The Seven Best Bars for Food

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       Burgers and beers. | Nancy Stiles

Gut Check has had enough of holiday hams and turkeys, cranberry sauce and yams -- we say bring on the bar food. Whether it's greasy or fancy, bar food not only tastes delicious (especially around midnight), but it also comforts. Plus, no dishes and no relatives. We've compiled a list of places that ran the full spectrum -- find a bar that suits you and settle in.

See also: Sanctuaria Creates Three Winter Cocktails to Get You Through The Holidays

The Dam AND Amsterdam Tavern
(3175 Morgan Ford Road; 314-772-8224); (3173 Morgan Ford Road; 314-771-3173)

It's hard to find a better combination than Amsterdam's beer selection and the burgers on the other side of the wall at the Dam. Crazed soccer fans quickly realized that the best play was to order food right before the game and sip on beer while waiting. The Dam uses antibiotic- and hormone-free local meats and seasonal, organic produce grown by local farmers, but the food itself is hearty and very filling. Try the Belgian-style fries dripping with mayonnaise or its namesake, the patty melt served on buttery grilled sourdough with American and Swiss cheese. The "Animal" burger carries quite the reputation: three patties, smothered in sweet and spicy barbecue sauce, American cheese, grilled onions and bunch of bacon.

Square One
(1727 Park Avenue; 314-231-2537)

What's better than a brewery and a distillery in the same building? How about a brewery, distillery and a great kitchen, all housed in Lafayette Square in what was once an old tavern? Square One's tap selection includes a rich stout and hoppy IPA -- but keep an eye out for seasonals. The menu offers chili, beer-cheese soup, bratwurst and even a solid brunch menu. Plus, the distillery side of the operation churns out its own whiskey, vodka, gin, an American tequila and three rums. A shot, a beer and a slinger.

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Sanctuaria Creates Three Winter Cocktails to Get You Through The Holidays


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Stu Katz
Stu Katz

Sorry last time and I mean the last time I ate at Pats, I got a 'to go" chicken dinner and it was raw and greasy. The "chefs" had forgotten to turn on the fryer and the chicken and fries went into the trash.

Cody Bippen
Cody Bippen

Schottzie's is sadly missing. Not cool.

jzavist
jzavist

The new 026 in Fenton and the Schlafly Tap Room . . . .

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RickS
RickS

Southtowne Pub!  Hands down!

Jay Hemp
Jay Hemp

Of all the places I miss, Square One was my favorite! There is NOTHING like them here in Norfolk VA, not even close!

Dave Haas
Dave Haas

Crown candy may not be a bar but they have the best BLT's.....

Jay Dee Smith
Jay Dee Smith

The missed Trail Head. That place has amazing food.

Amber Moser
Amber Moser

Wait why WOULDN'T someone eat bar food!? That's the best shit on earth!

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