St. Louis prides itself on being a sports city – a small nation of devoted fans. If we’re not watching baseball or football, you can find us in front of a hockey game. If you’re tired of yelling at your TV screen alone, here’s your guide to sports bars all over the city where you’ll find some fellow fans who also bleed the same colors as you.
The Post Sports Bar & Grill
7372 Manchester Road
St. Louis, MO 63143
The Post is a hugely popular bar with all sorts of sports fans from the St. Louis area. Why? It could be all of its giant flat-screens or its delicious cheesesteaks, pizza and wings. It might be partly because every barstool and seat offers padded comfort instead of bare wood; an important comfort if the game runs long. Schlafly beer on tap, bucket specials and a good sports crowd add to this very welcoming atmosphere. Be sure to come early on game nights because The Post is certain to be packed to the brim.
1921 S. Brentwood Blvd.
Brentwood, MO 63144
The KMOX post-game show is broadcast live from OB Clark’s bar after Saturday-night home games, making it home base for all Blues fans. Meet the radio personalities and a few players after the game. The bar has 15 flat panels and two big screens, wifi, great pizza and, more importantly, cold beer. Reasonably priced, there’s an outdoor patio for smokers and a lively Blues-loving crowd of regulars.
108 Meramec Valley Plaza
Valley Park, MO 63088
Bobby’s Place is owned by legendary Blues player and former head coach Bobby Plager, “Number five in your program, number one in your hearts.” Not only does he own the joint, but occasionally he hangs out here. Bobby values good food, cold beer and pretty young waitresses. If you’ve been avoiding Bobby’s because it was a smoking bar, you’ll be happy to hear that smoking has been disallowed as of January 1, 2014. The game is always on and bar fare like burgers and pizza will keep your energy up while you root for your home team.
15 N. Central Ave.
Clayton, MO 63105
The Wheelhouse serves up the game on 30 flat-screen TVs, along with five different kinds of mac and cheese, nachos, burgers and cold beer. Its big space attracts a large late-night crowd. The food here is a step up from your typical sports bar, as you’d expect in Clayton. It’s been open less than a year, but it’s already developed a good following, and there have even been a couple player sightings.
6001 Manchester Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110
Nick’s Pub is a Blues bar all the way with lots of TVs, color commentary and a goal horn complete with a blinking red light to celebrate goals. Nick’s offers great game specials, like $2 half-pound burgers, and drink specials as well. Patrons either love or hate that smoking is allowed, but everyone agrees the toasted ravioli is among St. Louis’s best. With more than 60 beers on tap (including many local options), you’re sure to find something to satisfy your palate. There’s also a shuffleboard upstairs if you’re not interested in the game.
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