramophone
4243 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110
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The Argentine-style sirloin tri-tip at The Shaved Duck is our favorite of their long list of offerings. It’s marinated with aromatic spices, rubbed with a rosemary and black pepper, smoked with wild cherry and sliced for an impressive pure-beef taste with a twist. We like to pull up a chair on the patio, choose from one of their 50-plus beers and enjoy the array of live music they have regularly scheduled. This Tower Grove East eatery deserves a place on your summer agenda.

The Shaved Duck
2900 Virginia Ave., St. Louis, MO 63118
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Choose your own adventure at the Seoul Taco sister restaurant, Seoul Q. Their offerings include traditional family-style Korean barbecue, where do-it-yourself meals are encouraged. Choose from proteins including beef chuck, rib-eye and short ribs and garnish with one of the many side options (we suggest the kimchi). What you’ve heard about Korean barbecue joints is true for Seoul Q: Come ready to party!

Seoul Q
6665 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63130
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314.925.8445 or 314.925.8452


Get your country on at St. Louis’ prime honky-tonk, PBR St. Louis, located in Ballpark Village. Enjoy live country and southern rock music nestled up with your favorite cowboy or cowgirl—or grab a hard drink and take your turn on the mechanical bull. PBR features a large dance floor, cozy lounge area, multiple bars and private outdoor balconies.

PBR St. Louis 
601 Clark Ave. Unit #202, St. Louis, MO 63102
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