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.
Attitudes Night Club
This old girl, which has been comfortably ensconced in the Manchester strip in the Grove for more than twenty years, is about as friendly as a place can be, even if it’s got a cage hanging in the back of the room. That’s for dancing, by the way, which is what you come to Attitudes to do — that, and drink. Here, it doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, straight or gay, a drag king or queen or someone who just likes sparkly shoes. Even on weeknights, the place is jumping, one of the best parties in town.
Bad Dog Bar & Grill
For bikers, leather and bear crowd— enjoy happy hours at the Bad Dog Bar & Grill, St. Louis’ premier gay bar. Bad Dog offers traditional American Fare such as Salads, Burgers and pizza and an Atmosphere With An Edge with Pool, Darts And Friendly Service By Hot Bartenders! Have fun with the jukebox, pool and video games.
Blissful Vapors is the place to go for a relaxing evening. Located in the heart of the Grove, Blissful Vapors offers a lounge, coffee, and free Wi-Fi for all of their customers. This is also the only e-cigarette lounge in the neighborhood and gives people the chance to “vape” while sipping on some espresso and working into the late hours of the day.
Club Big Moe’s
1072 Tower Grove
This location is idea for anyone looking to escape from the loud and bodacious style of larger venues. Its very cozy and intimate and large enough for a party of 50+ to celebrate any occasion. Call ahead to book your next event at the newsletter 2005 award winning Club Big Moe’s. And yes you can smoke here.
Erney’s 32 Degrees
Erney’s 32 Degrees, on the Manchester strip, features a large, walk-in Vodka Box – a glass-enclosed freezer, inside which people can hang out and sample dozens of vodkas. Dance music is by house DJ Josh Waters. No cove. Laser lights dance on the white, low-slung leather banquettes, music videos blare from a number of flat-screen TVs and there’s even a dais in the back with a stripper pole.
The Gramophone is one of the stalwarts of the Grove’s burgeoning nightclub scene. The venue prides itself on booking a stylistically diverse mix of music, from up and coming hip hop acts to bloghouse DJs and swampy Delta blues. The Gramophone is also the new home of legendary bi-weekly dance party London Calling. With its classy yet laid-back feel, non-smoking policy and great drink selection, the Gramophone is suitable for just about any genre.
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. 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’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.
The diverse Grove neighborhood is home to a cozy new nightspot that caters to the gay crowd: Meyer’s Grove, which opened in the old Nancy’s Place. At first, the place seems something of a throwback, emphasizing cocktails and conversation over TVs, bar-top games and karaoke. Grove features a drag show hosted by Miss Gay Missouri Madison Elise, and pianist Ron Bryant plays 4-8 p.m. Monday-Friday. Happy hour is 4-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
O’Shay’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
O’Shay’s full bar, presided over by veteran mixologist Pablo Coluccio, offers a complete range of local, craft, draft/bottled, and imported beers. O’Shays offers foosball and comedy every Tuesday night, Trivia every Wednesday night and Shuffleboard every Thursday night, with Happy Hours Monday-Friday from 3-6pm.
The Ready Room
The Ready Room is an open and large concert venue with a full service bar. It can hold over 800 people and brings in diverse musical offerings from around the country. The venue was designed by Space Architecture and is owned by same people who own the Firebird.
Rehab Bar & Grill
4054 Chouteau Ave
Rehab is the FUN Bar in the Grove where the PARTY BEGINS but NEVER ENDS!
Sanctuaria Wild Tapas
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.
Taha’a Twisted Tiki Bar
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. 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 Brewing Company
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!