Best Nightlife

Out of all the clubs and bars in a city, 10Best narrows the options to those places with the most appeal and the best reputations. We offer a carefully vetted selection to let you explore St. Louis nightlife on your own. If time is really tight, though, and you don't have the leisure to look through all our offerings, we present our St. Louis Best Nightlife list. Here, we distill the best businesses down to a special selection of ten. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of the city that you just can't miss.



Everyone feels at home at this quaint Soulard pub with its comfortable hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, and soothing sounds of live Irish music. Authentic Irish bands regularly entertain the crowds with their Celtic rhythms. The traditional...  Read More



With its Chuck Berry memorabilia, Howdy Doody collectibles, Elvis souvenirs, vintage posters, lunch boxes, and fabulous old jukeboxes, this St. Louis landmark is a mecca of American pop culture. It also features fantastic bar food, from burgers,...  Read More

Central West End


This friendly basement bar in the Central West End is one of the best dance clubs in St. Louis and features a cosmopolitan atmosphere and world beat music. The global sounds include Latin, Brazilian, drum and bass, reggae, African, Haitian,...  Read More

Cherokee-lemp Historic District
Off Broadway


Consistently reviewed as one of the best places to catch live music in St. Louis, this intimate venue has a rep for booking excellent folk, alt-country, blues and rock acts. Whether you're there to check out an up-and-coming local band that's...  Read More

The Beale on Broadway


The Beale's exposed brick walls and wooden floors suggest the gritty, earthy music that shakes the house each night: blues, R&B, and soul, loud and live. Christmas lights and candles illuminate the stage, where local and national acts tell it...  Read More

Laclede's Landing
Morgan Street Brewery


Set in a 19th-century historic building, this microbrewery is a local hot spot and neighborhood hangout. Exposed brick walls, visible ductwork, and mosaic-tiled floors create a casual and relaxed atmosphere. A variety of handcrafted beers and...  Read More

Schlafly Tap Room at The St. Louis Brewery


This English pub-style microbrewery features a two-story dining area with a large window that overlooks the brewing area and its massive copper tanks. The wide variety of beers includes a good selection of fresh lagers, porters and ales. If you...  Read More

Laclede's Landing
Big Bang


After a night at the Big Bang, you'll swear you've never had so much fun. Audience members are invited to sing and dance along and participate in the show. Dueling pianists keep things lively as they take to the keyboards with a vengeance. Great...  Read More

Pin-Up Bowl


A bowling ball in one hand and a martini in the other? That's the lay of the land at this unique spot that offers twelve lanes and the environment of a classy lounge, replete with bartenders expert in the art of crafting killer martinis and...  Read More



This tall, townhouse-style brick building is one of the best places in the city to listen to jazz and blues. Voted the number one jazz and blues nightclub in St. Louis, BB's features such renowned performers as Henry Townsend and Roosevelt Sykes...  Read More