Live in St. Louis long enough, and your going-out ritual becomes predictable. For some it’s heading to South Grand for last call (and then some) on weeknights. For others it’s braving a lack of parking to hit the Landing or Soulard on weekends. Still others prefer to guzzle cheap pitchers of beer at Blueberry Hill, or make the scene in the Gayborhood on Manchester.
Whatever the place, we realize that it’s far too easy to fall into a social rut. So in the spirit of the start of spring and impending warmer weather, we’d like to recommend some lesser-known places to check out, places that might not always be on your social calendar. Consider this piece a guide to some newer hotspots in town — and a reminder about some long-standing nights that still deserve your patronage. (click to continue)