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Good sports bar in St. Louis Metro area

pat10754 Apr 21, 2009 07:39 AM

I'm interested in knowing of some good sports bars in the St. Louis metro area to use as a gathering place for three couples coming from different parts of town. Something not too far west (Chesterfield is definitely out) that has good food and TVs to catch all of the action. Thanks!

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    marymac RE: pat10754 Apr 21, 2009 09:33 AM

    How about Lester's Sports Bar on Clayton Rd. near Hwy 40? I bellieve that's in Ladue

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      alan RE: marymac Apr 21, 2009 10:34 AM

      It's definitely in Ladue, right near highway 40 and Warson Rd., so easy to get to. Food is decent and there are approximately 12,000,000 tv sets. Each booth has a control so you can tune in the sound from the channel of your choice since the restaurant tunes the tv's to all of the available games. A low-rent alternative across Clayton Rd. is Sportsman's Park, which has a number of tv's, basic but okay sandwiches and salads, but no access to the kind of sound controls available at Lester's.

      sportsmans park
      st. louis, mo, st louis, mo

      1. re: alan
        alsamuelson RE: alan Apr 21, 2009 10:42 AM

        Not a "sports bar", but they do have tvs and do have sports on. Great bar, small patio out back. J.P. Fields in Clayton. Good food and a small but good selection of wines as well.

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          nosh RE: alan Apr 21, 2009 09:04 PM

          Lester's is what came to my mind. But when thinking of going anywhere in St. Louis, particularly a bar, I worry about the smoking policy. Lester's serves enormous sandwiches and supposed bbq, so they should care about the food -- Do they permit smoking inside? If so, where would someone recommend going to catch a game, enjoy some food, but be able to breathe?

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            alan RE: nosh Apr 22, 2009 06:27 AM

            I don't know what their policy is, but, as a non-smoker having eaten there several times, I can tell you that I've had no problems with smoke whatsoever. I don't recall whether there is smoking at the bar or not, but the bar area is quite separate from the dining area. There are multiple tv's in both sections.

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