Quality Inn Airport
10232 Natural Bridge Rd.
Saint Louis, MO 63134
Phone: (314) 427-5955
Fax: (314) 427-3079
Westport Plaza is a great place to hang out, meet friends, eat, drink, and hear great live music. Backstreet Jazz and Blues is one of the top spots in the city to hear premier jazz and blues bands and share music with others. Jam sessions and karaoke are held on certain nights of the week and all are welcome to participate. Cocktails and drink specials are available for those 21 and above, and admission is incredibly affordable. Entry is free if you're carrying a ticket from the Funny Bone, a neighboring comedy club. The atmosphere is fun, flirty, and casual, but always be prepared for the unexpected. Many a local celebrity has been made at this live music venue and the next happening blues trombonist could be sitting at the bar.
Given the wood-plank floors and the large model train that circles the bar, customers here might really think that they are revisiting the Old West. The antiques scattered throughout the dining room date back to the late 1800s; even the booths are antiques. If the thought of Bison Tongue does not set your mouth to watering, you might just stick with a regular hamburger. Guests regularly order the bison and ostrich specialties, but the menu has something to appeal to everyone. Try the two-inch thick Trainwreck Chop, a Caesar salad, a glass of beer or wine and one of the house desserts,may be a mousse!
Since 1976, this upbeat restaurant has catered to a varied clientele ranging from business travelers to families in search of a relaxed, fun dining atmosphere. There is much to enjoy here beyond the great cuisine. You can wind down while playing pool, pinball or video games, watch television in the game room, or listen to live music six nights a week. Try the delicious Chicken Breast Parmigiano, breaded and covered with red sauce, mozzarella and provolone cheese cooked to a golden brown. The menu also features pizza, pastas and numerous artery fillers like potato skins and chicken wings.
Located in University City within minutes of many hotels and attractions, this restaurant/cafe/market offers an eclectic menu. Choose from more than 300 labels of fine wine or 45-plus labels of beer and taste one of the many tempting desserts. Live music is featured nightly and twice on Sunday. The menu features numerous soups and salads along with creative entrees like Pasta del Mar, which consists of angel hair pasta covered with shrimp, crab meat, scallops and tuna, all in a light cream sauce.
The Red Sea is a fun place to go for live music, belly dancing and eating with your hands. It is the only place in St. Louis to features regular belly dancing. It serves its dishes in the Ethiopian tradition, without utensils, patrons use injira (flat bread) to rake up the meat and vegetables and mop the juices of the stews. The specialty here is lamb stew, but there are also many vegetarian entrées. For the adventurous, Monday is jam session night.
Voted best nightclub, bar, hangout, restaurant...you name it: Blueberry Hill is the place to go for great food and live bands. Whether it is a local band or a national touring act, this establishment has the best in blues, reggae and rock 'n' roll. The menu contains an array of heart clogging selections like chili fries and hamburgers, but you will also find numerous veggie offerings and specials like Trout Almondine and jerk chicken. Sandwiches and breakfast grub are also available.
Known as the hottest nightspots of the city, Lobby Lounge in the Ritz Carlton Hotel is the place to be for a romantic night out. It has food selections, a Sushi Bar, and also live music. With afternoon tea served on the weekends, it reminds you of an elegant era gone by. A specially created menu to warm you up, try the Lump Crab Meat and Spinach Dip or the Toasted Pita, Tortilla Shards offered with crisp Breads. It also offers a great wine list with different martinis. One can enjoy live music, in one of the cozy couches or lounge chairs.
The Pageant, a concert venue featuring an eclectic mix of live music, has showcased artists such as Gomez, The Thrills and Lucinda Williams. This space is intimate, ensuring a unique concert experience shared between audience and performer. The open floor is perfect for grooving to the music but there is also a balcony with seats for guests that are looking to get a clearer view in a more relaxed setting.
Located in the chic Central West End, Club Viva is one of the hottest Latin clubs in town. Bring good shoes to this basement spot and mingle with some of the most skilled and energetic dancers in St. Louis. Don't be intimidated, though; the regulars are as much fun to dance with as they are to watch and salsa lessons are offered early in the night. The cosmopolitan crowd comes to have fun and sweat hard, so water bottles litter the bar. Women usually get in for free and with the variety of authentic world music, every night is an experience.
The live music, strong drinks, and high class attitudes set the stage for this top shelf venue. Depending on the night, Posh is the spot where local comedians, musicians, singers, songwriters, promoters, and business moguls congregate to compare notes and rub elbows. Make sure the clothing is up to scale because this is the only place in the Central West End with a strict dress code that is not to be violated. But if the goal is to meet the movers and shakers, jam to a fantastic R&B band, and watch the Cardinals play on the wide screen televisions over the bar, then Posh is the place to be.
The first upstairs lounge in the notoriously fabulous Central West End, Mandarin's striking, Asian-inspired motif creates a mood of great fun, music, and drinks for the flirty and trendy young party crowd. The balcony with outdoor seating offers a bird's eye view of the stunning fountain and busy neighborhood below. This nightclub is definitely a place to see and be seen, so make sure to don your best. The dance floor is not huge, and most of the time is spent lounging on the burgundy couches and sipping the incredible cocktails. The DJ spins Urban and popular tunes, but on 80's night (Thursdays), come hear your favorite Prince and Madonna cuts.
Located in the beautiful Chase Park Plaza and bustling Central West End, Café Eau has emerged as a popular night spot. Featuring live entertainment throughout the week, an ice bar to keep drinks cold, a gorgeous patio, and fantastic cuisine, there's no doubt the secret would get out. The crowd ranges from young professionals to the mature and fabulous, with contemporary sharp décor; yet the atmosphere is suitably relaxed. The menu offers items as diverse and enticing as the clientèle, from the Yellowfin Tuna Tartar Napoleon to the Kansas City Strip Steak. This spot is a great place to share with friends. - Cathryn D. Blue