Dogtown: Where to Eat and Drink In St. Louis' Hibernian Hot Spot
(1121 Hampton Avenue; 314-644-2600)
In one word: slinger. This late-night establishment is greasy and delightful with all the signatures of a diner for lost souls straight out of an Edward Hopper painting. Whether it's scrambled eggs, pancakes or a "Devil's Delight," you'll never be blown away by the food -- there's no culinary genius behind the scenes -- just simple dishes that provide enough sustenance to get your though the night and prepare you for the inevitable hangover headed your way. Remember, no matter how roughly your night went, there's always the slinger, just waiting to rescue you.
Nick's Irish Pub
(6001 Manchester Avenue; 314-781-7806)
Geographically, Nick's is on the edge of Dogtown, but thematically speaking, this well-known bar fits right in. This Irish pub stays open till 3 a.m., which is perfect for that epic Saturday night you've been looking to experience. Plus, this is a pub in every sense of the word, the way pubs are meant to be: cheap beer, cheap bar food and plenty of drunken fools banging mugs on the table to the beat of local musicians playing traditional Irish tunes late at night.