There are many baseball fans who flock to downtown St. Louis during the months of March and October. The Cardinals are one of the most successful teams in baseball history, and their fans are some of the most dedicated and passionate in all of the sports. There is nothing quite like watching a game at Busch Stadium on a warm summer night, surrounded by thousands of other passionate Cardinals fans.
With the development of Ballpark Village, there are now more places than ever to enjoy a refreshing beverage and a bite to eat before or after the game. The village offers a variety of bars and restaurants that are sure to please any fan, whether you’re looking for a quick snack or a sit-down meal.
So come on down to the ballpark, grab a drink, and watch the Cardinals take on their rivals! Before cheering on the home team, here are the best places to eat and drink. Make sure to stop by these places to get your fill of good food and drinks.
4 Hands Brewing Co.
4 hands have an expansive cocktail menu, arcade games, homemade spirits, and hard seltzers perfect for a game before the game. You can try your hand at various arcade games, or sample some of the delicious housemade spirits. The cocktail menu is constantly expanding, offering something new for everyone. And of course, the hard seltzers are always refreshing. Whether you’re stopping in for a quick beer or staying for a while to play some games and have a few drinks, 4 Hands is the perfect place to unwind before the big game. Fans of craft beer will be excited to hear that thanks to a partnership with Peacemaker Lobster & Crab Co., they’ll have plenty of options to choose from before the game. Pilsners and pale ales, rye IPAs, and stouts will all be available, so there’s sure to be something for everyone. And what could make enjoying a cold one before the big game even better? The fact that you can enjoy some delicious wings, poutine, or fish sandwiches at the same time!
BB’s Jazz, Blues & Soups
If you’re looking for more entertainment before or after the game, BB’s is the place to be. They have live music seven nights a week, so you can enjoy your favorite tunes all week long. They have live music seven nights a week! So whether you are looking for something to do before or after the game, BB’s should be your go-to spot. You should really try the Southern-inspired dinner menu at this restaurant, it’s really good! They have wings, smoked ribs, and gumbo which are all great choices. To ensure that you don’t miss out on any shows, you should check the website for the full concert schedule. By doing this, you can plan ahead and make sure to see all the performances you’re interested in.
Broadway Oyster Bar
Cajun-inspired cuisine has been offered at the Broadway Oyster Bar for over three decades. The restaurant has an extensive menu of fresh and charbroiled oyster preparations as well as live music on the patio most nights. With a menu that features both New Orleans classics like gumbo as well as items with a more contemporary twist, Broadway Oyster Bar is sure to have something for everyone. So whether you’re in the mood for a delicious meal or just want to enjoy some good music, make sure to stop by Broadway Oyster Bar. The restaurant’s extensive menu features a variety of seafood items, including oyster shooters, served in Creole Mary sauce and Shrimp Voodoo Po’boys with sriracha sauce. For those looking for something a little different, the Shrimp Voodoo Po’boy offers a spicy twist on the classic sandwich.
Carmine’s Steak House
Carmine’s Steak House is located a few blocks from the stadium and is a more advanced dining experience. This restaurant offers a variety of steak and seafood options, as well as an extensive wine list. Whether you’re looking for a romantic evening out or a night with friends, Carmine’s Steak House is sure to please. The restaurant’s robust rotating wine list pairs well with its menu of appetizers, salads, and entrées. The signature dish is the filet Carmine, a filet meat served on a bed of brie cheese and puff pastry with grilled shrimp, and is definitely worth a try.
Clark & Bourbon
Clark & Bourbon is a great place to go if you’re looking for a more upscale dining experience before the game. They offer delicious hot dogs as well as other food options that are sure to please everyone in your group. Their extensive menu means that there’s something for everyone, and their attentive service ensures that your experience is top-notch. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or a longer meal, Clark & Bourbon is the perfect spot to visit before heading to the ballpark. Diners can watch as the chefs prepare popular dishes in the open kitchen at this restaurant. The Whiskey Room is the perfect place for bourbon lovers to go to find an impressive collection of 480 curated bottles of bourbon, Irish, Scottish, and Japanese whiskies. With so many different types of whiskey available, there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy. The room also has a comfortable lounge area where you can enjoy your drink. Clark & Bourbon is located in the Cardinals-themed hotel Live! By Loews, just across from the stadium. The hotel provides the perfect place to stay for any baseball fan, with easy access to the stadium and a variety of Cardinals-themed amenities.
The Midwestern Meat & Drink
With 7,000 square feet of interior space and an additional 6,000-square-foot patio, the Midwestern is more than equipped to handle big crowds looking for a quick bite before the game. Whether you’re inside or out, you won’t have to worry about being cramped up at this spacious eatery. Open every game day, the full bar and extensive menu have plenty to fit your cravings. The Nashville Hot Chicken sandwich is made of duck fat confit breast that has been coated in chile oil. It also comes with coleslaw and is served with a dill pickle on an egg bun. The sandwich is a delicious blend of savory and spicy flavors that will tantalize your taste buds.
Quattro Trattoria + Pizzeria
At Quattro Trattoria + Pizzeria, you’ll find a delicious Italian-inspired menu that features hand-tossed pizzas. For a unique take on this classic dish, try the Buffalo chicken or chicken Caesar pizzas. You won’t be disappointed! This restaurant has a variety of food on its menu, including classics like pasta and pizzas, as well as more typical bar food like burgers and mozzarella sticks. The bar at this establishment serves up a variety of cocktails and Negronis, as well as the signature cocktails of Italy, the Aperol Spritzes. This makes the perfect spot to come whether you’re looking for a delicious meal or just wanting to enjoy a few drinks with friends.
For the best food with an incredible view, baseball fans should head up to the rooftop bar and restaurant, Three Sixty. This bar and restaurant is located on the top floor of Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark and overlooks Busch Stadium. By heading up to Three Sixty, baseball fans can catch all of the action of the game while enjoying some great food and drinks. If you’re looking for an upscale dining experience, look no further than the small plates and pizzas at this restaurant. The smoked mac ‘n’ cheese is a particularly delicious and elevated take on a classic homestyle dish. The Fountain of Youth, one of the most popular cocktails on the menu, is a refreshing mix of Prosecco, St. Germain, lemon, vodka, and cinnamon.
The Wheelhouse bills itself as the “ultimate party destination”, and by all accounts, it has everything you need for a great time. The perfect atmosphere for your night out can be found in the wall of garage doors that open to blend outside and inside dining. With a full bar and menu, there’s something for everyone at The Wheelhouse. When browsing through the menu for your main course, be sure to consider the appetizers like fried cheese curds or Wheelhouse tacos. The fried cheese curds are a savory and cheesy treat, while the Wheelhouse Tacos are packed with flavorful and fresh ingredients. A menu of specialty cocktails and draft beer is always interesting. They have a variety of different beers on tap and also offer unique mixed drinks that you can’t find anywhere else. This is the perfect place to go if you’re looking for something new to try.