Dogtown: Where to Eat and Drink In St. Louis' Hibernian Hot Spot
(1208 Tamm Avenue; 314-645-6337)
Another Dogtown staple, this is the quintessential neighborhood pub, featuring burgers, buffalo wings and an extensive beer selection. The mahogany paneling throughout gives the place a rustic feel, making it a comfortable place to throw back a few or watch a game. The outdoor patio is pretty amazing, too, and it's always filled to the brim during the annual St. Patty's parade.
Mike Talayna's Juke Box Restaurant
(1115 Hampton Avenue; 314-647-7600)
Somehow, this squat, unassuming building on the commercial Hampton strip has reached near-legendary status as the flashiest late-night karaoke bar in St. Louis. With dozens of sparkling disco balls hanging from the ceiling, mirrored walls and a glitter-inlaid bar top, it's part strip club, part disco roller rink, but also part karaoke extravaganza where dreams of stardom go to die. True, the drinks aren't as cheap as you might expect (or hope), but the mixed ones are strong enough to help you overcome any stage fright and probably encourage some bad decision-making.
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