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Soulard St. Louis

I'm planning a trip with some friends to St. Louis in August, and think we are renting a house in the Soulard area. On my last trip to St. Louis we went to McGurk's and loved it, and will probably head back at least once while we are there, but it may be only for drinks or lunch. I'm a foodie, but some of my friends aren't, so I'm looking for something in between. Gastropub style food is usually a great match for our group, but am open to anything that isn't too high end (for instance, my friends would never eat at Niche, although it's on my to-do).

Thoughts? It doesn't necessarily have to be in Soulard, but it's just a preference. What about bars in the area, where are the good spots? We are all mid to late 20s, and there should be 6-8 of us.

I don't care for St. Louis style pizza, so we can ignore pizza joints.

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  1. I've always liked the patios at Broadway Oyster Bar and Venice Cafe, but honestly after all these years have never eaten at either.

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    Broadway Oyster Bar
    736 S Broadway, Saint Louis, MO 63102

    1. You're not that far from Iron Barley, which is a frequently mentioned spot on this board and is certainly unique to St. Louis.

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      Iron Barley
      5510 Virginia Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63111

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      1. re: alan

        Iron Barley is a place I wanted to go to last time I was in StL, but just didn't make it. It's on my list for next time - good advice!

        Broadway Oyster Bar sounds fun - big patio?

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        Iron Barley
        5510 Virginia Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63111

        Broadway Oyster Bar
        736 S Broadway, Saint Louis, MO 63102

      2. Newstead Tower Pub is in the Grove neighborhood which is about 10 minutes from Soulard. It's a gastropub that sources a lot of its food locally. Great beer selection too.
        http://www.newsteadtowerpub.com/index...

        Iron Barley is also awesome. Inexpensive and delicious.

        Pi has awesome non St. Louis style pizza. The Central West End location is awesome and hip. Obama loves this pizza. http://www.restaurantpi.com/

        The bars I like in Soulard are Hammerstones (awesome live music jam session on Sundays from 4-7) and 1860's. Lots of laid back locals at those spots

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        Iron Barley
        5510 Virginia Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63111

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        1. re: mtoo

          I followed my own recommendation and took an out of town friend to Iron Barley last night. The chef is butchering his own pork and preparing some terrific pork chops. They were also offering an appetizer of an assortment of house made sausages. Go there.

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          Iron Barley
          5510 Virginia Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63111

            1. re: alan

              We went on 4/29 and my boyfriend ordered the housemade sausages. I am also crazy for the watermellon salad.

          1. Any suggestions on where to watch a game? Cubs and Cardinals that weekend (disclaimer: I am a huge Cubs fan).

            1. A place close to Soulard that will fit the bill for the foodies and the non-foodies might be Frazer's. Great casual food. One of my favorite boullibaises (sp?). Every steak I have had there has been great. Horseradish encrusted salmon is awesome. Lots of daily specials. Great thin pizzas. I love this place. Great sandwiches at lunch.