By: Tere Scott

Sometimes, your usual drink just doesn’t cut it. You’re in an adventurous mood and feel the need to try something new. Discover signature cocktails by the most creative and noteworthy mixologists in the area. Sip on the best signature cocktails in St. Louis at these local bars.

4198 Manchester Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 535-9700

If you’re in the mood for a cocktail that contains some of the best bourbon in town, this is the place to be. The mixologists are touted as being friendly and really know how to mix a signature cocktail. Try a great white buffalo the contains orange and lime juice, a symphony 19 that is rum splashed into gin and spiced with caraway, or ask the mixologist to surprise you. Sit out on the patio when the weather is nice, and pair some delicious tapas with your drink.

Taste by Niche
4584 Laclede Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108
(314) 361-1200

Put on your fedora, black suit with thin tie, or stunning dress, and step into a speakeasy setting that will take you back to the days of prohibition. Don’t just settle for a drink, but enjoy the expert pairing of handcrafted cocktails with amazing food. Go for a tart selection with a subtle hustle that combines orange Aperol, passion fruit juice, cinnamon citrus and champagne, or order a classic Manhattan. Whatever you decide upon, you won’t leave disappointed as the focus, as the name implies, is all on the taste.

Bailey’s Chocolate Bar
1915 Park Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63104
(314) 241-8100

Whenever the cravings for chocolate hits you, there is simply no better place to be than where the smell of chocolate is in the air. Owner, David Bailey, knows how to staff the bar with talented mixologists. The drinks go far beyond a tasty hot chocolate with offerings of more than two dozen martini varieties. Don’t leave without trying the chocolate bar signature martini crafted by on-site mixologist or one of the amazing, mouth-watering desserts. The signature martini is velvety smooth, made with nearly pure cocolate, Cointreau, whole milk, and chocolate natural cocoa distilled vodka.

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Planter’s House
1000 Mississippi Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63104
(314) 696-2603

Step inside a restored downtown historic hotel that the place is named after, and get ready for an experience you will want to repeat. Owner and experts in cocktails, Ted Kilgore has been touted by locals as being the best mixologist in the midwest. Each subtle sip of the signature cocktails will only prove to enhance the flavor and personality of Kilgore. For an amazing margarita that will make you only wish the town had a beach to sit and sip it on, try the coming up Daisy. Go dark with a get behind the mule that sports dark rum, vodka, and a kick of ginger.

Sub Zero Vodka Bar
308 N. Euclid Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108
(314) 367-1200

Upon entering, you will be greeted with the most extensive drink menu in the area and the largest selection of vodkas in the United States. Select from your choice of 700 vodka varieties stocked and ready to serve straight or mix into a cocktail.  Drop in to check out the signature cocktail named after popular mixologist, Dustin Parres. He mixes passion fruit with cranberry and grapefruit juice to create a sour fruity combination.

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