Five Best Day-Drinking Spots in St. Louis

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        Sasha's in Demun. | RFT Photo

Sasha's on De Mun
(706 De Mun Avenue; 314-863-7274)

Sasha's park-front De Mun location is the perfect place to congregate when you want to sneak out of work and celebrate the day with a glass of wine and a cheese plate. The atmosphere is stylish but humble, featuring the requisite doses of glass block, exposed brick and handmade wine racks. The list contains more than 60 wines, all available by the bottle, glass or 1.5-ounce taste. Build a foundation from the ample selection of house-made soups, salads and sandwiches or -- go ahead, you deserve it! -- splurge on caviar and a bottle of Champagne.

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       The view from Cielo's rooftop. | Laura Ann Miller

Cielo
(999 North Second Street; 314-881-5800)

You could, of course, go up in the Arch if you're seeking out a great view of the city, but you might notice a couple important things missing from your view -- specifically, our iconic landmark itself, a gentle Midwestern breeze and (most importantly for this list) a cocktail. Cielo's sprawling patio, located on the eighth floor of the Four Seasons Hotel, provides the perfect setting for falling in love with the city over a daytime beverage.

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Location Info

Venue

Map

Gringo

398 N. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

Boathouse

6101 Government Drive, Forest Park, MO

Category: Restaurant

Vin De Set Rooftop Bar and Bistro

2017 Chouteau Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

Sasha's Wine Bar & Market

706 DeMun Ave., Clayton, MO

Category: Music

Cielo

999 N. 2nd St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

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11 comments
Daniel Roberts
Daniel Roberts

Ha. Sweet list. See you average joes at hammerstones patio.

Ashley Hughes
Ashley Hughes

I think they just meant the 5 most expensive places to day drink.

Max Householder
Max Householder

If Amsterdamtavern Stl isn't on this list, then it is null and VOID.

Dennis Bower
Dennis Bower

Only 5 ??? Where we gonna drink the other two days of the week? !!!!!!!!

Drew Davis
Drew Davis

The Riverfront Times is so predictable.

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