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1860 Saloon Building History

1860 Saloon Building History

1858 – 1860 South Ninth Street in the Soulard neighborhood

St. Louis, MO/April 15, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) The original building was built in the late 1800’s as a two-family town house with two separate entrances (1858 – 1860 S. 9th St.).  In the early 1900’s the south side residence was converted to commercial space with the north side preserved as the living quarters for the commercial space proprietors.

Over the years the commercial side of the building has been a bakery, butcher shop, confectionery, and, in the 1960’s, a storefront church.  The two spaces were eventually made into one space and became a tavern.  The attached picture was during this time period.

In early 1980’s Richard Marion bought the building for $15,000; changed the front entrance to one door and the name to Marion’s 1860’s Tavern.  The inside remodel included the addition of a stairway to the second floor (the opening in the ceiling when you walk in the 1860’s Saloon front door is where the stairway was located), the historic back bar and the vintage Budweiser neon sign.  The tavern did not have food at this time.

In 1989, what is currently the Game Room was added with a full kitchen.  The exposed beams are from old railroad tresses, which were dismantled in the 1970’s and 80’s when the railroads were in decline.  When this room was finished the tavern’s name was changed to 1860’s Hardshell Café & Bar.

In 1992 construction began on what was to be a garden area on the east end of the building.  Original plans called for an open-air building without a roof.  By the time the project was finished there was a plastic roof along with weather-proof doors and windows.  A unique feature is that the concrete floor was installed with heat pipes underneath so the snow and ice would melt off when bad weather prevailed.  The system is still used today on cold winter nights to heat the floor.  The plastic roof let in a lot of light, but never seemed to keep the rain out.  The roof was replaced in 2013 with beautiful reclaimed wood from an old warehouse in north county.  This space is now called 1860’s Hardshell Café, but the locals still call it “60’s Patio”.

Stay tuned for:

1860’s Parking Lot Miracle
(Installment Two)

1860’s Ghosts, Legends and Myths
(Installment Three)

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Author: Tom Gullickson

612 Kitchen & Cocktails Named to OpenTable’s Top 10

612 Kitchen & Cocktails

Hand-Crafted Cocktails + Fresh Food Add Up for Kirkwood Joint 612 Kitchen & Cocktails

Kirkwood, MO/January 4, 2017 (STLRestaurnat.News) – A great neighborhood restaurant isn’t necessarily the place you go for fine dining, although it can be (i.e. Charlie Gitto’s).  It isn’t necessarily the bar and grill that’s stood the test of time, but of course, it can be that too (i.e. Krieger’s).  It may or may not have the most cutting edge menu.  But a great neighborhood restaurant does have great food, a great bar, friendly and efficient service, and a comfortable, lived-in vibe.  That’s 612 Kitchen & Cocktails at 612 West Woodbine Ave. in Kirkwood.  After just about two-and-a-half years in business, they were recently named to OpenTable’s top 10 neighborhood restaurants in St. Louis.  At #8 out of thousands of local restaurants in the metro area, that’s quite an accomplishment.

But then for 612’s owners, siblings Devin and Alison Graham, running a restaurant is in their blood.  They opened their retro 1920s-inspired place in July 2014 in the footprint of their parent’s place, Graham’s Grill & Bayou Bar.  When mom and dad retired, Devin and Alison stepped in, revamped the interior, changing the aesthetics, and renaming it to match the newer, fresher vibe.  They kept Graham’s Grill’s Executive Chef Brian Gabelsberger, and worked with him to rewrite the menu.  They also shifted the focus from family dining to a more pub like atmosphere, complete with a killer cocktail bar, by bringing in mix masters Todd Brutcher (a.k.a. the sangria specialist from Onesto) and Sarah Jones.

The bar features hand-crafted cocktails, sangria specials, and a nice selection of locally brewed craft beers.  Happy Hours are Tuesday – Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., with nightly drink specials.  There are also big screen TVs, along with drink and app specials during major sporting events, including Blues and Cardinal’s games.  And they have live music most weekends, primarily on Saturday nights!

Since Gabelsberger knows his way around a smoker, as evidenced by his tender, succulent pulled pork and pulled chicken, the menu is barbecue-centric.  They have all the apps, or “first bites” you would expect to find at a great neighborhood joint.  There are dry-rubbed wings, stuffed mushrooms, soft pretzel bites, and spinach & artichoke dip.  But you’ll also find pulled pork sliders and nachos, slow smoked pork mac & cheese, and smoked pork filled empanadas.  The real standouts on the Apps menu are the “Street Tacos.”  They make them four ways and since each order comes with three, you can mix and match them as you like.  There’s smoked chicken with lettuce, cheese, corn salsa and BBQ sauce; or smoked pork with lettuce, cheese, pineapple salsa, mango mustard, and lime.  The shrimp tacos come with lettuce, coleslaw, cheese, tomato, and horseradish crème fraîche.  And they do bourbon braised brisket tacos with their signature slow braised brisket in bourbon sauce, topped with lettuce, cheese, pickled onions, and smoked poblano peppers.  A few orders of these and a pitcher of Sangria (or O’Fallon 5 Day IPA) makes a night out with friends a real treat.

Their “Garden Bites” include house and Caesar salads made with fresh ingredients and their house-made dressings.  The house salad is a blend of iceberg lettuce and kale, topped with cheese, tomato, cucumber, onion, and croutons.  You can make either the House Salad or the Caesar a meal by adding smoked chicken.  The Caesar also has a house-smoked salmon option.

The “Main Bites” at 612 include a pulled pork and chicken combo that comes with coleslaw, cornbread and French fries or chips, as well as bourbon glazed meatloaf, an 18 oz. ribeye, and burgers topped with their own tomato bacon jam, or a combination of pulled pork, cheddar, and fried apple.  One of their signature dishes is the Chorizo Chop.  It’s a bacon wrapped pork chop stuffed with chorizo sausage stuffing and smoked in house.  The large, well seasoned chop is served with a potato cake, green bean casserole and whiskey-braised applesauce.

A couple of highlights from their seasonal “Winter Bites” menu that should be on the menu year round include the Apple Pie Hummus, a smooth and creamy blend of fresh apples, chick peas, tahini and cinnamon that’s served with cinnamon sugar pita chips; and the Bourbon Braised Brisket Grilled Cheese, slow braised beef brisket in a bourbon sauce with tomatoes, bacon onion spread, pepper jack, smoked Gouda and American cheeses, melted together into a gooey, delicious triple-decker sandwich on Texas Toast.

Dessert at 612 is as simple as it is delicious.  There are two choices: homemade ice cream (in vanilla, or the flavor of the day) or warm bread pudding with sweet caramel sauce.  It’s the perfect end for a meal of comfortable, classic fare.

The 612 Kitchen is closed on Mondays. The Kitchen is open Tuesday – Thursday From 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Friday 3:00 p.m. to Midnight, Saturday 11:00 a.m. to Midnight, Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (with Sunday brunch from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.) The cocktail bar stays open until 1:00 a.m. Tuesday – Saturday, and until Midnight on Sunday.

Since the Grahams opened 612 Kitchen & Cocktails in July 2014, it has become Kirkwood’s “go to” place for craft cocktails and fresh food thoughtfully prepared.  Customers reviewing the restaurant rave about the service and the comfortable, friendly feel of the place.  A big part of that is the attitudes of the owners, who say they want their guests to be the main focus of their business.  They say their goal is for each visit to be an experience to share and not a typical night out.  It’s that customer-focused attention to detail that put 612 Kitchen and Cocktails in the #8 spot in OpenTable’s survey of the top 10 neighborhood restaurants in St. Louis.

Contact Information:

612 Kitchen & Cocktails
Owner: Devin Graham & Alison Graham
612 West Woodbine Ave.
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Phone: (314) 965–2003

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Picture courtesy of 612 Kitchen & Cocktails

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Ice Creates New Chance to Party for a Cause – 12 Bars of Charity

12 Bars of Charity

12 Bars of Charity St. Louis Moved to January

St. Louis, MO/December 30, 2016 (STLRestaurant.News) — The holiday season is hectic. Sometimes there just isn’t enough time to do everything we’d like to do.  Add a weekend of icy roads and the window of holiday opportunity narrows even more.  But the ice that slicked St. Louis roadways in mid-December has created an opportunity for charity-minded revelers in January.  That’s because the Twelve Bars of Charity St. Louis which had been set for December 17th was postponed because of icy roads.  The new date is January 7th.  The annual pub crawl raises funds for some of your favorite charities while you have a good time bar hopping across town.  Tickets for the original event will be honored on the new date.  But the good news for the rest of us is that you can still buy tickets for the January 7th event!

The 12 Bars of Charity began in St. Louis in 2012 with the idea of creating a pub crawl that benefited not just one charity, but several locally-based organizations.  Event organizers had hoped to draw a few hundred people to a dozen participating bars that first year.  To say they succeeded would be an understatement, since more than 1,900 people took part.  Since 2012 there have been more than 17,000 participants who have raised more than $200,000 for charity.  This year, 25 St. Louis bars are taking part in the fun and the event has spread to Dallas, Austin, Tampa, Denver, and Baltimore.

This year’s St. Louis event will raise funds for eight different causes:

The World Pediatric Project brings critically ill children from impoverished areas to St. Louis for medical treatment.  They also fund preventive dental care for 400 Missouri kids.

Stray Rescue of St. Louis rescues abandoned and abused animals, many with medical needs, restore them to health, and find them loving, adoptive homes.

The APA Adoption Center is an independent not-for-profit organization takes in more than 3,000 stray and abandoned animals each year without government funding.  This group houses about 300 adoptable animals daily.

Hope for Young Adults With Cancer is a St. Louis-based 501(c)(3) focused on providing direct financial support to young adults (18-40) with cancer.  Hope4YAWC is one of only a handful of nonprofit organizations in the country to do so.

Friends of Kids with Cancer is St. Louis’ charity aimed at helping kids with cancer be kids by helping families deal with the daily challenges of fighting the disease while safeguarding the important experiences of childhood.

The St. Patrick Center is one of Missouri’s largest providers of housing, employment, and health opportunities for people who are homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was founded by Danny Thomas to advance cures and preventive treatments for catastrophic, pediatric diseases and injuries.  St. Jude treats children regardless of race, religion, or ability to pay.  No one gets a bill because “all a family should worry about is helping their child live.”

Autism Speaks was founded in St. Louis to fund research, increase awareness, and connect families to resources.  It has grown into the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization.

Here’s how it works: Go to the 12 Bars of Charity website and select your charity team.  Then buy your $30 ticket online.  Bring your printed (or emailed) ticket and an ID (proving you are at least 21) to registration at Ballpark Village from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on January 7th (the new date).  Pick up your official 12 Bars of Charity team sweatshirt and wristband (you’ll need it for the shuttle and drink discounts).  Then begin the crawl!

A shuttle will take you to some of the best local bars in the Washington Avenue entertainment district, in and around Ballpark Village downtown, and in Soulard.  From 8:00 p.m. to midnight, each bar is offering their own drink specials featuring Bud Light, Budweiser, Bud Select, and Ketel One Vodka Cocktails. Shuttle stops along Washington Avenue include: Flannery’s, Lucas Park, Rosalita’s, Hair of the Dog, Bobby’s Place, and Over/Under. Downtown destinations include the Ballpark Village hot spots: Cardinal’s Nation, Fox Sports Live!  And the Budweiser Brewhouse, as well as the Start Bar, Wheelhouse Downtown, Flying Saucer, Howl at the Moon, PBR, and Drunken Fish.  The shuttle to Soulard will make stops at Big Daddy’s, The Goodluck Bar, D’s Place, Johnny’s, Duke’s, Great Grizzly Bear, Henry’s, Molly’s, Llywelyn’s, and the Social House.  All shuttles will start and stop at Ballpark Village.

Thanks to extra time for ticket sales, there are even more great things happening.  Organizers have announced that instead of $10 of each ticket going to the listed charities, they’ll be able to donate $15!  And when you check-in at BPV, your first beer is free!  If you had tickets for the original event and can’t make the Jan. 7th date, your tickets are transferable.  A friend can even pick up your sweatshirt, as long as they have your ticket.  If you can’t get there to get your shirt, send an email to [email protected] and they’ll make arrangements with you.  So far, this year’s event has raised more than $70,000 for some very deserving local charities, and registration is still open!

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Picture courtesy of the Washington University in St. Louis – Olin Business School – Olin Blog

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Ring in The New Year at Nick’s Pub

Nick's Pub

101 Beers and Great Fun on Tap at Nick’s Pub

St. Louis, MO/December 27, 2016 (STLRestaurant.News) – There are literally thousands of places to celebrate the New Year in St. Louis this year.  Some will seek out a glitzy party with bright lights, expensive food and fizzy drinks.  Others will settle for frozen pizza and a tape-delayed ball drop on TV.  But why not have some real fun and celebrate with your friends at Nick’s Irish Pub, 6001 Manchester Ave. in Dogtown.  Nick’s is your friendly neighborhood bar, no matter where you live.  And like a good friend, they’ve got your New Year’s Eve party covered!

Nick’s has a New Year’s Eve deal that takes care of everything.  The party starts at 9:00 p.m. and runs until 12:20 a.m. (but the bar is open until 3 a.m. like always)!  For $15 at the door you get a dinner buffet (9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.) and $2 “You Call It” premium drafts (over 70 to choose from), and premium liquors.  The band You, Me and Dougie will play from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.  And there’s a free champagne toast at midnight!

Anthony Doria and Roy Butler of You, Me and Dougie performing their original song “I Wish” live on Face the Music STL 2014.

That’s great food, a huge beer selection (101 on tap!), music and fun at everybody’s favorite neighborhood bar, Nick’s Irish Pub!  Just call 314-781-7806 or email [email protected] to reserve your table for the friendliest New Year’s Eve party in town.

If you need a little more space to celebrate, Nick’s has you covered.  You can reserve a private party room upstairs and throw your own bash for 50 of your closest friends!  It’s available for New Year’s Eve, or any special event!
Contact Information:

Nick’s Irish Pub
6001 Manchester Ave
St. Louis, MO 63110
314-781-7806
[email protected]

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Contributing Editors: Susan Smith-Harmon and Kara Savio

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ROCK AND BREWS OPENS TOMORROW, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH

Rock and Brews Opens Tomorrow

CHESTERFIELD, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) Rock and Brews Opens Tomorrow – Many consumers have been waiting for this opening for months.  Tomorrow, Rock and Brews will open its Chesterfield, MO location at 11 am.  We’ve written about this for a few months now and it has been one of our most viewed articles with thousands of views by anticipated consumers.  While two of the most recognized rock stars and founders of Rock and Brews, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, will not be present, they are scheduled to be attending the grand opening in January.  More than likely that will not stop consumers from attending this event.

The new establishment will be busy, but for those that are not distracted by the presidential election, the first couple of days might be a great time to give it a try as many consumers will be clued to their television for the next couple of days.  After the election, many might just visit to drink and celebrate or to mourn their loss.

Rock and Brews Opens Tomorrow

Rock and Brews Opens Tomorrow

We stopped in during a private event today (Sunday, November 6th) and grabbed some pictures.  It looks great and the atrium looking addition will be a great addition to the building and its functionality.  It is large offering spacious seating and resulting in a casual, but classy atmosphere, designed to attract consumers to stay and enjoy their favorite beer or pub type of food with multiple television strategically located throughout the facility.

Rock and Brews Opens Tomorrow

Rock and Brews Opens Tomorrow

The Grand Opening is scheduled to be January 11, 2017 and we have been told by employees of their corporate headquarters that Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley are scheduled to be present.  We will continue to monitor the situation and report any change that might occur.

STL Restaurant News congratulates and welcomes Rock and Brews to the Chesterfield, MO area.

Rock and Brews is located at:

17258 Chesterfield Airport Road

Chesterfield, MO

News clips of Rock and Brews Openings in Other Locations – Enjoy!

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THREE FLAGS TAVERN – ST LOUIS, MO

THREE FLAGS TAVERN

An Unpretentious Sport for St. Louis Foodies – Three Flags Tavern

ST. LOUIS, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) – You’ve no doubt heard of restaurants and taverns with “Happy Hours,” but have you heard of “Oyster Hours?”  You have if you’ve been among the lucky St. Louis diners who’ve discovered Three Flags Tavern, 4940 Southwest Avenue in St. Louis (on the Hill).  When Chef John O’Brien and wife Cathy opened TFT in 2014, they were aiming for a neighborhood place with good food and service.  What they got is a bright spot in St. Louis’ culinary scene, with impeccably executed but unfussy food served well, in a friendly, inviting tavern.

The restaurant gets its name from the history of St. Louis.  On March 9-10, 1804, the flags of Spain, France and the United States each hung over the city during the ceremonial transfer of the Louisiana Territory.  The event is known as Three Flags Day.  The O’Briens were inspired by the culinary intersection of the three great nations and say it was relevant to the direction their menu was taking, so they went with it, and Three Flags Tavern was born.

And “tavern” really is the right term for this neighborhood restaurant.  There’s a bar, and several tables, but it feels more like an inviting and cozy stopover for hungry travelers than a simple bar and grill.  The professional, friendly hospitality offered makes the place feel like your favorite neighborhood pub.  But the meticulous attention to detail and exceptional menu take it to the next level.  No wonder they were among Opentable’s 2016 top 10 restaurants fit for foodies in the St. Louis region.

Dinner at TFT can be as simple and familiar as fried chicken, pomme puree (elevated mashed potatoes), greens and biscuit.  Or a little more adventurous like their Serrano wrapped pork loin chop, served with gnocchi, pickled rosemary pears, and goat cheese crema.  Both are simply delicious.  But in the unpretentious style that is Three Flags Tavern, you can also get burger (made with ground brisket) and fresh fries or fresh lobster rolls (Connecticut or Maine style), and of course, oysters.  They’re a regular menu item, but during Oyster Hours, Monday-Friday, 3-6 pm the Oysters are $1.50 each!  There are also beer, wine and drink specials.

Three Flags Tavern offers dinner seven-days a week, and brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.  Bunch hint: Try the buttermilk biscuits (scones) with genuine Devonshire Cream and fruit preserves!

You can dine at the bar, in the cozy dining room, or, while the weather holds, on their lovely tree-shaded patio.  Reservations are not required, but they are recommended.  They can be made on the restaurant’s website or by phone.

Contact Information:

Three Flags Tavern

Owners: Chef John & Cathy O’Brien

4940 Southwest Ave.

St. Louis, MO

Phone: (314) 669-9222

Email:[email protected]

HOWL-OWEEN PUP CRAWL IN SOULARD

Pub Crawl in Soulard

Fundraiser Pub Crawl Goes to the Dogs

ST. LOUIS, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) – You’ve heard of take your child to work day, but what about take your dog to the pub day?  Well, in Soulard it’s Saturday, October 22, 2016!  That’s when the Frenchtown Dog Park and Needy Paws Rescue invite dogs and their owners to join them for the 2016 Howl-oween Pup Crawl in Soulard!  Dog owners must be 21 or older to participate in the pup-friendly pub crawl, but there’s no age restriction for the dogs!

The annual event benefits Needy Paws Rescue of St. Louis, which is dedicated to saving animals in high kill shelters and animal control centers as well as strays, regardless of their size or breed.  It also benefits the Frenchtown Dog Park Association, which created and maintains the dog park at South 10th & Emmet Streets in Soulard.  The fully fenced park includes a 1.5 acre grass play area with a small doggy wading pool, water stations and waste stations.

The Frenchtown Dog Park is the launching pad for the Howl-oween Pup Crawl.  Event day registration and the pre-party start at 11 a.m. at the dog park.  Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online via a link on the Frenchtown Dog Park website.  Admission includes free beer at the pre-party, an event T-Shirt (Hoodie option for additional fee), an event Koozie (to keep your cans cold!), an official swag bag full of treats and other goodies, a wristband for drink specials at participating bars.  There will also be attendance prizes!

The pub crawl portion of festivities runs from noon to 5 p.m.  This year’s participating bars include:

  • Molly’s In Soulard at 816 Geyer Ave, St. Louis, (314) 241-6200.  The friendly bar is known for its New Orleans-inspired fare, huge patio and seven bars.
  • International Tap House (iTAP) Soulard at 1711 South 9th Street, St. Louis, (314) 621-4333.  iTAP was named a Top 100 Craft Beer Bar by Drafters Magazine, and with 44 drafts and hundreds varieties bottled beer, it’s not hard to see why.
  • Joanie’s Pizzeria Soulard at 2101 Menard Street, (314) 865-1994.  This is the original Joanie’s location.  They’re known for their iconic pizza, friendly service and gorgeous patio!
  • Great Grizzly Bear at 1027 Geyer Ave, St. Louis, (314) 231-0444.  This is a bar with personality!  Their known for their huge selection of appetizers, including “Grizzly Balls,” spicy balls of cheese and chicken that are deep fried.  They also make fried Twinkies!

The pup crawl will head out from the dog park by noon, and they won’t wait for man nor beast.  In addition to the crawl itself, they’ll raffle off some fabulous prizes for you and your furry friend!  There will also be special prizes for Best Pet Costume and Best Couple Costume (You and your dog that is!).

Event organizers encourage you to dress up your furry friend for a wonderful day of bar crawling in your favorite neighborhood, and they remind you to drink responsibly.

Contact Information:

Frenchtown Dog Park
South 10th & Emmet Streets
Soulard District
St. Louis, MO 63104
Phone: (314) 328-5711

HISTORIC HONKY TONK IN WILDWOOD – STOVALL’S GROVE

Stovalls Grove, Wildwood, MO
Stovall's Grove

Stovall’s Grove

Stovall’s Grove – A Country Western Honky Tonk

WILDWOOD, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) The bar dates back to 1935, but was rebuilt in 1958.  Since its opening, it has been known as the place to go to listen to country music as well as to dance.  It was owned by the Stovall family for approximately 70 years.  Dennis and Liz Elze bought the Stovall’s Grove in 2006 for their love of music.

After years of operation the place had began showing signs of aging.  However, the Elze’s have upgraded and brought the place back up into shape without damaging the historic ambiance of this popular music venue.  Today, many years later, Stovall’s Grove is still popular as a bar, honky tonk, dance hall and event venue.  When we stopped in to visit with Dennis and Liz on Saturday, October 08, they were catering an event using Candicci’s Restaurant and Bar, Ballwin, MO to feed 100 guests.  The BBQ was excellent, crowd was happy, and the place was hopping with lots of smiles.

From the bronze sign placed in front of the facility, it explains that in the mid-1900’s, when the road carried more traffic, there were two general stores, one operated by the Hencken Brother, and the other by Henry Poertner, a shoemaker, a harness maker, two blacksmiths, one operated by Joseph Tieman and a carpenter shop.

Today, decades later, the road is less traveled as traffic was diverted to using Interstates.  Much of the area has been growing as more residents moving westward towards private communities in the area.  Still to this day, Stovall’s Grove is known for live music and dancing, in addition to being a popular event venue.

Live music shows are Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights with doors opening at 6:00 pm and live music starting at 8:30 pm.  They are also open Thursday and one Sunday each month with BBQ served.  They do appreciate it when their customer wear country attire adding to their country honky tonk atmosphere.

For parties or reservations contact:

Stovall’s Grove

Attention: Dennis or Liz

18720 Stovall’s Lance

Wildwood, MO 63069

Phone: (636) 405-3024

Email: [email protected]

DINEOUTSTL.COM LAUNCHES NEW INTRO VIDEO

DineOutSTL.com

DineOutSTL.com Intro Video

ST. LOUIS, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) DineOutSTL.com is a locally owned/managed online restaurant directory that is dedicated to the St. Louis restaurant industry.  The St. Louis restaurant directory has been online for approximately two years offering directory listings, which include name, address, links to restaurants website and social site, menu and more.  Additionally, DineOutSTL maintains an active blog intended to inform the public about the local restaurant scene.

Consumers can find, rate and post reviews about St. Louis area restaurants.  Restaurants can subscribe to listings, featured listings on the front page or on the category page.  Additionally, restaurants can pay to have articles published on the blog page of DineOutSTL to further enhance their online visibility and increase their customer base.

Currently, some of the featured listings are; Charlie Gitto’s, Candicci’s Restaurant and Bar, Talayna’s Italian Restaurant, J Green’s Pub, Magpies on Main, Imo’s Pizza in Chesterfield, D’s Place, Krieger’s Sports Grill, 1860’s Saloon and more.  If you are interested in subscribing, you can view some of these featured listings to see what you get for a subscription in DineOutSTL.com.

Directory listings are an excellent online strategy to strengthen a restaurants online presence.  Search engines monitor a websites inbound link count and quality of links to help determine where to rank a website in search results.  Your listing in DineOutSTL will assure a higher online visibility and assure that a restaurant website will rank higher in search results.  A website needs “relevant” links and mentions to rank high in search results.  DineOutSTL helps restaurants accomplish those tasks, but more importantly, it will help to increase your in-store traffic.

“DineOutSTL.com is highly optimized and properly indexed with the major search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and Yandex”, says Dave Myers of St. Louis Media, LLC.  “Web design and SEO is part of our business and DineOutSTL.com is an example of the quality of work you can expect from St. Louis Media”, says Myers.

Contact information:

DineOutSTL.com

Phone: (314) 808-187 or (417) 529-1133

Email: [email protected]

Video courtesy of DineOutSTL.com

TOP 10 BARS AND PUBS IN ST LOUIS, MO

top 10 bars and pubs

Top 10 Bars and Pubs

ST. LOUIS, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) There are approximately 87 bars and pubs located throughout St. Louis, MO.  We have found what the public has rated as the top 10 bars and pubs in the St. Louis area using a public database for verification.  Yes, there are hundreds of bars in the St. Louis, MO area, but these establishments are listed as bars and pubs only, however, some may still offer a menu for dining purposes.

Our Top 10 Bars and Pubs in St. Louis, MO are:

  1. Bridge Tap House and Wine Bar – #1 out of 87 bars and pubs with 177 reviews resulting in a 4.5 Star rating
  2. Tigin Irish Pub – #2 out of 87 bars and pubs with 310 reviews resulting in a 4 Star rating 
  3. Square One Brewery & Distillery – #3 out of 87 bars and pubs with 227 reviews resulting in a 4.5 Star rating
  4. Brewhouse Historical Sports Bar – #4 out of 87 bars and pubs with 306 reviews resulting in a 4 Star rating
  5. Dressel’s Public House – #5 out of 87 bars and pubs with 156 reviews resulting in a 4.5 Star rating
  6. Seamus McDaniel’s – #6 out of 87 bars and pubs with 105 reviews resulting in a 4.5 Star rating
  7. Fox and Hounds – #7 out of 87 bars and pubs with 104 reviews resulting in a 4.5 Star rating
  8. The Tavern Kitchen and Bar – #8 out of 87 bars and pubs with 124 reviews resulting in a 4.5 Star rating
  9. Budweiser Brew House at the Ball Park – #9 out of 87 bars and pubs with 233 reviews resulting in a 4 Star rating
  10. Three Kings Pub House (University City) #10 out of 87 bars and pubs with 92 reviews resulting in a 4.5 Star rating

Hopefully, this list will help you find your new favorite bar or pub.

Our Top 10 list consists of public reviews made available to the public.  We use this database because it represents the satisfaction of many customers that have taken the time to post online reviews.  Reviews are an excellent source of information for consumers as well as restaurant owners/management.  While many restaurant owners do not like or appreciate online reviews they are an important part of business and life in today’s technology driven society.  As an owner you need to embrace online reviews and make them part of your mission.  We have talked to restaurant owners that have the opinion that customers post bad reviews to get something for free or they are a target of a dissatisfied employee.  While this might be the case in select situations, our experience suggest something much different.  We strongly encourage restaurant owners to embrace these reviews and make it part of their operational objectives.  From our experience, high reviews are possible, in the majority of cases, the reviews are an honest opinion and that every successful restaurant that we are familiar with place a high value on reviews.

Nonetheless, enjoy our new Top 10 Bars and Pubs list.  Enjoy, but please be safe!