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A Legend in Its Own Time – Nicks Pub

Nicks Pub, St. Louis, MO

Nicks Pub: Where Everybody Knows Your Name

St. Louis, MO/December 20, 2016 (STLRestaurant.News) Nicks Pub – Terrific neighborhood bars are not an obsolete idea…they are timeless.  These bars are the sacred little places where you go once or perhaps a few times a week to see your friends, shoot the bull with the bartender, watch your favorite sports team or play some games.

What makes the great ones great?  It’s what’s on the walls, the selection of spirits offered, how customers are greeted and treated, and of course, the music that’s played.  But then there’s also that philosophical quality that’s toughest to capture and impossible to fabricate; the spirit of the place.  It’s either there or it’s not…and Nicks Irish Pub just happens to have it.

Nick Pub, St. Louis, MO - 101 Draft Beers

Nick Pub, St. Louis, MO – 101 Draft Beers

Following in the footsteps of a rich history of successful bars over past generations at 6001 Manchester, in 1996, Nicks Pub came to life.  Sometimes referred to as the crown jewel of Dogtown’s south side…it’s definitely been a Maplewood mainstay ever since.  Forget about all those uppity specialty beer bars, or swanky places with expensive drinks made with cheap ingredients, the inexperienced bartenders and worst of all, those places that never seem to have enough space at the bar.

There’s a science to creating a great bar…they offer something uniquely of their own.  I think the secret to Nicks might simply be a combination of things…high end pub food, amazingly reasonable prices, an extensive list of beers, outstanding cocktails, great bands, bartenders who remember your name and most importantly, that comfortable, no frills atmosphere.  It’s quite possibly the “Cheers” bar of Maplewood… maybe a little bit rowdier on late nights, but the perfect neighborhood bar.  It’s like one big family.  If Sam, Woody, Norm, Cliff were in town, they’d probably have regular seats at the bar every day.

It’s literally a beer lover’s haven!  Where else are you going to find something like 101 beers on tap?  The selections read like a book, the content of which includes a guide to the various types of beer, recommendations of food pairings including things you can get there, and categories to help you find the type of beer you want.

On the full menu you’ll find traditional Irish pub food like fish and chips and Shepard’s pie.  Their burgers are amazing; the pasta is yummy and if you’re a Wing fan…look out!  They offer 3 different styles of preparing their famous chicken wings; Traditional Fried, Hand-Breaded and from The Pit with 24 different sauces to choose from.

If you’re looking for extravagant you’re probably going to be disappointed, but Nick’s undeniably nails down the cozy atmosphere of the quaint public house.  And, there’s more than enough room to move around.  If you get tired of the flat-screens in the main bar, just head upstairs to play a game of pool, throw a few darts, and test your luck at a vintage arcade game.  If that’s not enough, you can always try to find a seat at the always-crowded shuffleboard table or if you simply want to just chill out and chat with a friend, there’s a nice covered patio/beer garden addition.

Nicks Irish Pub has been given accolades more than once by Riverfront Times and other publications for the Happy Hour specials, the most outstanding vodka selection, best wings, best sports bar, best place to play pool.  You name it…they’ve been recognized for it.  They also host all types of top notch private parties…Birthday Parties, Holiday Parties, Ugly Sweater Parties, Graduation Parties, Engagement Parties, Shower Parties, and Celebration of Life Parties.

Whether you’re looking for a cozy sports bar this winter, partaking in a celebration with friends, grabbing a quick drink or catching a great sporting event…Stop by Nicks; WHERE EVERYBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME:)

Nicks Pub

6001 Manchester Ave

St. Louis, MO 63110

Phone: (314) 781-7806

Hours:

Mon – Fri: 11am – 3am
Sat: 5 pm – 3 am
Sun: 5 pm – 3 am

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Kara Savio

Kara Savio

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