Go Out In The Grove
Atomic Cowboy specializes in Fresh Mex Cuisine, open for lunch and dinner. With a combination of fresh ingredients, innovative Mexican recipes, and slow smoked meats, the dishes pair well with artisan margaritas, made with handcrafted infused tequilas. The bar boasts an extensive beer list and abundant selection of spirits. Known for entertainment, there’s a range of live music and DJ’s every night of the week. The expansive patio and outdoor stage are an excellent spot for summer evenings. If all that dancing makes you hungry, the late night menu at Atomic Cowboy is one of the best in The Grove.
With a mission of making healthy, natural food as affordable as possible, City Greens Market provides food from local farmers to the community without a cost markup. This is implemented by the market being mostly run by volunteers, by not trying to make a profit, and asking for a small membership fee from households that make over $30,000 a year (households earning less can join for free). The non-profit community grocery store is affiliated with St. Francis Community Services Midtown Center on Boyle.
Vegan and vegetarian cafe serving craft-brewed kombucha and innovative cuisine for lunch and dinner steeped in traditional preservation techniques.
Everest Cafe & Bar has been serving Nepalese, Indian & Korean cuisine in Saint Louis since 2004. With a mission of promoting a healthy lifestyle by serving tasty and nutritious meals, the cafe is an excellent spot to grab lunch or dinner. Well-known for their lunch buffet filled with quality and authentic food, they welcome patrons Tuesday – Sunday.
Grace Meat + Three is a fast casual restaurant offering a unique blend of refined Southern American fare and down-home hospitality. Grace combines the best elements of a traditional “meat and three” and a family-style restaurant.
Perfect for the bike nerd or bike-curious, HandleBar is a welcome bar for all, but especially those who arrive on two wheels. With Russian-inspired dishes and delicious pizzas, it’s a spot perfect for lunch, dinner and late night snacks. Dance parties on the weekend keep things lively and craft beer takes center stage at the bar with over 100 unique beers! If cocktails are your thing, you’ll find a respectably broad whiskey selection.
Looking for a Gourmet Burger & Shawarma joint in STL? Look no further than Layla. Serving fresh and flavorful fare in the Grove, Layla offers burgers, fun twists on traditional shawarma, hand dipped milkshakes, craft cocktails and local brews. Sourcing ingredients from local growers and purveyors, Layla is a go-to for a great lunch of dinner experience.
Cozy up to the bar at O’Shay’s Pub for craft beer and cocktails. With a kitchen featuring a mix of Irish and American food, this casual neighborhood bar will satisfy your tastes with one of their many burgers. Catch one of St. Louis’ beloved teams playing on the multiple large screen TV’s, or opt for a game of your own on the foosball and shuffleboard tables, dart boards or Big Buck Hunter.
At the corner of Manchester and Sarah Street, sits a bar filled with laughter, frivolity and fun. Rehab Bar & Grill is laid back spot to grab a drink and some grub. At this self-proclaimed ‘Cheers”, Rehab describes itself as your home away from home with the tagline; ‘a little bit country, a little bit rock & roll, we like hip hop, and have a whole lot of soul!’.
In a historically renovated 2-story brick building in the heart of the business district, Rise Coffee features handcrafted coffees, sustainably baked goods, local art and a socially conscious pay-it-forward program called Coffee for the People. A whimsical children’s playspace on the second floor makes this spot a top pick for parents who need a caffeine boost!
Enjoy authentic Afghan and Persian cuisine at the only Afghan restaurant in all of Missouri! With dishes like Tikkah Masala, Eggplant Biryani, Lamb Karahi and Beef Kobidah Kabob it’s easy to find something unique and delicious on the menu. Offering a number of vegetarian dishes, including pastas and entrees, Sameem Afghan Restaurant aims to please everyone.
Gather around the tables at Sanctuaria Wild Tapas for the the local food and craft cocktails. Relish in the moody atmosphere while you enjoy the tapas; a blend of international flavor from Latin and South American cuisine, served with a modern twist. Handcrafted cocktails are expertly mixed, with a selection shaped by the changing seasons.
Specialty calzones and salads, with fresh ingredients served in a fast, casual manner. As soon as you enter SOTS you are in a special place that features a fun friendly atmosphere with great food, people, and a definite love for the local community. You’ll pass by handmade tables built by the owners themselves, flyers for local bands, art work, awards, and then you see the menu hand painted on the wall by local artist Phil Jarvis.
Restaurant and nightclub Siam is a definite dancing destination. With lights and lasers taking over the dancefloor and DJs spinning all weekend, it’s a bar that knows how to put on a show. Before the music takes over, enjoy dinner at Siam featuring Thai cuisine “with a twist of fusion and Americanization.”
Kiss boring desserts goodbye! Sweetfixx specializes in boutique-style pastries, featuring customized cake pops, cupcakes and many more tantalizing desserts.
Stop by Taha’a Twisted Tiki for a vacation experience without leaving the city. As St. Louis’ only Tiki Bar, Taha’a is made complete with the island theme, tiki torches and a firepit on the patio. Taha’a specializes in Polynesian and Caribbean appetizers to pair with a full menu of Tropical Island Cocktails. The impressive Rum List includes 200 rums from around the world.
What was once a concert club playing host to over 1,500 shows, The Gramophone now operates as neighborhood tavern with tons of beer varieties and booze. An impressive and eclectic sandwich menu will satisfy any taste buds coming through the door. Dartboards, pinball machines and pool tables await their next game. Part tavern and part bottleshop, you can grab your favorite beers to-go at The Gramophone.
The Improv Shop hosts original, dynamic and fun shows using the tools of Chicago-style improv. Its training program is the only multi-level program of its kind in STL, and is accessible to students of all ability and skill levels.
Urban Chestnut’s pizza-by-the-slice counter at The U.R.B. (Urban Research Brewery), located at 4501 Manchester Ave, is open daily from noon – 8pm! We also have canned UCBC beers available to pair with your slice, and a survey system and consumer research bar where you can try new beers from our small pilot brewery.
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company is an unconventional-minded yet tradition-oriented brewer of craft beer. With a brewing philosophy self-labeled Beer Divergency, UCBC is taking a ‘new world meets old world’ brewing approach through their ‘revolution’ and ‘reverence’ offerings. With a full kitchen offering everything from salads to oysters and large tables that fill the space, it’s the perfect spot for a casual gathering with friends.
Located on the corner of Vandeventer and Manchester for easy access, this fast-food spot is open 24 hours, ready for when the craving of the signature White Castle slider strikes.