Happy Hour at HandleBar: Steering in the Right Direction?

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Kristen Klempert
Handlebar
HandleBar
4127 Manchester Avenue; 314-652-2212

The Hours: Tues.-Sat., 4-8 p.m.

The Deal: $1 off draft beer and $2 bartender's choice bottled beer

The Scene: Despite the obvious choices of numerous bike racks and decorative hanging two-wheelers, HandleBar does a good job of pleasing a varied crowd. There are fairly priced drinks and a menu that caters to vegetarians and the health conscious as well as grease lovers. Booze is definitely the main focus (after bicycles, that is) of the locale; the drink list covers more of the menu than the food. But what the place does best is embrace a certain fun-loving lack of maturity. Come on, where else can you play a dirty version of Jenga at a bar?

Why You'll Go Back:
The chill atmosphere of HandleBar makes it a great place to catch up with friends without having to fight for a quiet tables or spots at the bar. But it's also a good, laid-back place to have a drink by yourself.

The Verdict: HandleBar is lovable, and while there you might even make a mental note to come back. But since the discounts and offerings aren't very memorable, you could just be spinning your wheels.


Location Info

HandleBar

4127 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music


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