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Broadway Oyster Bar, St. Louis, MO

Broadway Oyster Bar

4.7
4.7
643 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
The Broadway Oyster Bar is a locally owned and operated establishment and has been for over 35 years. The Oyster Bar is widely regarded as the premier New Orleans' style restaurant, bar and music venue in the Midwest. BOB, as it is affectionately known by its many fans and friends, is housed in a building that was built in the mid 1840's and is one of the oldest buildings still in daily use within the city of St. Louis. During its colorful history, our building has had many functions including a family home, a boarding house, a Chinese laundry, a record store and a bordello to name a few. These walls have heard and seen it all. Some people feel that the building is haunted by spirits who, occasionally late at night, play good hearted jokes on the staff such as doors suddenly opening or closing or lights going on or off as if by magic. Then again, it just could be because the building is over 170 years old. However, our historic building has just gone through a renovation so we now have two outdoor patios that are covered and heated during cold or rainy weather and an expanded kitchen to better serve you. Our food has won numerous awards and readers' polls for excellence and features some of the most sustainable seafood available such as fresh Gulf and Blue Point oysters, Louisiana crawfish and shrimp, Prince Edward Island mussels, scallops and crabs. Our Cajun and Creole dishes are our versions of many of the traditional Louisiana favorites. If you love New Orleans, you will feel right at home at BOB. BOB offers live music twice a day every night of the week except on Friday when we feature one act for the evening. We present the best local and national touring acts representing a variety of musical genres such as rock, reggae, bluegrass, blues, funk, R&B, roots, and jam, and weshowcase a wide variety of bands visiting from New Orleans. The live music is free up to 8 times per a week. However, for some of the more popular and well known acts, we do charge a cover which typically goes to the bands in order to keep attracting them to the BOB. Broadway Oyster Bar has been referred to by many as a staple of St. Louis and was recently honored by the St. Louis Chapter of the Missouri Restaurant Association as the 2015 Restaurant of the Year. BOB is a great choice for a relaxing dinner, a celebratory party or an opportunity to dance to a great band. As well known food writer, the late Joe Pollack, once wrote, "There is, quite simply, nothing in St. Louis quite like the Broadway Oyster Bar". That line was written over 30 years ago, but it is as true today as it was then. Welcome to the Broadway Oyster Bar Family.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 88 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Creole, Southern
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (314) 621-8811
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    For catering please contact the restaurant for more information.
  • Private party facilities
    For private events please contact the restaurant for more information.
  • Neighborhood
    St. Louis
  • Cross street
    Gratiot
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Public transit
    We are located 2 blocks from Busch Stadium transit stop. We also offer a free shuttle service to and from all Blues hockey home games.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 643 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • St. Louis

    Hot spot

  • St. Louis

    Great for outdoor dining

  • St. Louis

    Lively

  • Downtown

    Best Food

  • Downtown

    Best Value

  • Downtown

    Kid-friendly

  • Downtown

    Hot spot

  • Downtown

    Neighborhood gem

  • Downtown

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Downtown

    Lively

  • Downtown

    Most Booked

643 Reviews
  1. DanM

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love it every time we go there the food is fantastic

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  2. barnybetty

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Broadway Oyster Bar consistently deliver delicious food in a very fun atmosphere. It's not fancy, but that is the charm. You feel like you have been transported to New Orleans! We love the food - delicious Cajun style - and the live entertainment makes it extra fun. We had the best time celebrating my (adult) son's birthday last weekend! BOB is one of our favorite restaurants/bars in STL.

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  3. NinaW

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is excellent- we always get oysters to start - this time we tried oysters Nola! They were excellent- the service and cocktails are also outstanding-

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We are regular patrons. This time I was celebrating with a special group. The food was lukewarm and the server seemed indifferent. It may have been due to the automatic 20% guaranteed gratuity. The hostess (light skinned) at the door is always pleasant. I would not recommend for a group but my husband & I will come back as a couple. Caution: if you order the appetizer platter to go, ask for it to be put in separate containers. Just sayin

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I didn't have any complaints really kinda crowded but what can you expect for a Friday night, that's why I made reservations! Win, win!!

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  6. MadelineL

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had great service even though they were short staffed our waitress went above and beyond to serve her tables. The food was great no complaints at all. They really stuff the poboys definitely worth the price.

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  7. RobR

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always amazing. Our server Lucky was the best. She was energetic and took care of all our requests. We shared the voodoo shrimp and cheesecake as appetizers and everyone loved them.

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  8. RahulB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very authentic atmosphere. Great food znd service. Bread pudding was outstanding and the sazeracs were bracingly alcohol forward.

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  9. Kathy

    St. Louis

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food, great service and a good time at the BOB!

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  10. Jildg

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great taste of New Orleans! Gluten free options and yummy hurricanes to drink!! Definitely glad I made reservations through open table

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my Birthday and had Dinner with my Father and my Son and it was a Great Night thank you all for the great service .

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  12. jeffC

    New York City

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We had to wait 10 minutes for our reservation. Once we were seated we waited at least 20 min for our drinks which we had finished our oysters before they arrived. Sazarac is on the menu but you would swear they never made one before, it was awful and I've had them over the years, I know what they taste like. My wifes crab cakes were mostly filler, not CRAB. We were looking forward to this as we just moved to the area. Now we're like, what is the hype all about? Coming from New York and well traveled our guess is people that like the place haven't really eaten at a good restaurant before. Unfortunate...

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I are repeat customers - never disappointed. Food and drinks prepared exactly as expected, service impeccable and atmosphere appropriate for any occasion. Only regret is we always neglect to bring an extra order home with us to enjoy later.

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  14. Jaminjt1

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Reservation kinda fell apart but beyond that it was a great experience. Like Arnie says, I’ll be back”.

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  15. LisaR

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waitress could of checked on us a little more frequently but the food was excellent. Worth the hour and a half drive.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lucky was a great server and had great recommendations. The oysters were incredible, and the crawfish pasta was life changing.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was great! The food was amazing. It’s a not frills place that delivers in flavor!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So we were in town for a conference and looking for something good and this place was amazing great food it would put you in the mindset of New Orleans .. the setting is a building built in the 1800’s. We dined on fresh  blue point oysters, boiled Crawfish , shrimp and grits Caesar salad, bread pudding was to die for! a wide selection of beers as well as a great cocktail menu. Our server was Lucky she was amazing as well and guided us on things to try.

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  19. JulieO

    St. Louis

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    After waiting for nearly an hour for my reservation, and being told they could seat me outside but I’d have to pay a $15 cover charge per person, the bartender went and got me an extra stool and we ordered at the bar. Then I got a notification that my table was ready. And I verbally told the front door people we’d just stay at the bar. Then they marked me as a no show, causing issues with my ability to book any other reservations on OpenTable. I was there at 8:15 for an 8:30 reservation, patiently waited and asked again at 9 what the status was and was rudely told “everyone has to wait tonight.” 20 min later when I finally ordered food, they sent a text. And I’m a no show? How unprofessional.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    My reservation was at 8:15pm we arrived at 8:00pm checked in and was told to wait while they clear tables so we went to bar got us a Mai Tai which was cut we waited for about 20-30 mins even though we had reservations we even saw them seat people who came in after us and we had a reservation we went to tell hostess we been waiting for a min and we had reservations so we finally get seated the food was cold Judy very disappointed in the whole process with having reservations I will not be back

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  21. MyrandaB

    St. Louis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is amazing and amways has been. It is one of the few places I will go to have seafood in land-locked Missouri. I always get the BBQ Shrimp appetizer as a meal because its simply heavenly. That said, I've never had a bad thing there. Everything is good: alligator bites, ettouffee, gumbo, jumbalaya, red beans and rice, blue point oysters, boiled crawfish, etc. I will say that we had reservations there on Valentine's Day, and still had a 40 minute wait. Now some might see that as good because of how popular they are but for me, that gave me pause about their reserving process. I didn't appreciate having my evening pushed back nearly an hour (for example if I had had plans to visit the Fox or a show afterwards, we would have had to skip dinner). It would have been nice to know about that before driving 30 minutes downtown when I could have been told the wait time and shown up closer to when our table would have been ready I gave service a low rating only because I don't know what category that issue would fall into and that made the most logical sense. The actual server was great and attentive despite how busy they were.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went out to dinner for Valentine’s Day, the experience was great! Had the alligator cheesecake for the first time…WOW! Also had the voodoo shrimp po’boy and the oyster medley. Everything was good. Our server I believe her name was Kelly was awesome. Very friendly. Overall we love Broadway Oyster Bar. It was our 2nd time eating there and we will definitely be going more often.

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  23. NB34567

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    They over booked. Had to wait an hour even though I had reservation. Wait staff took a long time getting to our table.

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  24. TonyC

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a very good time and food was nice. atmosphere was very excited. Would love to go back again. 

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  25. MargeF

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good time at Broadway Oyster Bar. Food is on point!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food as usual. We even ordered food to go.

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  27. Valentina

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’re were seated shortly after they verified the reservation. The server, she was so prompt and helpful to help us with our meal choices. The staff were very friendly and very attentive. It’s been very delightful experience for us and the convenience of being able to see the parade from our seats!!!

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  28. LoriW

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Broadway Oyster is a fun atmosphere. Service and food were wonderful. We don’t get to go as often as we’d like, but it never disappoints when we go.

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  29. MandyK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Waited 50 minutes to be sat after reservation time. With five people in the party and no separate checks it was an issue. Server told us not to get drinks at the bar and she’d do it. Would have been easier so each drink could have been separated by person paying for their own. Food is always good but I will never go with multiple people needing to pay separately again. A reservation means nothing in this restaurant. Still a fun atmosphere.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have great food & service! This is our absolute favorite restuarant.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food! I ordered the sampler platter and my wife got the Pappy’s Bbq sandwich. Big selection! The only downfall if you go there to see the band you won’t be able to see them everyone stands in front. Future enhancement maybe a higher stage.

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  32. BillT

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place. The food is great and they have some of the best music in town.

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  33. RachelB

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was favorable and the service was amazing. The food came out quickly and the prices were right.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always delicious. We go nearly every weekend. We went for the crab festival this time and the crab was super good. Closest tasting food to New Orleans around here.

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  35. SeafoodFan

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Very kind staff and enjoyable ambiance. This is a St Louis treasure.

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  36. Sarah

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food!! Out waitress was wonderful! The hostesses were not so friendly and didn’t seem to know what they were doing. It’s a very small place so the noise level is loud. Love the decor!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    In town from Chicago, they honored the resi when it was packed and over an hour wait. Oyster fest menu was absolute gas. Our waitress was a saint. I’ll always come back. Yall rock ❤️

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  38. JeffW

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, the food was wonderful. Our server, Renee was awesome as well!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was excellent as always whenever we're in St Louis we try to make a point to go there five star

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  40. Loreo

    St. Louis

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We got to the restaurant around 530 and had the back room all to ourselves for a while on a Tuesday night. This place is so cool, and is full of all kinds of memorabilia. we had a lot of oysters, the steak, the mushroom pasta, and the tilapia tacos. All of it was delicious and the service was spot on. We love the patio in the summer, but this was awesome in the winter!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Broadway Oyster Bar using the Order Online button. Broadway Oyster Bar also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Broadway Oyster Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (314) 621-8811.

Broadway Oyster Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 643 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 88 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Broadway Oyster Bar

736 S. Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63102

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Gratiot
  • Neighborhood
    St. Louis
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Creole, Southern
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Public transit
    We are located 2 blocks from Busch Stadium transit stop. We also offer a free shuttle service to and from all Blues hockey home games.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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