Eating

Atomic Cowboy
4140 Manchester
314.775.0775
Cuisine: Baja Mexican
www.atomiccowboystl.com

Since moving from the quieter stretch of Manchester that is downtown Maplewood, Atomic Cowboy has transformed itself from a coffee shop/art gallery/smoke-free DJ lounge to a smoke-free bar/Tex-Mex joint/art gallery/espresso bar. The transformation may not look drastic on paper, but in person it plays out dramatically. Exposed-brick walls and funky décor give off a rustic, open, welcoming feel. The menu isn’t groundbreaking — solid shredded pork tacos, fish tacos, piles of greasy-good nachos, a kicky quartet of buffalo chicken sliders — but it sure is tasty grub. All the more so when it’s midnight, you’re buzzing on “super premium” margaritas and you need to shove some tasty calories down your piehole, pronto.

 

 

Bad Dog Bar & Grill
3960 Chouteau
314.652.00110
Cuisine: American
www.baddogstl.com

For bikers, leather and bear crowd— enjoy happy hours at the Bad Dog Bar & Grill, St. Louis’ premier gay bar.   Bad Dog Grill offers traditional American Fare such as Salads, Burgers and pizza.   This Bar Provides An Atmosphere With An Edge. Both Bars Provide You With Pool, Darts And Friendly Service By Hot Bartenders!  Have fun with the jukebox, pool and video games.

 

 

Chinese Express
4263 Manchester

314.289.8790
Cuisine: Fast food, Chinese

 

 

 

 

 

Everest Cafe
4145 Manchester
314.531.4800
Cuisine: Nepalese, Korean, Tibetan
www.everestcafeandbar.com

This family owned establishment opened in the Grove in February 2004, with a focus on promoting a healthy lifestyle by serving healthy, tasty and nutritious meals.  Everest Café is one of the only places in St. Louis you can find a mixture of Nepalese, Korean, and Indian food under the same roof.   Everest Cafe does not use any processed food, ghee, butter, or cream (except for some Indian items) to prepare meals.  Owner/ Chef Dr. Devi States buys fresh and organic vegetables at the local market every day.  The restaurant also features an affordable and ample lunch buffet with many vegetarian options.

 

 

HandleBar
4127 Manchester
314.652.2212
Cuisine: Russian/American
www.handlebarstl.com


Handlebar is an eco-friendly watering hole with a  mission: sustainability, increasing bike traffic on the Manchester strip and supporting local indie craft brewers and artisans.   With kinetic bike art on the walls and stellar murals by local artists, HandleBar is a unique, fun and smoke-free addition to the well-established block.  HandleBar offers Home made Russian Blinchiki and Pelmeni, Gourmet Pizzas for every taste, and vegetarian friendly choices.   Be on the lookout for the bike tune up station planned for the back patio, plus a soon-to-be sustainable garden, powered by a nifty stationary bike irrigation system.

 

 

Just John
4112 Manchester
314.371.1333
Cuisine: TJ’s Pizza
www.justjohnclub.com

Just John’s is a bar in the Grove/Forest Park area. It has DJ’s spinning almost every night and live music on the patio in the summer. It serves pizza but doesn’t have a full menu.

 

 

Layla Lebanese Restaurant
4317 Manchester Rd
314.553.9252
Cuisine: Lebanese
www.laylastl.com

Layla is a bright new addition to The Grove. We have created an atmosphere that is welcoming and eclectic with Lebanese flavors infused with familiar favorite foods. Tempt your taste buds with our fun plays on your favorite dish or surprise your palate with something new! Come unwind with one of our specialty craft cocktails inspired by Mediterranean ingredients for a hip happy hour with friends. For the ultimate in mood elevation choose to add a hookah! We think that you will love the original works of art on our walls (as much as we do) while being entertained by our talented belly dancers. We look forward to seeing you!

 

 

O’Shay’s  Irish Pub & Restaurant
4353 Manchester
314.932.5232
Cuisine: Irish American
www.oshayspub.com

O’Shay’s Pub Restaurant

A modern take on the classic neighborhood pub, O’Shay’s serves up a mix of Irish and American fare. Chef Chris Hart has reworked the menu to fit everyone’s tastes, creating an international twist on almost everything Irish. Chris and experienced mixologist Joe Wicks have teamed up together to serve well rounded meals paired perfectly with local craft beer and fresh craft cocktails. The kitchen is open late, so you can always grab a bite.

O’Shay’s Pub Bar

Experienced mixologist Joe Wicks has transformed O’Shay’s into a craft beer and cocktail destination. Try any of the unique options on the menu, or ask for something fresh and made up just for you! Joe and Chef Chris Hart have worked hard to come up with excellent menu and drink pairings; there are always a few options that are not on the menu available! They have live music on Friday nights, karaoke on Thursdays, and a slew of other events running throughout the month. Happy Hour is Monday-Saturday, 3pm-7pm.

 

 

 

RISE Coffee HouseRise Coffee
4180 Manchester
314.769.9535
Cuisine: Sandwiches, Pastries, Local
www.risecoffeestl.com

Rise aims to awaken, bring up, and progress The Grove community through sustainably crafted, specialty coffee and baked goods from Cherokee’s own Whisk Bakeshop. This coffeehouse believes in awareness raising: Our hope is to encourage you to notice, appreciate, understand. Notice how you taste and experience a simple cup of hand-crafted coffee, the relentless work that went into growing, processing and roasting that single origin goodness in your mug, appreciate the savory, seasonal ingredients in your locally made pastry. Grow your understanding of the challenges we face as a community, as a city, and know they are complex but not insurmountable. We celebrate all that is our redbrick City of St. Louis. We love the Grove. And we drink too much coffee. So come on people, let’s Rise…

 

 

 

Sanctuaria Wild Tapas
4198 Manchester
314.535.9700
Cuisine: Latin and South American, Spanish
http://www.sanctuariastl.com/

Offering exclusive, delicious menu selections – served with a modern twist, created by an award-winning chef, Christopher Lee. Sanctuaria uses the freshest fruits and vegetables available – some from their very own garden, as well as other local farms in Missouri & Illinois.  You will be delighted by the flavors of Latin and South American regional cuisine.  Unique cocktail selections are fresh and handcrafted to order by well-trained mixologists.

 

 

Sameem Afghan Restaurant
4341 Manchester
314.534.9500
Cuisine: Afghan
www.Sameem-Afghan-Restaurant.com

Serving traditional Afghan cuisine consisting of lamb, chicken, Beef, hearty stews, kabobs, chops and rice dishes. They also cater to the vegetarian population, offering a number of tasty pastas and vegetarian entrees. Afghan style possesses a very balanced and delicious flavor.

 

 

 

SoHo Restaurant & Lounge
4229 Manchester
314.932.5554
Cuisine: Southern
www.eatplaysoho.com

SoHo is a truly unique establishment located in The Grove, merging a trendy full-service restaurant with a bustling and diverse nightlife experience.  Specializing in contemporary southern cooking  SoHo (short for Southern Hospitality) caters to a hip and sophisticated clientele with a discerning taste for quality.

 

 

 

Sweetie Pie’s at The Mangrove
4270 Manchester
314.371.0304
Cuisine: Soul Food, Southern      
www.sweetiepieskitchen.com

Robbie Montgomery is the star of the show at her revered soul food restaurant, Sweetie Pie’s, She showcases her talent via mouthwatering soul food on Manchester in Forest Park. Food is served cafeteria-style, and the choices change daily. Among the specialties of the house: smothered pork with gravy, baked chicken, Salisbury steak, barbecued ribs, and fried catfish accompanied by sides of sweet corn, fried okra, cooked cabbage and sweet potatoes.

 

 

 

Taha’a Twisted Tiki BarTTT-2363
4199 Manchester
314.202.8300
Cuisine: Island, Tiki
www.tahaatiki.com

Taha’a Twisted Tiki, St. Louis’ only tiki bar, opened on Dec. 30, 2013 in The Grove neighborhood. The No Hurry, No Worry concept was based on the French Polynesian island of Taha’a, which is near Bora Bora. The bar highlights more than 150 rums, along with traditional and custom twisted tiki cocktails and shots. Taha’a Twisted Tiki drinks feature house-made syrups such as grenadine, nutmeg, cinnamon and pineapple-agave. The outdoor grill is open until last call – serving up fish tacos, skewers, tuna poke, plantain chips and ceviche tostadas. Guests can relax at the indoor bar or enjoy the fresh air on the patio. Open year round, the patio features tiki torches, fire pit and full service bar. #tahaatiki

 

 

 

Urban Chestnut BreweryDSC_0056
4465 Manchester
314.202.0143
Cuisine: Brew Pub, American (New)
www.urbanchestnut.com

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company’s recently opened Grove Brewery & Bierhall is located at the western edge of the Grove neighborhood in the old Renard Paper Company building. One of the newest additions to The Grove, this venue not only houses UCBC’s main production facility, but also provides a one of a kind environment in which to enjoy a craft beer. Guests are invited to pull up a stool at the massive bar surrounding the brewhouse, engage in conversation at one of the many, locally crafted, bierhall tables, indulge in creative takes on German street food and pub fare, wander the facilty on a self-guided tour, take home a souvenir or bottle from the retail shop, or simply enjoy one of the many finely brewed offerings on tap. Prost!

 

 

White Castle

1002 S. Vandeventer
314.533.3530
Cuisine: Fast Food 
www.whitecastle.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grove Quote

It’s home. I’m here because of my neighbors, the location, stability of neighbors, it’s the center of everything, its architecture, and it’s fun. I love it! — Mort Hill, resident and artist

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