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pat10754 Aug 12, 2007 01:23 PM

My husband and I are having lunch with another couple on Thursday to watch the game and have some decent food. Now I don't expect superb food at a sports bar, but something at least palatable, particularly if the game is not!. Anyway, I'm looking for suggestions for good sports bars but also those that would serve the needs of a diner who is a vegetarian. Is there such a place? Are there any on The Hill?

Thanks to all responders.

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  1. tnidetz RE: pat10754 Aug 12, 2007 04:18 PM

    Try Balaban's in the Central West End. It's not a sports bar, but they've got nice t.v.s in the bar and food is friendly to carnivores and veggies. I watched few series games there myself.

    www.cafebalaban.com

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      jlawrence01 RE: pat10754 Aug 12, 2007 05:10 PM

      I always head to Ozzie's Sports Bar in Westport. Very good food and excellent service.

      1. alan RE: pat10754 Aug 13, 2007 07:08 AM

        You might try Lester's on Clayton Rd. in Ladue. They have approximately a skillion televisions and if you sit in a booth you can set the audio for the tv you want to watch. Food is decent, not brilliant, but better than other sports bars. Also, Sportsman's Park, roughly across the street from Lester's, has decent salads in addition to the usual wings, burgers, etc.

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        Lester's Sports Bar & Grill
        9906 Clayton Rd, Ladue, MO 63124

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          Phaedrus RE: alan Aug 13, 2007 08:54 AM

          Sportsman Park is old school St. Louis. Food is better than most sports bar fare, but not by much. Its the atmosphere that makes it fun, and a lot of sports people used to frequent the place.

          Ozzie's is huge. Loud and crowded, which is what a sports bar should be, food not so great.

          The Ameristar casino in St. Charles has a sports bar, kind of a weird place because the clientel isn't really regular so there isn't the comradeship usual existing in sports bars, food is pretty good though.

          There is always Dave and Busters in Earth City.

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          pat10754 RE: pat10754 Aug 13, 2007 09:03 AM

          Thanks for the advice, everyone! I've been to Lester's and enjoyed it, but there is nothing and I mean NOTHING there for a vegetarian, so that's out. I've also been to Sportsman Park and can't remember if they have vegetarian fare, so this bears investigating, unless anyone knows offhand. The other couple has never been to a sports bar, so maybe Ozzie's would be the place for the full (TVs even in the bathroom) experience.

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            eatinginstl RE: pat10754 Aug 13, 2007 09:31 AM

            I've not been there, but I've heard decent reviews of Mercury, and I see they have vegetarian nachos.

            http://www.mercurystl.com/

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              FriendOfTheDevil RE: pat10754 Aug 13, 2007 12:59 PM

              I recommend Lester's also. Make the Vegetarian eat Slaw and Sweet Potatoe Fries.

              Actually though, untrue Pat10754.

              They have -Pizza- can get veggies
              Spinach and Artichoke Dip
              Potatoe Pancakes and out of this world Sweet Potatoe fries
              4 excellent looking salads which I am sure you can get the two without meat if you want. One of the salads always looks excellent to us but I have not tried it.

              That place is incredible!

              FOTD

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                mister RE: pat10754 Aug 15, 2007 09:47 PM

                Just about any restaurant in stl with a bar will have a tv tuned to the "game," so there's really no need to limit yourself to a sports bar. I'd figure out what kind of food you want, then choose the restaurant and ask if they have a bar with a tv.

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