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Best Places To Eat Before A Blues Game

October 9, 2013 7:00 AM

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Blues fans came out to the Blues Caravan at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse to visit with TJ Oshie on September 19, 2013.

Blues fans came out to the Blues Caravan at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse to visit with TJ Oshie on September 19, 2013.

If you’re gong to cheer for the home team, you need to load up on high-octane fuel, like pizza, wings, ribs and beer, for energy to get you through the game. Or maybe you need something a little edgier, like a shark steak or some alligator sausage, to put you in the hockey spirit. Don’t worry, the Lou’s got you covered.

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Caleco’s Restaurant and Bar
101 N. Broadway
St. Louis, MO 63102
(314) 421-0708
www.calecos.com

This lively downtown joint is actually closer to Busch Stadium than to Scottrade, but sports fans either fell in love with it or missed out during baseball season, so it’s a hockey favorite as well. The atmosphere is fun, the service is friendly and the pizzas are generously sized. What else do you need? How about a couple of large-scale trains, some saltwater aquariums and a ridiculous number of TVs? Try the blue cheese chips, the pizza or a steak.

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Syberg’s On Market
2211 Market St.
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 231-2430
www.sybergs.com

Syberg’s is the place to share some wings and a bucket of beer with your crew before the game. Try the meat pizza or a steak if you’re hungry. Feeling a little adventurous? Order the shark steak, it’s delicious. A $2 shuttle will take you back and forth to the game. Syberg’s has a full menu of appetizers to share, including its famous wings, shark bites, nachos, toasted ravioli or potato skins. Pitch in with your friends and share a bunch of snacks before the game.

maurizios Best Places To Eat Before A Blues Game

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Maurizio’s Pizza
220 S. Tucker Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63102
(314) 621-1997
www.maurizios.com

This is as convenient as it gets, since it’s just a block from Scottrade and offers parking. Park upstairs, nosh on pizza and wings and walk to the game. If you’re partying elsewhere downtown before or after the game, you should know that Maurizio’s will deliver not only pizza, but alcoholic beverages, including beer and hard liquor, and cigarettes, too. Maurizio’s has a pretty solid pizza menu but doesn’t offer much else. 

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Maggie O’Brien’s
2000 Market St.
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 421-1388
www.maggieobriens.com

You can’t really call yourself a St. Louis sports fan if you’ve never been to Maggie O’Brien’s. Baseball, hockey and football fans have been gathering here for 30 years. Down a plate of slow-smoked ribs, a bowl of beer cheese soup, some pizza or a burger before the game and wash it down with your favorite brew. Maggie’s shuttle to the Blues games is just $1. This is a St. Louis tradition, so even though the place is huge, you might allow some time to wait for a table on game nights.

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Broadway Oyster Bar
736 S. Broadway
St. Louis, MO 63102
(314) 621-8811
www.broadwayoysterbar.com

As long as you’re downtown, why not soak up some atmosphere and have a little blues with your Blues? Broadway Oyster Bar has also been feeding St. Louis for 30 years. Broadway offers spicy Cajun cuisine and smoky blues bands in an historic Soulard building. The alligator sausage appetizer, the Gumbo YaYa or the crawfish etoufee will give you that unique N’Awlins flavor, while the brick walls, brick floors, brick patio and live blues music let you know you’re in the Lou. Just don’t forget to leave when it’s time to go to the game!

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Lauren Haas was the founder and publisher of The St. Louis Area Family Gazette magazine, and editor-in-chief of Marketplace Magazine. Now, Lauren is a full-time freelance writer who travels the world, using St. Louis as her base. Contact her at Lauren@LaurenHaas.com

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