Burlesque shows, music acts and every other imaginable live act you can imagine can be found every night of the week at the Atomic Cowboy. Located in The Grove neighborhood, the best part about this eclectic bar is the laid back and old school rock ‘n roll atmosphere. Locals from all walks of life have called the Atomic Cowboy their favorite bar for years.
Home to the second largest Mardi Gras celebration in the country, it’s safe to call Soulard St. Louis’ party district. John D. McGurk’s, Llywelyn’s Pub and Nadine’s Gin Joint are some of the most popular bars, not only during Mardi Gras but throughout the year. McGurk’s outdoor restaurant and patio resembles an English garden rather than an urban patio. Llywelyn’s Pub is Soulard’s staple Irish bar. With an endless beer list, live music and outdoor patio, there’s no reason not to stop by Llywelyn’s for a night of drinking and partying like the Irish! Nadine’s Gin Bar is another popular nighttime destination for those looking to unwind and party the night away. With the largest drink selection in Soulard, live music every Saturday night and a wide variety of old school video games, you won’t want to leave this decade-old drinking establishment.
Washington Avenue is packed with uber-trendy clubs and bars. Lucas Park Grill, The Dubliner and the rooftop lounge of the Four Season’s Cielo Bar are some of the best places to take in all the St. Louis nightlife has to offer. You don’t need a hotel reservation to enjoy cocktails on Cielo’s rooftop terrace. Large lounge chairs, exceptional views of the Arch and first-rate service are what you can expect from this luxurious lounge. Further down the Washington Avenue strip is Lucas Park Grill. One of the most popular bars in St. Louis, Lucas Park is always a full house. The décor is rustic yet refined. But don’t be intimidated by Lucas Park, their drink menu has something for everyone from Bud Light on tap to savory cocktails. Just down the street is The Dubliner. The ultra-laid back atmosphere is warm and inviting. But get ready to get down on the weekend. Traditional Irish and contemporary music dominates The Dubliner at night. Grab a drink at the bar, lose your inhibitions and let go on the dance floor- it’s the only way to fully experience The Dubliner!
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