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30 Reasons to Love Drinking in St. Louis

Categories: Booze, List Mania!

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Craft beer has boomed over the past few years, and with it, beer-centric events new and old -- attendance at Oktoberfests has ballooned, for example. But in St. Louis, spirited beer-drinking is too established and ingrained the culture to be called just a trend. Here are thirty ("Only thirty?" you might ask) reasons to love drinking in the Gateway City, whether you've been here for only a few weeks or your entire life. --By Riverfront Times Staff

30. Our drinking idol is hometown boy Jon Hamm, though if we actually drank as much as Don Draper we'd all be dead.

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29. Because nothing eradicates the taste of Provel like a few strong belts of whiskey. 

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David Walthall
28. Because we can drink and smoke indoors -- like civilized folk.

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27. Our continued alcoholism keeps our citizens employed by the local breweries, amounting to a form of "civic duty" and a righteous fight against unemployment with every crushed beer can.

See also: Beer-Drinkers Flock to iTAP Soulard for Firkin Fest

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Photo by Chuck Dresner / http://www.stlzoo.org/animals/abouttheanimals/
26. The zoo is free, leaving enough extra money in your pocket to keep buying beer from one of the many vendors until you are drunk enough to get into an argument with a caged animal.

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Diana Benanti
25. Some nights the best part of about drinking in St. Louis is leaving St. Louis and heading east at 3 a.m. to drink until dawn; first at a casino, then at Pop's. (Provided you take a cab there and back or have a few teetotaling friends.)

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31 comments
Tammy Romer
Tammy Romer

people are encouraged to dress up in funny costumes?

Jim Schulman
Jim Schulman

Troika Brodsky of Schlafly Beer as a beer toting ghostbuster is amazing

Neil Aimaro
Neil Aimaro

Drink to much and die or smoke too much weed and fall asleep. Too bad the drug that kills you is the legal one.

Neil Aimaro
Neil Aimaro

Promoting the use of alcohol in a country that locks people up for smoking marijuana? Oh hypocrisy has no limits in this stupid country.

Scott Hoffmann
Scott Hoffmann

Alcohol soothes the frustration of driving with all you idiots on the Rd

Luther Ham Jr
Luther Ham Jr

cause guys do the "boner dance" and girls are just too easyyyyyy! its a perfect combination for birth mistakes~

Justice Rising
Justice Rising

The budweiser is fresh, since bud is brewed in st. Louis. Yahooo. Lol

Bill Long
Bill Long

all the drunks make the state a TON of money and in the system.

Laura Dee
Laura Dee

... is there really a /bad/ drinking town?

Greg Hahne
Greg Hahne

If you're drunk when you get murdered you might not ever even know you're getting murdered

Norm Manis
Norm Manis

real bars and clubs with good live music. Lots aa meetings all over if you spiral out of control.

Kevin Mattingly
Kevin Mattingly

Every so often ya get a chance to cut loose & see an ex president !!!

Couch Pig
Couch Pig

of Poor genetics and lousy parenting

Jamie Hetherington
Jamie Hetherington

...abusing alcohol is not as frowned upon as it is in other parts of the country

Jay Ejh
Jay Ejh

Drinking makes it seem less DEPRESSING!

GusGusFunBus
GusGusFunBus

@Schlafly @TroikaB - Nope. Saying at this pt. I would've thought you were an institution, and if not yet, should be institutionalized.

Jeff Grose
Jeff Grose

The best reason ever, is that St. Louis girls know how to kiss.

Daniel Stout
Daniel Stout

There is no reason to continuethis after reading the garbage of #29 & #28.

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