Happy Hour at Sandrina's: Try Its "Famous Smoked Gouda Sauce"
The Place: Sandrina's (5098 Arsenal Street; 314-601-3456)
Photos by Mabel Suen Sandrina's jumbo crab cake.
The Hours: Happy hour is offered Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m., and specials run all night on Tuesday.
The Deal: A discounted and varied selection of half- and full-size appetizers. $1 off draft beers as well as discounted domestic bottles, cans, well drinks and wine. Additional daily specials are: Guinness and Jameson specials on Monday, Schlafly specials on Wednesday, PBR and Stag specials on Thursday.
The Scene: Located on the corner of Arsenal Street and Brannon Avenue, Sandrina's is housed in a 19th-century building. Its bar side features an extensive selection of beers, spirits and liquors, and the dining room houses a few booths, tables and a shuffleboard table. Its vintage-style decor includes boasts wood-paneled walls, black-and-white checkered floors and murals of St. Louis figures.
A corner of the dining room.
The Food: Happy-hour appetizers include discounted full-size portions of fried snacks including fries, onion rings and pub chips topped with Parmesan. Smaller portions of appetizers are also available at a reduced price, including ravioli (six to an order instead of the usual ten), Gus' Pretzels and jumbo crab cakes with roasted red pepper sauce (sold individually instead of in a set).
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