STL - downtown (pre Blues game)
I'm surprising my husband with Blues tickets for Saturday night's season opener. The pregame stuff starts as early as 5:30. I'd like to find a fun place for dinner before the game. We like casual food more than fancy and a great beer selection is probably as important as the food. We are staying downtown and will have a car although I'd prefer to be able to walk or use Metro Link.
You might try some downtown searches. Some quick suggestions:
Bailey's Range -- wide range of gourmet-ish burgers, fries, large beer selection -- is in close walking distance (Olive and Ninth)
Pi Pizza -- newest part of StL chain of higher end pizza with very decent beer selection -- longer walk (Washington and Sixth)
The Bridge -- nicer but fun place with large beer selection and owned by Bailey's Range people -- also close (Locust and Tenth)
Sen Thai Bistro -- fair and nicer Thai place with small beer selection -- fairly close (Locust and 13th)
There are also old standbys like Joe Bucks (BBQ) at Clark and Tenth, Broadway Oyster and Mike Shannon's (steak).